Testing and Conclusion
For testing the V380 I ran though my normal list of FLAC music to get a baseline on frequency response and comparison against some of my other gaming headsets I have available. Most of the testing was done over a three day weekend that also included some lengthy Battlefield 5.
I was surprised at just how comfortable the Viper V380 felt after a long day of gaming. The pleather did make things hotter than I am used to but the light weight kept thing comfortable even after hours of intense gameplay. In terms of sound quality they performed at a level much better than I would have expected when considering the price point.
Music was clear with a much larger bass level than anything I have experienced under $100. Highs and mids were clear but lacked the brightness I was expecting. This is a normal condition when drivers are tuned for bass response. Still not bad considering.
I am constantly amazed at the quality Patriot can put into their Viper line at such an affordable price range. The Viper V380 RGB 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset is no exception featuring oversized ear cups with 53mm drivers that punch well above their weight in just about every test.
If I had to be nitpicky, I would point out that some mic tuning was needed to get the sound pick up to be on par with other gaming headsets and the software functions need refinement. Still for the price, this is a pretty weak set of complaints. For the price, you would be hard pressed to find a better looking or better sounding gaming headset!
Great RGB design
Not a good choice for a smaller head
No detachable cable
Mic can sound muted
Software suite is pretty basic