Gaming headsets. Some are pure rubbish, designed and marketed (mostly marketed) to hornswoggle you out of your hard-earned cash. Still, others offer a decent sound and a mic – tools to help you communicate with teammates as you pwn the competition. And then there’s the really really good stuff: the kind of headphone that makes us wish we were gamers, if only so we could have an excuse to use those headphones more often. Yep, the Klipsch KG-300 is that kind of headphone.
Klipsch KG-300 Review
The KG-300 is packaged in a deceivingly big box. Inside, you’ll find the headphones, a wireless transmitter, a fairly durable-looking wire headphone stand, an attachable gooseneck mic, a USB cable, three AAA batteries, and audio cables for PS4 and Xbox controllers.
The headphones are a mostly-plastic affair, with some aluminum reinforcing in the extenders, and rather thick padding on the headband and earpads. The cups are shaped to hug the ears – offering an impressive sound while keeping outside noise isolated. When it comes to comfort, these are a dream.
To be honest, connecting the KG-300 the first time was a royal pain. There is no supplied audio cable to be used without a console controller. So if you want to use these with your computer – or, god forbid, your mobile device – right out of the box, you’ll have to stick with the wireless mode.
Once this small misgiving is out of the way, these headphones are pretty awesome IF you like basshead.
Even though I personally prefer headphones with a little less bass than the KG-300, I could still appreciate the booming lows when it came to techno and hip hop. Details are so-so. For the same price, you could easily slap a mod mic on the Audio Technica M50x and call it a day. You won’t have as intense bass, or wireless connectivity, but you will get more detail in the mids or highs.
The mic that comes included with the Klipsch KG-300 is fairly standard. At this price point, it is better quality than those we’ve seen from Sennheiser and Beyerdynamic. And don’t even get me started on how much better this sounds than the swill you’ll find clogging up a product search on Amazon.
Personally, I would recommend this headphone to anyone who wants a wireless (or possibly even wired) headphone to use with their Xbox or PS4 or PC. If you also happen to like an exaggerated bass when it comes to your music, you will love these all the more.
If, however, you prefer to hear every last detail to a game’s soundtrack, there may be better options out there.
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