GAMING headsets can be very expensive, but
they don’t have to be and there is a growing market of very affordable headsets
which still deliver good sound quality and stylish looks too.
Gaming brand Stealth (not to be confused with the Turtle Beach headphone line) have recently brought their stylish Classic Gold Abstract edition headset to the market.
As the name suggests, the first thing about
the unit you’ll notice is the artistic design it features – a nice touch which
livens up the unit’s aesthetic quite noticeably.
Priced from around $45-$69 depending who
you buy from them, the unit is very lightweight – it feels flimsy, but stood up
well to rigorous use including the indelicate use by two primary school aged
children without any problems at all.
The headset itself has 40mm drivers in the
headphones, and connects to devices via a 3.5mm jack – which means it will work
with your PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, tablet device and
mobile phone quite happily.
It’s comfortable to wear for a gaming session and didn’t have any problems when I started moving around on the couch or anything like that either.
The sound quality is very good too – it worked well whether I was playing Uncharted on the PlayStation 4, Red Dead Redemption II on the Xbox One or watching Netflix on my phone; it was clear and generally perfectly acceptable. There is a volume control and mic mute wheel/control on the headset’s cable, too.
The mic is detachable, which I’m not a huge fan of – I prefer flip to mute, especially since with kids in the house a detachable mic is one more thing to get lost – but it seems to work well enough and can be adjusted.
One thing I really liked was the packaging
was totally plastic-free and appropriately minimalist – it was all recycled (or
recyclable) cardboard, which not only kept the mess to a minimum, it could all
go in the recycling bin too.
If you’re looking for an affordable headset
that will look stylish and be functional without blowing the budget, the
Stealth Classic Gold Abstract edition is worth looking into.