After a hard day of work most people seek different ways to relax during the evening (at least that’s the case for me), a great way to relieve some stress is to spend a few hours blasting away in virtual 3D world. But when you are living in a heavy populated area, playing deep into the night with your speakers booming at full volume might get you intro trouble. Which brings us to headphones, those geeky looking things we put over our ears to enjoy music has been a favorite for the die-hard gamers out there who want to enjoy the thrills of frills of hearing rockets swoosh by their ears.
If you visit LAN parties often you want to make sure you have a good headset as this is mostly the only means of hearing the beeps and bleeps of your system. For a headphone to be qualified as good it has to measure up in two different areas: sound quality and comfort.
Today we are taking a look at the Sharkoon Gamer headset which combines headphones and a mic into one product. Before we start off it’s important to note that the GHS1 is priced at €25 which puts it right in the budget section of the market.
This product is marketed at the Gamers out there and the package is flashy and attractive, the headphones sport a very lengthy cable ending with 2 audio connector, one for the mic and one for the headphones as you might have figured out.
Me and TerAngreal each tested the headphones during a period of 7 days, playing games, watching movies and listening music, I compared the GHS1 to a Sony MDR-CD570 (€100)
and TerAngreal to the Sennheiser HD-590 (€230)
. With such expensive competition it is expected that the Sharkoon will drag behind, the question is: by how much? Let’s test them and find out.
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are made by TerAngreal where applicable.