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Extremely bass heavy, very low mids, confusing directional in-game sounds. OK for the price.
Reviewed in India on 16 June 2020
I've been a DJ for the past 20 years, so I know a thing or two about headphones and sound. Recently got back into some gaming due to the Lockdown and needed to buy a gaming headset. Settled on this one as I didn't want to spend too much on headphones as I already have over 7 sets of DJ headphones that don't have mics. The sound on these headphones is highly boosted in the lows and high frequencies. It's not a flat neutral sound. It sounds like it has a V shape equalizer setting. Everything under 120hz is boosted alot, the mids roll off quite a bit and are very low, and the highs-above 6000hz are boosted. This produces an extremely bassy and high freq sound signature. Voice audibility is low. Im not a big fan of extreme bass as it muddles out the other frequencies. As to the bass, it's not tight bass, but tends to be a bit boomy. In-game sounds seem to be mixed up. There is no proper distinction between sounds and you tend to get confused as to where which sound is coming from. Footsteps are pretty bad, as in, you can hear them, but you would not be able to tell which side they're coming from. This was weird as I did a stereo test on the headphones and it seperated the stereo frequencies well. But in-game stereo seperation is close to non existent. You tend to get confused with footsteps, especially when there are other explosions/gunshots around.
As to comfort, they're just about ok. The ear pads are soft and fairly plush, but there is no cushioning on the inside of the ear pads (covering the speaker). This tends to slightly hurt the top of your ear after long use.
Noise cancelling is decent. The ear pads help to insulate well and you can't hear much of what's going on around you.
All in all, if you like extremely bass heavy headsets, you'll be ok with this. They're decent for the price. It took me a while to get used to the sound signature these produce and when I first used them I did not like the sound. But after long use, you tend to get used to it.
Verdict- Extremely bass heavy, very low mid frequencies, highs are crisp, lack of cushioning on the inside of ear cup tends to hurt a bit after long usage, mic is ok, pretty bulky. For the price, it's fairly ok.