Sound BlasterX H6 Review: Punching above its weight

H6 sound blasterX controller

Sound BlasterX is a go-to for many gamers. From headsets to soundcards, they’ve just about had it all. The item in question today is the H6 gaming headset with 7.1 surround sound.

Specs and Features

  • Audio Processing – BlasterX Acoustic Engine
  • Audio Drivers – 50mm FullSpectrum Neodymium
  • Headset Frequency Response – 20Hz ~ 20kHz, 32 ohms
  • Audio Technologies – Scout Mode
  • Interface – USB, 3.5mm Stereo Input

Supported Gaming Consoles – Xbox One via a 3.5mm 4-pole audio cable (With Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter), PlayStation 4 via USB, Nintendo Switch (no voice comms) via USB (Dock) and 3.5mm 4-pole audio cable (Console), USB connection

Microphone – Frequency Response: 50Hz ~ 15kHz, Sensitivity: -42dB, Microphone Type: ClearComms Unidirectional Condenser Microphone, Detachable: Yes, Impedance: 2.2k ohms

sound blasterX H6 tension

Build

The H6 is a super comfy headset. Anyone that wears glasses will not have to worry about the tension either. The tension of the headband doesn’t put much pressure on the head and the ear cushions are super soft, so it all helps with comfort. A textured high-density plastic is used for the outer material of the H6. If ear cushions need to be replaced, they swivel off easily. Not that you would need to do that, because they are nice ear cushions. The microphone is detachable if you plan to just use them for listening to music or playing a games campaign.

There are 2 different audio connections. You can connect via Micro-USB to USB Type-A or via 3.5mm jack to 3.5mm jack. This allows you to use it on multiple devices. The customized LED effects and audio profiles will only work via USB connection on a PC unfortunately. This is because you need to download the Sound Blaster Connect application.

sound blaster software

The profiles save to the computer, but there are 3 profiles that work on the H6 without the software; gaming, movies, and music. The features you can use via USB connection on devices other than PC are the mute button, ambient monitoring, and volume control. None of these work while connected via 3.5mm jack though. Overall, the button placement, durability, and comfort definitely made my experience with the H6, joyful. I have no worries of this headset having issues anytime soon.

Sound

The sound profiles gave me the option to equalize my experience to my liking. When I tested out the lows, I was very impressed. The deepest sound I have heard from a gaming headset. No driver rattle when pushed to the limits either. Very good quality. As for the mids, they felt smooth but slightly muted. Not a big deal though since most gaming headsets suffer from the same effect. The highs were pronounced and sharp. A bit above average. In the end, I found it to be comparable to most headsets on the market, but with a noticeably better low range.

sound blasterX h6 side

Final Reaction

The Sound BlasterX H6 is a force to be reckoned with for sure. The ease of use with ambient monitoring and compatibility with different devices makes it convenient. The onboard sound profiles gave me options when using the headset for different activities. The software lets me ticker with it more until I found my favorite settings. I do wish that I could save one EQ profile that I could create and set as custom to the headset. I would only add more features for the 3.5mm jack connection and a custom EQ profile that can be saved to the headset. I definitely like the H6, and it’s a killer deal for $79.99.

Rating: 4/5 Atoms

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Nick Keogan
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I've reviewed gaming and tech for over 10 years now. I'm a family man based out of Utah. Grew up in the Greater Washington DC Area.