Here we are!
Launch day for the HS50 stereo gaming headset. We are always ecstatic to try out new gaming gear, especially headsets, the one thing that keeps us linked and in-tune regardless geographical location.Without much more delay let’s get right into it and take a look at this multi-platform headset.
Packaging, Contents, and Pricing
Arriving in a black box with blue siding and the headset prominently in gloss on the front. The main features are spelt out in a blue print which is not really readable unless you are holding the box close enough it’s in your hands, we’ll chalk that up to good marketing because once you read them you won’t want to put it down.
Around the back side of the box you’re going to find more detailed descriptions of the HS50 itself which at first glance seems like there is a lot to read, but that’s only the case if you speak four languages.
With rugged metal structural components, longevity is guaranteed. On-ear controls are also great as inline-remote-controls tend to be hard to find on the fly.
Taking the headset out of the box the dark body with blue accents and stitching on the head pad, the HS50 is gorgeous. Included with the headset are the detachable microphone as well as a splitter-cable for connecting to the I/O panel of your computer.
So far we are quite impressed with the HS50 and can’t wait to get some gaming going with it. All for a MSRP of $49.99, seems like a steal at this point.
Build, Features, and Comfort
As we mentioned earlier the frame is steel for sturdiness and the ear cups are plastic with memory foam around the ear. They are perfectly comfortable as there is no pressure on your ears; the memory foam is very comfortable.
Now when it comes to headsets there isn’t too much you can really do as far as features go. They have kept to the standard of keeping the controls on the headset and steered clear of the IRC (inline remote control) concept, which we are happy about.
The head-pad is just as comfortable as the ear-cups and the blue cross-stitching gives it a very stylish look. There is also about an inch of length extension on either side to adjust to different head sizes.The microphone is detachable and comes with a plug to keep the port clean when not being used. This is a great feature for those who also will choose to use the headset for listening to music on the go or playing games on their phones.
The remaining two features for the HS50 are the mute button as well as the volume wheel. Fairly standard features but as we said there really isn’t much else to add.
Performance and Final Thoughts
The headset is great, sounds great, feels great, and doesn’t create any pressure points with extended use. We had about 4 hours of Call of Duty WWII on the PS4 and not an issue. Everyone we played against said we were crystal clear as well. Crisp and clear stereo sound kept us excited and informed in-game and we highly recommend this headset!
For $49.99 you can’t really go wrong with the HS50 and we actually prefer it over our previously reviewed Void Pro. It’s slightly more sturdy and doesn’t shake off with movement. The detachable microphone is awesome and very sturdy while still maintaining flexibility to rest in position how the user desires.
The HS50 gives quality and great aesthetics well within a good budget range, make sure to pick yours up today, secured with a TechX Gold Seal!