Creative sound blaster Recon3d Omega Wireless review
Gaming headsets today all have various features which enhance your audio experience, but a lot of gaming headsets in the market fall short on these features while others just fall short on audio quality. That is why for the pickiest of gamers, the task of looking for that one gaming headset which you can use in a variety of platforms can be daunting. But the Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Omega Wireless aims to change all of that as it desires to be your only choice for your gaming needs.
The Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Omega Wireless makes use of the Sound Core3D quad-core audio and voice chipset, audio processing power that can be found in internal PC sound cards. And as a headset that caters to gamers, it can work on a variety of platforms such as PC, Mac, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One – making sure that all gamers are included.
The Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Omega Wireless also utilizes THX technologies which enhances gaming audio, boasting for great sound quality that is said to leave behind its competitors. This wireless gaming headset features uncompressed wireless technology, so you are guaranteed lag-free and static-free auditory experience whenever you are gaming. And with the use of FullSpectrum 50mm audio drivers, you will be getting great bass and great detail on your gaming audio.
Gamers can also get a leg up on their enemies through the use of Scout Mode, which allows you to hear your targets from far away – a feature which fully gives you scouting abilities just by sound. The Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Omega Wireless also utilizes CrystalVoice voice enhancement and Clarity Technology, which will give you crystal clear voice quality so you can be heard effortlessly. And you don’t have to worry about ambient noise as the CrystalVoice Active Noise Reduction takes care of any noises near you, while the CrystalVoice Smart Volume makes sure that the speaker’s volume is just right as it automatically adjusts its loudness. And finally, the CrystalVoice Acoustic Echo Cancellation technology removes the problem of echoes, making communication within the group of players clear.
Through the Recon3DProfile Audio Setting, using THX TurStudio Pro software, gamers can fully customize their audio experience by connecting the Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Omega Wireless to the PC or Mac.
The Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Omega Wireless truly has its bark backed up by its bite as the sound quality is great. The sound keeps its integrity even when the volume is turned way up, and as far as the volume goes, gamers will be happy to know that the volume power is ample enough for you to enjoy your games to the fullest.
You will be immediately treated to the various sounds which you can hear upon wearing the headset as it will give you more detail and accuracy. The bass on the headset is also phenomenal as it is rich and full – perfect not only for gaming, but also for listening to music.
And with the various settings that the Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Omega Wireless has, gamers can pick and choose which one they want, especially the Scout Mode which gives you more depth and distance for your hearing, allowing you to really hear enemies from afar. The feature is perfectly suited for first-person shooting games, particularly the snipers who want that headshot.
And through the use of Recon3DProfile Audio Setting, gamers can fully customize the auditory experience that they want because as every gamer knows, to each his own custom setting.
Headset (Tactic 3D Omega), Mic, Recon3D Unit, and Warranty
To get things started with the Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Omega Wireless, the headset is called Tactic3D Omega, while the audio transmitter is called the Recon3D unit.
The Tactic3D Omega has a premium quality finish to it, with its design being smooth and rounded, as well as being pleasing to the eyes. The ear cups’ padding are comfortable, however, it is not that breathable, so wearing them for long periods can make your ears sweaty – but that does not take away from the fact that it is comfortable. The headband of the headset itself is also comfortable and gamers can take comfort in the fact that it is durable as the inner headband is made of metal.
The downside that gamers may find with the headset is that the sound leaks out from the headset itself so people close by can hear what it is you are playing or listening to, this is especially true when the volume is at its max. One charge of the headset, though, can only last you eight hours, which is quite short compared to the 20-plus hours of the Steelseries H Wireless Gaming headset. And charging can be just a tad problematic as the USB cable that it comes with is short.
The microphone on the Tactic3D Omega is good, good enough to be heard clearly when chatting and even good enough for Skype calls. Though it is not as clear as the Sennheiser PC 363D’s microphone, it is certainly better than a lot of gaming headsets’ microphone out there. The microphone is also flexible so you can adjust it to where you want it to be positioned. Another feature of note is the microphone’s noise cancelling feature which works really well, transmitting only your voice and not the noise.
For the Recon3D Unit, it also sports a beautiful premium finish which permits easy access to all of its buttons and what not. Its connectivity is astounding as you can listen to music on your PC, while still hearing in-game sounds from the game when playing on the console at the same time!
As for the Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Omega Wireless’ warranty, its limited warranty covers your headset for 12 months, while those from the European Union get 24 months. The limited warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, abuse, and external causes.
Is it Worth Your Money ?
After taking a look at all of its features, pros and cons, the Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Omega Wireless is certainly a good buy, especially when its price is a lot lower compared to the other $300 gaming headsets. Its audio quality is really good and with a lot of settings to tinker with, any gamer will be happy. Its downsides such as the sound leaking from the headset, the short battery life for one charge, and the short USB cable for charging can all be forgotten once you get to hear the great sounds that the headset can give you.
Overall the Recon3D Omega is the best Wireless gaming headset money can buy at the moment, Creative did an amazing job with this headset