TekNmotion Airhead 1000 headset review

Any PC gamer will tell you that having a decent pair of headphones is pretty much a must if you want to get the full experience. Whether it’s trudging along a three or four hour raid in WoW with guild mates, or shooting bitches on Battlefield, being able to communicate with other people, while having the ability to hear everything in your surroundings, is pretty important.

So, with the Teknmotion Airhead 1000 headset, the objective is fairly simple: provide a pair of comfortable headphones that gives good quality and can allow your teammates to hear you questioning their gaming abilities or sexual orientation. But how do you make such a product stand out from the rest?

The answer? Make it wireless.

The Airhead 1000, at first glance, looks like many other pair of headphones on the market with its simplistic design. However, the wireless connectivity is the main draw here. Simply plug the USB adapter into your computer, and the headset itself will connect to it easily with minimal setup time (other than the five hours required to charge the thing) allowing you the freedom to maneuver around without having to worry about getting tangled up in cords. The wireless range is enough so that you should be able to move around the vicinity of your computer with ease. Just don’t expect to be able to make a quick trip to the kitchen with them on while waiting for battleground queues. It’s also omnidirectional, so the direction you’re facing has little to no effect on how the receiver picks up the signal, allowing for true freedom of movement.

They can also useful for more than just gaming as well, as the headset works with various multimedia programs (iTunes, Windows Media Player, and RealPlayer are the listed supported applications, though they also work with VLC and more), allowing you to play your music while partaking in other activities. They also include a neat feature to directly control your program of choice, featuring play/pause/stop functions, track skipping, and volume control, all on your right ear. This sort of mini-control panel is a pretty cool feature, albeit one that may take a bit to get the hang of. Convenience is simply something you have to get used to.

For quality, this thing holds very well. Whether it’s playing my various micspam sounds over TF2, or having some form of surround sound while watching an anime show on Funimation’s website, I was able to get clear and pitch perfect quality audio. The microphone is also great at picking up your own voice, despite its deceptively small size, perfectly transmitting your in-game verbal abuse to whoever is willing to listen. The device itself works with voice programs like Ventrilo, though it doesn’t quite work with all applications, unfortunately. They apparently don’t like Audacity for some reason, or at least, I could never get them to work with it.

If there’s one thing that holds this back from being a true must-have item (not including the beefy $120 pricetag), is that the thing comes with a plethora of extra cords for each of the additional functions, the majority of which you may never have a use for, ever. This includes the 3.5 mm stereo cable that is supposed to work with speakers or a second headset, a RCA jack stereo cable, and a USB cable that acts like an extension cord for the USB dongle if you want a bit of extra distance. Some interesting perks, but, that’s likely $20 worth of extra parts you’re probably never going to even think about using. At least you can keep them in the handy tote bag that they come with for easy storage, and you can use the bag to carry the headphones itself for on-the-go activities.

For great quality sound, ease of use, and wireless connectivity, the Airhead 1000 wireless headset definitely lives up to its promises. Just be prepared to put down a fair amount of money for more than what you may need. If you just want a simple pair of headphones for gaming, chatting, or music listening, then there are much more affordable alternatives out there. If you’re getting a nice tax return check, though, then these may be something worth treating yourself to.

Grade: B+

TekNmotion Airhead 1000 Wireless Headset
Manufactored by Compuexpert
Platforms: Mac and PC
Price: $199.99
Specs:
-Wireless Frequency: 2.4GHz(4dBm), 10 meters,
Omni-Directional
-Lithium Battery: 10-12 hours operating time
-Power Output: 3.5~4.1V, Rated current ≈ 32mA
-Speakers: 40mm drivers, Frequency Response 20Hz~50kHz,
Impedance 28Ω, THD ~0.1% @ KHz
-Microphone: Impedance ≤ 2.2KΩ, Frequency Response ≈ 8KHz
-Transmitter: USB connection to Mac and PC

For more information on the Airhead 1000 headset; visit TekNmotion official website. You can also follow them on facebook and twitter.

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