The Fnatic React Gaming Headset is a Divergent Disappointment

Sometimes the norms are norms for a reason

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That shiny spot on the headband is totally glue. I’ve never seen anything like this before, even on cheap headsets. Photo taken by the author.
This dumb sticker lives on the end of the cable, and underneath it there’s a whole bunch more glue. Photo taken by the author.
The monstrously thick profile of the cups and pads, combined with clamp focused too high on the frame, means these don’t fit me right without a lot of work. Photo taken by the author.
Photo taken by the author.
The volume control is essentially worthless, as you’ll have to leave it turned all the way up to avoid a channel imbalance. I’ve seen that issue on some other cheap volume controls, but haven’t seen it on a headset for a number of years now and thought we were past this. Photo taken by the author.

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