G.Skill RipJaws SR910 7.1 channel headset review

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The tunes

Audio (Music)

Here's the problem ... Music ... Now I did have to use an EQ preset here, the default sounds way too flat and unbalanced. 




The first song is lay me Down from Avicii. You can drift away in the funky rhythm, impressive voices, the headset delivers enough but does not ,anage to impress. The guitar starts a little flat at the beginning. We hear pretty clear sounding drums, a snazzy bass-line and a clear sounding keyboard solo tops it off. I can confirm that you will likely need an EQ adjustment to get the sound up to snuff. 

Once you've balanced out the EQ setting and likely saved it as a default preference then the outs reasonable dynamic bass, clear voices and an overall decent sound reproduction.

For our second song we start up Triggerfinger with a cover from Lykke Li's I Follow Rivers. It's really a Dutch/Belgian hit song so. The drummer in this band uses a bass-drum the size of a hobbit house. The recording is an acoustic live session. We hear a little treble but once the singing begins it seems to filter away softly. It could be in the recording. BTW hint also -- listen to Cherry at 4:31 (if you are in a funky rock mood). The image envelope is stable, reasonably clear and comfortable to listen to. Bass and Bass drum remain an issue though, with this song you should be able to damage your ears, it just doesn't. Controlling main and SUB settings at the control pod does all kinds of mystifying stuff.

For the final song we pay our respects to Adam MCA Yauch. We load up a FLAC of the Beastie Boys - Three MC's And One DJ. We again use the aforementioned EQ and Surround settings.

Not surprisingly we have tuned the audio levels to our preference, and Three MC's And One DJ sounds again average. The historic three's voices sound absolutely natural, the scratches make your head tumble in agreement and the bass... well it's ... hmm poor. In the software auite we can enable Flexxbass, only nearly maxed out at +6 to +10 DBA we get a decent sounding bass. But that setting in say a movie will distort with explosions.

The SR910 is not the best headset if you want to listen to music on an audiophile quality level. In G.skills defense, it's not who the headset is aimed at as this is a gamers headset.

-- MixMaster cut faster. 

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