When it comes to gaming headphones you want at least three things: incredible sound, comfort and something I can use when I’m not gaming (like listening to music). In this review we’ll take a look at the Creative Sound BlasterX H5 gaming headphones (or headset, whichever you prefer) and the G5 DAC and Amp. If you’re looking for the best gaming headset/headphones at or under $100, you can’t ignore this combo.
The H5 headphones aren’t going to disappoint gamers in the features department, that’s for sure. On the inside the H5’s are rocking 50mm drivers which will let your favorite soundtracks thump your eardrums and these drivers are actually tilted a bit which produces an acoustic chamber for some added clarity which I’ve really gotten used to and will miss as I move on to try other headphones.
There’s also a detachable mic which is great for when you want to take a break from schooling your friends on Steam or Xbox Live and listen to music. That’s an awesome feature that makes these headphones a lot more versatile than some of the competition.
These aren’t wireless — the best gaming headphones usually aren’t — but the cord here is woven which helps reduce tangles and will definitely last longer than other plastic cords.
On the cord is a rather large remote that lets ...