If there’s one item that all video game players should own, whether they are competitive or casual players, it’s a quality headset. Not only can a headset help give you a competitive edge or immerse you further into a game’s story or world, it also helps keep the peace within a busy household. But how do you know what headset is right for you when they are so many available? While there are several big names in the market, one company that has a strong history in audio peripherals is EPOS, with the Danish company having blessed the ear canals of players all over the world for years and is a great choice for anyone looking for a new headset.
I’m a big believer that having a trusty headset that delivers high-quality audio enhances a game’s enjoyment. Plus, when you’re playing with mates you want a microphone that allows your zingers to come through crystal clear so the whole party can revel in your comedic genius. The current EPOS lineup has several options available, but there are two models in particular that will hit most of, if not all, the requirements of everyday players – the EPOS H6PRO and the EPOS H3PRO Hybrid. Technically, the EPOS H6PRO has two models, coming in both Open and Closed Acoustic versions, more on this shortly.
While both the EPOS H6PRO (Open Acoustic model) and the EPOS H3PRO Hybrid have been reviewed favourably by WellPlayed and would make a great addition to your lineup, here’s why they should be on your radar.
EPOS headsets can help take your game to the next level
The H6PRO is a wired headset that comes in either Open or Closed acoustic versions – so what’s the difference? While a few details separate the two models, the decision to purchase one or the other will primarily come down to preference and environment.
The H6PRO Closed Acoustic version has been tailored to those who game in noisy environments and want to ensure that they stay focused on the task at hand thanks to the passive noise-reduction. Players who like to test their mettle in the competitive side of gaming will find that the Closed Acoustic model will help them hear every detail that matters to enhance their performance.
On the other hand, the H6PRO Open Acoustic headset is designed for players whose surroundings are much quieter and prefer a more natural sound stage, which allows them to remain aware of what’s going on around them while enjoying an expansive soundscape. The other perks are that if you use the headset for long sessions, the increased breathability of the earcups will keep your ears cool.
In saying that, both the Closed and Open acoustic H6PROs can be enjoyed by players of all types. If you’re someone who lives in a noisy (or quiet) share house but prefers story-driven games, the Closed Acoustic H6PRO will still provide an exceptional audio experience and vice-versa with the Open Acoustic model. Simply put, when it comes to audio quality, you can’t go wrong with either model.
The H6PRO Closed or Open Acoustic headset is a great choice if you’re looking for excellent features with a wired connection
As both models come from the same family, they do share some traits. Colour-wise, you can grab them in either black, white or a green and gold colour combo if you’re a true-blue Aussie. They also offer multi-platform compatibility, so you don’t have to worry if you own multiple devices. Another intuitive feature is the ability to mute the mic by simply flipping up the boom arm, which beats fiddling around with buttons on the headset itself.
Lastly, I’ve always said that comfort is king and is just as important as audio quality, and EPOS has wisely put a big focus on ensuring that both the H6PRO Closed and Open acoustic versions are comfortable and lightweight thanks to memory foam earpads, meaning you can wear them for long sessions without feeling like your head is being crushed from either side.
However, some players won’t get out of bed for anything other than a wireless headset, which is where the EPOS H3PRO Hybrid comes into things. It’s absolutely jam-packed with features, including EPOS’ signature high-fidelity audio experience, active noise cancelling (ANC), multiplatform compatibility, and dual connectivity, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Let’s be honest, we’ve all blamed lag at some point for dying in a game or conceding a goal, but with H3PRO Hybrid’s low-latency dongle connectivity, your gaming experience will look and sound seamless. It might not sound like much, but lagging sound can be frustrating, which is why EPOS has ensured that the H3PRO Hybrid will provide lag-free performance for ultimate enjoyment.
Kick back and immerse yourself in your game thanks to the H3PRO Hybrid’s active noise cancelling
Another neat feature that I’m a massive fan of is the detachable magnetic boom arm, which delivers clear voice chat audio and can effortlessly be removed if you just want to play a video game that doesn’t require chatting with other people. Given the H3PRO Hybrid’s bevy of features, maybe you’re using the headset while streaming, and the ability to effortlessly remove the boom arm will not only get it out of the way, it’ll give the unit a sleeker look.
Sometimes though, it’s the simple things that matter most, and one feature that the H3PRO Hybrid offers that will get approval from owners is the juicy 30-hour battery life without ANC and 19-hour battery life with the ANC. Honestly, 19 hours with ANC enabled is massive and there’s nothing worse than having to recharge your headset daily, especially when you need it for long sessions or to actually play games in a loud and busy house. With the H3PRO Hybrid, you won’t have to worry about the headset dying on you at key moments or annoying background noise, so you can concentrate on having fun.
Easily one of the most impressive features of both the H3PRO Hybrid and H6PRO headsets is the EPOS BrainAdaptTM technology, which is the culmination of the company’s access to extensive world-class research in hearing science through its owner Demant Group.
A common misconception is that when humans hear something, whether it be surrounding noise, people talking or gaming soundscapes, our ears are doing the brunt of the work, however it’s actually our brain that is doing the heavy lifting. EPOS uses psychoacoustic research to look into how effectively and efficiently our brain is listening with the aim to provide optimal settings to decrease your cognitive load. EPOS apply these insights to their products and as a result, EPOS BrainAdapt™ technology gives you better communication, faster reaction times and better in-game decision making.
Increase your focus and make better in-game decisions with EPOS’ BrainAdapt™ technology
There’s no doubt that buying a gaming headset can be more difficult than it needs to be, especially with an abundance of brands throwing their hat in the ring. With EPOS, you’ll be investing in a trustworthy brand that not only provide standout audio products and gaming experiences, but one that is helping you reach your peak performance. Plus, if you needed a sweetener, all EPOS products come with a two-year warranty, whereas some other big-name brands only come with a 12-month guarantee. It just adds a little extra peace of mind that EPOS has your back for longer should you need them. Should you wish to treat your ears to an EPOS headset, you’ll find the best deals at JB HiFi.
This post is sponsored by EPOS.