Friday, August 14, 2015

Sentey Harmoniq Pro Gaming Headphones… reviewed!

Recently the noise coming from my office was a bit too much, and my studio headphones were not going to cut it at all. Even turning down the volume wasn’t going to work, so I had to figure something out.

There was no way I was going for really expensive headphones, but I couldn’t just go for any headphones either, so the best choice for me were the Sentey Harmoniq Pro gaming headphones.

The quality was there, along with the reasonable price, and I’m not talking about the $120 retail price. I was able to get them for $49.99 as seen at the link below.

After listening to various surround sound tests I can say that these headphones deliver. The swappable earplugs are comfortable also, and you have two ear pad options (if you’d prefer not use the leather ones), and there are some cool features like the surround sound volume controls. Don't get caught off guard thinking that your PC volume is separate from the headphone's master volume. You control the PC volume from the headphone master volume, so learn from my mistake because I had to snatch the headphones off.

I like that they have lights on them in certain areas without overdoing it. I probably would’ve had it on the logo only, but that’s just me in regards to the basic design. One specific light that I do appreciate over the others, is one that serves a purpose, and that's the mic light on the tip. When it's on you'll know, instead of checking to see if a switch is on or off.

One of the biggest things that stood out for me to make the purchase, was a simple one. I can wear them longer than my other headphones, and it just made sense because I needed that. A cool look doesn't cut it if headphones aren't functional. They go over the ears, not directly on them, which I love because my ears have a low tolerance when it comes to being pressed, and for those of you with a piercing on the upper areas of the ears it doesn’t feel too good to have it pressed for a long duration of time. You shouldn’t have to take them off to enjoy your headphones. We all have our preferences for the type of headphones we may like, while some prefer no headphones at all, but if you need them and you want a comfortable pair of headphones with good quality sound that go over the ear, I think you’d be pleased with the Harmoniq Pro.

One option I would’ve loved to have in at least an alternate version of these headphones is a wireless feature. So if I could suggest anything to Sentey, it would be to create a wireless version that can also be connected by a cord. Even a non-wireless pair with a detachable cord just in case it gets snagged, but for what its worth I’d rather have quality headphones with an attached cord instead of a detachable pair that completely suck.

I played a little Borderlands 2, and you definitely know what direction an enemy is coming from (most of the time). I prefer playing the sniper role, and then I run and gun close quarters when I have to, but being able to hear if an enemy is approaching from behind is always a plus. Either way, the sound is really good so far, and I look forward to playing more games and seeing how awesome they are with movies.

You get true 5.1 surround sound, and that's what you see on the package, but if you take a look at the software you also get 7.1 digital.

Quality: 5
Price: 5
Comfort: 4
Visual appeal: 5
4.75 / 5