This new gaming headset from EasySMX emphasises comfort as one of the main selling points and not without good reason as this is one of the easiest to wear headsets I have tried for some time.
The headset arrived presented in a simple mid-market branded product box inside of which was the headset, Y splitter cable adapter, microphone stalk, pop filter and a large and easy to read User Guide. I enclose a scan of it at the end of my unboxing video, just in case anyone needs to read it.
The headset is of the over-ear type and does a decent job of passive noise reduction to cut down on outside distractions when gaming. The large detachable ear pads are soft and very well padded and the suspended headband adds to the comfort. This would be an excellent headset for long gaming sessions. A plug-in detachable microphone is provided complete with a removable pop filter. The microphone is flexible enough to be moved out of the way when not needed although there is a button on the earcup to switch it off most users will find it easier just to unplug it. The headset has a USB plug – used solely to power the built-in LED lights – and combined audio/mic 3.5mm jack for use with phones or other devices. A splitter is provided which connects to the audio jack to give separate 3.5mm plugs for audio in and out, handy for a computer or some consoles. Take note that as the USB plug is for LED use only this means the headset may not work with some consoles without a separate adapter being used and of course this budget headset has no vibration engine included. There are on-ear controls for volume and to switch the microphone off but no way to disable the LED lights without disconnecting the USB plug, which will not affect the audio or microphone in any way.
Sound quality is excellent for the price. There is plenty of bass, mid-tones are clear and well defined and there is no sibilance or abrasive high-end tones. Using the microphone is fine too and the sound is not muffled as with some other budget headsets.
This is an excellent quality all round headset and although aimed at the gaming market, many hardcore gamers may need more niche features than on offer here. That is no problem for me as at the current Amazon price of £23.99 (with on the day discounts possible) this is still a great buy.
Good Sound Quality
Good Build Quality
No LED Control