You get rather a lot for your £17.99 on Amazon with this new gaming headset from EasySMX. But is it any good?
The headset arrived nicely presented in an unusually tasteful and rather upmarket box. Inside was the headset itself, and a large and easy to read User Guide which I include on the end of my unboxing video.
The headset is nicely made, seems robust and strong, and rather attractively designed compared to some gamer headsets I have tried – which is not saying much. It is well padded on both the earcups, which are of the over-ear type, and on the headband with what appears to be PU leather. It is comfortable and easy to wear even for long gaming sessions. The headset has a dual cable to allow for separate mic/audio connections – green for headset, red for the microphone. An adaptor is including to allow the mic and headphone jacks to be combined to allow the headset to be used with phones and other devices without separate mic and audio ports. The earcups illuminate with orange LED’s featuring three lighting modes using the USB plug and in fact, this is the only purpose of the USB plug as USB audio is not supported and there is no built-in vibration engine. Unlike some headsets, this one has no in-line control unit, the audio volume, microphone and LED’s are operated from the headset itself. The non-detachable mic which has an orange LED indicator on the end when working is small and very flexible and can easily be folded back out of the way when not needed.
The audio quality is far better than I was expecting and worthy of a higher priced device. There is plenty of bass, not so much as to be overpowering, with the mid and higher frequencies being clear and well defined without being too sharp or abrasive. When both gaming and listening to music it is becomes a very immersive and enjoyable experience. From a pure gaming viewpoint the lack of direct talkback 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 a bit muffled in use and not best suited for gaming talkback use. It is worth saying again that the USB connection is to power the LED lights and not to allow for system level interaction with a gaming console.
These are a large and well-made set of headphones described as being for gamers but really they 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. The decent sound, good build quality and stylish good looks make this a great buy for the current bargain price.
Good build quality
Comfortable to wear
Flexible mic position
Extra long braided cable
Passive noise reduction
No drivers needed
Microphone muffles audio
No USB audio connection
No Vibration engine