The folks over at GearBest were kind enough to send me a gaming headset to review. This time it is the SADES SA-902 Gaming Headset. It boasts the WCG (World Cyber Gaming) tag right on the front. With its braided USB cord, thick plastic construction and 7.1 surround emulated sound this headset has become my daily driver. Read the full review inside!
Disclaimer: This was not a paid review. I received the product from GearBest in order to review it for them. The review and opinions about the product are 100% my own and in no way are influenced by SADES or GearBest 🙂
Whats in the Box
When you open the box you will get a list of instructions, a disk, and the headset itself. The packaging is your typical cardboard box with plastic window to display the headset. The instructions that came with this model were all in Chinese. I did some research and found that any of the SADES models that list their model # instead of a name were directly for Chinese markets only. I was assured by GearBest that they are still legal to purchase in countries outside of China.
Note: I’m reading this from the box itself.
- Stereo Compatible
- 120 degree Adjustable Microphone
- Soft Ear pads
- 3.0 meter cable
What they didn’t mention on the box is that it simulates a 7.1 surround sound experience. The “glittering” are the red lights that light up on the sides of the headset.
- Speaker diameter: 40mm(NdFeB)
- Sound effect: 7.1 simulated sound channels
- Frequency range: 20~20.000Hz
- Sensitivity: 112dB +/- 3 dB at 1 khz
- Impedance: 32 Ohm +/- 15%
- Max Input power: 30mW
- Mic Dimension: 6.0*5.0mm
- Mic Frequency Range: 50-10KHz
- Mic Sensitivity: -38dB +/- 3 dB
- Mic Impedance: ≤2.2KΩ at 1khz
- Cable length: Approx.3.0m
- Approximate Weight: 370g/ 0.82lbs
- Input Plug: USB (USB connection provides power)
- Additional: Driver CD and instructions
Overall build quality is on par with what you would expect with a $30.00 headset. It is constructed with formed heavy plastic that feels pretty solid in your hands. It is not a heavy headset though. It is bit more heavier than the Havit DJ headset I recently did a review on or the PS3 Wireless headset I still use on the console.
The headband has enough padding to providing a comfortable fit even on my head.
The build in mic works well. My voice was clear while testing on Skype, Google Hangouts, and Ventrilo. Its spaced far enough away from your mouth so you don’t sound like someone who is breathing heavy into it and people can still clearly understand what you are saying.
The USB Cable is a very long 3 meters in length. You can be sure to reach the back of your computer with the length. And the thick braided line ensures that if you accidentally run it over with a wheel on your office chair it will keep working.
The controls on the headset are big. This means they are easy to find and adjust. Even in the dark.
The noise cancelling ear cups provide a ton of padding. And they cover your ears nicely and comfortably. The only issue I have with these type of headphones? Even in a nice chilly air conditioned area? Your ears will sweat. Which is about as gross as it sounds. But they work great!
I went through the usual round of testing. From gaming, listening to music, playing with the mic. I put the SADES gaming headset through its paces.
The included driver software disk that comes with the headset works. The interface is very simple and very easy to setup and use. It even has a “Karaoke” mode that I found pretty amusing. The X EAR 3d Audio works like it is supposed to and really added an enhanced sound experience to an already great headset.
This headset is amazing for PC Gaming. With the included software driver installed you can really get an immersive deep sound while playing games. Whether playing popular FPS games such as Battlefield 4 or Titanfall. Or playing your favorite dungeon crawlers TorchlightII or Diablo. This headset provides the chops to put you inside the game.
This headset sounds great with music as well. It might not have the same punch as the Havit DJ headset. But it does provide a great overall sound for just about every genre of music. It is more balanced out of the box for music listening than the HAVIT headset I used recently.
Using the included software that comes with the headset allowed me to change the sound settings so I was able to try out different sound settings. I really liked how I could make it sound like I was in a theater with the included echo. Though I quickly turned it off. Sound was very full and rich for listening to movies.
The mic works very well for voice chat. I was told that my voice was very clear when I tested on Skype, Google Hangouts, and Ventrilo.
Overall I really like this headset. For a USB headset it works great out of the box. My Windows 8.1 PC found it without any issues. The included software drivers enhanced the sound quite a bit and the emulated 7.1 surround sound worked like a treat.
What I Liked
- Great for Gaming, listening to music, or watching your favorite movies.
- The included mic is great for online gaming or voice chat.
- It has a great overall design with sturdy plastic construction that is comfortable to wear for hours of game play.
What I Didn’t Like
The only thing that I didn’t like? The lights. It is just a personal opinion but I already have my PC glowing, my mouse, and my keyboard. So I suppose it rounds it out that my headset glows too? 😉
You can find this headset and other SADES products online over at GearBest. If you want to order this headset you can click on the link here to take you directly to the product page. It is currently listed at $28.55 on their website and they offer free shipping. Oh, one last thing! This headset also comes in white with the red highlights if you don’t want black.