Thermaltake Tt eSports Shock Spin Gaming Headset

Posted by on Friday, January 27, 2012 - 8:00am

Thermaltake Tt eSport Shock SpinThermaltake is one of those companies that has ventured in the eSport business and did it in a major way. Tt eSports has more products in its ranks than most company’s entire catalog. We recently received a box contains three products from Tt eSports and we will be reviewing each in detail starting with the Shock Spin gaming headset.

Introduction to the Thermaltake Tt eSports Shock Spin Gaming Headset

There are tons of articles around the web talking about how PC gaming is dying. But I see evidence of the opposite. First, check out how well PC games are selling, look at COD-MW3, Battlefield 3 and Skyrim. All of which has made their developers millions. And something else I see to defend my thought and that is the fact every component manufacturer has started a eSport or gaming line of products.

Thermaltake is one of those companies that has ventured in the eSport business and did it in a major way. Tt eSports has more products in its ranks than most company’s entire catalog. We recently received a box contains three products from Tt eSports and we will be reviewing each in detail starting with the Shock Spin gaming headset.

Thermaltake’s take on the Shock Spin

Today, Tt eSPORTS is offering a new addition to the SHOCK gaming headset range in the form of the Spin HD. The new SHOCK Spin HD features exciting 7.1 Virtual surround sound to improve the quality that you get from the 50mm Speakers inside the headset.

The SHOCK Spin HD comes in three sections, the Spin headset, the clip on microphone and the USB sound adapter which allows the headset to be used with ease anywhere by simply plugging it in to a PC or Laptop and your ready to go!!

If you are currently using onboard sound and wanting to improve your in-game sounds, music and movie watching quality, the SHOCK Spin HD is the perfect companion as you can use the 7.1 Virtual Surround sound and set the sound configuration mode to the environment.

Tt eSPORTS are excited that the SHOCK Spin HD will give everyone everything they want from a great gaming, entertainment and music headset in terms of sound quality, comfort and features as the SHOCK Spin HD offers everything required depending on what you are looking for from your headset.


Specifications

Headphone:

Driver Unit : 50mm Neodymium Magnet Speaker
Frequency response : 15Hz ~ 20KHz
Impedance : 32 ohm
Sensitivity : 95dB ± 3dB at 1KHz
Max. input: 100 mW
Cable length: 0.9m headphone /2.1m headphone extended box / 2.7m mic
Connector : 3.5 mm plugs 2 + USB sound card(Dual mode)

Microphone:

Characteristic: Omni-directional
Frequency Response: 100Hz~10kHz
Impedance: 2.2kohm
Sensitivity: -34 ± 3dB

Features

• Enlarged 50mm speaker driver gaming   headset with bass enhancement sound
• Plug & Play Microphone for quick   communication convenience
• External in-line volume controller for immediate   volume adjustment
• Velvet cushion provides long-hour gaming comfort
• Adjustable headband pad: soft rubber pad to   relieve the pressure off your head
• High quality 7.1CH virtual surround sound

 


Closer look

The Shock Spin is one of three models under the Shock marker. The others are the Shock which is a lower model this one and there is the Shock One which is a higher-end with its 5.1 digital audio system. The Shock Spin comes in three fashionable colors: Shining White, Diamond Black and the ones we are reviewing Royal Red.

The packaging encloses three separate pieces which would be the headset, microphone and remote. We will take a look at the headset first as it is the most important. The first thing one would notice is its over-size ear muffs. The outer shell is made of plastic while the inner cushion is made of a velvet material. Each ear piece float about on a plastic swivel which is screwed to the upper head band. Underneath the velvet substance is a large 50mm Neodymium Magnet driver. He driver is rated at 32 ohms with a maximum of 100mW.

The headset fits securely and comfortably on your head with the aid of an adjustable rubber piece. To get a firm fit the user only need to place the headset on their head and pull the set downward. The second part of the head rest is made from very strong plastic and is color matched to the ear muffs of the unit.

The next piece of the product is the remote. This piece of wired into the headset to allow the user to adjust the volume without the aid of the PC.

The last piece is the microphone which you can’t have a gaming headset without. The MIC can swivel about on a clip which can be attached to your collar. The unit is omni-directional so if you don’t want it on your collar, you can place it elsewhere. You can power the MIC off via a little switch if you don’t want others to listen in. the MIC is a standalone piece and do not need to be used with the headset.


Testing and Conclusion

The Thermaltake Shock Spin is a nice set of headphones to have around when the time comes to get into battle. While playing several rounds of COD-MW3 and various other games within the same genre. It’s nice to be able to hear the little extras that you normally when not using a headset or a cheap set of headsets. A sound like footsteps and incoming projectiles does add more excitement to the gaming experience.

Using the Shock Spin for music audio was also pretty good. The highs and mids are without a doubt reproduced to the level of a more expensive headset. The reproductions of lows were pleasant but not the best I have heard. As it had some troubles with really low drum beats. But we can’t beat up on the Shock Spin too much because this is a problem a lot of headphones have. Lows that were produced were comfortable largely due to the size of the ear pads.

One of the best features of the Thermaltake Shock Spin is its comfortable. The over-sized ear pads feels so good one the ears. And the self-adjusting band that seats atop the head did not feel tight at all. Actually after I had the Shock Spin on for about an hour I forgot they were there.

The styling and looks of the Shock Spin is also a plus. They are very modern looking. And they can be used with any device that has a 3.5mm jack not just your PC.

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