I've been using the Sabertooth for 4+ hours every day for over a month on
both the 360 and PC and this is what I've found.
Xbox 360: Using a USB powered headset with this controller is going to give
you issues. The Xbox has a noisy USB bus that emits a loud hiss. The only way to
get around this is to plug your headset's USB into a different device like a
phone charger – I would plug mine into my monitor instead of my 360 and
that would reduce the hiss – for more info Turtle Beach give a good
The dpad works far better than the press and pray Microsoft Controller –
however I found myself attaching the little rocker switches that go underneath
the controller and mapping them to the dpad up and right buttons and the left
and right bumpers using the program tool – they gave me even better certainty
that I was going to use an Ops pack in Mass Effect 3 multiplayer rather than
whipping out a missile.
I thought the profiles were going to be gimmicky but it is surprising how
useful they can be.
The quality of the controller is reasonable but loses a star as within just a
few weeks the right bumper had lost some springiness and now needs an extra firm
pull if I use it. Thanks to the program tool I just ended up remapping it to a
rocker switch below – however I expected it to last longer than a month
before showing wear.
PC: I've been using it to play Tomb raider 2013 on my PC, all the controls
are responsive and it is no different to playing on the 360
Final thoughts. Hm… It hasn't really changed my gameplay I haven't noticed
any lag difference between using wireless and using wired. The d-pad is a big
improvement though and removes a lot of frustration that the MS version gave.
The headset issue is not Razer's fault but it would have been nice if they had
told me in their manual how to deal with it instead of having to hunt a solution
down on the net. Good as a PC controller.