Sade SA 810 Gaming Headset
This is a great headset by Sade. Upon first opening the box you are presented with just the headset wrapped in bubblewrap. This is a bit strange but to be honest - it is actually much better in the fact that you don't have any plastic moulding to dispose of. Just a small bubble wrap bag and the actual box.(which also doesn't have any plastic window). If you recycle when you will be happy about this!
The headphones themselves have a piano black appearance. Which looks very nice. It also has a braided type cord, which is always much nicer than plastic coated leads. Half way along the cord is a plastic control box which is nicely designed to be ergonomic and has a headphone volume wheel and a switch to turn off the mic. The switch is made of a blue plastic which I didn't like as it looks and feels cheap. But it seems to do the job so will see how long it lasts.
At the end of the cord is a 3. 5mm jack with FOUR poles. This means that it can only be used with a FOUR pole input. If you don't know then four pole inputs are ones that will give sound output as well as input (mobile phones, PS4 controllers to name a few). What I really liked though is that also in the box there is a audio splitter cable, which you plug on the end of the cord (3. 5mm jack) and you can then use these headphones with other devices that have THREE pole plug inputs. (some laptops etc will have separate inputs for mic and headphones - so use the splitter with these devices). Usually headsets don't come with these splitters, you'd have to buy them separately (around Â£5), so to get one with a headset that costs Â£20 is a bargain!
The headphones themselves are quite comfortable. Although I haven't tested them for hours (present for my nephew) they seemed soft enough for long term use.
I plugged them into my camcorder to do a test recording of the mic and the audio came out very nice indeed! I was quite impressed really considering the price! The mic fold up when not in use.
Also plugged these into my phone and played some music (rock) and they sounded great. They're not Beats By Dre by any means, but they seemed to handle the guitars, drums and bass like a boss.
All in all they seem a little too good to be true so we'll have to see if they stand the test of time. But happy for now at least :)
Recommended? - YES!
Posted on 17/03/2017 at