Picking out a gaming headset can be a bit tricky. Prices and styles range drastically in price leaving the shopper often wondering the amount is way too much or how little is just too big little. Say hello to the Hephaestus II Stereo Lighting Gaming Headset from Gamdias. This can be the most inexpensive in the lineup with the trio of Hephaestus headsets. Weighing $60 the Rumble and Surround carry things most gamers probably aren’t in search of, however the $30 Stereo models hits a really value oriented market where choices are slim-and fragile. But, even at $30, how good could be the Hephaestus II Stereo?

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SPECIFICATIONS

Sensitivity1163dB
Impedance32 Ohms
Driver diameter40mm
Microphone size6*5mm
Microphone sensitivity-58db3db
Cable Length1.9m
Plug typeUSB & 3pin 3.5mm mic/ audio plug
Model No.GHS3500

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Build Quality, Connectivity, and Comfort

The build with the Hephaestus II’s structure is entirely plastic, but is able to have a good solid feel. A sturdy construction provides for the headset for being adjusted fitting most of the people with little concern over breaking from repeatedly being put on and taken off. The folding nature within the headset makes it possible for so that it is shrunken as a result of a manageable size for portability when travelling or storing.

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Connectivity is handled by way of 3.5mm Mic and Headphone jacks, there is however yet another USB cable included. No, this cable doesn’t convey a tougher sound stage rather powers the red LED lighting within the headset itself. So, in the event you decide you wouldn’t like the LED lighting then leaving it unplugged doesn’t have a effect on the quality of sound. The sound levels and microphone mute toggle take presctiption a dongle towards the headset itself.

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Comfort in the headset it aided by a large padded headband that rest comfortably in addition to your head. Lasting wear is aided by the top band being fabric lined since top branded portion is wrapped in synthetic leather. The ear cups undoubtedly are a little different story. They’re not fully enclosed, so provides a semi-closed back style where there are vents to aid in cooling, and they are generally needed. Unlike the highest headband they entirety of your ear cup is flanked by synthetic leather. It sometimes does help out with room noise reduction it adds heat into the ears. Following a couple hours I uncovered myself having to take off the headset allow my head settle down.

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Sound Quality and Mic

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The quality of sound with the 40mm stereo drivers is neither terrible nor exceptional. They actually a very good job getting voice across clearly, nevertheless the reduced lows and flattened highs leave the sound somewhat flat across the sound stage. This is helped by using a graphic equalizer, that we strongly suggest using if you work with this headset. The microphone is often a totally different subject. I do know, you’re considering a $30 headset will have a garbage mic. Would certainly be wrong in that expectation. The microphone with this headset is probably the best I’ve used. The microphone around the Hephaestus II easily sounds a lot better than the Roccat Kave Stereo and destroying the terrible Corsair Void Surround with regards to being heard clearly in game. As outlined by people I game regularly with it is the nearest to my Audio Technica ATR 2500 microphone they’ve heard my use.

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Conclusion and Full Video Review

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At no more a single day, the Hephaestus II Stereo is superb affordability. No, it is not producing studio level audio quality but as a gaming headset the microphone above makes up for your. The sound is a little flat, however it actively works to the gamer’s advantage a lot more a firefight because the game sounds typically don’t drown out conversation, holding you back devoted to your team. For lots more on my own thoughts and also a microphone test, see our full review video below.

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