Page 2 - Physical Look - Hardware and Software
After some research, we can see that the Cooler Master MH751 and MH752 share a similar resemblance with another pair of headphones, which are known as the Takstar Pro 82. As such, these are a very conservative and understated pair of headphones, at least in terms of appearances. The same black finish can be found all around the MH751, making them look like some pair of cans from the audio world. Cooler Master has kept the branding to a minimum with just the hexagonal outlines on each ear. The outside of the ears are coated with a roughed black material to prevent fingerprints that could be left while handling the headset. The extending arms on each ear are covered with a soft touch material. Meanwhile, pleather material covers both the headband and the two earcups, as we will look at later on. As for other materials, you can see most of the headset is plastic, but the extending arms use an internal steel frame. Once again, the clean exterior is really great for its understated looks. Build quality is also great and does not creak or make unwarranted noises under pressure.
Cooler Master has used an oval shape with a leatherette surface wrapping the ears sufficiently. Underneath this surface, we have a thick layer of memory foam that cushions ears nicely. A padded fabric can also be found in between the headset and the earcups, which prevent your ears from touching any hard surface. The ears, as you can see, have the ability to rotate with a range of about 125 degrees. It also can tilt around a bit to better mold to the shape of your head. Internally, the MH751 utilizes the same 40mm neodymium drivers in each ear with a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz. This should cover the entire audible spectrum for human hearing. In addition, the MH751 has a sensitivity of 97dB with a total impedance of 26 ohms. We will how this translates into the audio quality later on.
As we previously mentioned, this headband is wrapped in bicast leather with a foam layer above and below the steel frame. I found this offered sufficient padding from preventing any pressure being felt at the top of my head. As for adjustments, you can increase the size of the headphones by extending the ears down on each side. Both sides are notched and provide enough friction from accidentally slipping out during use. Once again, I would have liked these notches to be marked on the headset with some sort of visual indicator.
In terms of overall comfort, I am still very impressed with the Cooler Master MH751. I would never expect them to rival headsets in the comfort department like HyperX, but yet they have. Between the soft padding at the top and the sufficiently plush ears, these rebranded Takstar headphones are truly comfortable. This should not be too surprising considering the original HyperX Cloud headphones were also rebranded Takstar. After adjusting the headset to a comfortable size, I never found the MH751 to apply too much pressure while still staying attached to my head. In addition, at a light weight of 250g without the cable, these headphones never felt too heavy to use. The only thing I did find was how warm the headset would get after several hours of use. If they want to keep the closed-back design, I would like to see interchangeable earcups with fabric covers to let users swap to a more breathable ear pad.
As for all of the accessories included with the Cooler Master MH751, we first have a fabric drawstring bag to hold your headphones inside. It is nice to see this included, especially for gamers on the go. Underneath, we have an omnidirectional microphone that plugs into the left side of the headphones. It has a frequency response of 100Hz to 10kHz with a sensitivity of -42dB and a signal-to-noise ratio of 55dB. It is also placed on a very flexible boom arm, which can bend and stay whichever way I leave it. Next, we have a braided 3.5mm splitter, that converts a single four pole 3.5mm to the headphone and audio ports that most desktop computers have. It is a bit stiffer than I would like, but this cable at least is lightweight. Finally, we have the main 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable measuring 1.5m in length. Cooler Master designed this cable to plug into the left side, but also lock in there with some neat plastic molding. This way the cable should not be coming out unintentionally. The braiding and the cable is pretty flexible, though not as smooth as some we have seen. All of the controls can be found in the middle of this cable. This includes a slider switch to mute and unmute the microphone, while a double-sided volume wheel can be found on the other hand to adjust volume. It is pretty neat in that you can change the volume from either or both sides quickly. The only thing I would have liked to see is a clip on this remote area so it does not swing about. The lack of a USB connection is the main difference of the MH751. While this may not affect desktop users as much, those lacking quality audio components on their motherboards or those on gaming laptops may want a USB interface for a consistent experience across their devices.
Physically, the Cooler Master MH751 is pretty much the exact same headphone as the MH752. This means we have the same great comfort and build quality without an included USB sound card. However, how does this affect the sound quality? This is the next thing on the menu, so let us proceed.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware and Software
3. Subjective Audio Analysis