With Accessory Power pumping out a lot of new gaming peripherals for the gaming market it was a matter of time until we received a pair of GX-H3’s to review. With our review of their GX-H2’s already up on the site you will be able to see and compare the difference and similarities of these products and ultimately decide for yourself which of these two solid products you would like to purchase. Coming in at $35, these stereo headphones are still on the lower end of the price scale for similar products so let’s see how they compare to the rest.
PACKAGING & DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
Just like the GX-H2’s, these headphones come in an attractive black and blue box proudly displaying the headphones on the front with some key features on the reverse and detailed specifications on the side.
The box contains the headphones and a simple user manual. Since these headphones end in two 3.5mm cables there is no need for any drivers, just plug and play.
Accessory Power’s GX-H3’s Gaming Headphones have a very similar color scheme as its brother but instead of the square ear cups this model switches for a circular style. We have found some circular models in the past to be slightly uncomfortable or too small for the user but these are extremely comfortable to wear thanks to the very soft padding around the ear cups. Overall these are a very comfortable pair of headphones to wear over extended periods of time.
Located on the left ear cup you will find the 5.5 inch long microphone. Unlike the GX-H2, this model fortunately changed the mic to a flexible plastic allowing the user some play with the arm allowing it to properly adjust to any user.
The 104 inch (2.6m) long cable ditches the braided style of its brother and instead opts for a soft plastic. This is a nice change as the plastic seems to be quite durable yet still malleable enough to avoid any tangles like most other hard plastic cables out there.
Situated roughly 12 inches (30cm) down the cable is the exact same in-line controller as its brother. With two toggles, one for mic on/off and the other for the volume, we can’t help but feel this controller could have easily been placed on one of the ear cups eliminating the need for this unnecessary device on the cable. This is more of a preference thing than anything so if you’re a gamer who prefers in-line controllers or ultimately doesn’t care either way don’t let this little gripe scare you away.
As stated previously the cable ends in two 3.5mm stereo jacks, one for audio and the other for the mic. With no USB cable or drivers required, these headphones are compatible with any device that supports a 3.5mm stereo jack; a fantastic yet simple design choice we always love.
|Audio / Mic Input||3.5mm|
|Mic Length||5.5 inches|
|Mic Pick Up Pattern||Omnidirectional|
|Headband Adjustment||11½-15½ inches|
|Dimensions||8 x 7 x 4 inches|
|Cable Length||104 inches|