Tt eSPORTS Verto Headset

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Product: Tt eSPORTS Verto Gaming Headset
Provided By: Thermaltake
Price: $79.99 MSRP at time of publication

Introduction:

Thermaltake is a well-known company among computer enthusiasts and PC gamers alike. They are most noted for their cases, power supplies, coolers and other accessories, but today we delve into the Tt eSPORTS division of the company as we look into their Verto headset. Tt eSPORTS makes a lot of gaming peripherals for the avid gamer.

The Verto boasts an auto adjusting headband and a microphone that has a lot of flexibility. This headset can also fold flat for easy storage! Two great features of this headset are the in-line volume control and the removable cable. The headset includes a Y-cable for separate microphone and headphones as well as just one that handles both so you can plug it into your mobile device. All of the cables come wrapped in a nylon material that I love for durability and quality.

Box

First Look:

First we'll take a peek at the Verto package. At first glance, I noticed the great artwork and classy package backed with matte black and nice red touches. Also displayed on the box are the important features and the company logos. One the box is popped open, I pulled out the headset and found it well fastened to a molded plastic tray that seemed to protect it very well.

In The Bundle

In The Package

 

Under the headset's plastic coffin I found a small black box adorned with the Verto name in white. Inside this box are the cables and travel case as well as a warranty policy booklet. Once the headset is unfastened, it comes out easy and I gazed on the full beauty that is the Verto Gaming Headset. As is the case with many Tt eSPORTS products, the main color scheme is black with red accents.

Bundle

Bundle

Bag

Travel Bag

 

On the front side of the each earpiece you can see a red Thermaltake logo, and once you flip them over, you'll notice that they are lined with soft red velour that adds a very nice contrast. On the left side, there is also a pivoting and flexible microphone.

Right Side

Right Side

Left Side

Left Side

 

The headband is made of metal and seems to be durable and stylish all at once. The self-adjusting feature has a few round bits with a little bit of silver metal accents and is fasted on both sides for stability.

 

On the next page we'll cover the features and specifications before we continue.


Features:

Below are the feaotures and specifications for the device which we pulled from Tt eSPORTS website. There are just a few of the specifications and features, so please check out the product page for all the details.

AUTO-ADJUSTING HEADBAND.
Auto-adjusting headband design to give just the right fit every time you wear the headset. Leatherette padding adheres to the natural shape of the user, while stainless steel outer frame provides rigidity to hold the headphone in place.
 
A VERSATILE MICROPHONE.
A bendable and pivotable microphone allows for easy access to necessary voice communications within games or over your favorite voice-over-IP software
 
FOLD FLAT DESIGN.
The VERTO’s ear cups can swivel to fold flat for convenient transport, as well as helping to conform the ear cups to provide the right fit & seal for each user.
 
REMOVABLE CABLE FUNCTIONALITY.
The VERTO with its removable cable design is PC & mobile ready, via included 3.5mm PC gaming cable and 4pin 3.5mm mobile cable. The VERTO is also less prone to accidents occurring from cable snags, because the the cable can detach.

 

 

Specifications:

Specs

 

On the last page we'll cover testing and then wrap up with our final thoughts.


Testing:

When I first started out I wasn't sure of what to expect with the Verto headset. At $79.99USD they aren't the highest priced headset on the market and sometimes you get what you pay for. Hopefully the Verto are great value and offer good quality.

When I dropped these on my head, the first thing I noticed was the self-adjusting headband. I didn't have to adjust or tweak anything and I love it! It works and feels great. It's very comfortable and is easy on your head as it doesn't clamp down on your ears. Other headsets I've used feel like they are trying to squeeze my head until juice comes out.

 

Another feature that works well is the swiveling ear pieces. These allow the Verto to lay flat on a desk. This is a nice feature and is handier that I thought it would be. If you are anything like me, then you've had your headset fall off your desk countless times. This design helps them hug the surface on which they sit and it seems to limit some of the fast trips to the floor made by other headsets.

Inside Earcups Laying Flat

 

The cables included in the package are nice high quality nylon wrapped. At each end of the volume control box, they are reinforced to prevent wearing off and shortening the life of your headset. The PC cable splits into two end: one for the microphone and the other for the headphones. The cables are nice and long and feature an in-line volume control. This volume control features a mute switch so you can mute the microphone when you're having issues in a match and don’t want everyone to hear you rage.

Cable Ends

PC Cable

Volume Control

Volume Control

 

When I first saw that the cable was removable I had my doubts as to its merits. So far it has proven itself handy as it has saved stress on wires when I trip over the wire and jerk the headset to the ground. The cable unplugs instead of getting pulled on hard and it should prolong the life of the cable. Thermaltake included a cable with a single end and no volume control to use with your favorite mobile device. This comes in handy, but unfortunately the cable is not very long. While you won’t always need a long cable for your phone, it comes in just a little short in my opinion.

When it comes to comfort, the Verto does pretty well on my large head. After a few hours though, I did notice that my ears were a bit sore. It wasn't too bad and it paled in comparison to other headsets that I've used. For most users, these should be very comfortable as the ear cups are pretty large and are very roomy. The cushions are nice and soft and have a nice feel and look like leather.

The big question for any audio product is always audio quality and I have been very pleased with the sound quality coming from the Verto - especially when consider the price point. I listened to a lot of metal and played some games with this headset and I have to say they did pretty well. When listening into your favorite band, the sound is nice and clear. I really appreciated the good dynamic range as you can hear individual rifts and each part of the music, although I would have like to hear a bit more bass. While I found the bass mildly lacking, it wouldn't be a factor that would affect my purchase.
 
When it comes to gaming, you can hear the direction of enemy fire well enough to home in on your enemy's location with precision. The stereo separate is done well so you can hear their footfalls and turn the proper direction so they don't catch you too unaware. When firing on your foes in your favorite FPS game, you'll be able to detect the sound of spent casings hit the dirt as you lace the air with lead.

I'm very impressed with the microphone. It records voices clearly and seems to be very durable - as does the rest of the headset. It pivots to hide away when you are not using it and is flexible so it can withstand the adjustments and use of a hardened gamer. At first I thought it looked a bit frail but after dropping it on multiple occasions I have come to the conclusion that it's actually pretty solid.

 

Conclusion:

What it really comes down to is this: you won't find many headsets that offer this performance, quality, functionality and durability for roughly $80. With the care given to design and quality, you really can't go wrong. Sure, the bass is a bit lacking and the mobile cable isn't long enough for a person over 6-feet tall, but in the end those are only small issues and won't affect most people's experience.

I know I am happy with the Verto and will likely be using these as my main PC headset for a long time yet.

Pros:

  • Removable Cables
  • Clear Sound 
  • Comfortable Design 
  • Price 
  • Appearance 

 

Cons:

  • Mobile Cable Length
  • Bass Slightly Lacking 

 

The Verto tries hard, but in the end I can't award them more than 8/10. This reflects a couple of shortcomings but also the good value on this Thermaltake product. If you have any comments, questions, thoughts and feedback regarding this review, please post in the forum at the link below.