The Sandberg EsportsEquipment Twister gaming headset is the cheapest option from the EsportsEquipment gaming headset range. With a price mark around £20, the Twister headset certainly is a budget gaming peripheral but does this mean it’s no good?
Sandberg EsportsEquipment Twister Gaming Headset Review: Product features
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Sandberg EsportsEquipment Twister Gaming Headset Review: Design
Something a lot of headsets with a price as low as the price of the Twister lack is a decent looking appearance. The EsportsEquipment Twister gaming headset is one of the exemptions to this. The headset looks stunning and it’s easy to see, that the design is focused on gaming. This is thanks to having a modern and sleek look with curves and indents in all the right places. Then there’s something, that no PC peripheral is complete without, I’m of course talking about the LED light system. The headset has a blue LED system in place, with a set of LED’s located on the side of each ear cup. Unfortunately, the color is just limited to solid blue and there’s no dedicated on or off switch. If you don’t want the LED light on you can simply unplug the USB cable from your PC as the microphone and headphones are powered from 3.5mm jacks.
The color scheme here is a stunning looking black and blue, which fits in well with the other headsets from the family as well as other peripherals from the EsportsEquipment family. While the headset has a strong solid build, the materials used do reflect the price you are paying. This means the headset is quite plasticky when it comes to feeling and doesn’t have a premium appearance like the more expensive headsets out there.
At the front of the left ear cup is a solid microphone that can be pulled down and outwards when in use or up and inwards while not in use. Unfortunately, it can’t be moved left or right, which means if you’re a quiet speaker, you’re going to need to talk up.
I have a bit of criticism towards the nylon coated cable that has been used for the Twister headset. The cable quality could be a lot better, even at this price point. For me right now though, the cable is too thin and feels quite flimsy. If you were to accidentally tug a bit too hard on this cable, it would most likely snap. The negatives out-of-the-way, the cable is good when it comes to length as if offers a generous 2.1m. This means I am able to sit comfortably at just the right distance from my PC desk and still have enough cable slack to freely move about in the area near my PC. There’s also an inline remote present on the cable, that has a microphone power switch as well as a volume dial on it.
Sandberg has a tendency to ensure their wearable products are comfortable and that’s no different when it comes to the Sandberg EsportsEquipment Twister gaming headset. The padding on each ear cup is thick and soft, which results in comfort that stays. Then there’s the headband padding, which again is quite thick and soft, which yields the same results as the ear cup padding. Adjustment is taken care of by runners of each side of the headband that simply lift the headband up or lower it depending on head size.
Sandberg EsportsEquipment Twister Gaming Headset Review: Audio and microphone quality
I have to say the audio the Sandberg EsportsEquipment Twister gaming headset produces is far better than the audio produced on other headsets I have used with a similar a price. What you get here is clear audio and a decent level of bass and a good enough level of treble. This can be said for gaming with the headset as well as chatting and listening to music through your PC’s media player or Youtube.
The microphone does work well, although I do have to raise my voice a bit, to ensure I can be heard. I have been using it for gaming and chat through Skype and with the exception of raising my voice a few times, I have found it a joy to use.
Sandberg EsportsEquipment Twister Gaming Headset Review: Overall
Sandberg has again proven, that no matter the price of a product, they are able to produce something that is fantastic. While there are pros and cons of this headset, it’s easy for me to say that the pros far outweigh the cons, such an example is that the great design, more than makes up for the plasticky feeling of the headset. The audio is great, especially for a headset of this price. Would I recommend it? Well despite the few things I don’t like, such as the cable, I would say yes. At the price, you are getting a solid good performing headset that’s just too good to miss out on.
- -40 mm oversize drivers for heart pounding Explosive game sounds and Extra Bass Punch. Overstuffed Earpads for fatigue free gaming for a perfect gaming experience.
- -Features Dual Inline Volume Controls for Separate Chat and Game Sounds.
- -High performance echo free boom microphone stays where you set it. Advanced circuitry ensures crystal clear chat (or trash talk!). Don’t get left behind - Guide your platoon, find the zombies, soar the air!
- -Padded fully adjustable headband and foldable earcups for travel or easy storage.
- -Designed for the XBOX One but also works with the PS4 and other systems.
- [7.1 Virtual Surround Sound]: 50mm speaker unit neodymium magnets, built-in Usb audio sound card with 7.1 surround sound; all game sound effects & details will come to your ears to provide immersive gaming experience
- [Noise Cancelling Mic]: The customized unidirectional microphone reduces ambient noise for enhanced voice quality, to pick up your voice clearly and loudly. Retractable; easily to switch on/off, adjustable microphone volume.
- [Multifunctional & Convenient Controller]: Gaming headphones with in-line controller: volume adjuster, mic volume adjuster, microphone on/off; There is a clip so that you can attach it onto your T-shirt for convenient controls.
- [High Quality Building]: This pc gaming headset has sturdy construction, adjustable metal headband, flexible microphone, thick memory foam cushion pads, big & soft earmuff, tangle-free cord & decent package. Exclusively made for pro gamers, you can enjoy a long & comfortable gaming session.
- [Compatibility]: Headset with USB plug, compatible with personal computers, laptop computers. Software is easy to download and install for 7.1 surround sound effect.
- Designed for gaming, the 2.4 grams connection delivers rock solid, lossless wireless audio with ultra-low latency and zero interference
- Widely recognized as the best mic in gaming, the discord certified clear cast microphone delivers studio quality voice clarity and background noise cancellation
- Sound is your competitive advantage with the s1 speaker drivers, engineered to produce ultra-low distortion audio so you hear every detail Effective Range: 12 m / 40 ft
- Immerse yourself in 360 degrees of precision audio with next generation DTS headphone: x v2.0 7.1 surround sound (pc only)
- 24 hour battery life gives you enough continuous play for even your longest gaming sessions; Compatible only with Pc, Mac, PS, Switch and Mobile; Headphone sensitivity: 98 dB
- [Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement]: High power 50mm neodymium magnets drivers, tuned by professional acoustic engineers, bring a wide frequency range and rich accurate sound, so you can hear most sound effects and details to boost the passion.
- [Upgraded Adjustable Boom Mic]: Microphone is with 100 degree range of motion, easy to reach and retract; upgraded tech has been built in to have some noise cancellation, and better pick up your voice, so you can have a clear chat with others.
- [A Comfortable Fit]: The over-ear close-back design, headband with padded memory foam, earmuffs with thick leatherette and triple-layered memory foam, easily adjustable head beam. All these are not just for a longer lasting comfort, also block out surrounding noises to help focus on gaming.
- [Compatible with Multi-platforms]: Well works with PS4, PS4 Pro/slim, Xbox One, Xbox One S/X, PC, laptop, Mac, smartphones and other devices with 3. 5mm phone jack. An extra adapter (not included) is need to work with 1st generation Xbox controller.
- [Accessible In-line Control]: 5ft braided cable with in-line controller: volume adjustment & mute button for microphone. Easy to reach, convenient to use. You would find these perfect for gaming.
- 40 mm drivers deliver explosive game sound
- High performance, foldable microphone with advanced circuitry
- Integrated volume control for ease and convenience
- Soft, extra-padded cushions for maximum comfort
- Compatible with PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite, smartphones, tablets, and other 3.5 mm compatible audio devices
- lmmersive Gaming Audio. Dual 50mm speaker drivers are engineered to produce detailed, balanced soundscape with ultra-low distortion for your games, music, movies, and more
- Noise-canceling Mic. The flexible omnidirectional microphone captures the user's voice yet eliminates unwanted background noise.
- Convenience to Use: The in-line Audio control makes it possible to conveniently adjust the volume and mute the microphone without having to go into extra settings
- Built for comfort. Soft leatherette ear cups and ergonomically padded headband allow for long gaming sessions without fatigue
- Versatile Compatibility. Designed for everywhere you game, including PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and mobile. (Xbox One Stereo Adapter may be required, not included)
- GREAT INDOOR AND OUTDOOR GAME: This Twister game includes a spinner and a plastic floor mat that’s twice the size of the original with more and bigger colored spots. It's easy to set up and put away
- FUN PARTY GAME: Liven up a party for kids, teens, and tweens. It's also a great game for family reunions, recess, and team-building
- ALL IN WITH OPTIONAL SPINNER-LESS PLAY: For spinner-less play, use the Twister Spinner Alexa skill (Alexa device sold separately). Note: When using Alexa, sound comes from the paired Echo device
- CLASSIC TWISTER GAMEPLAY – Do you remember playing Twister when you were a kid? The game that ties you up in knots is still an awesome multiplayer game for kids ages 6 and up
- GAMEPLAY OPTIONS – Choose Spot Elimination and eliminate by using a row of colored spots on the Twister Ultimate mat, or play Spinner's Choice where the person who spins chooses the next move
- Decorative tin with built-in storage
- Graphics inspired by 1966 edition
- Vintage Twister mat and spinner
- For ages 8 and up
- The #1 Best-Selling Gaming Peripherals Manufacturer in the US: Source - The NPD Group, Inc. U.S. Retail Tracking Service, Keyboards, Mice, PC Headset/Pc Microphone, Gaming Designed, based on dollar sales, 2017-2021
- Immersive, 7.1 Surround Sound for Positional Audio: Outfitted with custom-tuned 40 millimeter drivers, capable of software-enabled surround sound when used for PC gaming only (download code slip inside the box)
- Designed for All-Day Comfort: The lightest Kraken headset ever at 250 grams, around 40% lighter than the competition
- Bendable Noise Cancelling Microphone: A cardioid mic reduces background and ambient noises for crystal-clear communication
- In-Headset Audio Controls: Includes an analog volume control wheel and mic mute switch on the headset for quick and convenient adjustments
- Wired over the Ear Headphones: Full size, classic style Headphones deliver balanced, high frequency sound on par with higher priced headphones for maximum value and hours of listening enjoyment
- Powerful Bass, Vocals and Lyrics: Dual 30 millimeter neodymium driver units easily handle up to 1000Mw maximum power input for satisfying bass plus mid-range and high frequency trebles for clear vocals and lyrics
- Padded for Comfort: Plush padded earpads softly surround the entire ear to minimize ambient noise and Distractions, and a smooth, quick adjust headband easily conforms to the head for optimum fit and comfort
- Extended Headphone Cord: An extra-long, 6.5 feet audio cord gives you plenty of space to sit back and relax while watching movies and TV, and the freedom to move about while gaming
- sound with style: Sleek, distinctive matte black finish and durable, lightweight design add a clear look of style and comfort wherever you go
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