Ozone Rage ST Gaming Headset Conclusion
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Compared to the other headsets in our test set, the Ozone Rage ST performed rather poorly. The sound and surround quality scores were the lowest of the bunch. The noise isolation scores were second to last. In the other categories, the Ozone Rage ST performed well enough, but didn’t top the charts. Of course, the Ozone Rage ST is also the least expensive of all the headsets tested, but we’ll cover that later.
The Ozone Rage ST is a very good looking headset. From simply looking at the devices, you probably couldn’t tell which ones were the most expensive. That deserves good marks in my book. The only thing that detracts somewhat from the appearance of the Ozone Rage ST is actually the same thing that makes them so comfortable; the cloth earcups and headband.
The construction quality of the Ozone Rage ST is very high. I’ve worn this headset exclusively for the last few weeks and it has held up well to the abuse I’ve put it through. The band is sturdy and stable. The earcups are comfortable, yet strong. The plastic around the ears is durable as well. Overall, the Ozone Rage ST is well built.
As for performing its function as a gaming headset, the Ozone Rage ST does very well. As I said, I’ve used the headset exclusively for the past few weeks. I mostly like the comfort. They are supremely comfortable. That being said, the abysmal noise cancellation and low end, synthetic surround do make me occasionally yearn for a better headset.
The comfort of the Ozone Rage ST alone justifies the $39.99 (Amazon) price tag. While many things are lacking on the Ozone Rage ST, one thing is clear; it is definitely worth the price. If you can’t afford a headset with multiple drivers in each ear, the Ozone Rage ST is an excellent choice for something less expensive.
+ Supremely Comfortable
+ Good Sound Quality
+ Great Price
– Horrible Noise Isolation
– No Hardware Surround
– Cord is too short for my liking
Final Score: 8.3 out of 10.
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