Element Neon 300 Gaming Headset
Element Gaming is a young UK based company, built by gamers, for gamers. They offer a wide variety of gaming peripherals including keyboards, mice and headsets at affordable prices. We got the Neon 300 gaming headset in and put it through its paces.
The Neon 300 is a mid ranged headset from the Element catalogue and offers impressive features and at very affordable £24.99 in the UK. Does it live up to expectations?
Firstly the tech spec, looks good right?
- USB wired connection
- 7:1 sound (simulated)
- Driver diameter – 50mm
- 20-20KHz frequency range
- Headset sensitivity 111db_+3db
- 30mW maximum power
- Microphone sensitivity – -40db+-3db
- Cable length – 3 metres
The headset comes well packaged and comes with a manual and drivers. At first glance the headset looks chunky, with large padded earpads and head strap, in a vibrant blue and black colour scheme. The headset is incredibly comfortable, it feels secure but not to tight and gives you confidence that the headset wont move or become loose. The head strap is adjustable to suit varied head sizes and the earpads cover my averagely sized ears nicely. The microphone pulls down to the side but is firm and stays in the position you want. There is a 3m nylon usb cable, with a cable management strap to help avoid unwanted tangles, which includes inline controls. Oh, and when the headset is plugged in, the earpads become illuminated and change colour, which is a cool feature.
I followed the manual and installed the drivers. The headset will work without installing the software, which I tried first of all but its not until you install the software that the headset truly comes alive. The software allows you to control different volumes and assigned profiles. Default profiles include HiFi, Movie and Music. I kept it on HiFi and played Battlefield 4 for a few hours. For the price, the sound is exceptional. You truly get an immersive surround sound experience while playing. The fainted of sounds were identifiable, the explosions were raw and bassy. There was definite isolation from the outside world. It added real value to the game and overall experience. It was reported back to me that the quality of the microphone was good, the vocals were crisp and clear at all times. Also, over the few hours of playing, the headset didn’t move at all and my head or ears were not getting warm or sweaty.
Downsides? I have yet to find any. At this price it’s an absolute bargain and we recommend it to all.