LucidSound’s LS40 gaming headset appears and sounds good in every situation
The gaming-adjacent audio-accessory enterprise has no shortage of selections, nonetheless whatever the fairly just a few corporations competing inside the space, I nonetheless actually really feel like no person has made the right all-around headset with every perform at any worth differ.
Nonetheless after spending extended time with the LS40 wi-fi surround-sound gaming headset from LucidSound, I really feel I’ve found the one headset that comes the closest however to fixing every potential audio need.
What you’ll like
Comfortable and good
The LS40 displays the cleverness of LucidSound’s engineers. It’s a wi-fi headset that will flip proper right into a wired unit at anytime and will be lightweight and simple to handle. I’ve an infinite spherical melon for a head, nonetheless the LS40 was nonetheless on a regular basis cosy for me. Key to that is that it match snuggly with out squeezing my skull. It moreover stayed in place regardless of how I moved. That makes it simple to neglect that I’m carrying the headset, and I barely ever wanted to change it to make it actually really feel correct.
On excessive of that comfort, the LS40 has all the extra choices that I actually really feel I’ve to demand from a $200 headset these days. Most notably, it would in all probability swap to wired mode by plugging inside the included three.5mm cable, and it has play/pause controls constructed into the left earcup. I actually like this for just a few causes, nonetheless the first one is that if the audio cable breaks (which happens with most headset I benefit from in the end), I can merely buy a model new one low price, and I’ll nonetheless have the selection to plug this into my cellphone and play (or pause) podcasts whereas I’m out for a stroll. If I get a reputation, I’ll even take that by hitting the play/pause button, and I don’t even need the included detachable microphone.
The LS40 has a major mic that is not seen, and it does an superior job for points like cellphone calls. However after I would really like increased audio for on-line gaming with my friends, I can plug inside the included detachable microphone at any time after I would really like.
LucidSound has moreover made a gorgeous-looking headset. It has educated trend with the brushed-metal look on the earcups and the crimson stitching alongside the sides and on the headband. It’s so cool, that I under no circumstances hesitate to placed on it open air the house.
Full, spectacular sound
The LS40 pumps out detailed sound it does not matter what gadget you’re using it with. I can decide the various units when listening to music on my cellphone, and the bass is ample to softly rumble the bones surrounding my ears.
Nonetheless after I’m going wi-fi on the PC the LS40 sounds even increased. This powered mode amps up the bass and the crispness all through the entire audio spectrum.
In video video games, the 7.1 DTS Headphone X sound is on par with the easiest headsets on this worth differ. I was ready to choose the trail of enemy fireside in shooters like Counter-Strike and Overwatch, and ambient environmental noises in an upcoming single-player sci-fi epic from Digital Arts bought right here to life via the 50mm drivers. And though I was on a regular basis having fun with video video games wi-fi, I under no circumstances ran out of juice on account of it has 15-hour battery life.
What you gained’t like
Powered audio doesn’t work with the three.5mm jack
The LS40 is my new go-to headset for gaming and audio, nonetheless it isn’t flawless. Not just like the Logitech G933, which will be $200 and has a number of the same choices, LucidSound does not can help you activate the power of the LS40 to get amplified audio when you’re hook up with a wire. The sound of the headset is additional fleshed out when the power is on, and I would’ve appreciated to have the selection to get that prime high quality after I used to be connecting the gadget to my Xbox One controller or after I used to be jamming out to streaming music on my cellphone.
No on-board storage for the USB dongle
The LS40 connects wirelessly to your PC via a USB dongle, nonetheless not like opponents like Razer and Logitech, you can’t retailer that dongle inside the headset itself. That’s solely annoying whenever you’re touring fairly a bit and nonetheless want the selection to go wi-fi on the road. LucidSound did embody a carrying pouch, nonetheless I under no circumstances actually really feel that’s an ideal decision as a result of it merely creates additional points to lug spherical.
LucidSound has certainly one of many increased all-around headphones with its LS40. To ensure that you a single headset for listening to music open air the house, for gaming, for communication, and the whole thing else, the LS40 is a wonderful various. It doesn’t merely get the job completed in all of those circumstances, it excels. Its closest rival, Logitech’s G933 is comparable worth and incorporates amplified audio over a line-in, nonetheless I like LucidSound’s design. It’s aesthetically pleasing, nonetheless it’s moreover well-engineered with the play/pause button constructed into the earcup versus the audio line. For me, that makes the LS40 increased for additional circumstances and additional reliable over time.
I extraordinarily advocate the LucidSound LS40.
LucidSound supplied GamesBeat with a sample unit for the intention of this analysis. The LS40 is obtainable now for $200.