Today I am testing another gaming headset. This time it is the KOTION EACH G9000 GAMING HEADSET. I should note that my main interest in testing gaming headsets is the microphone. This is because I am searching for a headset that can function as an all in one podcasting options.
I also need to note that I am connecting this to my computer using a SABRENT USB AUDIO ADAPTER.
If you are interested in this microphone, it will set you back $25 on Amazon
What's In the Box
- Headphones (w/ Attached 3.5mm TRRS / USB Cable)
- TRRS Splitter
Performance / Features
The build of this headset is nothing that will blow you away, but it is much better quality than you would expect out of a $25 headset. The build is all plastic, but it feels like sturdy plastic and it allows for a bit of bend without feeling like you're going to break it. The padding on the ear pieces and the headband are both fairly comfortable, and while testing them for a few hours, I never felt uncomfortable. Lastly, the cable is a cloth wound cable and it feels great.
The headphones offer 40mm drivers and list a frequency response of 15Hz - 20kHz. When listening to music, they sound find. The bass response does not sound great, and the high end does not sound great. They only sound decent, which is what you would expect out of a cheap headset. But for most purposes, they will suffice.
No information was provided for the microphone. When speaking it does seem to provide a relatively decent frequency response and sound pretty natural. It does not seem hollow or thin like the majority of gaming mics I have tested out before, and therefore, I was impressed. However, it does seem to have an omnidirectional polar pattern which is not the best option for a gaming headset. This means it picks up lots of background noise.
- Good Mic Sound
- Decent build
- Plug & Play
- Super Cheap
- Omnidirectional Mic
- Only decent headphone performance
The headphones just have decent performance, the microphone sounds great, but it picks up lots of background noise due to the omnidirectional polar pattern, and the build quality is decent.
I don't think that this headset will work for audiophiles, or gamers who are really concerned with background noise. If you are just looking for a headset to skype with, or if you don't mind background noise, then this is a great option at a low price.
If you have any additional questions about this headset, leave them in the comments on this site or on the youtube channel, and I will try to reply ASAP.