Music is my drug
As goes the words in Dizze Rascal's song, Big Dirty Stinking Bass, "I'm a baseline junkie and I like it funky." I listen to music almost every single minute I am awake throughout the day - while writing articles, while driving, while gaming and while chilling with friends - I'll even load up Spotify on my mobile while I'm cooking my lunch or dinner, this means I can test these headphones to their full abilities.
I'm also lucky in the fact that I listen to a ridiculous mix of different music. With Pink Floyd being my favourite band, I also tested the might of these cans on hardstyle (Warcry by AudioFreq), hardcore (King Park by La Dispute), some indie funk (Down with the trumpets by Rizzle Kicks) and some dirty rap beats (7th Chamber by Wu-Tang) and Warcry by AudioFreq.
My friend asked, "how were the cans?." Now besides describing how sore my chest was from our workout yesterday, I told him they were "okay," and that's about it. They're just okay. Featuring enhanced bass, songs with punchy kicks sound pretty great, bringing me back to the Defqon 1 experience, however, something a little more melodic like Pink Floyd just sounds really muddy and washed out.
I want to be the very best. The best there ever was.
CS:GO time! Coming from an extensive FPS background, seeing me play in top-6 Australian teams for a wide range of games like Battlefield 2, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, what better to do than to test this product out to the extreme? Below is me setting up my PC (Oakley jumper) at the first CyberGamer CGPL national CS:GO competition - on the main stage.
Now, e-credentials aside, CS:GO is one of the very few times I don't like to listen to music. Because of my competitive nature, I like my background silent and my game sound loud - and I mean LOUD. There's nothing more frustrating than getting caught out because you can't hear where the enemies are coming from, or copping a flash bang fully in the face thanks to you not hearing the 'chink' of one bouncing off a wall next to you.
Unfortunately, the extra bass in these headphones and the lack of clarity in the treble makes for an interesting experience. When bass-heavy weapons like the AWP or (surprisingly) the AK-47 are fired, especially when coupled with some grenade explosions, means that listening for crucial sounds like flash bangs and footsteps is almost impossible.
I understand that product this isn't designed specifically for gamers, but it would be nice if it was a little more tweaked towards a gaming experience, especially seeing as that is Razer's main customer.
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