AZiO Levetron GH808 USB Gaming Headset ReviewWaco - March 6, 2013
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AZiO Levetron GH808 USB Gaming Headset Closer Look:
Getting a bit antsy to see what this headset actually looks like? Me too! Extracting the GH808 from its packaging is an easy affair and reveals a headset that, if I may be perfectly honest, is gorgeous. Holding it in your hands exudes quality and the black and red styling really grabs attention. The frame for the most part is entirely garbed in glossy and matte black accompanied by muted metallic red accents and flame red USB connectivity.
On the left earcup of the AZiO Levetron GH808 headset there are a few controls that you need to be aware of. First and foremost there's a convenient volume control to keep you from blowing out your precious eardrums when some obnoxious website decides to unexpectedly do a Kamehameha on your ear drums. On the other hand, if you do want to have said website blow your eardrums into tiny little shards, there's a small button that toggles the vibration feature on and off. That's right, the GH808 gaming headset actually has a pair of vibration drivers built into the frame to reinforce the low-end sound of the headset without actually producing the deepest frequencies that many people can't actually hear. This is a feature that many will likely enjoy – but apprehension is what I feel when thinking about a headset that doesn't actually play the whole frequency spectrum and instead replaces it with vibration and tactile feedback. Music may be felt but it has to be heard before it really means much.
These shots are redundant but I wanted to highlight just how attractive this headset really is. Maybe AZiO profiled me to figure out that black with red accents pulls on my heartstrings but in the end I don't really care. This headset really is just a joy to behold.
The microphone on the AZiO Levetron GH808 USB Gaming Headset is extremely adjustable. From full extension back to completely hidden, the rotation is smooth and the microphone automatically mutes when retracted into the left earcup.
The AZiO Levetron GH808 USB Gaming Headset is designed first and foremost to be as comfortable as possible. With an over-the-ear design along with the fairly cushy headband, the GH808 promises long-term gaming comfort with none of the usual pains involved in multi-hour gaming sessions. The flame-red USB cable is long enough to be out of the way at all times and won't contribute to rage quits or anything of the sort while fragging your enemies.
What use is a comfortable headset that only fits a select few? AZiO clearly did its homework here as the GH808 not only fits my fairly large melon but also fits comfortably on my better half's somewhat petite skull. The smallest setting is extremely small and the largest setting should accommodate nearly any brain bucket without issue. The USB cable does, curiously, have a magnetic choke a few inches from the end of the cable but it's small enough and light enough to stay out of the way.