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GAMDIAS Hephaestus v2 Gaming Headset Review

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Gaming Headset Final Thoughts

If you are interesting in purchasing this headset, I would recommend buying based on sound quality and not for the much touted “bass impact” effect alone. It’s great when it works – just don’t expect it all the time. It’s hard to beat what GAMDIAS is offering for the price though. Solid build quality, comfortable to wear for long periods, and strong quality on a budget, this headset is all the average gamer will really need.

Hephaestus v2 Headset Conclusion

I was impressed with the sound quality offered by the Hephaestus v2. I have used gaming headsets ranging from $30.00 to over $200.00, and they didn’t sound anywhere near this good. Potent surround sound combined with an excellent range will definitely enhance your gaming experience – regardless of what you play.

Not as flashy as the Eros, but very much a looker, mostly matte black with red led accents, its subtler, but it’ll still turn heads. More importantly, it stays clean and scratch free during regular use and storage.

I have no problem with plastic (especially given how many products we review are almost nothing but), unless it’s poorly built. Mo such issue here though, I could put my tower on top of this and it would still remain in one piece. Even the rotating joints for the ear phones are solid.

The Hephaestus v2 is not especially high-tech or feature loaded, but it has what you need and some. Surround sound, comfort, in-line controls, and a little extra ear candy goes a long way, especially at this price.

Speaking of price, for $59.99 (Amazon) you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better set for the money. When I reviewed the Eros, I believed it was a strong low budget price. But if you’ve got an extra $24.00, why not get this instead? You won’t be disappointed.

Pros:Benchmark Reviews Golden Tachometer Award Logo (Small)

+ Excellent 7.1 surround sound quality.
+ “Bass impact” effect is an immersive and effective.
+ Strong build quality.
+ Comfortable for extended gaming.
+ Excellent feature set for price.

Cons:

– Vibration effect is intermittent.
– Volume control has a steep volume curve on the loud end.

Ratings:

  • Performance: 9.00
  • Appearance: 9.25
  • Construction: 9.25
  • Functionality: 9.00
  • Value: 9.75

Final Score: 9.25 out of 10.

Excellence Achievement: Benchmark Reviews Golden Tachometer Award.


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