Video gaming provides a unique thrill that no other medium can replicate. The elation of victory or the agony of defeat is something that gamers cherish and seek to recreate as often as possible. One way to enhance the experience is through a headset, which allows you to communicate with your team and opponents as well as to hear audio from your games better. Unfortunately, headsets can cost an arm and a leg.
PDP's Afterglow LVL1 Chat Headset is a great solution for those on a budget. It features a 30mm driver, easily accessible volume and mute controls, and a lightweight design for comfortable long gaming sessions. It also comes with a 3.5mm stereo input on one of its ear cups that allows the headset to be used as regular headphones when plugged into your mobile device, computer, or portable gaming console.
The headset is easy to setup and use. A transmitter is included, which plugs into a USB port on a computer or MAC to function as an audio device, instantly transmitting audio wirelessly to the headset. It also has RCA stereo piggyback cables that can be connected to your television's audio output, allowing all of the audio coming into your TV to be passed through the headset before being heard on the headset's speakers.
The sound quality is not the best, but it is adequate for casual gaming and listening to music. It is bass-heavy, which may not be ideal for some gamers. It also lacks surround support, which can take away from an immersive gaming experience.