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Amazing headset for an amazing price - Detailed review
Reviewed in the United States on January 9, 2019
I was like the other skeptics here, doubting this headset could deliver my needs. I bought this headset for my daughter so we can play online together. I really didn't want to spend to much but I new buying a headset at Walmart was really gonna screw me over.
I just plugged these baby's into my Gigabyte board and it took me less than 5 minutes to shape the sound like I wanted with the Realtek audio manager and let me tell you these things sound super good. Audio is part of my every day job and I've been doing it for many years. If these sounded like crap I would tell you.
I personally own the SteelSeries Siberia 840 and I would say that sound quality is hanging right in there with the 840. Of course I didn't really buy the Siberia's for concert quality drivers. It was more about the wireless and Bluetooth capabilities. Don't get me wrong I love my wireless 840 but if I needed to travel I would have no problem carrying the U3 with me.
Bass response is very good. You can feel the slight thumps on low end sounds. But it also sounds really tight. Not sloppy bass. Mids and highs come in nice and clear. Like I said before, tune your sound up with your EQ and you will be amazed.
The mic is also extremely clear. I get great levels in discord with just the regular mic gain at 100% in windows. Even with a +10db boost it still has very little hiss. Anything higher than that and you will start to get a hiss if you are in a moderately noisy room.
The only issue I have with these is that the cup size for my ears is just a hair smaller than I like, though the cup has generous room. I'm so used to my 840's and their big and deep cushions. Spoiled I know :) Also the cups don't swivel so if you plan on leaving a cup off your head for an extended period of time it's probably going to start to get uncomfortable after a while.
So overall, get them. If you just don't trust anyone the best part is your only out $16 :D