What is it?

A budget, wired gaming headset with premium features.

Good points?

The headset has everything you would want from a gaming device including dual audio 7.1 surround sound. This is important as, even though some games might not look graphically realistic, great audio can paper over those cracks and provide an immersive experience at little cost.

Two connection types (USB and 3.5mm jack) allow seamless compatibility between gaming devices. This means you will not need to shell out on additional hardware to switch from PC, smartphone and any consoles.

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Prolonged use is no problem thanks to the comfortable leather-wrapped protein memory foam ear-pads that cushion and rest rather than hug and compress the ears.

Communicating with your team or competitors is made easy thanks to the noise-cancelling technology of the microphone. Verbal acknowledgement and commands are transmitted clearly even in busy rooms.

The microphone is detachable, which is a nice touch and allows you to disconnect it when listening to music. All audio control adjustment is conveniently available on the headphone panels, so you don't have to switch your attention from the game.

Bad points?

A wired connection for a gaming headset shouldn't be a deal breaker but some may need wireless gaming depending on the set-up and available space in your room.

Best for ...

Those who want to experience gaming sound as the developers intended without breaking the bank. Video meetings will also be enhanced by the impressive microphone.

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Avoid if ...

You are tight on space and need a non-wired option. Be prepared to spend big on a comparative set of wireless headphones.

Score: 9/10.

Eksa E900 Pro Gaming Headset, £42 (eksa.net)