There are many, many headsets to choose from these days, narrowing that choice down is important because not only is a headset necessary for multiplayer gamers, but it can also make a single player experience that much better.
Since I myself don’t use headsets that much, I wasn’t sure how well I would like the Rosewill headset, but I came away from my time with it impressed. Before I get into my personal thoughts here’s some features on the headset taken from the Newegg page.
5.1 surround sound with vibration, 8 precise speakers
Driver CD enhance to Virtual 7.1 Digital surround sound headset delivers explosive bass, impressive precise rich & clear treble sound for realistic audio environments.
Large 40mm Nd-Fe-B magnetic driver delivers deep bass, smooth undistorted highs, and crystal clear vocals
Soft ear-pad cushions for extreme comfort
Ergonomic design with 90 degree fold flat ear cup for easy storage
Flexible bloom: allows microphone position adjustment
Excellent uni-directional microphone: reduces background noise for clear conversation Light-weighted design for wear comfort
Detachable, noise-canceling microphone
6.6 Feet cable with inline volume/microphone controller
Digital enhance USB audio for premium sound quality Supports window XP / Vista / 7
20mW (Front Driver)
40mW (Center Driver)
40mW (Rear Driver)
40mm (Front Driver)
30mm (Center Driver)
40mm (Rear Driver)
The most important things when looking at a headset would have to be comfort and sound quality. To cover the first part, yes this headset is comfortable, comfortable to the point that after a while of wearing it you start to not really even mind. The headset is padded on the ears and on the top , and is really quite comfortable. It also isn’t too heavy being made mostly out of plastic, but at the same time it doesn’t feel cheap. The microphone is also detachable and even if you don’t detach it, the microphone is fully pose able and is easy to move out of your way.
Sound quality is crystal clear on the RHTS-8206, most of what I played was single player, and in this respect the sound drew you into the world of the games that you played. While the Rosewill isn’t ultimately noise cancelling it cancels out most noise letting you enjoy the game entirely. My favorite play sessions with the headset included Metro 2033, Amnesia, and Skyrim. In fact, headsets like this work absolute wonders with horror games. Of course the sound quality is great, so you can use this headset for things other than games.
I used it to listen to music a few times, and I used it on Skype as well. In fact, if you want a sample of how the mic quality is go ahead and listen to me on our first Slimgamer.com podcast, which I recorded with the Rosewill headset with no trouble at all.
The fact that the headset connects with a USB port, makes it much easier. You can just plug it in, let the device driver install and then you’re ready to go on any laptop or desktop computer. The connecter also has a volume and mic control remote on it, that’s conveniently placed.
If there’s one feature of the headset that didn’t impress me, it was the vibrate feature. I mean, it’s nice to have a deep bass which is what this headset has, but the additional vibration feature didn’t seem to add anything more for me.
At $59.99 on Newegg.com, the Rosewill headset is set at a decent price for a good reliable headset. Overall, the Rosewill RHTS-8206 thoroughly impressed me and is a headset that I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a reliable one. I plan on using it for many gaming sessions and for recording any further podcasts I may be a part of.
Rosewill provided SlimGamer.com with a sample of this product for review.