After taking look at the specs of these things which seem a little optimistic and also taking into account the plethora of different headsets I've taken a look at this year, honestly, I have no idea how these things are going to perform. So let's find out now.
The High End
Whether you're a gamer, music lover or movie buff, it's important that the high frequencies are kept intact as much as possible. Unfortunately, while headphones have many benefits that can aid in providing a robust high-end, there are also some limitations; size is a big one.
During my testing of the high-end reproduction, my first impression was that the sound was not dissimilar to the high-end found on the Razor's, largely in that it seemed to take a back seat role and never convey that 'buzz' or raw energy that a dedicated tweeter, even a cheap one, would.
These headsets are reliant on a single 'full range' driver tasked with reproducing the whole frequency range. The result is passable, but far from 'stimulating' or 'exciting' to listen to. In fact; 'dull' and lifeless' come quickly to mind.
Further to this, I have serious doubts as to whether the ZOWIE Hammer can get above 15 KHz which is about 2/3 of our range of hearing.
So much for the claimed 25 KHz in the spec run down. As is usually the case even on some more expensive headsets, these numbers mean almost nothing at all when everything is done and dusted.
Having said this, though, I did not feel agitated by the experience, meaning that it's better to have missing high-end than a giant lump of over exaggerated frequencies in the high-range that make you want to cover your ears up.
So, what about the mid-range? Read on to find out.
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