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SpeedLink Medusa NX 5.1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 786 reviews of SpeedLink Medusa NX 5.1. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and price. The comfort and usability also get good reviews, but there are some mixed views about the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the SpeedLink Medusa NX 5.1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 user reviews of SpeedLink Medusa NX 5.1 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Opinions about the design and usability are on the whole positive. The price and comfort are also appreciated. There are mixed views on the portability and durability. There are some negative comments about the reliability.

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79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Speedlink SL-8793-SBK-02 Medusa NX 5.1 Surround Gaming HeadsetSpeedlink Medusa NX USB 5.1 Gaming HeadsetSPEEDLINK SL-8790 Medusa 5.1 Surround Headset - Headset ( ear-cup )

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Syed Muhammad Usman Pirzada (

Speed Link Medusa NX 5.1 Surround USB Gaming Headset Review


Today, we review a great product from a German Manufacturer Speed Link. The Medusa NX 5.1 is a brilliant headset with an Integrated USB Sound Card.

So simply put, if you are a gamer on a budget and do not currently own a Dedicated 5.1 Surround System, these are the perfect headphones for you. They not only deliver brilliant Gaming Performance, but they are quite good at watching movies too. The...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Nate Marion (

Speedlink Medusa 5.1 and Sennheiser HD555


The choice between stereo and 5.1 headphones can be complicated, so we are taking a look at a popular sub-$150 offering of each type to see which one will come out on top. As we find out, the choice can make quite a big difference depending on what you...

Audio quality is fantastic; the HD555s are a great general-purpose headset ; Cable length is generous ; E.A.R. is no gimmick; this headset is extremely comfortable and won't move around on your head or shake loose

Retailing at anywhere from $100 to $150, there are many less expensive alternatives for stereo headphones, including the Sennheiser HD515s

So what should you buy? That depends on what you care most about.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: hardnrg (

Speed-Link Medusa 5.1 Home Edition (SL-8796) Headset Review


Based in Germany, Speed-Link is known around Europe for its gaming peripherals and multimedia equipment. The list of product ranges includes mice, gaming surfaces (mousepads), joysticks, gamepad controllers, headsets, steering wheels, and...

High quality, full bodied sound (from stereo sources) and crystal-clear microphone ; Capable of being driven at loud levels without distortion ; Folding design and detachable microphone for easy transport ; Integrates into your current PC sound system...

The tinny centre and rear speakers creates an unnatural sound-field with areas completely devoid of bass ; No solution provided in the manual for the centre/subwoofer problem on Creative cards ; Drastic bass and EQ changes means you have to change the...

Well, this headset has left me somewhat disappointed. Some of the headset's drivers (speakers) work very well (the sub and main left and right channels), whereas the centre and rear speakers are so incredibly awful that the 5.1 experience is worse...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Darksaber (

Speed-Link Medusa 5.1 Pro Gamer Edition


Today we look at the Speed-Link Medusa 5.1 Pro Gamer Edition headset. Not only does it come with all the cables and a tiny but effective power supply, but with a perfect bag which makes the journey to the next LAN party a breeze. The suède feel of the...

Everything needed is included., Very good sound quality, Real 5.1 feeling, Hand tied red ribbon, Very high quality headset, bag & microphone, Very sturdy, Microphone removable, Long cable, Individual volume controls for front/rear/center/base, Very...

Very flimsy wired remote, Cable may be too long, Turning the volume up to loud may be unhealthy, Mic can only be mounted on left side, Very slight hiss in "rear" speakers when no sound is played

The Speed-Link Medusa 5.1 Pro Gamer Edition is a very solid headset. The quality of the headset, its weight and the great sound quality make it a creepy joy when playing scary games like Doom 3, Quake 4, FEAR or Condemned. Only the slight hiss and...

Jun, 2006

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Benny Har-Even (

Speed Link Medusa 5.1 Surround Headset


The Medusa is a headset offering 5.1 surround sound that can be conveniently connected to your PC and your DVD player and console as well. An essential part of any gamer's armoury.

Overall, there’s no way you can say that these are as good as having a real surround sounds speaker system, but if you have to go for headphones these are a fantastic alternative. You retain 5.1 surround, you don’t have to unplug your speakers and you...

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: Joe (

Awsome Headest!


Got this headset as a present for fathers day as a replacement for my almost broken logitech Digital Precision PC Gaming Headset, after plugging this Speedlink headset into my Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer and messing with the soundcard settings &...

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: Brendan Hickman (

worth every penny!


well, i went through a lot of choices when picking a headset to go with my new monitor (no speakers). I though cheap, thought expensive, thought 5.1 ss and only stereo.

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: Richard Hall (

Excellent Quality


This headset is amazing. Once you take it out of it's custom made bag and place it on your head for the first time you realise that the build quality is excellent. The ear pads are so comfy and soft on the ears.

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: Anonymous (



Iv'e been wanting a pair of headphones for ages and i have to say these are superb. Running with my Asus P532-E SLi Mainboard which has a 7.1 Hi Definition Gaming Audio Sound Card and I can say the audio is very clear, no distortion and bass is superb....

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: James Moss (

Great headphones but a few niggles


I've had mine for something like six months now and they are really good headphones, but I've had a couple of issues with the controll box and the rear bass.

Sep, 2007

Product Specifications


Display: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
LCD Display: No
Microphone Boom Arm:Adjustable / Detachable
Multi Compatible Gaming Function: No
Mute Control:No / Yes
Noise Cancellation:No / Yes
Sound System:STEREO
Switchbox from Telephone to Headset:No / Yes
Volume Control: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Connection:3.5 mm Plug / ONE 3.5 mm Plug / Other Wired Connection
USB:No / Yes
USB Dongle: No

General Features

Compatibility:Not Applicable
Form factor:Headband Headset
Product Type:Headband Headset
Type:Headband / Headband Headset