BUTFULAKE 3.5mm Gaming Headset SL-220


This new BUTFULAKE headset from KEKILO is nicely priced on Amazon at just £32.99 and although I would not describe it as all on Gaming Headset since it lacks direct USB Console support and a vibration engine, it still has plenty to offer.

The headset arrived nicely packaged in a mid range display box. Inside the box was the headset itself, and a large and easy to read although poorly translated User Guide which I include on the end of my unboxing video and a plug adaptor.

The headset is very nicely made, robust and strong, and tastefully designed compared to the some gamer headsets I have tried – which is not saying much. It is very well padded on both the earcups, which are of the over ear type, and on the headband. It is very comfortable and easy to wear even for long gaming sessions. The headset does not support Bluetooth, as an increasing number do now, but does have a three way cable to allow for USB and separate mic/audio connections. A separate audio/mic adaptor is included for use with devices with combined mic and audio ports. The earcups and microphone will illuminate scroll through a range of colour connected using the USB plug and in fact this is the only purpose of the USB plug. USB audio is not supported and there is no built in vibration engine. There is a large and easy to find volume thumb wheel on the left ear-cup as well as a flexible mic stalk with illuminated tip.

How does it sound?
Music reproduction 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. 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.

As headphones for general listening this headset is excellent for the price. As a gaming headset it falls down somewhat. The mic is rather muffled in use and not really suited for gaming talk-back use. Take note that the USB connection is to power the LED lights and not to allow for system level interaction with gaming consoles.

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 four and a half or even five taking into account the low price.

The Good
Great sound
Great price
Good build quality
Flexible construction
Well padded
LED Illumination
Separate Audio/Mic cables
Audio/Mic adaptor
Adjustable mic position
Heavy duty cable
2.1m cable
Passive noise reduction
Thumb wheel volume control

The Bad
Microphone muffles audio
USB connection for LED power only

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