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Gamdias Eros v2 Review

Gamdias Eros v2 Review

Back in February of last year… yes, 2014…scary… we covered one of Gamdias most recent products in the form of a video review. The Eros headset was that product and it was a decent entry into the gaming marketplace. Recently they refreshed the headset and today we cover it in our Gamdias Eros v2 Review.

Gamdias Eros v2 Review – Packaging and Bundle

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Gamdias package the Eros v2 in a box which closely matches their other products. We get a decent view of the headset on the box, along with a window to see the item itself. There is plenty of product information around the box and then inside we find a couple of stickers and a quick installation guide.

Gamdias Eros v2 Review – The Headset

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The Eros V2 is shown above and as an overall style it has a bit of a retro look. There is a lot of glossy plastic on show and Gamdias have gone with a suspension design for the overall fit of the headset. Rather than having extendable arms the padded headband is on wires which extend until the headset balances on our head, mixed with the tension given from the ear cups. As far as size goes, this headset is 179.25×99.9×230.02mm.

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Each of the earcups, as expected, has foam pads with a leatherette covering. The speakers themselves are covered by fabric and in terms of specifications we have 50mm neodymium drivers (NdFeB). Frequency range is 20Hz to 20KHz with sensitivity of  108dB (+ or – 3dB) at 1KHz. Impedance is 32Ohm (+/- 15%).

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Extending from the left cup is our microphone and it rotates from vertical, past horizontal with flex almost all the way along the boom. The mic itself is a unidirectional model with sensitivity of -58dB (+ or – 3dB)

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Also extending from the left ear cup is a braided 1.2m cable which ends in a gold plated smartphone compatible 3.5mm connector which can also be used on PC/PS4. Really though, for most PC uses Gamdias intend for us to use the bundled control pod which converts our connector into a gold plated USB port. The pod also provides mute (for headset and mic) and volume control.

Gamdias Eros v2 Review – Software

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Gamdias call their software EOS and it essentially rebrands (but doesn’t reskin) software created by another company. On the first screen we have our basic controls which allow us to configure the basic 2.0 and 7.1 functionality with detailed tweaks if required. Volume can be controlled in the second panel and then when moving on into the third we have options for environmental effects as well as EQ. Mic options are next up and finally we have a screen with some product info. The latest version of the software is available from Gamdias direct.

Gamdias Eros v2 Review – User experience and Conclusion

Starting with the build quality and design of the Eros v2 we have a headset which overall feels very solid. There doesn’t seem to be any points on the headset which will be easy to break and each part connects to the next well. The overall design is something which may split opinion, it wasn’t to my taste, I prefer something more modern however many will be the opposite. In terms of comfort the suspension design means the Eros v2 feels very light and does feel reasonably tight around the ears. Potentially it could do with thicker foam though as my “normal” sized ears did rest on the inside fabric which was a little annoying, I would imagine that for anyone with larger ears, or those whose ears extend further from their head, it could be an issue.

On the software front, the installation of the EOS app is very simple. Once launched it would be fair to say that not a lot of time has been spent by Gamdias on the appearance of the app, but basic is always better than garish or confusing. In this form we get all the options we need, in a simple layout and therefore can set things to our needs quickly and then move on.

Moving on to the mic, it offered reasonable performance for a headset model. It was clear enough and plenty loud but as always a dedicated mic will likely still appeal to those running podcasts, web shows and streaming games to large audiences. That brings us to listening performance where the Eros v2 continues to do well. For webcasts and chats the voice rendering is good. Nice and clear with no notable issues. The headset also has plenty of volume and we had no problems with background interference/noise. Music playback (stereo) is good also. There is a nice balanced sound from the Eros v2 when listening and most of the time good clarity too. Things can get a little muddy when there is a lot going on, loosing some aspects in the mix but overall no major issues. The headset is of course mainly aimed at gamers (which also benefits movie watchers, the majority of the time). In this arena the Eros v2 does well also. Voice comms with our team/guild were nice and clear, soundtracks good and plenty of power was evident in explosions etc. The directional audio, that was ok. Having moved from an alternate Razer headset with virtual 7.1 to this we noted that Razer offer a better surround experience, especially in the ability to tweak the sound stage, but the Eros v2 alternative was enjoyable to use.

Summary:
Another solid entry into the gaming peripheral market from Gamdias. Decent build quality, some stable software and good audio performance. Priced reasonably.

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