Genius Mordax Universal Amplified Gaming Headset - Mordax Testing

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Genius Mordax Universal Amplified Gaming Headset
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Mordax Testing

Testing:

When I get a new headset the very first thing I like to do is to plug it in to my iPod. I have a good selection of music to test bass, midrange and treble. I was a little disappointed after plugging the Mordax into my iPod and there was no sound. The Mordax needs power from the USB plug in order to work because of the built in amplifier.

Microphone

 

One thing I really like about the Genius Mordax Gaming headset is the bass. The bass is awesome! I went on YouTube and clicked on a few HD bass tests and the Mordax pumped out all the frequencies of bass with little or no distortion. It sounded kind of like sitting in the back of a souped up car with a big subwoofer in the trunk.

Volume Control - Side Volume Control - Other Side

 

The mid-range and the treble of the Mordax is just okay to me. It's not bad, just not great. Listening to some old Metallica sounds flat or hollow; like it's missing something. I really wish I had some EQ software to play around with the sound.

The microphone on the Genius Mordax is superb. My friends on TeamSpeak couldn't believe how clear my voice was. Especially after my last broken headset Frankenstein setup. The Mordax microphone seems to be directional, letting only the sound from the direction of my mouth. I used the voice recorder within TeamSpeak to hear for myself and yeah...The microphone is awesome. All I heard was my strange voice with no background hiss or anything.

I played a lot of World of Tanks with the Genius Mordax. When you are trying to get enough EXP in the game to unlock your next tank or you are taking advantage of the weekend specials the game has, you can end up playing for quite a long time. I found myself playing for 10 straight hours and I actually forgot I was wearing the Mordax headset. The bottom line is gaming for long periods of time with the Genius Mordax is very enjoyable. It took a long time of constant gaming before I started to feel any discomfort at all.

Top View

 

Conclusion:

So what’s the verdict? Well, I feel that the Genius Mordax Universal Amplified Gaming Headset overall is a pretty good headset. You can wear it for quite a while without any discomfort, it has a crystal clear, high quality microphone and the speakers have really awesome bass. The 10 foot rubber coated cable should allow you to play in comfort whether you are sitting on the couch or behind a desk.

I would recommend the Genius Mordax Gaming headset to the casual gamer all day long. However, to the audiophile - not so much, as the mid-range seems like it could use some tweaking.

I found the Genius Mordax online selling for as low as $56.50 on Amazon and as high as $72 at Walmart. I think it is clear where you should purchase the Mordax headset from.

I'm going to score the Genius Mordax Gaming headset a respectable 8/10. Overall they are pretty good headset but they do have some flaws.

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Pros:
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Adjustable headband
  • Great microphone
  • Great bass
  • 10 foot cable

 

Cons:

  • Flat sound
  • Can't plug directly into an MP3 or smartphone
  • Feels fragile

BCCRating

 

I'd like to thank Genius for sending out this headseet for us to review. I've been pretty impressed with it over the last few weeks. Here's hoping that it holds up over time.

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