Able Planet’s Gamers’ Choice Headphones

Able Planet Gamers Choice 1 Able Planets Gamers Choice Headphones
  • Able Planet's Gamers' Choice
  • Rating: 4
  • Gaming, Headphones, Microphone: Able Planet
  • Version: GC210BLM-U
  • Price: 99.99
  • Reviewed by:
  • On January 31, 2013
  • Last modified:January 31, 2013

Review Summary:

The Gamers Choice is Ableplanet's answer to budget minded gamers looking for quality gaming headphones. They pack just enough punch to be perfect for gaming.

The Gamers Choice is Able Planet’s answer to budget minded gamers looking for quality gaming headphones. The headphones come in a plethora of metallic colors, black, gray, green, orange, pink, red, purple and blue. Able Planet Prides itself on the Linx Audio microphone technology that makes these headphones the true gamers choice. The Linx Audio system enhances high frequencies to improve speech clarity along with other sound enhancements.

The Gamers Choice has two cord accessories. You have the linx powered microphone with inline volume control, mute, and a quick push mute button. Then there’s the headphone only cable it also has inline volume control and no microphone. They also supply you with a Xbox adaptor, and a split microphone/headphone adaptor, and if you have no available sound card they give you a USB headset adaptor. The speakers swivel to lay flat, and comes with a nice bag so they’ll fit nicely in a backpack.

Gaming

The Gamers Choice is a light weight, low priced gaming headphone. With that being said, wow I’m kind of impressed with what these little headphones can do. What I mean is they aren’t the best headphone made, but for just under $100 they do the job well. For testing, I used the supplied USB headset dongle and the ANC LINX microphone setup playing Call of Duty Black Ops II. Surprisingly with the lack of surround sound, these things can compete. Don’t let the low price fool you, I was able to hear footsteps perfectly and crisply. All tones and sounds are clear at full volume; the microphone worked superbly with Ventrilo and TeamSpeak 3.

Music

For music testing purposes, I used my iPhone 4s with some tracks from Incubus and Slightly Stupid. I chose these because they have a nice combination of sound across the whole spectrum. The Gamers Choice has very clean acoustics, crisp sharp treble, strong mid, but they lack some bass. These aren’t Beat’s by Dre, but they’re not $200 either. The lack of bass isn’t to bad unless you’re used to playing with $300 dollar headphones like me. After using the Gamers Choice for over a week, I’ve found the bass to be within reason. If you’re looking at these for Hiphop, you might want to look somewhere else. Other then the lack of bass the sound is really good for a pair of headphones within this price range.

SPECIFICATIONS

 

STEREO HEADPHONE
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz-20 kHz
  • Sensitivity at 1 kHz: 100 dB
  • Plug: 3.5 mm
MICROPHONE
  • High definition small diameter noise cancelling microphone provides unsurpassed voice pickup
  • Adjustable boom arm with foam windscreen and clothing clip
  • Microphone sensitivity at 1 kHz: -%% +/- 5 dB
INCLUDED
  • Soft carrying pouch
  • Linx Microphone with universal 3.5mm gold plug
  • Dual 3.5mm microphone and speaker adapter
  • Single 2.5mm headset and gaming adapter
LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY

 

CONCLUSION

These are the little headphones that could. They pack just enough punch to be perfect for gaming. They’re not overkill, or too cheap. They make all the right sounds. Hell even my K/D Raito is up! These are a great choice if you don’t want to break the bank. I give the Gamers Choice the Gamer Approval with a 4 out of 5.

About Brandon Tucker

Brandon has always been an extreme gamer. He also loves graphic design and all things tech. When it comes to passion he's always been a true car enthusiast at heart.Email|Facebook|Google+|Twitter

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