H has become more than a bit of a gamer over the last few years. A while back we decided to invest in an Xbox One so he could play the latest games as it seemed that more of his friends had Xbox rather than the Playstation. He’s recently got into playing games online with his friends from school through the Xbox, but not having a headset so he could talk back to them was holding him back and making it less fun than it could be. Then EasySMX got in touch and offered us their 398M 2.4G Wireless Multifunctional Gaming Headset to try out.
Inside the pack you get:
1 x Headset
1 x Transmitter
2 x Detachable Mic
1 x Optical Cable
1 x Micro USB -USB Cable (80cm)
1 x Micro USB -USB Cable (40cm)
1 x 2.5mm-3.5mm Audio Cable for XBOX 360
1 x 3.5mm 4-pole -3-pole Audio Cable for XBOX ONE
1 x User Manual
There’s no cord, so it’s a lot more comfortable and disruptive of play than if it was corded. The audio relies on 2.4GHz digital transmission technology to deliver a high quality signal within 10 meters. The 2.4 GHz transmitter connects with game consoles via an optical fiber for lossless audio transmission. There’s up to 12 hours working time at each full charge and to recharge from flat will take about 5 hours.
In terms of sound quality, the speaker diameter is 40mm which is good for most people I think, but some would prefer 50mm. We found the sound quality to be very good especially considering that this headset is far from the most expensive on the market. The ultra-lightweight design and soft ear pad helps keep these comfortable to wear during a longer game. You can get nine levels of height adjustment for the perfect fit, which aids comfort too. H has had no problem getting them to fit him well and he finds them soft and comfortable to wear. All control buttons are integrated on the right ear cup to be accessible. Chatting and gaming sounds are controlled separately.
The microphone is incredibly flexible, and you’ll have no problem putting it exactly where you’ll need it to get the position for chatting and helps you get a good sound. H’s friends had no problem hearing him speaking.
Full compatibility with all gaming consoles including PS4, PS3, XBOX 360, XBOX ONE is built-in as well as PC, MAC and mobile phones via a 3.5mm audio cable. We like this as H could use it at a friend’s house if they had a different console or if we decide to get a PS4 in the future.