by Rob Williams on September 26, 2005 in Speakers/Headphones
If you are a gamer that uses a headset, you know that it has to be high quality in order to be ahead of the game. You want to know which direction enemies are in, and you want it to sound like you are in the game. We are taking a look at the Altec Lansing AHS602i gamers headset, which includes many features that may appeal to the hardcore gamer.
I personally do not use regular speakers that often, due to a family that will feel the most insignificant bass tremble. So I am forced into using headphones constantly, which is fine with me. Finding a perfect headset can be a challenge though, that’s obvious. With headsets, I have usually found that the sound quality is not usually top rate, being compared to a regular pair of headphones. Sometimes it’s even more difficult to find a headset that actually does sound good in gaming.. some I have tested have been too sharp sounding.
As always, before we get into the heart of the review, here is Altec Lansing’s company bio, as well as details specific to this headset.
- High Performance 40mm neodymium drivers deliver a wide frequency response and bass you can feel!
- SRS 3-D Audio technology thrusts you into the game experience!
- Closed ear-cup headphone design improves clarity and minimizes ambient sounds.
- Noise-rejecting microphone helps minimize background noise.
- Handy multi-function controller regulates volume, surround effect, and microphone volume (High-Low-Mute) to maximize communication control.
In the end, sound has little to do with watts or decibels or digital technology. It’s about the listening experience, those precious moments when the heart is touched or the spirit transformed. The promise of the Altec Lansing brand is that our sound artisans will continue the legacy of blending art with science to stir the soul.
Altec Lansingâ€™s AHS602i features SRS 3-D Audio technology, an audio enhancement technology that provides a realistic and spacious listening experience through headphones. This award-winning technology retrieves the spatial information from surround recordings and restores the original three dimensional sound field. Games and movies have never sounded better!