In Greek mythology, Hephaestus is the god of blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, metals, etc. Gamdias did not disappoint the mythological deity because the Gamdias Hephaestus is a work of art. The white plastic and gray padding resonate nicely with the turned on orange-red and yellow LEDs giving off a certain futuristic gamer look. The aggressive styling may turn off those looking for a casual headset but it definitely meant to appeal to gamers.
Taking a look at the quality I can quickly say that the Hephaestus are built to last with normal care. Two weeks of regular use have done next to nothing to wear the Hephaestus out, it still looks brand new. The smooth and reflective white plastic does and amazing job at staying clean. None of the pads have any tears or sign of wear and are still as comfortable as the day I first wore the headset. In terms of stability, well they creak a bit, however, it is nothing to worry about if the plastic does not endure any hard impacts. Expect a very flexible headset, I had no fear of snapping the ear cup from the stem when removing them which is something that has happened to me multiple times with cheap headsets.
The noise cancelling microphone does its job as it should. The extremely flexible mic can be bent to any position it maintain a decent amount of rigidity. The knob that holds the mic to the ear cup is very sturdy and can turn vertically about 160 degrees from the up position.
Ergonomically, the Gamdias Hephaestus features the mentioned mic and leather covered headband and ear pads that provide extreme comfort which will be detailed in the following section.