We all know beyerdynamic as an audiophile headphone manufacturer but few try their gaming headset lineup. The beyerdynamic CUSTOM Game is the most affordable headset in the collection. Can it meet demands of both audiophiles and gamers?
Design & Features
Inside the box, we have the CUSTOM Game headphones, a cable with an external microphone and in-line controls, a Y-extension cable, a 6.35mm adapter, and some design covers.
The design of the CUSTOM Game reminds me of the CUSTOM Street. They both have a similar design with customizable earcup covers and bass sliders on both earcups. The differences are the external microphone and the CUSTOM Game is significantly bigger.
The microphone is obviously one of the most important features for gamers. This is a mini condenser microphone with very good quality. I compared its performance to the built-in microphone of my laptop and saw a huge difference. The headset’s microphone picks up less ambient noise and the voice is very clear. You can use it not only for gaming but also for streaming.
The beyerdynamic headset feels a lot more durable and sturdy than plastic gaming headsets on the market. It is also heavier but I don’t have any problem wearing it for a few hours. The earpads are comfortable and spacious enough when sitting around my outer ears.
My only concern is that the design is not portable, so gamers might use it at home only.
There are bass sliders on both earcups and you can adjust the bass depending on your taste. There are 4 different positions of the slider and I often set it at the 3rd position where the bass port is wide open while still retaining some bass. The first 2 positions sound too boomy for my ears.
The beyerdynamic CUSTOM Game emphasizes on the lows and they actually have very good effects in games and movies. I was so satisfied with the sound of explosions and gun fires during gaming. On the other side, we still experience the bright treble as found on many other beyerdynamic headphones. Fortunately, the highs are well managed and don’t sound too harsh. The mids are slightly recessed, so sometimes I need to crank up the volume to hear the voice clearer.
Although the headset has closed-back earcups, the soundstage is still surprisingly good and this becomes very helpful when you need to hear footsteps of enemies. Overall, there is nothing to complain about the gaming headset from beyerdynamic. It might not satisfy audiophiles but it is still among the best sounding gaming headset on the market.
- High-quality microphone
- Well-balanced sound with adjustable bass
- Sound is bassy for audiophiles
- Bulky design
If you are a gamer and you love the sound signature of beyerdynamic, this is a great choice for you and it costs less than $200.
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