A Closer Look
The outside of the box looks stylish with the black and red color scheme. The graphics show off the headset nicely, with a window on the front and side to see that you’re actually getting what you paid for. The back breaks down the feature set and can help you brush up on your foreign language skills.
Inside of the box we find the headset wrapped around a plastic insert. We can see that in addition to the headset you also get a nice draw string carrying bag for the headset. This is nice for when you travel to LAN events and don’t want the cords getting all tangled.
The Shock features a foldable design which makes it easy for storing and transport.
The head band is made of metal and feels sturdy. The headset has a bit of heft to it, but nothing extreme. Even though the Shock has a pretty good grip on your head, there is still a decent amount of sound leak at higher volumes. That is something to keep in mind if you’re trying to be courteous to other people in the room with you. The cord connecting the headset to the computer is 3m long (about 10 feet), this should be more than enough to reach your audio port, even if it’s on the back of your tower. The cable also comes with a velcro cable wrap to help take up the extra slack so it won’t get tangled during extreme gaming sessions. On the cable you will also find an in line volume and microphone control box. I think it’s a nice touch and makes it super convenient to quickly lower the volume and turn off the mic when you need to talk to someone in the same room with you. The 3.5mm connectors for the headset are gold plated to help get the best connectivity. Because the headphones are not USB, you won’t find any voodoo software magic to enable virtual surround sound out of the box. On the other hand, this also allows the headset to be used with many other devices besides a computer.
- Driver unit: 40mm
- Frequency Response: 20Hz~20KHz
- Impedance: 32ohm
- Sensitivity: 114 dB +/- 3dB
- Max. input: 100mW
- Cable length: 3m
- Connector: 3.5mm plus x2