If you’ve been considering getting a wireless headset, you have come to the right place because we have still series, Corsair and HyperX.
So let’s go. All right, so let’s start with the price on there. $100 we only have two pairs, the Coursera, Boyd pro wireless RGB, and the large G five 33 stepping up under $200 we’ve got this steel series arc, this seven, the large deck G nine 33 the razor men are war from 2016 and the new HyperX cloud flight is up here too at $159 and if you’ve got really big bucks to spend the razor thresher ultimate will shred your wallet for sure, but not as much as this still serious artists pro wireless. With that, a little bit of an insane $329 price. Now before we dive right in, leaving your predictions on, let’s say who will win the headset Roundup in the comments below and then come back to it after you’ve seen the conclusion. Now I normally don’t talk about packaging, but of course, the razor Colt will appreciate the recognition.
Plus they’re the only ones to have plastic-covered developed material. I do like Corsair’s approach to simplified packaging and HyperX flight with all the cables right at the surface, whereas a still series berries, all their accessories and tiny boxes and the largest deck is the only one to have their headset wrapped. Now the number of accessories kind of follows the price point. The old charge via micro USB cable, which is included with each headset along with some derivative of a USB dongle. So either a thumb stick-style or the extension style so you can expand your reach or close the distance between the headset. Now the thresher ultimate comes with a hub since it’s a PS four ignition, so that’s where you plug in the optical cable and charge the headsets through the hub as well as plastic headphones. Then is included with some close resemblance to this Imperial shuttle from Star Wars.
Sure. If that’s intentional or not. While the most expensive pair, the artist per wireless has all the cables double the batteries and the control hub, that’s also your receiver and the charging dock for the removable batteries. So if you want a simplified wireless setup or are travelling, what to minimise cable work, all the pairs with a simple USB dongle will be more convenient. So I like the Voight pro, the HyperX cloud flights, both large deck Paris and the raising men award that has a tiny receiver built-in into the ear cup while on the large deck G933 we have a specific compartment inside the ear cup to store the receiver. But for those that do not have any compartments, you can simply tuck it away inside the ear cup like this to safely keep the receiver with the headsets.
Now build quality varies between these headsets significantly and it doesn’t necessarily follow the price point either. The most robust pair is distilled series arc. This pro also being the most expensive with the quality metal headband, aluminium hinges and everything just feels awesome. The only problem is you cannot expand them because they rely on the self-adjusting fabric piece. And the same goes with the arc seven, but these have plastic hinges which are a little bit looser. And weirdly following after that will be the coarser void pro, which happens to be also the cheapest pair. They’re a nicely balanced weight-wise. metal hinges are not too loose and they feel like they can withstand some unnecessary force. Like if they dropped from a table or you know, if you flip them across the room, the microphone toe feels cheap, you know, the actual arm might lose resistance or a time.
So that’s the only negative. I do like the lightweight nature of the HyperX flight. The hinges feel fine, but you have to be very careful with an all-plastic body. And that seems to be the compromise for these because they’re super lightweight. So that’s a positive. And they kind of feel like that Bose noise-cancelling headphones too. But when I’m stretching out them, the sides, the plastic stretches too, so just have to be careful and be cautious of their build quality. The large deck G933 comes next with a robust plastic body that does not creak all over the place. The hinges are not too loose and the extension mechanism stays in place too. A little bit are deceiving with this metallic surface, but it does play on your perception of it feeling like a high-quality build. The razor thresher ultimate, that’s quite like thanks to the thin metal headbands and plastic.
Everything else, the hinges worry me a little bit, but they shouldn’t have any issues with supporting the full weight of the headset. The only thing that bothers me with the thresher is the hinges and their corners are super sharp, so if they’re around your neck, they could cut you, Northcott, you, but scratch you and the same thing if like you put your finger there while you’re taking them off, it’s not a pleasant experience. Unfortunately, the worst built quality goes to the razor. Men are war, they’re bulky. Plastic-y hinges are super loose and have a history of the middle had been piece breaking because it’s not well attached. And also the large Dick G five 33 they just feel super cheap and the hinges have no control. So the ear cuffs just wobble all the time. And this headset has glossy sides if you like that dirty look. And the only quality element is the expansion mechanism.
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Now before we completely give up on headsets that have sub par built quality, I want to say that throughout my testing with these, there is a balance between, you know, build quality, sound quality, comfort, value features. And so it’s kind of like a mixed bag. There is no perfect headset in a slide up and that’s a bit unfortunate, but just keep that in mind for later in the video. And so now let’s move on to comfort. Majority of these are awesome lightweights. You can wear them for hours until the battery dies and to no significant clamping force for any of these. So my favourite would be the HyperX cloud flight with fantastic ear cup isolation, extra interior padding, and they also expand for larger heads, no problem and fold on your neck in this nice low profile. Both logic pairs have large and deep cushions. Awesome fit. Overall, the G933 has smoother padding all around while the newer G five 33 has this harsh bathing suit material that is super unpleasant on your skin. Both of them fold in your neck, which are a little bit chunky on your ear cups but not uncomfortable seriously. So this is the five 33 here. How the sounds
I could shower with this, you know, substitute my SpongeBob sponge versus the G933
you may not hear the difference but I feel the difference. The G933 is much smoother. The five 33 is way harsh like sandpaper on your skin, which is super unpleasant by the way when it’s right by your ears. Now the void pro has angular cushions so they cover my ears very well with nice pressure distribution too. They fold in this non-choking slim profile on your neck. The round cushions on the thresher ultimate are fine. They are large and we’ll cover your entire ear. Clamping force is pretty weak to avoid pressure buildup, but heed concentration is present and despite being the largest headset in this Roundup, the fold on my neck just fine without any mobility issues. The men are war headset has the same round ear cup design, but a tighter fit and less comfortable headband with more pressure from the top and because they fold on this angle, keeping them on your neck is really uncomfortable.
Now the artist’s pro wireless comes with deeper cushions and slightly expanded headbands versus the Arctic seven but since they’re not really sized adjustable, it won’t be comfortable for larger heads. And both of them like to choke you when placed around your neck. The artist’s seven more so because of the tighter headband. And so the three oddballs would be the two steel series headsets and the razor men are war simply because the razor one has problems with the headband breaking and it’s not really comfortable when they’re on your neck. While the still series is perfectly fine for smaller heads, you know they are okay for me as well, but I wish I had a little bit more expansion at the bottom so that I could bring them down a little bit more if I’m wearing a hat or something like that. But because they choke you when they’re around your neck, you know if you wear them around your neck and since they’re wireless too, it’s kind of like a perfect thing to leave them on your body when even if you’re not listening to something that’s a little bit, unfortunately, there’s still serious artists pro and the artist seven the HyperX flight though, man.
What a comfortable design for on your neck. Just lovely. Moving onto features. Each headset has a power button and my commute switch and the volume wheel and only the razor pairs. The void pro and the ArcGIS pro have precise steps for volume. All others have terrible control. The G933 has three G keys for macros, like changing your EQs settings, sliding or whatever else. And both steel series pairs include a headphone share port, which is unique. The artists seven has a dial for chat mix to balance voice versus in-game volume. While the artist’s bro is the only headset with dual wireless connectivity with Bluetooth support. So letting you connect it, this you know, book or your smartphone without the need for a USB dongle. Now the hub with the thresher ultimate is bare-bones in terms of control. Just the power button in the front and the Dolby surround sound that I know that understands why it’s hidden in the corner.
While the hub on the wireless pro lets you control your EEQ Mike site-to-site chat. Nick’s basically, it’s a driver free experience that is appreciated and you have all this control even if you connect it to a PS four. All right, so microphone this time. So what you’re hearing now is that from the artist pro wireless being the most expensive one, how do you think that one sounds now it’s clean. There’s no noise when they stopped speaking. But the thing is, it just sounds like there’s way too much compression going on as this tries to cancel out whatever’s in the background. So the next step is the clouds flight. I think this one has really aggressive noise compression, tries to just like really mute the background and that causes the voice to be muffled, not the best sounding microphone in this collection and just like lacks definition and it’s not as sharp as the other pair that you just heard.
What you’re hearing now is that from the G933, this is the oldest headset in this collection and I think it sounds the worst as well. it just doesn’t have much background compression or any focal compression. It just like, it picks up way too much ambient stuff and um, it doesn’t help to isolate just the voice and the voice doesn’t sound that great either. So, um, what are you gonna do? Luckily the new G five 33 sounds much better. It still exhibits a lot of background noise and hisses despite the tried to cancel that out, but the actual vocal range is much improved versus the older G933, the Corsair void pro is next. So this one has really aggressive noise compression and tries to like cancel out anything. So you will have these spikes in terms of volume, in terms of your speech.
So if you’re not speaking loud enough, it will just completely that out. So it’s not as powerful because it has that aggressive noise cancellation. The next one is the razor men of war, which is also one of the oldest ones in this Roundup. And it also sounds pretty bad that you can see it’s very boomy. It doesn’t have clarity in the voice and um, it does have good like noise compression, in terms of the background stuff. But um, yeah, it just, in terms of the vocal pickup, it’s not pleasant. Unfortunately, the updated razor headset does not have any improvements in the microphone quality. It still sounds very boomy. There’s a, you know, aggressive background compression too, but the vocal definition just completely is liking in comparison to everything else in this Roundup. And finally, the steel series arc, the seven, it’s weird because they all sound the same in terms of how much compression there is for the vocals.
No, just for the background and they’re trying to compensate for that. You know, I’m guessing for like the keyboard switches and typing stuff, but it destroys any vocal definition and range that you might expect from a decent microphone. Like the microphone on the sun Heizer game one. It’s been my go-to headset for games because the microphone is just so good. Lots of body to the sound. There’s no that nasal compression that we hear on all other, gaming headsets, not just on this wireless stuff that we’re testing today. But yeah, this has been my definition of like a reference-quality microphone on the gaming pair. So let me know if you agree. So based on the mic test, which one sounded best to you? I think the worst one would be the G933, which is also the oldest one.
The razor pairs have that nice lower end boost, which is booming while the rest of them kind of sound the same, they all kind of have this nasally compression going on in the background. so I’m not exactly sure which one wins, so you let me know. Okay. So in terms of sound performance, they all deliver really powerful output in terms of volumes. So that’s not an issue, but they do have pretty different sound characteristics. So if looking for the best surround sound experience, hands down either of the large Dick pears, both create this large soundstage experience without compromising important details with incredible imaging of like feeling the audio kind of like in front of you and not just in your headset and even in stereo mode you get amazing definition, powerful base control, treble on both. And, unfortunately, the five 33 is so flimsy because the sound and surround sound is just fantastic and adds extra points to this headset overall.
The next in the chain would be the HyperX cloud flight with a lot of definition, precise base heads and smooth, treble and definitely one of the best within this Roundup. The Corsair void pro wireless are satisfactory with balanced output. It’s more closed off compared to the hyper X for example. But with good detail presentation and base that’s there without overstepping its boundaries. Now the sound signatures between the steel series headset are completely different. They both have awesome detail and tied base. But the [inaudible] seven I prefer more because on the artist pro wireless, the soundstage is slightly expanded and the treble is brighter, which I prefer less. And this the art seven is like overall and more fun signature for me both for music and games. And lastly, the two razor pairs are the most powerful out of the bunch. It’s 60% volume. I was comfortable in terms of power output.
Now the razor thresher has super harsh travel beyond 60% volume to the point of me needing to like to lower it to hear anything. And regardless of this app or boost, it lacks mid-range definition and base has left the building to, in comparison to everything else that’s on the list, while the men of war have smoother trouble and a more pleasant sound signature in comparison to the thresher. But both of these would be fantastic for FPS, where you can hear every little detail that you don’t care about the rest of the spectrum range, you know, where you want, just the real sharpness to hear everything. So perhaps for competitive stuff that would be fine. But um, I’m guessing everyone who’s been spending money on the wireless gaming had said doesn’t want to be just listening to FPS stuff, but you want an all-around sound signature that would be compatible for both music movies and games.
And I would say the razor stuff isn’t really to par for that. In terms of the wire, the signal, all of these in my space are perfectly fine. I’m able to walk around the space a go six meters away with a few walls in between without losing the signal and without hearing any quality loss in audio. So in terms of battery life, I think there’s still serious artist pro takes the win easily because of these interchangeable batteries because one of them is constantly charging inside the dock. So you just simply swap them out when one dies and you never have to plug it in to charge the headset versus all others need to be plugged in for charging. Whereas the large stick stuff, I appreciate the battery percentage indicator in the software so he knew exactly how much juice you have left and you have to plug them in versus the rest of them and like the Corsair.
But the Coursera stuff would give you low, medium, or high in terms of battery life, whereas the razor thresher has no software, so you cannot even check the battery life. Everything else can last two days and then you’d have to be recharging. And so depending on how much you use, I think, um, I would go for about maybe 10 hours of listening to a day, for most of these no problem. And that would have to recharge it a little bit on the third day. So that gives you a little bit of an indication on how often you need to recharge. So maximum, I would say two, three days on like a good, heavy use with any of these. But still, the artists pro because that removal battery easily wins the battery test. All right, people, it is conclusion time and I will give you a few of my favourites.
First, the HyperX cloud flights, so they’re super comfortable. I can wear them for hours. They have amazing isolation and sound quality is incredible. They are driverless so you don’t have to tink around stuff. It just, it is what it is. But it is a bit expensive at 160 bucks. So slightly cheaper options for the cheapest option in this Roundup would be the Corsair void pro at $80. I’m overall impressed with this. The only crappy thing is the boom on me for the microphone. It feels kind of flimsy and cheap. But in terms of comfort, sound quality, a range and battery life, really good stuff. As long as you turn off the RGB, you’ll be fine to the game for at least two days. But my surprising pick would be the oldest out of this bunch, the G933 not exactly sure why large tech went ahead to replace the really good material that they’ve had there with something that is from a bathing suit on the newer models.
But here the sound quality is incredible for wireless and like really powerful, not punchy, but like really tight base. really good detail, you know, trouble, not too harsh. The microphone quality on here is the worst out of the bunch, but as long as my teammates can understand me, I’m fine. And this is the only headset ever, which I’ve enjoyed surround sound with, but it’s awesome. And this would be like a really good dedicated gaming headset. I want to give steel series a shout out with the artists. Seven I think this is the better headset versus the artist pro wireless. And if you guys want to see a complete head-to-head, let me know in the comments below. But this one sounds better to me and I don’t care so much about the really big hub there with the interchangeable batteries.
So to me, this would be a better value and it’s significantly cheaper. The only thing is still series have updated the pattern and the actual headband on the pro to be a little bit more comfortable versus the artist seven. Now, in terms uh the razor stuff, it’s good to see they’ve changed the design of the thresher to be a little bit more distant from the men are worse, so it’s more durable. but in terms of sound quality, I feel like they went a little bit too much on the brightness. Like it’s a sharp headset. So if you’re into that, definitely check them out. In terms of the fit, it’s one of the better in this collection and the men of war surprisingly still sound pretty good for being at 2019. The release, it’s only the the frame itself is bad and you can read up online as to why the top headband just keeps breaking because the design is not exactly the best.
But the razor thresher would be my recommendation. All right guys, so that is it for this Epic Roundup. Let me know which one of these you would pick if you are on the market for wireless gaming headset in the comments below.