by Rob Williams on September 26, 2005 in Audio & Media
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.
When I first received the headset, I was a bit skeptical, which is usually how I am. The AHS602i headset is not a product Altec Lansing seems to really advertise, at least to my knowledge. Even though it’s one of their top headsets, it’s hidden in a little corner on their site. My doubts were quickly fixed though, because this headset really did impress me. Since this is a gamers headset, I figured that it would sound best in games, and decent during other uses.
That certainly wasn’t the case either. The headphones greatly impressed me while listening to music and watching movies. The SRS booster really does work wonders, and it makes any sound on your computer much more lively. Actually, listening to some studio recorded songs with the booster, made them sound like they were being performed live. That addition to this headset is definitely the selling point, and a greatly proven one.
There are only a few minor faults I have found with the headset. The control that’s used to turn on the booster is rather large. Of course, you do need to put an AAA battery into it, but it still seems rather big. The other problem is that the Mute, Low and High switch on the control had no effect. I tried it various different ways, but it didn’t work.
In the end, this is a headset that I was very impressed by… I didn’t expect to enjoy it so much. It’s also one that comes in at a very reasonable price, $59.99US at NewEgg. I am giving this headset a very well deserved 9/10 with an Editors Choice award! If you are in the market for a killer headset, don’t hesitate to consider the Altec Lansing AHS602i.
- Amazing sound capabilities
- Performs well at LOUD volumes
- SRS Booster works very well
- Very comfortable to wear
- Control is a tad big
- AAA battery not included.
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