- Impedance: 32 Ohm
- Connectivity: USB
- Dimensions: 188 x 104 x 230mm
- Bass heavy
Dropping The Beat
First came RGB keyboard, then came RGB mice, and then came RGB headsets. RGB seems to be a growing trend among manufacturers and consumers, and we don’t see it stopping anytime soon. Now here we are with the HEBE M1 RGB, a headset that is quite large and features a 7.1 virtual surround sound technology for a better gaming experience.
First thing we realised when putting on the headset was its comfort, the oversized cups provided extra comfort and isolated noise well at the cost of looking bulky. The comfort is most welcome and is great for using over a long time. While playing CS:GO the headphone performs great, we could hear footsteps clearly and in which direction, while explosions and gunshots had wonderful impact giving us an immersive experience.
The mic is another feature we enjoyed when used, the mic was clear and perfect for gaming with friends. We thought it was nice that the mic could be retracted back into the headphone when it’s not in use. When it comes to gaming the HEBE M1 RGB definitely excels, but we can’t really agree that it would do great for music. For the bassheads out there who love feeling the heavy bass you may feel at home, but for those who like listening to rock you’ll be able to feel the fatigue easily.
It’s not that the headset sounds bad, on tracks which don’t have heavy percussive instruments they sound good. But when it comes to heavy drums, the bass starts getting out of control. We see this headset as a fun headset. You get a great gaming experience because you want that boom when playing action games to get into the game. When the HEBE M1 RGB converts bass into pulses inside the earcup, think of it as Dual Shock Vibration for your headphones.
The pulsing earcups is definitely a defining feature for the HEBE M1 RGB, feeling the boom of explosions and the impact from gunshots is a very exciting feeling. The headphones also come with an in-line remote which can control the volume, microphone, vibration and illumination of the headset. Although we wished that it didn’t directly controlled the Windows volume control, and wished it had its own built-in volume control.
CHIP CONCLUDE: If you’re one to love having fun playing action games with a lot of intense moments and action sequences, the HEBE M1 RGB would be a great choice.
(previously published in issue February 2017)