Showing 1 of 2037 reviews about:
EstebanXX
9
Apr 25, 2020
bookmark_border
star_borderstar
star_borderstar
star_borderstar
star_borderstar
star_borderstar
I am not really a gamer but, precisely around the time I needed a headset to use for videocalls at work, Massdrop had this unit on a significant discount I just could not resist, that made it fall right into the budget I had for a headset. I got this headset believing that its usefulness would extend beyond gaming scenarios (as the product description states) but I soon discovered that the supposedly “noise-cancelling” mic is too sensitive and picks up breathing noises easily (even when placing the mic as far towards the chin as it can go), which is something that my headphone-wearing co-workers made sure to remark. I did try adjusting the mic sensitivity level on my laptop, but even when set to less than 30-40% people still pointed out their discomfort to me. Not long ago I decided to install foam covers to dampen the breathing noises, and I will need to test by myself if that actually makes any favorable difference. For the time being I just prefer to mute my audio at all times, and just unmute whenever I actually need to speak. On the other hand, I cannot really tell if the “noise-cancelling” feature on the mic does make a difference when it comes to picking up less ambient noise, specially when compared to my previous setup of regular headphones plus the mic on my laptop. In terms of comfort, I have nothing to complain about. I have worn them for meetings lasting many hours, with no issues whatsoever (e.g., no pain, heat build-up, or itching.) I do not use them for listening to music either, but for understanding voices during calls (even when connected to rooms packed with people and a single ambient mic) they do a great job. A couple of things that I find useful about this headset is the fact that the mic can be muted by rotating it up (which helps, for instance, when one feels a sudden urge to sneeze or cough), and also that there is a volume control dial on the right cup (which has supplanted the volume slider on the silly touch bar on my MacBook Pro.) But do keep in mind that the (replaceable) cable is rather long and is very prone to tangling. Also, since this is a gaming headphone, the bundled cable has separate audio and mic plugs, so you will need an adapter if your computer has a single combo audio/mic port, which is likely the case in regular laptops and desktop computers.
check
Would recommend to a friend.
(Edited)
Apr 25, 2020
See More Reviews