Tt eSPORTS Shock Spin Headset - Testing

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Tt eSPORTS Shock Spin Headset
Features and Specifications
Testing
Conclusion
 

Testing:

The very first thing I did after removing the packaging was plug these headphones into my iPod (volume box not needed). I must say I was impressed by the bass that was produced. The mids and highs were also crisp and clear. I found the "rock" setting in the iPod to be the best overall.

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The Thermaltake eSPORTS Shock Spin headphones are meant for gaming so I played many, many hours of COD Black Ops - a popular first person shooter where sound is a key factor in locating the enemy and talking with your team/clanmates through the game or teamspeak is just as important. Right away it was clear I had to make some simple changes to microphone in the Realtek HD sound manager because the in-game sound was being transmitted to my teammates. While I was there I changed the sound settings to "rock" just like the iPod and again found that to be the best overall setting. Now, back to Black Ops. I found these headphones to be great at pointing out where the enemies are. Just by listening, I could determine exactly which direction sound was coming from - the stereo separation is very good. Explosions are deep and full of bass, bullets whizzing by were crisp and clear. Great sound altogether.


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The microphone has a separate cord and comes detached from the headset.  It comes with a clip for your shirt but I found that it is best to keep it clipped to the headset wire located on the left speaker.  Although this is a great microphone, The fact that it is detached with a "gaming" headset does not really make sense to me. I would have liked to see a boom or retractable microphone built in. Now, earlier I said you may want to hold onto those extra twist ties, This because you have to try to keep the headphone wire and microphone wire together. There are two Velcro straps for cable management included, but that just is not enough. The wires splay all over the place.

Although it is a great quality microphone that matches the headset, it almost seemed like an afterthought.

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I found the Thermaltake eSPORTS Shock Spin headphones to be really comfortable. I wore them for almost 10 hours straight while gaming with very little discomfort. I am a pretty big guy with an equally large head, when wearing the Shock Spins I noticed if I leaned my head back they felt like they would fall off. I had to re-adjust the headband several times by making sure the headband was facing straight up. For smaller people the Shock Spin headphones might fit too loosely.

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On the last page, we'll wrap up our thoughts with our final conclusion.