For years, Thermaltake has been synonymous with providing PC cases, power supplies, and cooling solutions for various computer hardware to the PC community. Now, with the creation of their new division, Tt eSports, Thermaltake is trying to associate themselves with quality gaming peripherals. Tt eSports already has a few weapons in their fight against mediocre PC gaming accessories, such as the Challenger Pro Keyboard, the Shock & Shock One Gaming Headsets, and even gaming gloves.
Today we will be reviewing Tt eSports’ latest offering, the Shock Spin Gaming Headset. The Shock Spin is not touted as being a high end headset, but rather a midrange offering which can be used to play games, or listen to movies or music while connected to your favorite portable device.
The Tt eSports Shock Spin Gaming Headset comes in a black and red box detailing. At the bottom, the features of the headset are listed. This headset does not support 5.1 surround sound. /sadface
Opening the box you will see the Tt eSports Headset, Microphone Box, In Line Volume Controller, and owner’s manual. The headset itself is plug and play. No software for the device is included, or required.
The Shock Spin comes in three different colors. Shining White, Diamond Black, and Royal Red. Our test sample is the Royal Red version. The headset has large ear cups which aid in blocking out environmental noise as you enjoy whatever it is you are listening to.
Below you can see the Auco Adjustment Headband, which offers decent adjustability when needed. The Tt eSports logo can be found on the top of the headband as well as the sides of the ear cups themselves.
The headset connects to your preferred device via a 3.5mm audio cable which is braided. This is also the case with all of the cables included with the headset which gives them a sturdy feel. The cables not attached to the headset themselves have velcro straps attached to them which also sport the TT eSports name. Besides the fact these straps aid in cable management, they are aesthetically more pleasing then simple twist ties some companies use to keep the slack of their cables’ lengths neat.
The Volume Box, as the name indicates, controls the volume of the headset. The box comes detached from the headset, and attaches itself to the headset via the 3.5mm audio connection. The cable itself is a little over 3 ft. (91cm). Add the volume box, and the full length of cable you can use is approximately 11 ft. (3.3m)
The Shock Spin’s microphone is also detachable, giving you the freedom to use it independently from the headset. The microphone can be attached to your person via an adjustable clamp (we recommend affixing it your shirt; more adventuresome or hirsute readers can go for skin or hair – OUCH). The on / off switch can be found on the side of the microphone box, and the cable of the microphone is quite long, measuring approximately 9ft (2.7m).