This new headset from OCDAY is a rebranded model I have used before and it emphasises comfort and sound quality rather than flashing lights, novelties and gimmicks. This is a headset designed for extended gaming sessions and for this it works well.
In the box can be found the headset, cable splitter, and User Guide. Build quality seems fine and although the headset is quite lightweight, build quality is good and nothing seems likely to fail anytime soon.
Lightweight and designed for extended comfortable wear, nevertheless the headset seems robust, strong, and more attractively designed than most gamer headsets I have tried – which is not saying much. It is nicely padded with PU leather and memory foam earcups, which are of the over-ear type and on the headband which is wider than most. It is comfortable and easy to wear even for long gaming sessions. The headset has separate 3.5mm plugs for audio out and microphone but an adapter is included to combine the signal for use with computers or other devices with a composite socket. The braided audio cable is longer than normal at 2.1m. There is no in-line control pod but the large volume thumbwheel and mic mute switch are on the headset itself, a faster and more intuitive solution. The non-detachable microphone rotates up and down when needed but does not get in the way when folded back.
Although this headset does have LED lights, the only purpose of the USB plug as there is no vibration engine, they are subtle and discreet and not annoying. For me, this is far better than the glaring and garish in your face type.
The compact hard-wired microphone stalk is can be flipped up out of the way and unlike with some I have tried the microphone audio is clear and easy to hear the other end.
How does it sound?
The audio quality is good and worth paying a little more for at the £29.99 price tag. There is good bass, although not overpowering, with the mid and higher frequencies being clear and well defined without being 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.
This is a comfortable 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 you might wish to look elsewhere. If you are looking for a well priced good quality headset for music, PC Gaming and general use then this would be a very worthwhile buy.
Good build quality
Comfortable to wear
Adjustable mic position
Passive noise reduction
No Carry Bag