PRESS START. When you read that on your video game, whats then next thing you reach for? Your gaming headphones? Me too. Some great people at Steel Series recently sent me a pair of 7H Fnatic PC Gaming Headphones, and I took them for a spin.
Steel Series did a great job on the design for the 7H Fnatics. The partnered with Fnatic, one of the most accomplished gaming teams, for the entire design. First of all I love the color, the tri-color black, orange, and white combo really work well together. The orange says I’m fun, while the black still says I’m a serious gamer.
Structurally the headphones are great too. The ear cups and head band are super padded and comfortable, which is good for you all night and day gamers. Each side is adjustable so they can accommodate most head sizes.Another great thing Steel Series added to these headphones is the ability to be disassembled into four pieces, if you count the cable. Which is nice if you want to put them in a backpack or suitcase for travel. I also enjoy the hidden microphone. When you need it, simply pull it out; and since it is uni-directional it can be bent in any direction. The cable is braided, so it should last a good while. It also is split-channel, meaning you have to plug in audio output and microphone input separately, which can be taken either way. Personally I was a little disappointed because that means I can’t use them with my iPod for FaceTime or the like; but hey, they are gaming headphones after all.
The Fnatic features a 50mm driver, providing clear crisp sound that is full of detail. I especially enjoyed that when playing a game I really got the true 360 3D experience. Again I did notice that these headphones did not hold up against others in listening to music, but yes I know, they are for gaming. The microphone quality is suburb as expected. So make sure you use the mute switch on the cord if you decide to ask you mother for a sandwich.
The sound cancellation is passive, so don’t expect perfect isolation, but still unless you live in a construction zone all you will hear is you video game.
What You Get
When you buy the 7H Fnatics you get the headphones of course, as well as the the braided cable with volume and mic control; but they also throw in a 2 meter extender cable, which is very convenient. Overall, these are a great pair of headphones for gaming. The superb sound and comfort definitely move these headphones into the next tier. Just PRESS START to head over to Steel Series to buy a pair for $139.99, which isn’t bad for such a great pair of headphones. I give them 4.8 stars, just because personally I would like to have a single channel cable option/adapter for an iPod.
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