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Ignorance is bliss in the realm of mid- to high-priced gaming peripherals - you don't know what you're missing out on! The X56 is solid and looks great. Very firm, weighty base on the throttle and joystick, grips surfaces well. You can adjust the feel of the throttle and how firm it is to shift. The joystick may be a tad bulky for smaller hands, but it tracks well and is very comfortable during those prolonged dogfights. I use this for Star Citizen, and a HOTAS of this calibre really unlocks advanced gaming. The back-lit switches and hats look great and are very helpful for dim rooms. Very happy with my purchase and would recommend to others.
Poor quality and control. The joystick had a deffective POV hat switch out of the box which was loose and did not work in the down or up positions. The throttle was extremely stiff on the lightest friction setting and numerous rotary knobs and buttons were loose and wobbly. Bought the TM Warthog HOTAS (double the money) and what a difference. More than double the quality for sure, should have not tried to save money in the first place.