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Assessment: EPOS H6Pro gaming headset

Assessment: EPOS H6Pro gaming headset

Review: EPOS H6Pro gaming headset

EPOS has been on my headset radar since they supplied Pure Nintendo the chance to assessment their GTW 270 Hybrid wi-fi earbuds. Their mum or dad firm, Sennheiser, had been on my radar for years, so I wasn’t stunned by the superb high quality of those earbuds.

I’ve now had the prospect to spend a while with the H6Pro over-ear headset, and I used to be equally happy.

The standard begins with the bodily look of the H6Pro. Out there in three shade choices, the steel and plastic construct works effectively aesthetically and structurally. The unit by no means feels flimsy or free when carrying, and it’s sturdy sufficient to resist typical gaming and transportation abuse. The reminiscence foam padding of the earcups offers a gentle contact, and the cans are broad sufficient to permit even bigger ears to suit absolutely inside. The steel headband is properly padded as effectively, however you’ll nonetheless need to alter the sizing so it doesn’t press too arduous on the highest of your head.

One other nice bodily function is that EPOS appears to grasp you’ll need the headphones to work for extra than simply gaming. Most headsets will help you push the mic up out of the best way and even slide into the earcup. The H6Pro, then again, means that you can shortly detach all the mic. It’s held in place with magnets that enable for straightforward elimination, however they’re robust sufficient to carry it firmly in place throughout use.

And once you aren’t utilizing the mic, you may substitute it within the connecting space with a magnetic cowl to verify the headset doesn’t look busted. You’ll be managing varied detachable elements to maintain all the things wanting good, however we’ve all obtained to just accept some duty, proper? And in case you ought to lose or break something, the ear pads, cowl, and microphone can all be bought individually for substitute.

Whereas the microphone attaches to the left earcup, the suitable aspect sports activities a round quantity management. This huge dial makes it very straightforward to regulate sound stage with a easy spin of your finger or thumb throughout use. Aside from that, the H6Pro has no buttons or dials to mess with, permitting the unit to look modern and minimal.

This all works in tandem to supply a purposeful setup that’s snug for extended use, with one attainable exception. The big ear cups don’t squeeze in opposition to your head, however they’re cosy. As such, in case you put on glasses, the H6Pro will press the arms tightly in opposition to your head. This difficulty is inherent with most over- and on-ear headphones, however may be alleviated with flexibility within the hinges the place the scarf meets the cups. There may be some flexibility with the H6Pro, they usually naturally need to squeeze in from the underside, not the highest. Nonetheless, it’s one thing to think about when figuring out what type of headphones you like to make use of. In case you have the chance to put on these for a bit earlier than shopping for, do this.

None of this could matter if the headset didn’t supply strong efficiency, however no worries there. The mic does an important job of choosing up your voice whereas eliminating extraneous audio from getting by. These I performed with confirmed my voice was coming by clearly. And once you need the mic off, you merely must push it up in direction of the scarf…no want to totally take away it, regardless of having that functionality.

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The audio is simply pretty much as good, though I ought to first point out there are two fashions accessible for the H6Pro: open and closed acoustics. Merely said, the closed acoustic mannequin helps to dam out exterior audio, whereas the open mannequin permits that audio to filter by. For those who are inclined to recreation at residence the place you need to hear what’s occurring round you, open acoustic is the best way to go. For those who’re taking part in on the bus or airplanes, nevertheless, closed acoustic is the higher possibility. EPOS offered us with the open acoustic mannequin for assessment functions, and I shortly grew to understand the expertise.

The open acoustics prevented the headphones from changing into oppressive over time, permitting me to put on them for longer durations than I in any other case would have. Additionally, with the ability to hear my household whereas not making them take care of the sound results from, say, Shin Megami Tensei V was type of fantastic. On the opposite aspect of the audio system, I appreciated (often) not having to repeat myself when getting my son’s consideration as he was taking part in.

The aforementioned sound results, by the best way, sound nice with the H6Pro. The big ear cups do an important job of giving the audio the room it must get deep and full. I anticipated the massive, violent results to be spectacular, they usually have been, however the headset actually shines at permitting you to listen to the extra delicate audio cues. Ambient results that are inclined to get smashed collectively and muddied in lesser headsets or earbuds have been allowed to obviously separate right here, making a extra immersive and entertaining expertise. The identical may be stated of in-game chats; the voices of different gamers felt like they have been coming from the identical room, not from inside the recreation itself.

At $180, the EPOS H6Pro is a considerably dear headset possibility. It’s additionally an possibility that’s positively optimized for gaming, and subsequently doesn’t make a lot sense for music when the necessity arises (particularly the open acoustic mannequin). However in case you’re searching for a powerful plug-and-play headset that checks the vast majority of gaming bins with out fuss, it’s a good way to go.

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