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Head:Set 4 Pro review by Rick Moscatello-aaphonebox-png


Great cheap headphones




Between rambunctious pets chewing on cables, endless “too many cords” incidents, and ears which apparently leak acid, I go through headphones fairly regularly. Thus, I don’t like putting too much money into them, even as I find headphones drastically improve my gameplay (and improve the experience as well).

The Head:Set 4 Pro does a great job solving my headphone problems, although certainly does have a few issues I’m willing to accept in exchange for a good price.

It has a microphone, and sound quality (both ways) is good, just no issues here (you’ll need to use an included splitter to use the microphone on a PC, though).

For good or ill, the cord is short. It’s long enough for laptop use, but if you like to wheel around away from your desktop, you’ll have problems. That said, it does make cord management a bit easier.

The box also includes a hook you set up on a piece of furniture—you don’t have to set your headphones down and hope they don’t get knocked to the floor. It’s a cheap thing and won’t bear much weight beyond the headphones it was designed for, but useful.

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The big news here is earcups. I don’t know what it is, but these always rot on me, or rip off, or crack, or…something. It’s the main reason I don’t want to blow big money on headphones, because once this part breaks, there’s just no fixing it in a satisfactory way.

Until now.

The Head:Set 4 Pro has fully detachable ear cups, via magnets, and comes with an extra pair of cups. Snap one off, snap a new one on, and you’re set. The only weakness here is they snap off easily (I’ve already dropped the set—did I mention how hard I am on headphones?), but with magnetic clips, that’s not an issue. Perhaps they’re not quite as comfortable as expensive headphones (I’ve bought the bullet before), but I can still wear them for 4 hours or more with no real issues.

The ear cups also can be rotated/flattened for easy cramming gently placing into your laptop sleeve or bag.
Bottom line, not only is the price reasonably low for real headphones ($29.99), you’re basically getting a headset and replacement with one purchase. I’ll be using these for quite some time, and if you go through these things anywhere near as often as I do, you’ll find these a great investment.

Overall rating: 91