The G-Spot – September 2014

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THE BEST HEADPHONES FOR GAMING

For those who take gaming seriously, here are the best headphones around

logitech G 35 official website

LOGITECH G35 7.1-CHANNEL SURROUND SOUND HEADSET
Rs. 9435

FEATURES
* 40 mm driver; frequencies 20 Hz-20 kHz
* 7.1-channel Dolby audio
* Three programmable G-keys
* Real-time voice morphing and sound effects

PROS
* Padded comfort with perfect fit headband
* Quick access keys
* Folding noise-cancelling mic with light

CONS
* Build quality is average
* USB connectivity only

sennheiser pc 330 official website

SENNHEISER PC 330
Rs. 8268

FEATURES
* Sound pressure level (SPL): 112dB
* 30 mm driver, frequencies 14Hz-22kHz
* Length of the cable is about 10 feet
* Minimalistic eye-pleasing design
* Utilises 3.5 mm connectors

PROS
* Accompanied with carrying case
* Tilt feature is smart and useful
* Superb mic performance

CONS
* Headband and cans sit too tightly on the ear
* Bass frequency response is a little weak
* Overall build is average

roccat kave 5

ROCCAT KAVE 5.1
Rs. 8500

FEATURES
* Real 5.1 Surround Sound
* Driver size 40 mm, frequencies 20 Hz-20 kHz
* Microphone with mute LED – fully rotatable and removable
*Dual sound profile: movie & game
* Adjustable vibration unit for realistic gaming experience

PROS
* One of the best surround sound headphones
* Great folding-and-compact design so is easy to carry
* Super responsive control pad

CONS
* Sub-par for music
* Bass lacks precision
* Build quality is mediocre

ss siberia v2  official website

STEELSERIES SIBERIA V2
Rs. 6569

FEATURES
* 50 mm drivers, Sound Pressure Level (SPL) 1 kHz, frequencies 10 Hz-28 kHz
* Tiny, adjustable mic
* Jack with inline volume control

PROS
* The most comfortable, fullsize headphones for pro gamers
* Large drivers reproduce quality sound
* Huge ear cups with soft, thick leather-padded cushions
* SteelSeries-trademarked headband that ensure accurate suspension

CONS
* Ears tend to sweat after prolonged usage
* Doesn’t come with a carrying case or any adapters
* Limited customer support (email only)

FINAL VERDICT: It’s a tie between the Steelseries Siberia V2 and Sennheiser PC 330. Both offer brilliant sound and have good mic quality. You can’t go wrong with either. But if budget is an issue, go for the cheaper Steelseries pair.

 

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