EasySMX 398M 2.4G Wireless Gaming Headset review: Versatile with optical audio support

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You’ve got options when it comes to your gaming headphones. The EasySMX 398M 2.4G Wireless headphones are worth a look.

TA-ratings-86Gamers have all kinds of choice when it comes to gaming headphones. Options are available at multiple price points with multiple sets of features which can make selecting a pair of headphones more difficult. We’re doing what we can to talk about some of these various available options when it comes to gaming headphones to help you decide what’s best for you. The EasySMX 398M 2.4G Wireless Gaming Headset offer an interesting set of features, and you can read all about them in this review.

Specifications

  • Easy to install and Full compatibility with all gaming consoles including PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One as well as PC, MAC and mobile phones via a 3.5mm audio cable
  • The microphone is flexible for exact positioning
  • Audio comes without a cord, relying on 2.4GHz digital transmission technology to deliver a high-quality signal within 10 meters
  • The 2.4 GHz transmitter connects with game consoles via an optical fiber for lossless audio transmission
  • All control buttons are integrated on the right ear cup to be accessible
  • Chatting and gaming sounds are controlled separately
  • Ultra-lightweight design and soft ear pad ensure your maximum comfort during the over-time game
  • Up to 12 hours working time at each full charge
  • Reinforced headband, which offers nine levels of height adjustment for the perfect fit
  • Working voltage: 3.5 ~4.2 V
  • Working current: 75 ma
  • Lithium battery capacity: 1200 mah
  • Continuous working hours: 12 hours
  • Charging hours: about 5 hours
  • Frequency range: 2.400 ~ 2.483 ghz
  • Transmission delay: 2 mhz
  • Transmission power: 3 dbm
  • Receiving frequency: -85 dbm
  • Speaker diameter: Φ40mm
  • Speaker impedance: 32 Ω
  • Speaker frequency response: 20 ~20khz

What’s in the Box

  • Headset
  • Transmitter
  • Detachable Mic
  • Optical Cable
  • Micro-USB to USB Cable (80cm)
  • Micro-USB to USB Cable (40cm)
  • 2.5mm-3.5mm Audio Cable for Xbox 360
  • 3.5mm 4-pole -3-pole Audio Cable for Xbox One
  • User Manual

All of the cables you’ll need are here… including an optical cable.

Design

The EasySMX 398M 2.4G Wireless headphones have what I would consider a unibody design. The headphones are all one piece, though the earcups are able to extend from the headband to provide a larger or smaller size for your head. I’ve had some bad luck recently with headphones of this kind but I’m happy to say that EasySMX has managed to keep these headphones quite comfortable with this type of design.

Starting up at the headband, it’s a solid piece of soft-touch plastic approximately 1.5” wide. The sides where the earcups attach are flair out slightly in an angled manner adding some interest and texture to the overall design. The underside of the headband includes three blue padded sections (black cloth is also available). These include a nice fabric cover and sufficient padding to keep them comfortable on the top of your head.

Headband padding detail.

The earcups predominantly keep the same soft touch plastic exterior, though with a more shiny plastic shield-shaped insert on each earcup with the EasySMX logo and name mark. The inside of the earcup includes a silver plastic accent piece that extends just above the earcup — where the R/L indicator is located — and acts as a bit of a barrier between the earcup body and the earcup padding. The earcups feature a similar style of padding as the headband, though with black cloth instead of blue. The earcups also provide sufficient padding for a comfortable experience even with long gaming sessions.

The left earcup does not include any additional ports or buttons but the right earcup has got you covered with everything else that you’ll need. The front of the earcup includes the pairing/microphone mute button, the power button, a recessed 3.5mm input for the included flexible microphone, a Micro-USB charging input, an LED status light, and a 3.5mm input for use with consoles or as wired headphones. The back of the right earcup includes a game volume dial as well as a chat volume dial on the back.

Button detail.

I’ve had this minor complaint with other headphones in the past, but it seems that many of the controls are in the exact spots that I want to place my fingers/thumbs when putting on or taking off these headphones. Companies just seem to love to place controls exactly where I’m going to end up inadvertently hitting something.

Volume dials.

The included flexible mic is approximately 5 ½” long and just over ½” thick. The tip features a similar shield-shaped end which includes the microphone. The entire mic is incredibly flexible, and you’ll have no problem putting it exactly where you’ll need it to get the best chat quality possible.

Mic detail.

The included wireless transmitter features the same glossy plastic shield shape as the earcups and similarly includes the EasySMX logo and name mark. The rest of the exterior is a soft touch plastic and the whole transmitter measures 3” by 2 ½”. The transmitter includes an LED status light at the bottom tip of the “shield” on the front, and two inputs on the back: one for the Micro-USB/USB input for your devices that support USB audio, the second is an optical input for your devices that support optical audio.

Input detail.

EasySMX has also included all of the wires and cables you’ll need to get started, including an optical audio cable. You should be able to connect to your PS3/PS4, Xbox 360/Xbox One, PC, Mac, TV, and even your mobile device with the included cables.

Sound

All of the included cables, bells, and whistles won’t matter if the headphones don’t sound good, but thankfully that’s not a concern here. When it comes to music, you’ll get decent bass, though mids and highs can be just slightly muddy at times. You’ll still be able to have a pretty good music listening experience with these headphones, I tested them out with most of my usual headphone testing playlist and was mostly very impressed. These are definitely a more budget-friendly pair of headphones but you’ll still get pretty good performance here.

When it comes to gaming, these guys kick it up even a little bit further. I play a whole lot of Overwatch, and hearing where enemies are coming from is incredibly important so you don’t get blindsided by an opponent. EasySMX provides a good open sound platform that makes hearing everything around you easy, as it should be. Curiously though, I found that the “game” volume dial never really did anything, while the “chat” volume dial just controlled the overall volume for the headset. Not the end of the world by any means, though having these volume dials react as expected would have added even more value to these headphones.

Microphone/Voice Quality

I’ve mentioned the flexibility of the included mic and it really is able to position itself however you want it. I was able to easily move it directly in front of my mouth, a bit off to the side, or even slightly above or below with the flexible mic. The mic also picked up my voice very well, with teammates able to hear me clearly while gaming.

Battery Life

EasySMX suggests that you should be able to get around 12 hours on a single charge with these headphones. That’s pretty spot on, as with about an hour per night (some a little longer, some a little less or none at all) I was able to go just under two weeks before I needed to recharge. Even if your gaming sessions are longer you’ll be able to get at least a few really long marathon sessions of gaming in on each charge.

The headphones recharge via Micro-USB, and you cannot use them while they are recharging. You can, however, plug the Micro-USB to USB-A charging cable into a wall charger to speed up the recharging process rather than recharging through your computer’s USB. You’re still going to need to wait for a couple hours for the headphones to charge between uses.

Price/Value

These headphones are listed at $79.99USD on Amazon, though they’re currently priced at $46.99. That’s definitely a very good price for a pair of comfortable, lightweight headphones that will connect to nearly anything you can throw at them. They sound good, perform well, and should last you through at least a few long days of gaming before needing to be recharged.

EasySMX Gaming Headphones.

Wrap Up

You’ve got options when it comes to your gaming headphones. If you’re looking for a comfortable pair of headphones with pretty good sound at a very reasonable price, the EasySMX 398M 2.4G Wireless headphones are worth a look.

*We were sent a review sample of the EasySMX 398M 2.4G Wireless headphones for the purposes of this review.

EasySMX 398M 2.4G Wireless Gaming Headphones

$79.99 USD
EasySMX 398M 2.4G Wireless Gaming Headphones
8.6

Design

8/10

    Sound

    8/10

      Microphone/Voice Quality

      9/10

        Battery Life

        9/10

          Price/Value

          9/10

            Nailed it

            • Comfortable design with sufficient padding
            • Wireless options available
            • Versatile for multiple systems
            • Multiple cables, including an optical cable, are included
            • Good battery life
            • Good price

            Needs work

            • All plastic construction
            • Buttons and dials are positioned somewhat awkwardly
            • Game volume dial doesn't seem to control anything
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