LS100X Wireless Gaming Headset Review
A good Xbox headset should sound great, look good, and last for ages. I’m happy to report that LucidSound’s LS100X headset more or less nails these metrics. In raw quality terms, these cans sit squarely in the middle of the road. But within those parameters, there’s a dang decent set of headphones to discover. Did I mention that they last forever?
Well not forever, exactly. But they’re rated for 72 hours of active use. I don’t know how accurate this is, because I haven’t had to charge them yet. I’ve had them for over a week! I just took them out of the box, connected them to my PC, and started using them. Suffice to say, their claims about battery life are well-founded ones. But what about the rest of the specs?
Beyond the 72 hours of active battery life, the LS100X can also connect to a device via Bluetooth. This mode allegedly lets you go for 130 hours without needing to recharge. I haven’t had the chance to test this mode out yet, since I still haven’t had to recharge them. There’s also a set of audio controls built into the headset, along with two different mic options. You’ve got mic monitoring to make sure you sound okay, and three different EQ modes to play with.
Countless Hours Between Charges
Said modes include first-person shooter, signature sound, and bass boost. They don’t exactly encompass every sound situation, but it’s a good mix for your average gamer. Personally, I’m quite partial to bass boost. Who doesn’t want more oomph built into their music and/or game sound? I didn’t notice a gigantic difference on PC, but other devices (smartphone, Xbox) were a different story. I didn’t spend much time with first person shooter mode, but it’s nice that they thought to include it at all.
It took a little time to get used to the built-in audio controls, especially the chat/game volume knobs. They’re disguised as part of the ear pieces, and they continuously baffled me. Turning the volume up or down is different for chat and game sound, something I had to discover the hard way. You eventually figure it out, but it made for a fairly awkward play session with my friends. Other features, like the power and mute buttons, feel a lot more intuitive.
Wearing these headphones all day feels pretty decent, all things considered. The headset is super light, which is essential for long-term comfort. My giant ears make any over-the-ear models a tough sell, but the LS100X makes a strong case. As long as you’re not trying to get through an entire work shift, you likely won’t even notice that they’re on. Even then, the level of discomfort (for me at least) was pretty mild. Again, mine is something of an edge case.
Solid, Dependable Sound
Having made some serious audiophile purchases in my life, I know what a difference cost and quality can make. This set isn’t gonna blow any doors down, but that’s okay! Quality-wise, you are absolutely getting your money’s worth with the LS100X. If I’m playing games or getting through a whole shift at work, clean mid-range sound is all I need. The microphone isn’t anything to write home about, but it gets the job done. Just don’t try and record any kind of voice work with it.
If you’re looking for a good Xbox headset, you wanna check out the LS100X. The sound is clear, the design is slick, and the battery is awesome. Not only that, but they’re lightweight and versatile enough for all your everyday sound needs. You’re not getting that professional, studio-grade sound here. You won’t kick off your career as a podcast host with these cans, either. But for this price, that’s totally okay. This pair of headphones from LucidSound is a reliable, utilitarian piece of equipment that will get you through whatever the day may bring. If you’re shopping for something reliable and dependable, with a dang decent sound to boot, check out the LS100X wireless gaming headset.
***A retail version of the product was provided by the manufacturer***
- Battery lasts forever
- Sound is clear and crisp
- Lightweight and portable
- Volume controls feel clumsy
- Weird mix of EQ settings
- Mic not quite recording ready