Kotion Each G9000 review: Budget friendly gaming headphones with budget features

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Kotion Each G9000

If you really don’t want to spend much money but want a pair of gaming headphones you’ll get ok performance from the Kotion Each G9000’s.

Gaming headphones come in many different shapes and sizes and are available at many different price points with different available features. If your gaming budget is maybe not the highest, but you’re still looking for some headphones for your gaming, there are options for you as well. The Kotion Each G9000 Gaming Headset offer a budget friendly option for your gaming headphone needs. Keep reading to see how they perform in this full review.

Specifications

  • Model: G9000
  • Driver diameter: 40mm
  • Impedance: 32Ohm
  • Sensitivity: 105dB +/- 3dB at 1KHz
  • Frequency range: 15Hz-20KHz
  • Mic dimension: 6.0 * 5.0mm
  • Mic sensitivity: -38dB +/- 3dB
  • LED working voltage: DC5V +/- 5%
  • Headset interface: 3.5mm + USB (USB for LED light)
  • Cable length: Approx. 2.2m/7.22ft

What’s in the Box

  • Kotion Each G9000 gaming headset
  • 3.5mm Y split cable
  • User Manual

You don’t get much, but you really don’t need much to get started.

Design

The Kotion Each G9000 gaming headset has a very light, nearly all plastic construction with a relatively aggressive design. The headband is a solid piece of black plastic approximately 1 ½” wide with a slightly wider section at the top towards the back of the headband. Underneath the headband is a section of soft padding roughly 1” thick at its thickest point. The padding provides enough cushion for the top of your head. On each side of the headband is a silver accent piece that acts as the end of the headband and the beginning of the adjustable portion.

The earcups extend via a thin piece of metal backed by more plastic. The outer covering of the earcup extends up a few inches on either side, with the Kotion Each name mark running up either side of the earcups. The middle of the right earcup features the Kotion Each logo, while the middle of the left earcup is where the boom mic is attached. Around the center of each earcup are LED lights in a circular pattern. The mic will fold up perpendicular to the headband when not in use, and folds down approximately 120° to sit roughly adjacent to your mouth. The mic does not flex or move inwards, so it does sit just slightly away from your mouth even when extended as far down as it will go.

The headband as well as the earcups were sufficiently padded.

The inside just above the earcup includes the R/L indicator as well as the Kotion Each logo, name mark, and model number. The earcups themselves are covered in a soft touch leatherette material and feature enough cushion to sit comfortably over your ears. A colored accent that matches the overall style of the headphones wraps around each earcup. In the case of my review sample, the top padding and accenting was a light blue color. The headphones are also available with red accents.

The braided cable is attached to the left earcup and extends about 18” before hitting the inline control module. Those controls include a volume dial as well as a mic mute switch. The Kotion Each logo is on the side with the volume dial while their name mark is on the back of the control box. The cable extends its remaining length before culminating in a split USB and 3.5mm plug. The USB cable only handles the LED lighting while the 3.5mm plug takes care of audio and voice. The headset includes a 3.5mm Y splitter in case your PC does not handle audio/voice on the same 3.5mm plug.

The headphones are compatible with anything that will accept a 3.5mm plug. The USB plug only handles the LED lighting.

Overall this isn’t a bad looking gaming headset by any means, and the build quality definitely fits its budget-friendly price. The headphones are compatible with anything that is able to pass audio via a 3.5mm plug. You may need an adapter for use with Xbox One if your controller does not have a 3.5mm input.

Sound

You’re probably not going to want to use these headphones for listening to much music, because they’re really not tuned for that, and overall they’re just muddy without much differentiation between the various audio levels. There’s some bass there, but it really just mushes together with the mids and highs and that’s really not what you’re going to want for music.

Gaming suffers from some of the same muddiness, though the overall tuning is quite a lot better for games. By this point, if you’ve read any of my gaming headphone reviews, you already know that I did a lot of my testing playing Overwatch, where it’s important to be able to hear what’s going on around you. While you really shouldn’t expect these headphones to have the same clarity as some more expensive headphones, you’ll at least be able to gain some benefit here. Wearing headphones does still provide an immersion that you usually won’t get from speakers. You’ll obviously get some better sound from even slightly more expensive headphones, but for the price you’re going to have adequate performance.

Microphone/Voice Quality

Even though the mic doesn’t really bend at all and sits several inches from your mouth, it really doesn’t sound all that bad. It picked up my voice clearly and even mostly kept out much of the background noise around me. It would be nice to have a bit more control over where the mic goes, but considering its limitations it really wasn’t too bad at all.

The mic honestly sounded pretty good, even without a whole lot of flexibility in terms of placement.

Price/Value

If you look at the Amazon page for these headphones, you’ll see the suggested price is $39.99 USD. You’ll also see what is likely a nearly permanent “sale” price of $21.98 USD. For the full suggested price, I’d probably recommend you look elsewhere as you can get a step up in performance at that price point. At the “sale” price though, if you just need a pair of gaming headphones to get you through your favorite games without spending much money at all, you’ll get a decent deal here.

Wrap Up

If you really don’t want to spend much money but want a pair of gaming headphones you’ll get ok performance from the Kotion Each G9000’s, but you’ll basically get what you pay for. If price isn’t as much of a factor though, you really can get better performance for just a few dollars more.

*We were sent a review sample of the Kotion Each G9000 gaming headphones for the purposes of this review.

Kotion Each G9000

$39.99 USD
Kotion Each G9000
7.6

Design

8/10

    Sound

    7/10

      Microphone/Voice Quality

      9/10

        Price/Value

        7/10

          Nailed it

          • Budget friendly price
          • Comfortable cushioning on the headband and earcups
          • Mic works better than you might expect
          • Lighting effects can be turned off by simply unplugging the USB cable

          Needs work

          • Overall sound is pretty muddy
          • Nearly all plastic
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