Specifications and Sound Quality
Now for the meat and DNA of this product, but first here’s my listed pro’s and con’s so far.
- Removable microphone for portability
- Slick design
- Light and very comfortable
- Long usage
- Very clear lows
- Flat none-tangle cable
- Wish it had an aux input jack for sound
- Cable feels weak
- High frequencies muffled
- Messy high volumes
- Wiggly cable connectors around media controller
The way I test most audio devices is by playing a set playlist I’ve made based on a few key points I try to analyze:
- Pure Highs
- Pure Lows
- Full High Frequency with interruptive lows
- Full Low Frequency with interruptive highs.
These mixtures let me listen in on how the frequencies play with each other, on some headsets I notice really great purity in high and lows but when they mix sometimes the lows overcome the highs and leave empty space or skipped notes in between, and vice versa.My tests of choice are Existence by Flux Pavilion for most of my Pure lows and Full Lows interruptive high mixtures. For any High Freqs I listen in on some mechanical sounds like strings and wind instruments, recently I found a new artist (Gramatik – Orchestrated Incident) that I enjoyed that also coincidently lets me test my Pure High Freqs and even has Full High with interrupting Lows with some hip hop styled backdrops. So here’s my observation.
When it came to Lows the Fatal1ty headset played very well especially when playing Full Lows with interrupting High i could easily distinguish between the spectrums and this is where I found my new sound I mentioned before that I never heard before in an old song. But when it came to Pure Highs and Full Highs with interruptive it became very muffled that comparing my Crossfades I found the lost sound in the Fatal1ty at these Higher frequencies. I figured this could be due to the noise canceling feature of the Fatal1ty as it attempts to mesh sound in certain ways to counter noise frequencies coming from outside of the earcups. While the majority of headsets range from 20Hz to 20,000Hz (20 being the deepest bass and 20,000 the highest screech) the crossfades support 5Hz to 40,000Hz, which explains my keen sense of frequency identification using these for so long. I would adjust the spectrum for the Fatal1ty set and say that if I had a stab in the dark I’d estimate a range of 10Hz to 24,000Hz will provide the clearest sounds. This information however not stated anywhere by Monster, while the search bar on their products page does list them as “frequency range 5Hz to 26kHz”. While I can say they can definitely support that frequency, the question is clarity of sound at those responses.