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IOGear Kaliber Gaming Saga Surround Sound Gaming Headphones Review


IOGear Kaliber Gaming Saga Surround Sound Gaming Headphones Closer Look:

Now with the headphones out of the box, you can get a good look at how the outer shell and inner cushion are designed. The Saga does not use the traditional oval design, but instead employ a design that is more natural to the shape of an ear. The outside shell is a hard plastic with a glossy finish, which will take fingerprints on like no tomorrow, so be sure to keep them clean if you are OCD about that. There are also the Kaliber Gaming and Dolby Pro logos. The inside cushions are designed of a breathable material made out of protein leather and help reduce outer ear strain and fatigue. The headband features a memory foam padding to help keep the headphones on your head secure while maintaining the comfort level you expect. We will see during the testing how these help with keeping them on our heads for long periods without pain or strain on our ears or necks.



The physical controls for the headphones are located on the back of the left ear cup. As mentioned before, these are powered headphones, so there is a battery that is charged via the USB cable to provide the power since the 3.5mm jack cannot. Starting from the top is: the power on and off switch; the Dolby Pro switch; the mode switch; the volume rocker; the mic on and off switch; and finally the USB charge port. The mode switch is used to choose between three modes, which from top to bottom include: Gaming, Normal, and Music. According to IOGear, "The Gaming/Movie mode enhances spatial depth and improves surround envelopment for a much more realistic experience. The Music Mode improves directionality of musical recordings by pulling vocals out into the front, while opening up the sound stage for a more lifelike sound. The Normal Mode bypasses the Dolby processing for listening to mono sources such as audiobooks, or for when a plain, uncolored sound experience is desired." In front of the cable on the left cup is also the built-in pin-hole microphone. This headset does not use a boom so it will be interesting to see how this works during the testing. Finally is the 3.5mm 4-pole connector used to pass sound to and from the headset. The one caveat is that there is no splitter included, so if you have a motherboard or case that does not combine the ports into one jack, then you would have to purchase an adapter separately.



Now that we have wined and dined on the Saga headset, let's take a look at the specs and features in more detail and get on with the testing.

  1. IOGear Kaiber Gaming Saga Surround Sound Gaming Headphones: Introduction & Closer Look
  2. IOGear Kaliber Gaming Saga Surround Sound Gaming Headphones: Closer Look (Continued)
  3. IOGear Kaliber Gaming Saga Surround Sound Gaming Headphones: Specifications & Features
  4. IOGear Kaliber GamingSaga Surround Sound Gaming Headphones: Testing & Results
  5. IOGear Saga Surround Sound Gaming Headphones: Conclusion
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