There are many great gaming headsets on the market today, at a range of prices. Finding a good gaming headset can be challenging. You’ve likely spent a lot of time researching the best gaming headsets at an affordable price. EKSA is a company that makes some very impressive gaming headsets. Their E910 wireless gaming headset ( $89 ) looks great for gamers and regular users of headphones. This is our review on the EKSA E910 wireless-gaming headset.
Table of Contents
What’s inside the Box?
First, let’s see what’s inside the box.
- EKSA E910 wireless music and gaming headset
- Stand for your headphones
- USB-C charging cable
- 3.5mm AUX cable
- 5.8GHz USB dongle
- Leather pouch for carrying
- User manual
It’s a lot. I was surprised to find that EKSA also included a headphone stand in the box. This is a great addition to the desk and makes things a little more organised.
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Design and build
These headphones were designed by EKSA. These headphones are matte black all over and look great. They are comfortable for long hours and the cushioning in the ear cups and headband is thick. Let’s face it, gamers spend a lot of time playing their favourite games.
These headphones are very attractive. The headphones have a black body with red lighting when they are turned on and a splash of red in the earcups. It gives them a very gamer feel without being too colourful.
The E910s feel solid and well-built. Although it is a plastic construction, the E910s feel solid and comfortable to use. This is especially useful if you drop your headphones often. It also works well for those times when hackers are in the CoD lobby and you want to throw your headphones at them.
These headphones have a built-in unidirectional microphone with noise cancellation. The left earcup can be pulled out and pushed back in. It’s not made of plastic, but it is flexible. This makes it easy to place the mic in the right spot, without having to worry about it breaking.
My only issue with the design and construction is the controls on my left earcup. One, it was difficult to locate the buttons when I was wearing headphones. This is especially true for the volume wheel. It is a solid way to control the volume but can be difficult to locate by just feeling.
Although the buttons feel good, they don’t look very well put together. The alignment of the power button is a problem I have with my headphones. While it doesn’t affect my experience with them, it does make them look a little cheap, even though they are very well made.
These headphones have mixed reviews. The EKSA E910 headphones are not monitor headphones. Therefore, if you expect a flat sound, you will be disappointed. EKSA could have done a better job of tuning the audio here. The E910s are heavily bass-leaning. It is almost overwhelming.
However, my mixed feelings are not due to the headphones’ strong bass output, which I actually like with music, but rather the fuzzy mid-range. These headphones were positioned by EKSA as being aimed at gaming and listening for music. I was able to listen to a lot of them. You can listen to everything from heavy bass tracks to classic rock and metal
The headphones emphasise the bass too much, which is great for EDM, but not as well in classic rock and metal genres where the mids and highs are important. Worse, headphones can make highs too loud and irritating in certain types of music.
The sound quality is good enough for gaming. Although I am not a professional gamer, my CSGO stats will be a shame. However, I enjoyed playing de_dust2 with these headphones.
The E910s also support software-enabled surround sound for even better gaming experience. This is something I really love to use when playing BGMI on my iPhone. Unfortunately, the software required to enable this feature is only available for Windows. My expectations were not met. It does work. If you’re good at using sound-cues for information about your enemies and to prefire corners in your favourite games, you can use the E910 surround sound to make things a lot easier.
You can also customise the surround sound settings within the EKSA App to make it your own. The default settings worked well for me. It’s still nice to be able to customise the surround sound.
EKSA claims that the headphones have a non-tangible latency. According to the company, headphones keep latency below 15ms. Although I cannot test this myself, I can say that the latency was not an issue with the games that I played. They perform admirably all through.
Battery life is a major concern when it comes to wireless devices. You want excellent sound quality, but if your battery life is poor, it can be a waste of money.
The EKSA E910 wireless gaming headphones are solid in this regard. According to the company, these headphones can last for 10 hours. However, my charging habits and usage make it nearly impossible to charge them. Your mileage may vary. While 10 hours seems like a decent amount, it is not the longest.
HyperX Cloud Stringer Core ( $69), offers 17 hours of use, while the Corsair Void Elite ( $883.99), provides 16 hours.
The headphones come with a Type C port on the left earcup. You can also use the included charging cable for charging.
The headphones connect to your Mac or PC via a 5.8GHz network, which I mentioned earlier. This is a significant feature that headphones in this price range don’t have.
HyperX Cloud Stinger, as well as the Corsair Void RGB Elite, use 2.4GHz networks. This is fine. However, 2.4GHz networks are more susceptible to latency and other connection issues. The 5.8GHz network these headphones utilise is simply not that.
It is easy to connect them. Connect the receiver to the USB port on your computer and then turn on the headphones. They are extremely fast to connect and don’t require any manual effort. It is truly plug-and-play, which I really appreciate.
The receiver dongle comes with an AUX port. This is one of the most ingenious ways that a company can make headphones compatible with other devices.
You can simply plug the dongle into any USB port powered by a power supply, then use the AUX cable for the dongle as well as to any device’s AUX output port. The headphones will stream audio from the device. This is quite remarkable, and it’s not surprising that other companies don’t offer the same feature.
Both the pros and cons
- 5.8GHz connectivity
- Virtual surround sound configurable for 7.1 configuration
- Very little latency (15ms).
- Sturdy construction
- The battery life isn’t the best in class
- When listening to music, the sound quality is poor.
- Virtual surround sound is only available for Windows
EKSA E910 Wireless Gaming & Music Headphones: A solid pair of wireless headphones that won’t break the bank
It is not easy to find wireless gaming headphones which tick all the boxes on a gamer’s list. The EKSA E910 seems to be very close. These devices have a simple, but clearly gaming-oriented design and 5.8GHz connectivity with low latency. They also offer 7.1 digital surround sound. Although the battery life may not be the longest, it is still adequate and will prove to be more than enough for many users.
The EKSA E910 wireless headphones are a great choice if you want to listen to and play music while gaming. You won’t be disappointed by its affordability and rich features.