ADATA XPG EMIX H30 Review (Page 4 of 4)

Page 4 - Conclusion

Where ADATA XPG EMIX H30 headphones really shined was in-game. It was easy enough to hear all the subtle noises in games, not to mention it was easy to identify the direction where footsteps were coming from. The 7.1 virtual surround sound with the included amplifier further enhanced its capabilities in this regard. The controls on the amplifier was simple and straightforward as well and comes with a long cable to reach anywhere you need it to go. The build quality of the headphones itself was decent. The hard plastic ensured stability while also not giving it a cheap feel. The metal headband provided a sense of quality and the earpieces have a large cushion ensuring a mostly comfortable fit. It even comes with a detachable microphone, making the headset quite versatile. There are a few key areas of improvement I would suggest to ADATA though. While the microphone itself reproduces sound decently, it would also pick up wind noise from just normal talking. The thick red and black sleeved cable is bit too bulky for my liking. The amplifier does not stay in place because it is too light. The XPG EMIX H30 is not comfortable to wear either. It clamps down around the top of the ear, but become very loose at the bottom and do not provide a full seal despite its weight. As for sound quality, the bass is well rounded, although overpowering and often bleeds into the rest of the frequencies, making the midrange sound recessed. The 7.1 virtual surround sound made it all sound hollow. Overall, the ADATA XPG EMIX H30 headphones provide a great gaming experience, but not much more. For about $100 at press time, I think you can do better, especially considering even if it is good for gaming, its comfort leaves quite a bit to be desired.

ADATA provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.

APH Review Focus Summary:
6/10 means A product with its advantages, but drawbacks should not be ignored before purchasing.
5/10 means An average product with no real advantages; drawbacks and advantages just seem to cancel each other out.
-- Final APH Numeric Rating is 5.5/10
Please note that the APH Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other sites.

The ADATA XPG EMIX H30 headphones perform well for gaming and gaming only.

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Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware
3. Subjective Audio Analysis
4. Conclusion