LucidSound LS10P (review)

LucidSound LS10P

The LucidSound LS41 has been my go-to headset for gaming. It has everything you’ll need in a competitive gaming headset. Deep rich sound, easy to use and intuitive controls, and a crystal clear mic, but with a price tag of $200, the headset isn’t ideal for your average gamer. For the budget-conscious players, LucidSound released the LS10P (PlayStation version) which is priced well below $100, but can it be enough to give your average gamer everything they need in an age where optimal sound is now a key factor in gaming?

Comfort and Design

The LS10P does away with any premium materials such as rich leather and metals but is instead replaced with high impact durable plastic throughout the entire headset. This, of course, is to bring the cost down but doesn’t make the headset feel cheap or flimsy in any way. What you do get is a headset that feels sturdy and lightweight, which will sit nicely atop your head giving you hours of comfort. 

For added comfort, the earcups and headband feature soft foam that generously forms around your ears and head, which is then wrapped in synthetic leather that does a wonderful job of wicking away moisture. The earcups swivel for quick and easy storage and include removable plates that are attached by magnets. 

The LS10P is a wired headset, which can be a drawback to those who prefer a wireless option, but on the plus side, you’ll never need to worry about recharging the headset. The headset plugs directly to your PS4 remote, with the cable having a good deal of length. So you’ll never feel as if you’re tethered too closely to your controller. The microphone is fully detachable and is highly flexible, allowing you to place the microphone in any desired position.

Performance

Built inside the LS10P is a pair of 50mm speakers that are capable of producing stereo sound. To test the quality of the sound performance, I played a series of first-person shooters to hear what kind of realism I would be able to pick up. When it comes to competitive shooters such as Rainbow 6 Siege, Call of Duty, or Apex Legends, being able to dictate the direction of sound is a big deal. Luckily, the LS10P does a great job of producing a near-accurate sound that will give you just enough spatial awareness to give you a heads up as to wear enemy combatants are.

The overall sound has a very wide and dynamic range, allowing you to hear every bit of action that occurs during gameplay. Gunshots and explosions have a realistic touch to them, making games with heavy artillery action sound almost menacing and fear-inducing while adding a great deal of satisfaction to your long-term enjoyment. The headset itself can get very loud when the volume is turned to its max. This makes it perfect for those gamers who want to immerse themselves in their video games while eliminating any outside noise or distractions.

The microphone is exceptionally clear, making it easy for teammates or friends to hear you. But there were times when players I would chat with said that they were able to hear everything aside from my voice. That means that if you have a TV, music, or even a room fan on in the background, chances are they will be heard.

Functionality on the LS10P is made to be easily used without having to think about it. Everything you’ll need to do including controlling the headset is solely placed on the left earcup. Adjusting the volume is done so with ease by simply turning the dial, and to mute the microphone, you’ll just need to push the integrated button that’s located right on the outside of the left earcup. A red LED light on the microphone will indicate when you are muted, it’s bright and can be easily seen even in your peripheral vision.


Final Reaction

Whether you’re a console or PC player, playing video games can be an exceptionally expensive hobby. While we envy pro players who use the latest in high-tech gaming gear, most of the average gamers out there today won’t be able to afford that luxury. But that doesn’t mean you need to lose out on quality. When it comes to gaming headsets, the LucidSound LS10P makes sure that you don’t. For a retail price of $59.99, LucidSound provides you with a headset the performs well over what its price is on paper. The headset is comfortable and produces some fantastic audio. The microphone is crystal clear, and it has ease of use built-in mind. A few drawbacks will be the lack of sound protection on the microphone and the idea that the pair is purely wired, but even with those, there’s no doubt in my mind, that the LS10P is a headset that you’ll be able to use for a very long time. 

Score: 4/5 Atoms

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*The LS10P was provided by LucidSound for review purposes.

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