Test and Review of Gamdias Hebe M1 RGB Gaming Headphones
When buying a gaming headset, every gamer wants satisfaction from different features available in the product. It should sit comfortably, reproduce quality sound, and have a good microphone with noise suppression. Furthermore, it must look cool, the cables should not come in the way, and the case of the device needs a stylish backlight. Ideally, all this should also be inexpensive. This is where the full-size Gamdias Hebe M1 RGB headphones fulfill these desires.
|+ Virtual surround sound 7.1||– Headphones do not have a rotary function|
|+ Stylish LED-backlight|
|+ Built-in control panel|
|+ Low-frequency vibration adds realism|
|+ Very high-quality sound for its price|
|+ Rugged construction|
|+ Quick connection and setup|
Gamdias Hebe M1 RGB: Look and Feel
The Gamdias Hebe M1 RGB headphones are light (700 g), have good size and look reliable. The hull is made of plastic, on which there are no traces of fingerprints left behind, and the headband comprises metal with a soft headrest. The built-in LED-backlight adds a style to the headphone, thanks to the stylish effect it shimmers in different colors.
The ear pads and headband are soft enough. The cups of the headphones fit comfortably over the ears and their large size will suit gamers with a different structure of the ear. A well-stretched headband allows you to adjust it to the shape your head. The cups of headphones fixed and do not turn, some gamers may find this a negative.
The Gamdias Hebe M1 RGB headphones are equipped with a non-detachable cable with a good length – 2 meters. With sharp turns of the head, or if you decide to stand up and warm up, forgetting to remove the headphones – the cable does not jump out of the USB connector. In addition, due to the nylon braid, which is also dressed in a dense protective film, the cable remains resistant to twisting and bending.
The wire has a built-in remote control that allows you to manage all the functions of the headset: volume, backlight, microphone, and low-frequency vibration. As for connecting the headphones – the USB connector is more versatile for sound, transmission compared to the traditional 3.5 mm jack. You can connect the headphones to a gaming computer, laptop, or game console.
Gamdias Hebe M1 RGB: Sound Quality and Microphone
In each of the Gamdias Hebe M1 RGB headphones, there are vibration motors and a powerful 50mm speaker. The latter is responsible for creating surround sound 7.1. Coupled with low-frequency vibration, it adds realism to the virtual battlefield. To enable virtualization of surround sound, you need to install the HERA software with the audio drivers and go to the settings (DSP Mode), which allow you to fine-tune each of the seven channels.
The sound of the headset is clear with deep basses, which surely substitute the subwoofer. For its $50 value, the acoustic characteristics are good. Thanks to the support of 7.1 virtual sounds, which differs significantly from stereo sound, you will hear any shooter walking behind you or running up from the side. This makes stealth murders for your opponent difficult.
In addition, during a hot game on the Net (for example, in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or Battlefield 1), there is no need of concern where the fire is coming from. However, at the same time because of the surround sound, you cannot hear any other realism sounds. For example, in the single-player campaign, the noise of the shots can die out.
It is worth noting that in the settings of the game itself, you also need to set the support for surround sound. It supports seven audio channels and not 5.1 – otherwise sound bugs may appear in the form of the disappearance or muffling of some sounds.
We encountered this when playing in the popular MMO-shooter World of Tanks. The speech does distort a bit, as it does not support volumetric sound. The Gamdias Hebe M1 RGB is not a complete system and comprises seven speakers and one subwoofer.
Here, all sound effects (attenuation, buildup, sudden jumps, etc) are built at the level of digital processing and redistribution of a certain sound channel to one of the emitters built into the speaker. It is worth acknowledging that the Hebe M1 RGB model achieves very good sound results.
While watching movies, the Gamdias Hebe M1 RGB headphones also give a very high quality and soft sound without any breaks in the soundtrack. When playing the same songs, the 7.1 mode has no effect on playback. Nevertheless, the different instruments are clearly distinguishable.
The microphone from Gamdias Hebe M1 RGB is very good. The sound transmitted through it is audible, and thanks to the noise reduction function, your opponent does not hear background noises taking place in your surroundings. You can turn the microphone in any direction, thanks to the flexible fastening, and when not needed – just put it in the earpiece cup.
Gamdias Hebe M1 RGB: Physical Experience
A feature that stands out from the rest is the low-frequency vibration. For games and movies – this is a very good addition: a shot or a blow you will feel not only emotionally, but also physically – your head may shake lightly. So, if by negligence you become a victim of a camper in CS: GO, at least you will understand from which side the shot came.
However, when listening to music with powerful bass lines, the Gamdias Hebe M1 RGB headset will vibrate continuously. However, you can turn off this function at the touch of a button on the remote control.
Gamdias Hebe M1 RGB: Specs
|Model name||HEBE M1 RGB|
|Diameter of speaker||50 mm|
|Sensitivity||119 dB +/- 3 dB|
|Resistance||32 Ohm +/- 15%|
|Microphone sensitivity||40 +/- 3 dB|
|Interface||gold-plated USB connector|
|Microphone dimensions||6 x 5mm|
|Dimensions||188 × 104 × 230 mm|