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Tt eSPORTS Shock Spin Headset Review!

Tt eSPORTS Shock Spin Headset Review!

Thread started by Millah on Friday, 2:31pm August 19th with 22 replies. Views: 6,462

Millah

3,522 posts

2:31pm Aug 19th 11 and edited 2:55pm Aug 19th 11

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I have recently had the pleasure of receiving, from the fantastic staff at Tt eSPORTS, the opportunity to test and review the Shock Spin Headset. With great thanks to Mayo (Sorry for the delay mate! :)).

The aim of this review might differ slightly from other reviews in the past. For myself personally when i read a review i don't want to hear about all the technical mumbo jumbo, i also most definitely do not want to hear about how someone has unpackaged this product, if you cant already do that yourself you have some major problems! I want the writer to get straight to the important points and tell me whether this product is going to help me frag! This review will be exactly that, it will be from the perspective of a top CGi Call of duty 4 player informing you on the pros and cons in a less than formal manner, hoping that others who also aren't so technical minded have the ability to relate a lot better.


Below is a picture of the product that i have been testing:



Specifications

I will keep this section very short, as i said i don't want to go into much detail with this. I feel that for people that are interested though i will supply them with the following features and specs.

Headphones:

    Frequency response: 15 – 20, 000hz Type: 50mm Neodymium Magnet Speaker Impedance: 32 Ohm Cable length: 90cm + 210cm extension cord = 3m Connectors: 3.5 mm, mini-jack Sensitivity: 95+3dB


Microphone:

    Frequency response:100 – 10, 000 Hz Pick up pattern: Omni-Directional Sensitivity: -34+3dB Impedance: 2.2k Ohm Connector: 3.5mm plug Cable length: 270cm


Features

    50mm 'Bass Enhanced' Drivers Auto-Adjustable Headband Volume control box/Extension cable Velvet Earpads External Microphone with On/Off switch Heavy Duty braided cables


Look and Feel


This is a very important factor that is so often overlooked. The look not so much, but the comfort of the product is a must in my eyes. Whats the point in buying an amazing headset that is going to be uncomfortable? Some might put up with it, others might toss it away all together. Luckily, this is not a problem at all with this headset. I have had many of headsets over the years and this is without a doubt the most comfortable one i have tried. You have the ability to wear this hours on end without noticing the slightest bit of discomfort.

This product is also surprisingly strong, over the last couple of months i have used it, it has certainly been through some wear and tear! Whether it be me knocking or dropping it on the ground or from me throwing it across the room from some rage in a CGi match, it has not diminished in the slightest. Still as good as it was when i first took it out of the box. I can't say the same for some of the other recent headsets i have had (I think i broke 4 in the space of the last year).

Looks aren't everything, maybe to the more casual gamer but for a higher tier player it isn't a big factor. This headset does look quite awesome though so i'll give it that.

General Use

Now we will move on to the important part of the review. I was lucky to receive this headset just before the start of the just completed CGi season. This was great as it gave me a lot of time to truly test it out as the season progressed, and gave me the opportunity to buy a new one before the season reached the pointy end if i wasn't fully satisfied. To be honest, when i was told it was a $69 headset i didn't expect to be keeping this for very long! Headsets i have used in the past have ranged from $100 right up to $250. To my complete surprise, it is now a week after the Grand final and i am still using it. I was really impressed.

The headset has its good and bad features when playing an FPS game. Firstly the sound quality is good, but not great. Your not going to put this headset on and go "OMG this sounds incredible", if you expect that you will be very unsatisfied. Your not going to think it is shit though, it is just "okay" to put it simply. You might be asking yourself at this point why did i continue to use this all season? Well the answer is... The directional sound is just incredible. For a $69 dollar headset, i still am wondering why it is so good. It is so easy to pin point where players are on the map from the slightest noises. Definitely a huge positive for me and the main reason i am still using it today. If i was still using my previous headset throughout the season i can almost guarantee i wouldn't have been getting the scores i was getting.

Cod 4 obviously wasn't the only game i tested this with over the last couple of months. I also used it playing Starcraft 2, Heroes of Newerth and shitty old black ops. SC 2 and HoN are obviously not as reliant on directional sound as an FPS game, so quality wise it could be better but it was still more than satisfactory.

Conclusion


Ultimately the decision to buy or not to buy this product is entirely up to the consumer. My 2 cents are as follows:

If your budget is is a little restricting, this is most definitely the product for you. For $69 you actually do receive an amazing headset for that price. Of course if you are willing to spend up to the $200 mark and even over you are going to find a better product than this, that is just a given.

If you are an FPS players this is a headset you should seriously consider. Directional sound heavily outweighs Quality of sound, and this headset sure does supply you with exceptional directional sound. If your are also a gamer who tends to spend hours at a time on the PC, the comfort of this headset can not be looked pass.

Overall, I really like this product and am still continuing to use it, i do highly recommend buying it.

Thanks
archaicMSI Millah'

polden

2,136 posts

2:36pm Aug 19th 11

Decent review man.

motion

8,872 posts

2:37pm Aug 19th 11

Decent review m8.

Maybe you should take gary's job at MSI because this is of a much higher quality than all of his work.

Millah

3,522 posts

2:40pm Aug 19th 11

He was a last resort for that job is what i heard. Everyone else said no to it.

Ben Teh Bozer

1,990 posts

2:43pm Aug 19th 11

Connectors: 3.5 mm, mini-jack In saying this you mean there is no USB connector?

Millah

3,522 posts

2:44pm Aug 19th 11

correct.

KayzNOld

1,059 posts

2:44pm Aug 19th 11

Great review and the headset looks awesome as well.

ska'

2,845 posts

2:48pm Aug 19th 11

Good review.

Good to see something not full of marketing bias.

Hadi

2,731 posts

2:56pm Aug 19th 11

great review

STIFLA

820 posts

2:59pm Aug 19th 11

good write up man

MR FREAK

15 posts

3:13pm Aug 19th 11

i want some pleaseee

Moc

7 posts

3:14pm Aug 19th 11

Nice review, this mayo kid should be given a medal

firewizard

3,608 posts

3:16pm Aug 19th 11

wow millah typing properly for once

what a pleasant suprise

Rapt0r

2,004 posts

3:50pm Aug 19th 11

Nice review Millah

Swiftz

12,648 posts

3:54pm Aug 19th 11

Will try for $69