How To Select The Best Gaming Headphones
If you are looking to buy a headset for your rig, you might want to consider the RIG 500 PRO HX Gen 2. The RIG 500 PRO HX Gen 2 makes an excellent first impression; it looks sleek, that metallic black steel bar over your ears does a good job of making the hardware seem premium than it really is, and once you pick up the headset, you’ll enjoy how quiet and light it feels. You can run the headset through your Zune or other device and get a good experience out of it. There are a couple of cons about the RIG 500 Pro HX Gen 2; it can be a little on the heavy side for some people, and the buttons aren’t as large and easy to press as they could be, but for the price, the pro is well worth it.
The first thing that impressed me about this headset is how compact and lightweight it is. When I put the headset on, I didn’t think my ears could ache for the headset to take on my ears. The weight is about an average of thirty ounces, so if you’re a larger person, or are used to wearing heavy ear pads, you might not like how light this headset is. If you are used to wearing heavy ear pads, the RIG 500 PRO HX Gen 2 will likely bother you.
With the RIG 500 PRO HX Gen 2, though, I’m used to putting the headset on. The ear cups fit tightly over your ears, and then there is a metal frame that supports the ear cups. I found it easy to use and adjust the controls. It’s not hard at all. The sound quality of the headsets from this company is quite good. They have excellent sound quality.
Another thing I like about RIG 500 PRO HX Gen 2 headsets is the soundstage. The soundstage is very spacious, and it makes it feel like you are in the middle of a big soundstage when in fact the speakers are located far apart. You can hear every detail of what is happening around you, even the smallest nuances. Sound stage effects like subwoofer explosions and the feeling of being inside a large surround sound speaker room are present.
Let’s get down to the meat and potatoes, the RIG 500 PRO HX Gen 2 microphone. Now, when talking about microphone mechanisms, I love this one. For one, the microphone is rechargeable via the included recharge cable. I also love that the microphone isn’t so small to take up too much space. If you are looking for a small, convenient and affordable microphone then the RIG 500 Pro HX Gen 2 microphone is for you. It is perfect for your gaming headsets.
If you need to make larger headset calls then the RIG 500 range of headsets also have a self-adjusting headband. If you’ve been using standard headphones then you’ll know how difficult it is to keep them comfortable. Not only that, but standard headphones make it hard to hear your fellow players if there are no sound stages established in the headset.
One great feature of the RIG 500 series of headsets is that Dolby Atmos is built into the transmitter. This gives the headset the ability to blend with other audio devices so they do not interfere with each other. This is perfect when you are gaming as the headset will be blending in with the environment you are in which is essential to completing the task of being successful.
There are some disadvantages with the RIG 500 series of headsets. The main disadvantage is that they use a standard sized thin cable. Some gamers feel this to be a little uncomfortable as well as needing to connect the headset to a constant power source. The answer to this is to purchase a headset with more standard size microphones that are equipped with thin band width transmission. With this type of transmission the gamer can enjoy the benefits of true surround sound and far more mobility.