Ozone Oxid Gaming Headset ReviewIndybird - September 26, 2010
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The Ozone Oxid proved to be a fairly even mix of pros and cons. On the upside you get great audio quality. Games and Music sounded about how they should. The inline controls were also a very welcome feature. Even during testing I found the media controls to be quite useful. The retracting mechanism on the microphone worked pretty well, keeping it out of the way when it was not needed. The lack of need for drivers and literal plug-and-play installation were nice, making it a very versatile headset.
However, the headset was not with out its downfalls. The first and main issue is the microphone quality. It was very much below par, and with even the slightest compression, such as in online gaming, your voice becomes garbled and intelligible. Next was its ergonomics. Despite being a light-weight headset, the half-way clamping design of the ears make them rest awkwardly on the top of your ear. Aside from the comfort issue, this design makes it easy for the headset to fall off of your head.
Overall, the headset is decent. For around $45 you’ll get a set of features not typically found in that price range, and well above average audio quality. But even with these desirable pluses, the microphone quality, and comfort issues make this a tough buy.
- Good Audio Quality
- Solid Appearance
- Retractable Microphone
- Inline volume AND media controls
- No drivers; literally plug-and-play
- Microphone quality is poor
- Not particularly comfortable
- Falls off of head easily