Published on Thursday, 08 August 2013 14:04
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Currently in the market there are countless headset models available from a large number of manufacturers and in several different configurations from plain stereo ones and virtual surround ones (again based on dual drivers) all the way up to real 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound ones that feature up to 8 drivers (4 in each earcup) for the best possible positioning audio both in movies and games. Of course much like most things (especially electronic devices) each model type has a different focus group/audience and so although stereo ones are extremely popular amongst audiophiles, DJ's and professionals in general virtual and real surround sound ones are mostly welcomed by casual and hardcore gamers around the world. However there are also stereo gaming headsets our there for people who belong to neither one of the mentioned groups and just want a cost-effective headset to casually play games and listen to music a job which just might be the right one for the ONDA ST stereo gaming headset by OZONE.
OZONE Gaming Gear, is an European brand of gaming peripherals that revolves around the concept “It’s all about Evolution”. OZONE is a brand created by and for gamers, the evolution is part of our gaming life, we all want to improve and evolve into a better gaming contender. OZONE is committed to the development, engineering and evolution of innovative gaming peripherals with an unique style and the best performance, to allow gamers to exceed their limits and become the best. It’s all about evolution. In the recent years the gaming industry has developed into the ultra-competitive arena that we see today, and the gamers have also developed into a more demanding, sophisticated and exigent consumer. There is an ever increasing demand for better design, increase number of functions and higher performances. Due to the development of newer and better gaming peripherals, the market has suffered a transformation. New segments of high performance gaming accessories have grown to become more specialized and subdivided. But this change in the market has also come accompanied of an increase in the price levels of those products. OZONE provides customers a wide range of gaming peripherals. Everyone from the occasional user to the professional gamer is ensured to find a OZONE product at a reasonable price which will fit their requirements to enjoy their favorite games.
Although relatively new in the industry OZONE has already released a wide range of headsets but since the ONDA ST happens to be one of their entry-level models we didn't expect to see stellar features and specifications. Still it does offer two 40mm drivers (featuring a frequency response of 20Hz-20KHz with an impedance of 32Ohm and 117db-/+4 sensitivity), a removable and quite flexible Omni-directional microphone (54db-/+3 sensitivity), in-line volume controller, good design, low-weight and what appears to be one of the most comfortable headpads we've ever seen. Of course none of the above specifications and features indicates just how good the ONDA ST is in terms of audio clarity/quality so as usual we took it for a spin for a total of 8 days while mostly playing games like PlanetSide 2, HAWKEN, Simraceway, Metro Last Light, Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition and of course our all-time favorite Mass Effect 3 to find out.