There are some very important features that every gaming headset should have and at the top of that list is comfort. Some may argue that sound quality or features are what define a gaming headset but, if the headset don’t fit well or becomes uncomfortable after a short time then it isn't very good.
In this review I’ll be looking at the Creative BlasterX H5 Gaming Headset. The H5 is a lightweight mid-level gaming headset that features a comfortable over ear speaker design, large 50mm stereo drivers, removable microphone and in-line remote for volume and microphone control.
Audio Processing BlasterX Acoustic Engine Lite (Preset Profiles)
Audio Drivers 50mm FullSpectrum
Headset Frequency Response 20Hz ~ 20kHz
Interface 3.5mm Stereo Input
Supported Operating Systems for Windows
Supported Gaming Consoles PlayStation® 4 via 3.5mm 4-pole audio cable, Xbox One™ via 3.5mm 4-pole audio cable (With Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter)
The Sound BlasterX H5 is a very traditional stereo headset that is designed to be lightweight and very durable. When following a traditional design there is no need for fancy extras or over the top design ideas. Instead the designers can focus on a creative use of materials and building a good product.
For me the most important thing to look for in a headset is comfort and the H5 accomplishes this in a variety of ways. The first is the soft leatherette and memory foam found on both the ear pads and around the headband.
The headband itself is a composite spring under the padding making the entire assembly lightweight a very durable. In terms of adjustment you will find two stainless steel brackets on each side with 12 points of adjustment which can fit small toddlers up to many oversized adults with a preference for the growing teen.
Incidentally this age (The Growing Teen) bracket is also the largest gamer market that can benefit from a quality headphone.