If your on the lookout for an entry level gaming headset thats not going to cost you an arm and a leg to replace, then you might want to check out the G9000 stereo gaming headset by AOSO.
Now first things first, your not getting state of the art 7.1 3D surround sound here, theres plenty other – albeit more pricey – options out there if thats the case. But what you are getting here is a decent sounding set of headphones at an affordable price. These really are suited suited to anyone whos a gamer on PC, PS4 and XBOX One, but I’d say they are a superb pair of headphones for kids too (especially if your a parent) – if your kids get hashy with them, steps on them or breaks them, you have that peace of mind that you won’t need to fork out £100+ on a replacement.
Another cool thing about the AOSO G9000 is it is possible to have both the game and chat sounds come out of the headset, this is great for late night gaming sessions if you don’t want to disturb anyone who may be trying to get some rest.
In the box then, you get the headset which also comes packed with an included 1-2 adaptor (green and pink) allowing you to use these on the PC as well your game consoles, mobile, tablets etc (anything with a 3.5mm jack) – which I thought was a nice touch.
Build quality is good consisting of gloss black plastic that covers the ear sections and a matt black adjustable headband section. The level of adjustability on the headband is about an inch (or just over that) so theres plenty of room if you’ve got a big head like myself. The ear-cups are covered in a very soft and comfortable leatherette material which makes longer gaming sessions with these on a lot more bearable.
Sound quality, I thought was pretty good especially since they cost less than £20 (at the time of purchase). I tried some games, movies and music with them and whilst the sound isn’t absolutely amazing, its no slouch either. Headset was also able to pick up on some bass too given off a fuller sound. Partying up with people online, they all reported they could hear me clearly and reported no mic issues over the month that I’ve used them.
On the headset cable you’ll find a variable volume knob alongside a mute button. A nice addition (or an idea for future iterations of this headset) would be to add in a separate game and voice volume dial so you can set it to your preference. You can alter this through the PS4 and XBOX settings menu (or PC mic settings) – but having this functionality on the headset control section would be ideal.
Although I’m a big fan of the LEDS, you can turn these off simply by unplugging the USB (Sorted!).
Overall a great headset for any gamer and its not going to cost you a fortune to replace if it breaks or gets stepped on or something like that.
You can purchase the G9000 from Amazon in the UK for £19.99 right here.