HEADSET XPG PRECOG is GREAT!
The second headset of the mannequin that passes our assessments is the Precog, and to attract its viewers it is based on utilizing electro-static drivers along with a pair of dynamic drivers. No, this is not achieved to understand “7.1 embody in headset” – which is in promoting nonetheless has already been turned off on the manufacturing facility – nonetheless in order so as to add ingredient and have an effect on to the sound of the headset.
Together with talking regarding the sound half and checking if these had been relatively properly carried out, let’s focus on their exterior improvement, comfort, microphone and on the end resolve if the worth is in keeping with the usual launched by the phone, come on.
Exterior Growth and Design
In its exterior half we uncover a really generous combination of provides that change between plastic, metallic and even rubber, to not level out the earpads and headband which have memory foam inside and PVC that imitates leather-based on the floor.
In distinction to the overwhelming majority of headphones / headsets, the Precog was impressed by AKG’s “floating head” design, which signifies that the bow fits your head so that you should not have to worry about peak adjustments.
The connection between the headband and earcups is made by metallic provides that appear like stainless-steel – which does not rust or oxidize – and appears to have superb sturdiness because it’s clearly comprised of strengthened supplies.
Now going to the earcups, they’re comprised of plastic in all its elements. The once more has a small acrylic bottom layer to let the LEDs appear on the floor, fortuitously you solely uncover it when you activate the lights, which can be turned off and make the phone further discreet when used with out lighting.
You need to use the phone with quite a lot of connections, all of it’s decided by how and on which machine you plan to utilize it. That’s correct, it has compatibility with PC, Xbox, PlayStation, Swap and Smartphones and all cables and adapters are included in its “little bag” that serves as transport of the phone, which alias could possibly be very useful and actually successfully made.
XPG was moreover generous to lend us two footage of its interior components, displaying every the dynamic and electrostatic driver and its interior design of acoustics and PCB, one factor that we normally cannot see on most headphones.
One factor that could possibly be a bit of relative and varies relatively rather a lot from particular person to particular person nonetheless stays to be terribly obligatory: comfort. As I mentioned inside the exterior improvement half, the headband has no handbook peak adjustments, it is of the “floating head” type that robotically adjusts to the individual’s head.
In addition to, its earcups are vertically and horizontally rotated, which helps to increased match the headset in your head, and fortunately the Precog does a rather a lot higher job than the H30 SE that does not match correct inside the ears and thus would not sort the required seal on a closed phone.
Together with the adjustments talked about above, there is a generous layer of memory foam on the headband and earpads, which makes the phone rather more comfortable. Actually, on account of it is a closed headset and makes use of PVC supplies it’s best to have a bit of heat in your ears on the most well-liked days, nonetheless nothing that an air conditioner would not resolve.
I think about that XPG did an outstanding job inside the comfort of this headset, I can spend hours using it with out difficulties and / or discomforts. With glasses the time decreases relatively rather a lot, about 2 hours until you start to have small pains on the sides the place the glasses anchor, nonetheless that’s for primarily any over-ear headset.
So let’s focus on a really highly effective facet of the phone, its sound, which proper right here is rather more obligatory on account of the mannequin says to utilize electro-static drivers to extra improve the sound prime quality, so let’s study if this prime quality is replicated in your use.
I was able to verify it in a considerable variety of video video games, and by likelihood in all of them the Precog did very successfully, every the sound stage and the imaging are very successfully served by the phone, with the second receiving a further reward from me.
The advantage of listening to the place enemies come from in CSGO, as an example, is one factor exemplary and that leaves my Sennheiser HD650 inside the sneakers – as I didn’t anticipate in every other case. If the reality that it is a closed phone worries you about it, you needn’t concern, as a result of it does very successfully on this house.
In some moments the marginally exaggerated bass ends up getting in the best way through which if there are quite a few explosions on the same time, nonetheless a little bit of equalization and the whole thing is resolved, and the an identical extends to the music and leisure half.
Music / Leisure
On this half, what struck me immediately was how good the have an effect on of the lower frequencies is, one factor that I really miss on my HD 650 and that the Precog ends up doing terribly successfully.
Nonetheless for people who study the gaming session above, keep in mind the marginally exaggerated bass that I mentioned? So, counting on the musical style you are listening to or the content material materials – comparable to a film centered on motorsport – this extra bass ends up hindering the detailing of the rest of the frequencies, and this is not as a result of distorting drivers nonetheless the interior reverb the phone.
To have the flexibility to acceptable this, it is important to remove a number of of that have an effect on on the low end and switch primarily inside the differ of 60 to 300 Hertz, the differ the place the phone has a carry that could possibly be a bit of too large, perhaps due to the character of being closed.
Fortuitously that’s one factor terribly easy to acceptable, merely use the Equalizer APO and some graphical interface for the same (I like Peace) and cut back the frequencies a little bit of after which positive, the phone has a very cool tone that does not invade pointless frequencies .
Even with this small draw back, I nonetheless suppose the Precog is an environment friendly sound phone, notably for people who like one factor with an have an effect on on the low end. Actually, your audio notion will most likely be utterly completely different from mine, so your notion – and equalization – can change as you need.
The microphone is a strong degree of the phone, it has good ingredient and brings a clear and clear voice to the ears of those who hear, be it their mates on the discord or all through a aggressive sport at CSGO. The audio moreover has a very good physique that I didn’t anticipate from a removable microphone from a gamer headset, normally the voice could possibly be very neutral and doesn’t have rather a lot depth.
Noise cancellation moreover works successfully, you probably may even hear the keyboard and / or mouse in quite a lot of moments nonetheless it is rather a lot lower than the voice coming out of the microphone. XPG did a wonderful job on this facet of the phone and I really liked it, higher than I anticipated.
At current, XPG Precog varies relatively rather a lot between R $ 670 to R $ 900 inside essentially the most cost-effective place I’ll uncover on-line and these are undoubtedly extreme prices for a headset. Actually, it comes with some advantages comparable to the chance of with the flexibility to use it to primarily any platform, comfort is usually a actually optimistic degree and utilizing an electrostatic driver on the inside presents an have an effect on on the lower frequencies that many headphones solely dream of in Tue.
In case you’ll be able to circumvent the reality that that you must use an equalizer to remove quite a lot of the over-medium bass present inside the phone, I think about the XPG Precog is an environment friendly buy in its worth differ, competing very successfully with fashions like Logitech G PRO – superior in sound and microphone, worse in improvement and luxurious – and leaving Cloud Alpha behind, so in the long term I prefer to suggest the XPG Precog for people who’re looking out for an outstanding headset on this worth differ.