Genius Mordax Universal Amplified Gaming Headset
|Genius Mordax Universal Amplified Gaming Headset|
|Features and Specifications|
Today we'll be taking a look at the Genius Mordax Universal Amplified Gaming Headset. This is one of four headsets offered in the GX Gaming series. The Genius Mordax is compatible with PC, Xbox, PS3 and Mac applications. Genius started the GX Gaming series in 2011 specializing in customizable, ergonomic and affordable gaming peripherals. The GX Gaming series of products include Mice, keyboards, headsets and speakers as well as gaming surfaces.
This is an impressive quote from the GX Gaming website. Let's see how the Genius Mordax Universal Gaming headset performs.
The first thing I noticed after removing the Genius Mordax from the easy-to-open packaging, was how incredibly lightweight the headset is. Most of the headset set is made out of high gloss, thin black plastic. Being so light, and with the materials used, kind of gives the Mordax headset somewhat of a fragile feel. You will definitely want to take care of this headset.
Looking a bit closer at the thick padded headband you can see the shiny GX Gaming logo popping out of the flat finish of the leathery material. Just below the headband on both sides there is an expansion slot that expands up to 1 and 1/8 of an inch giving you a total of 2 and 1/4 inches of adjustment. So if you are normal or have a gigantic melon like me, you should be able to get a good snug fit out of the Genius Mordax headphones.
The large pivoting ear cups have the same soft cushion and smooth leathery material as the headband. The outer side of the ear cups has an image of a scorpion which is the trademark of the GX-Gaming series of products. Right below the logo there is a "U" shaped lime green inlay. The Mordax headset is one of a few products in the GX series that is not all red and black. My thoughts on this was maybe Genius is trying to grab the attention of certain console players as the green color is pretty close to the color found on certain game cases. Whether or not this is the case, the green inlay adds some much needed color.
The lower left side of the headset is where you'll find the female end for the detachable microphone. The microphone itself seems to be pretty heavy duty and can be manipulated into the appropriate speaking position.
Just below the microphone is the main cable leading to the volume box. The volume box is where you can select PC or GAME (console) with the selector switch depending on how you are using the Mordax. The volume box has a large mute button for your microphone with a green/red LED indicator so there is no mistake whether or not muted or unmuted. The volume wheel is on the opposite side of the selector switch and has a clear indicator shown in circles from small to large to show the volume up or down. On the backside of the volume box is a clip to attach to your shirt which I recommend because the volume box likes to get hung up on the edges of your desk. There is also a 2.5mm jack next to the main output cable for Xbox live communication.
The thick, rubber coated main cable is a lengthy 10 feet. This is good because when you are playing a game on a large flat screen in the living room you should still be able to sit back on the couch comfortably.
On the next page we'll look at some of the features and specifications before we jump into installation and testing.