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Yesterday i found the time to attend a small LAN event (local) where i live but as soon as i arrived (was a bit late since i had to wrap up some test results) to my surprise some of the gamers participating in the event used entry level headsets the kind of which i wouldn't even use to answer a call even less play MMO games with. Now i know that not everyone can afford a good gaming headset but out of curiosity i sat down with some of those players to see why they chose that solution. Well it seems that for some strange reason they all thought that in order to get a decent gaming headset they'd have to spend way over USD100/100Euros (an idea which none of them liked) and although that's accurate for "real" surround sound gaming headsets a good virtual surround sound gaming headset will not set you back as much and since for the past week we've been testing the Rage 7HX 7.1 Surround Headset i just happened to have it inside my backpack.
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 a 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.
I don't usually carry around with me anything other than portable devices which i want to test while on the go but since i was going to a LAN event i thought it would be nice to put the Rage 7HX to the test under real conditions. However in the end i did so much more than just that since i ended up doing a short "presentation" in front of 20-30 people some of who took it for a quick spin afterwards (no time for more). Anyways leaving the LAN event behind the Rage 7HX 7.1 Surround Headset by OZONE is powered by two 40mm stereo drivers (frequency response of 20Hz-20KHz with 99dB sensitivity and 32Ohm impedance) connected to an detachable Omni-directional microphone (2.2KOhm impedance with -38dB sensitivity and noise-canceling filter) and an in-line 7.1 virtual surround USB card. So specs-wise i can't say that the Rage 7HX is really something new to us but what I’ve learned over the years is that specifications alone don't define a headset so let's move forward to see what OZONE has to offer with this model.