The range of Tt eSports gaming headset has a mid-level budget Tt eSports Shock 3D 7.1. As the name implies, the headset is aimed at gamers and, according to the manufacturer, will truly immerse yourself in the game world through multichannel audio virtualization.
– Type: Wired Gaming Headset
Headset Tt eSports Shock 3D 7.1 is sold in a typical in size cardboard box in red and black tones, the right side of the front side and nearly the entire right side of packaging made of transparent plastic. On the front side of the box image taken headset and listed its key features. On the reverse side of the package is an image of the headset indicating the functional features of the components and the description of the use in the manufacture of materials. Below the photos are shown of the headset with an explanation of their features. On the left side of the headset shows the packaging specifications. Inside the box, in the form of a transparent plastic placed the headset itself. The kit also includes a brief user’s guide, the rules of the warranty and two stickers with the image of fighting the dragon, which is the company logo Tt eSports.
The headset is made in the original black-and-red color scheme. At the same time the inside of the headband, the wheel control the volume and the grid covering the dynamics inside the ear pads, painted red. All other parts of the headset – black. Only two hardware buttons EQ and 3D 7.1 in the left cup painted in light gray color. Both of these hardware buttons protrude slightly above the cup and have bevels. Find them by touch, without some skill can be difficult. The headband is made of a smooth matte black plastic inside the headband passes a metal plate, which provides rigidity. The inside of the headband is trimmed with a soft cloth filled with foam. On the outer side of the headband is placed company logo in the form of fighting the dragon red and company name. External side covered with plastic mesh cups, behind which hides the red one, working in the rhythm of the sound of a number of games and the highlight outline fighting the dragon. Fixing cups made of smooth plastic, painted in dark gray. The cups can be rotated about a vertical axis by 90 degrees to transport the headset. By the way, there is mention of the bag for transport to the corporate website, which should be included. The test sample of this bag was not there.
To the left cup is attached removable flexible boom microphone. In the raised state of the microphone boom is switched off. In the middle of the rod can be bent, adjusting to a comfortable level distance to the user’s mouth. The microphone is covered with a plastic grid.
Ear pads are made of artificial leather, soft and pleasant to the touch. The form of the ear cups are reminiscent wrong rhombus with acute angles at the bottom and rounded top. Ear pads close to the head, completely covering the ear. Soundproofing is good.
The interface cable is two meters long encased in textile braid, which should prevent it from stretching, twisting and chafing. Plastic USB connector is painted black and has the logo of red in the form of letters Tt, which facilitates its identification.
Brand the software must be downloaded from the manufacturer’s site: there is a version for Windows 10 and a separate version for older versions of the OS. During testing, it was found out that there are two versions of the headset – the old and the new, so that’s old is not running Windows 10 x64 and most likely never will. The new version – works. At our test was the old version of the headset. We could not find an answer, how to determine the version headset, so be careful when buying.
Note that on the package sets no word about supported operating systems, but there is a recommendation to visit the company’s website. There’s also no word which features are supported, but there is a separate version of Windows drivers with support 10. Notes, which version of the headset will work in Windows 10 – is absent.
Before installing the firmware, you must first connect the headset to the USB port and wait until the operating system does not detect the new hardware. After installing the firmware will need to restart the OS.
Brand application allows you to select from four preset equalizer modes, between which you can switch on the fly hardware EQ button on the left cup of the headset.
There are four modes: MMO RPG, RTS, FPS, and Default. You can not change the settings. In the Default mode, the equalizer is off.
It is also possible in the application to select one of four types of the surrounding area: Club, Living room, Opera and Theater. In each of the selected premises differently configured work Reverb engine. Select the type of environment can only be switched off when the equalizer, so use this option only makes sense when listening to music.
As 3D technology applied virtualization solution C-Media Xear 3D. Xear 3D allows the support EAX 2.0 in games.
The signature application for 3D 7.1 (Xear 3D) can be separated include surround sound and enhanced bass, adjusting the intensity.
Unfortunately, in October 2015 C-Media drivers stopped to support some of their decisions, so support for Windows 10 will not.
The forum support Tt eSports, it was stated that the headset will be running on Windows 10 with no proprietary drivers and software that simply will not support 3D 7.1 sound and the ability to switch between EQ settings. The main thing is not to put proprietary software on a PC running Windows 10, t. To. We failed on two different computers to get work Tt eSports Shock 3D 7.1 after installing the firmware. Even after cleaning maximum system registry, which failed to reach this performance until the first reboot. If you connect the headset to a PC based on Windows 10 and do not install the firmware, with the capacity for work, with the restrictions described below, there is no problem.
Without the use of proprietary software volume control wheel on the left cup will work correctly. The microphone and the lights on the cups are also working with the LEDs flashing red cups to the beat of the music series. The microphone works by lifting the rod with it up – turns it off. There will be only able to use the button to switch between the preset equalizer settings, and power button 3D 7.1 will not work either.
In general, if you do not know what your version of the headset, and you have used a Windows 10 operating system, we recommend that you do not install the firmware.
To measure the frequency band we played involved stand Bruel Kjaer 4153 – Artificial Ear / Ear Simulator (corresponding to IEC 60318-1 standard), which is able to emulate the ear impedance at frequencies up to 16 kHz.
Here is the opinion expert Maxim Liadov: from graphics, built for Tt eSports Shock 3D 7.1, it is clear that the headset is not designed for listening to music. Even with the equalizer to adjust bass and treble, to achieve natural sound detail will not work. However, the mids are reproduced very well, normal tone and overall headset sound good, steady average. However, for use in games and meeting voice headset capabilities – enough.
In traditional headset, t. E. In Windows 10 and without having to install proprietary software, the sound in the headphones even without a clearly defined high and low frequencies, at maximum volume distortion no ear pads close to the head, but over time can be a sensation of excessive pressure on the head. The microphone works, the user’s voice interlocutors know extraneous noise is not observed. The volume level is very high level, and the user perfectly isolated from the environment.
Raising the boom microphone in the upper position switches off the microphone. It is convenient and intuitive – if the microphone is not needed, raise the bar, and it turns off.
The idea to realize the round volume control directly on the headphone cup should be recognized as reasonable. This is convenient, it is not necessary to drag the mouse to the control panel or remote control to search for the cable, if any. The wheel rotates without any effort that not everyone may like, but you get used to the ease of this quickly and in time, will not hesitate to choose the desired angle of rotation, to immediately get the desired volume level. The wheel is no stopper, so to change the volume level is enough to rotate the wheel in the right direction, without thinking about its current position.
When running under Windows 8.1 operating system, you can fully use all the features of gaming headsets Tt eSports Shock 3D 7.1.
Note robust design of the headband and mounting headphone cups, as well as a beautiful combination of red inner soft part of the headband and black plastic outside. Tt eSports Shock 3D 7.1 Headset good job with its main task, and the availability of hardware buttons to switch between preset equalizer settings allows you to quickly alter the sound color or even disable it. For example, you can turn off the equalizer and change the type of premises, and for the game include the addition of a low-frequency mode when listening to music. A separate button 3D 7.1 support is included Xear 3D – is, in fact, multi-channel sound virtualization. In this mode, the audio engine distributes the sound sources are not just around the listener, but also above it and even below it. Of course, expect from the virtual positioning precision is not necessary, but the surround effect is, and conspicuous. As a result, the sound and the picture changes perceived as more intense and extensive.
After comparing the work with the headset Xear 3D without we came to the conclusion that, in general, can be dispensed with corporate applications. Not everyone likes to make changes to the way the sound is played. Sound Headset Tt eSports Shock 3D 7.1 very good games, special effects and sound track are reproduced correctly, without distracting from the gameplay.
If you are using Windows 10 or you are planning to go to this version of the operating sictemy, we recommend paying attention to the other headset from an assortment of Tt eSports, who are guaranteed to have no problems with drivers. This saves time and nerves.
If your PC uses the Windows 8.1 operating system, the headset Tt eSports Shock 3D 7.1 allows you to not only “on the fly” switching between preset equalizer settings, but also in the need to include virtual surround sound, thereby achieving a more realistic sound.