Havit asked if I wanted to do a review on their Professional Studio Stereo DJ Headphone with Microphone. Since my old Logitech’s died I jumped on it! Take a look inside as I review the features and put it through its paces from PC Gaming, watching Movies, Video Conferences, and of course listening to Music. Does it hold up to the tests I put it through? Or does it fall flat? Read more inside to find out.
I’ve owned quite a few headset and headphones throughout the years. From my years of PC Gaming I went through a lot of them. So I’m pretty picky when it comes to what I wrap over my ears.
Dear Amazon. Why did you think it wise to throw these in a plastic bag instead of using a box? Because of this the box was damaged but the headphones survived the trip.
Disclaimer: This article includes Amazon Affiliate links (mainly just for the images) If you do click on them you will be taken to Amazon and any sales made I will make a small % off of the sale. Also I received these from Havit to review them. I was not paid and all opinions of the product being reviewed are entirely my own.
Well you get the headset, and the extender that allows you to plug it into the back of your PC’s sound card’s 3.5mm Mic/Headphone jack.
- High-definition bass and super-transparent highs
- Ultra-high dynamic range, great music experience
- Closed-cup, around-the-ear design maximizes noise rejection so you can concentrate on the beat
- High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
- Detachable headphone cable resists tangles, and connects to any 1/8-Inch (3.5mm) audio source
- Speaker diameter: 40mm
- Impedance: 32
- Senesitivity 108 dB +/- 3dB
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20KHZ
- Cord Length: Approx. 1.5m
- Plug Type: 3.5mm
- Microphone 6 x 2.7 mm
- Frequency response: 30 Hz to 15KHZ
- Impedance: <10k
- Sensitivity: 58 dB +/- 3 dB
It doesn’t look or feel cheap. I like the way they designed the headset. With the mix of brown and black and metal highlights it works well together. Havit used screws for the construction instead of just pressing/gluing it together. The cups are pretty thick padding to help block out sound.
The padding on the headband that goes over my noggin is thick enough to ensure that I can comfortably wear them for long periods of time.
The 3.5mm cable used is a bit thicker and the length is just about perfect. It’s long enough to reach the back of my computer – which is about 2 feet to my right. And short enough that I can use them with my smartphone and not trip over them.
My only concern is the built in Mic. It is a little plastic box. I’m mildly concerned that this might be a point of failure on the headphone over time.
The 3.5 mm splitter cable is a nice touch. My computer recognized the mic/headphone without an issue. Even after unplugging so I can test with my smartphone and then plugging it back in. It works very well.
The overall build quality for a $30 headset is a much higher than what you typically get. The Logitech headset I had until it died was very flimsy and I always felt like it was going to fall apart whenever I handled it. These are the opposite of that. Now.. don’t go throwing them around!
OK, I’m not just saying this. I have a really large head. And big Dumbo ears to go with it. Seriously. I wear an XL fitted baseball cap. So for a headset to fit over my head and fit comfortably is quite a feat for it. I broke the last pair of Turtle Beach PX21’s I had because they weren’t up to the task.
These fit over my head just right. And they fit over my ears comfortably too. It’s not like I don’t know they aren’t on my head. They are really comfortable though! The adjustments that slide out allow for just about any size head. Although my son (who is four) had issues – so I would say for any older teen to adult sized head they should fit fine.
The only thing that I have an issue with are the cups that go over your ears. It’s not the fault of Havit’s though. This goes for all headphones that go over the entire ear. If it gets warm in your room? Your ears start to sweat. *Yuck*. Other than that? They are great!
To test these I went through and played a few different types of games. I watched some of my favorite shows on Netflix and on my PC. I listened to a lot of different music both on my PC and on my Motorola MOTO X. I even did quite a few video calls through Google Hangouts as well.
The “Out of the Box” sound when you plug them in? They really do have a lot of Bass. It emphasizes the low end of the spectrum quite a bit. Mids and Highs? They didn’t seem as dynamic or in your face as advertised (at first). But stay with me. I wanted to give up on them too until I started using them for a bit.
I do quite a bit of video conferencing as of late. So it nice that I had these on hand. Voice quality and the overall sound was very clear and easy to understand. I only tested using Google Hangouts – but they should be about the same across the board with Skype, Teamspeak etc.
The headphones do quite well for PC Gaming. I played a little bit of everything from Quake II, Half Life Black Mesa, Battlefield 4, Titanfall, and even some Peggle (lol). The sound was punchy and definitely loud enough. They are pretty close to being on par with the old set of the Turtle Beach PX21’s. These are great for their price range in terms of gaming.
The Havit headphones are great for watching movies. The emphasis on the bass really helped for action movies such as “The Avengers” but were balanced enough for movies like “Her”.
This is where they presented a challenge for me. As I mentioned before out of the box? They really emphasized the boom of the low end sound spectrum. I tested listening to all types of music. From Jazz, Hip-hop, Blues, Country, Rock, Rap, Techno, Dubstep, and even some Death Metal.
I really did have to adjust the Pre-amp and EQ settings on AIMP3 to make them sound close to the way I like to listen to certain types of music. These weren’t designed for Classic Rock, Blues, or Jazz.
For music that uses Bass to drive it’s sound such as Techno, Hip-Hop, Rap, Dubstep, Electronica, Dance, etc… These are great!
Bottom Line: Although they do provide a rich full sound. If you’re an ‘audiophile’ who enjoys listening to older genres of music? Then these might not cut it for you. For newer types of today’s music which take advantage of bass? Then these are great!
I plugged these into my Motorola MOTO X. I think my phone had some difficulty pushing sound to these things. While listening to music? It just sounded pretty flat. Plus I felt kind of silly wearing a big set of headphones on my head while walking around outside 🙂
I tested the built-in microphone and took a few calls. People said they were able to hear me clearly and I had no issues with it.
I think if I were to use a third party music app that offered an EQ/Pre-amp? I could have probably adjusted the sound a bit more. Due to the size of the headphones? I probably would never leave the house with them on lol. For the younger crowd? You could probably still get away with wearing these.
OK, these things can thump! I cranked up the volume and the speakers in these really do punch quite a bit. Especially while listening to a Deadmau5 mix on YouTube. They had no issue keeping up with putting them on at full volume (not recommended if you want to keep your hearing). No crackling or anything that I could discern. They remained clear and bumped quite nicely at loud volume even for extended periods of time.
For $30.00 the Havit Professional DJ Stereo Studio Headphones will perform great for gaming, voice, or listening to today’s modern music. I’ve been using these for a few weeks now. Besides the minor issue with not being tailored to my music tastes? I really do like them a lot. They are fantastic for the price.
What I Liked:
- I like the overall style of the headphones. With its brown texture and mix of brown/black plastic the design is ‘old-school’ while still looking modern as well.
- They are really comfortable.
- The 3.5mm cord and jack along with the PC adapter splitter cable is nice. It means I can use them for either a PC or my Smartphone.
- The Havit’s sound great for Voice, Gaming, or Modern Music
What I Didn’t Like:
- They fell kind of flat for older genres of music. They just aren’t designed for music like Classic Rock, Blues, or Jazz.
How Would You Like to WIN One?
No, not mine. I’m keeping them! I’m talking about a brand new in the box set of these? Havit is being nice enough to give away a pair to one lucky reader! Click Here to Enter Today! Ends 8/8/2014.