The folks over at Gemini were kind enough to send me the Sades Zelda go4zelda Hammer Super Bass 7.1 Surround Sound PC Gaming Headset (whew! what a mouthful!) to review. How does it stand up while listening to music, watching movies, and of course gaming? Read the full review inside!
Disclaimer: This was not a paid review. I received the product from 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 Gemini 🙂
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. This time the instructions I received were in multiple languages including English.
Note: I’m reading this from the box itself.
- Soft-leather padding on ear and head
- 50mm powerful bass speaker
- Virtual 7.1 surround sound deliver detailed sound
- Flexible microphone for exact positioning
- Multi functional inline remote for enhanced game play
- Loudhailer Diameter: 50MM(9NdFeB)
- Sensitivity: 100dB =/-3dB at 1kHZ
- Frequency Range: 20-220.000HZ
- Impedance: 22 Ohm at 1KHz
- Max Output Power: 10mW
- Mic Dimension: 4*1.5mm
- Mic Frequency Range:50-10kHz
- Mic Impedance: <2.2K ohms at 1kHz
- Cable length: Approx 2.2 M
- Approximate Weight: 0.82lbs
- Input Plug: USB (USB connection provides power)
- Additional: Driver CD and instructions
The headset is constructed with formed heavy plastic that feels pretty solid in your hands. It is not a heavy headset though. These are actually very light and comfortable and I was able to wear them for hours and it didn’t hurt my ears or caused me any type of fatigue.
Note: How about the durability of the product? The last Sades headset review I did 2 years ago? It’s still alive and well. I had given it away and I’m told its still working as well as the day they received it!
The headband has enough padding to providing a comfortable fit even on my rather large head.
The built in mic works pretty good as well. My voice was clear while testing on Skype, Google Hangouts, Discord, 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 at 2.2M. It was just long enough to make it work with my own PC setup. So your mileage may vary. The cord is pretty thick and only time will tell if it will end up getting twisted up like the last pair I ruined. The only thing I did notice is that the cord gets snagged with the volume controls a bit but I haven’t experienced any type of wire twisting that I’ve seen with past headsets I’ve owned.
The controls on the headset are big. VERY big! They are also lit up so you can easily find them in the dark if you need to. I’m kind of ‘iffy’ on the build quality and I have my concerns on how it will last as time goes on. While testing they managed to stay together at least. One thing to note – if you hit the mute button? It will turn purple instead of Red. If you turn off the LED – it will show up as the proper Red color. Also of note – it does appear that the mute button does not light up when you press it.
Yes the headset lights up. Everything does now days it seems. Although I’m not a fan of things that glow – the controls do make sense. It is a pretty blue at least – and you can turn off the lighting as well on the volume control. I apologize for not including a pic – my camera just couldn’t get a good enough shot to show you the glow.
To test it I’ve been using it for the past few weeks putting it through its paces. I listened to music, watched movies (and a lot of anime), and of course played a bunch of different games.
Note: Although this did include a disc with software/drivers for the headset. I no longer have a CD player for my computer. Unfortunately this means I didn’t test the headset with the included software.
For me the headset really worked really really well – or it kind of hurt the game. With the super bass and 7.1 emulated surround sound it was fantastic for any type of game that had any kind of action. Explosions were satisfying, and the overall sound is pretty clear. So for games like Titanfall 2 or Ghost Recon Wildlands these are amazing! The one game that I found it to be pretty disappointing was with DIRT Rally. The motor sounds seemed kind of muddied and didn’t have quite the same punch as other headsets I own.
For music this headset was OK but not fantastic. This is highly subject though. You have to consider that my music tastes will vary from yours. For my favorite types of music – mainly Rock, Classic Rock, Blues, and Heavy Metal etc. The Bass is just a bit too much. For other styles of music that utilize heavy bass? Then its pretty good. The bass it thumping but not to the point where it hurts. Its actually pretty mellow. The mids and highs though aren’t spectacular.
For movies – this is where these things really seem to shine. The bass adds that extra punch to movie sound tracks and sound effects. Especially for any type of action movie. They really do help you feel more immersed into the movie your watching with these on.
Overall there was a lot for me to like about this headset. They aren’t the best I’ve wrapped over my noggin. But they are far from the worst. Some of the points haven’t changed from the last Sades review I did. For a budget gaming headset I just really like Sades products.
What I Liked
- Good 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
- I’m just not a huge fan of the super bass in the headset. This is completely a matter of preference.
- I didn’t like the lighting. Again that’s just me though. It
waswasn’t obnoxiously bright and the lighting doesn’t detract from the headset – plus you can turn off the lighting if you wish.
- The volume controls. For me they were just a bit too big. At least there is no way your going to miss clicking on the wrong button though!
I want to give Gemini a big thanks for allowing me to review this headset. It was a lot of fun testing it out and putting it through it’s paces! You can purchase it online at Amazon here.