eDimensional AudioFX Force Feedback Gaming Headset
The eDimensional AudioFX is certainly a very interesting headset. In addition to the usual functions of providing crystal clear audio reproduction and recording, it also produces vibrations in the earcups for added realism!
While vibrating earcups may sound like a stupid idea, they do actually improve the gaming experience by letting you actually "feel" the sound. In addition, the intensity of the vibrations also vary according to the sound. This actually improves audio localization by strengthening the audio cues with vibratory cues.
This feature also works great in movies, particularly in action-packed movies like Saving Private Ryan. You can literally feel each explosion! Too bad we cannot hook the AudioFX up to our home theater.
Its audio recording is also excellent. Even though the microphone is offset about 5 cm away from the mouths, the voice captured was clean and crystal clear. Background noise was minimal. In fact, it's hard to hear the noise unless you crank up the volume.
It's also great to note that the AudioFX is comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. Made entirely of plastic, it's light and well-padded. eDimensional has also been very kind to combine all three wires into a single cable, which really makes cable management a lot easier.
Another advantage of the AudioFX is its ease of installation. All you need to do is plug the three connectors in and it's ready to use! You don't even have to install any driver for the vibration feature to work. It cannot get any simpler than that.
However, our tests also revealed potential incompatibilities. The vibration feature of AudioFX does not seem to work with our test notebook - the BenQ Joybook 7000. No matter what we tried, the vibration feature simply wouldn't work. In addition, we noted a persistent hum that was really annoying. As far as this notebook is concerned, the AudioFX can only function as an ordinary gaming headset.
If you are looking for a gaming headset, you should definitely consider the eDimensional AudioFX Force Feedback Gaming Headset. It will not only deliver crisp audio reproduction and recording, it will also boost the degree of realism in your games and movies. All in a light, comfortable headset that's easy to install and use.
Because of its excellent performance and ease of use, Team ARP is proud to honour the eDimensional AudioFX with our Reviewer's Choice Award! Congratulations, eDimensional!
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|MSRP|| US$ 49.95|
|Lowest PriceGrabber Price|
|Review|| Comprehensive Review|
|Microphone Type|| 10mm Electret Condenser|
|Microphone Directivity|| Noise Cancelling|
|Microphone Impedence|| Low|
|Microphone Sensitivity|| -58 dB ± 3 dB|
|Microphone Freq. Response|| 30-16,000 Hz|
|Microphone Operating Voltage|| 5 V|
|Speaker Driver Unit|| 5.7mm, cobalt magnet|
|Speaker Impedence|| 32 Ohm ± 10%|
|Speaker Sensitivity|| 106 dB ± 3 dB @ 1kHz|
|Speaker Freq. Response|| 20-20,000 Hz|
|Speaker Max. Power|| 100 mW|
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