We all have seen a slew of earphones and headsets in the recent years, with different brands duking it out and getting it right, striking the balance between form and function.
And while most people don’t really care about sound quality, outputs, highs and lows, bass and trebles, here at unbox guru, we do. And whether you’re a noob or seasoned gamer, we are sure this product will be enticing enough for you to sit through this review.
If you have been looking for a solid gaming headset, with amazing sound and pleasing aesthetics, which won’t hurt your pocket, the HP OMEN headset is for you.
Set aside form and comfortability first. To hardcore gamers, sound is the topmost priority in choosing a headset. You would need to hear every soft detail, every hush and boom, and any sound effect that might be vital to your game’s victory or defeat.
The high frequency sounds such as shattering glass or bullets zipping past your head, are crystal clear without sounding piercing or heavy. The mid-range sounds are delicate and airy, unlike with cheaper headsets, which get drowned behind the bass. The bass sounds deep, thick, and precise, without distorting the quality of the entire environment.
Everything you need to hear will be clear and well balanced without being diverted by each breath, pant, or footstep. This balance between highlighting the important frequencies and keeping the negligible ones slightly subdued is what makes this headset perfectly customized to a gamer’s audio needs.
Now let’s talk about how the HP Omen looks like. Simply put, this is a good marriage of both form and functionality.
This headset has no bells and whistles with its design. The headband is designed for comfort, not style. It has a retractable mic that can be easily pulled out for a co-op and can be safely retracted back if you’re flying solo. This design is very functional, making it easy to avoid accidental damage.
The HP Omen is still very handsome despite its functionalities, which other headsets fail to achieve. The matte black color is very unpretentious, but the quiet red accents on the suspension and ear pad housing are pretty nice to look at. It’s sleek and sharp but it still possesses a quality that would be attractive to serious gamers.
The HP Omen headset was designed as a companion for Omen laptops with version 1.1 and above.
If you don’t own any of HP’s compatible systems, you can still enjoy this headset. It comes with a 3.5mm aux adapter so you can take advantage of the high quality audio.
For players on the go, you can use the adapter so it can be compatible with any device that has an auxiliary input. This adapter is also beneficial for console players, so you can easily stick it in to your PS4 or Xbox one controller.
The HP Omen is a very comfortable headset, built for long hours of playing.
It’s a very light headset, so you won’t even feel that it’s on your head. It won’t survive a beating of course but that’s something you have to sacrifice for comfort.
The earpads cup your ears perfectly without rubbing or crushing them. The cushions are soft but durable enough for everyday use.
The moving parts move smoothly so they will never get in the way of any head movements and the headband is customizable to your head size.
VALUE & VERDICT
While there are a lot of headphones ranging from $10 to $30, the HP Omen retails at $50 from Amazon.com.
It is certainly worth the extra money, considering the very balanced audio quality, the retractable mic, and the comfortability. Plus you also get Steelseries’ technology to boot. Remember always that you always get what you pay for. So with a few extra pesos, you are sure to get your money’s worth with the HP Omen.