Genius Zabius HS-G850 Gaming Headset Review


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Genius Zabius HS-G850 Gaming Headset Review

By Meng Vang

Manufacturer: KYE Systems Corp.
Product Name: Zabius Universal Gaming Headset
Model Number: HS-G850
UPC: 091163244035
Price As Tested: $79.99 (Amazon)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Genius.

The Genius Zabius HS-G850 Gaming Headset is now available in the United States and Canada. This gaming headset comes with a variety of neat features, including LED outline strips that lights up with the bass, large 40mm neodymium driver units for deeper bass and better sound quality, a detachable microphone, and an inline control box to control volume and microphone settings. The HS-G850 supports multiple platforms, including the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Mac, and PC. Transferring to a different platform is easier thanks to the multi-platform support. To top it off, the HS-G850 looks aesthetically nice all around with its red soft cushions and glossy black finish.

The main attraction to the HS-G850 is the red LED outline strips. I have not seen many headsets with LED’s that will light up to the bass, so I will be very interested in putting this headset in a number of tests to test out the sound quality, microphone quality, comfort, and how well the LED’s can respond to the audio that is playing. Benchmark Reviews has this sample on hand, so let’s take a look at the features and specifications of the Genius Zabius HS-G850 Gaming Headset.

Zabius With Box Accessories


  • Red LED outline flashes along with the bass
  • Detachable and adjustable microphone
  • Power indicator (Green LED)
  • MIC On/off switch indicator (Red LED)
  • Swivel ear cups with metal finish
  • Compatible with Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC/MAC and other audio devices
  • 2.5 mm input for Xbox 360 chat


Part NO. 31710057101
Frequency response 20Hz ~ 20KHz
Sensitivity 117dB
Impedance 32 ohm
Driver unit 40mm
Cable Length Headphone: 3M (10 feet) / RCA cable: 2M (6.6 feet) / 2.5mm cable: 1M (3.3 feet)
3.5mm/USB Compatible with Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC/MAC and other audio devices
Adjustable headband YES
Mic mute YES
Volume Control YES
Swivel ear cup YES
Microphone YES

Technical Specifications

  • Headphone
    -Driver Unit Dimensions: 40mm
    -Frequency Response: 20Hz ~ 20KHz
    -Impedance: 32 ohm
    -Sensitivity: 117dB
    -Cable Length:
    -Headphone: 3M (10 feet)
    -RCA cable: 2M (6.6 feet)
    -2.5mm cable: 1M (3.3 feet)
  • Microphone
    -Sensitivity: -42±3 dB
    -Directivity: Omni-directional
    -Frequency Response: 100Hz~10KHz


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