SADES SA903 Wired USB Surround Sound Gaming Headset

This new gaming headset from SADES arrived nicely packaged in an attractive mid range display box. Inside the box was the headset itself, a driver CD and a large, well printed and easy to read although poorly translated User Guide which I include on the end of my unboxing video. It is well padded on both the earcups, which are of the over ear type, and on the headband. It is comfortable and easy to wear even for long gaming sessions. The headset does not support Bluetooth, as an increasing number do now, and also lacks a three way split cable to allow for USB and separate mic/audio connections. Also, there is no vibration motor, this headset is strictly audio only. This headset is designed for PC use only and there is no dedication for the X-Box or other gaming consoles. The two earcups will illuminate with blue LED’s when connected.There is a large and easy to operation inline control box hard wired to the extra long braided cable and this gives access to the uses track and volume controls.What does it sound like?The sound really is excellent and worthy of a higher priced device. There is plenty of bass, not not so much as to be overpowering, with the mid and higher frequencies being clear and well defined without being too sharp or abrasive. With the headphones on both when gaming and listening to music it is becomes a very immersive experience indeed. The surround sound option adds greatly to the audio quality but the headset will work perfectly well without it. From a purely gaming viewpoint the lack of direct talk-back through the console is a drawback but the fine sound quality and ease of use for general music playing more than makes up for it. The enclosed CD as well as the required drivers also contains a useful EQ application designed to interface with the headset and is well worth using. The folding mic is rather muffled in use and not really suited for gaming talk-back use but OK for phone calls.

As headphones for general listening this headset is excellent for the price. As a gaming headset it falls down somewhat as regards features rather than audio quality.

These are a large and well made set of headphones described as being for gamers but really they are are fine for general purpose listening with a full and rich sound not often found at this price. If you are a serious gamer, particularly a console user then my advice would be to walk away. If you are looking for a budget headset for music, PC Gaming and general use then this would be a good buy. As a gaming headset I would give it no more than three stars, as a GP headset then maybe five taking into account the low price.

The Good
Great sound
Great price
in line controls
Comfortable to wear
Surround sounc
Excellent User Guide
LED Illumination
Good audio software package

The Bad
Poorly translated User Guide
No dedicated setup for gaming console
No carry case
No separate Mic/Audio cables
No carry case
No Vibration feature

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