Today we have the Oblanc U.F.O headphones on our review table. They sport a 50mm driver designed and tuned for acclaimed sound clarity and perfect range. Delivers a very rich stereo sound from your phone, laptop, or computer. Collapsible band, tangle-free cord, and in-line microphone with call control. The ear cups are big enough to fit over your entire ear for long and pleasurable use. Now lets’ kick this pig and get this review started.
A quick shot of everything you will get in your package. you have the cable splitter for PC use and the charging cable as well.
The side profile of the Oblanc headset has a nice black and silver color scheme.
The headband is made up of a synthetic leather that will be nice and comfy for prolonged use.
The Oblanc’s are fitted with a stretchable headband, making it an almost one size fits all solution.
The ear cups are also made with synthetic leather. They will be very comfortable for prolonged use, however they are not as breathable as other materials out there so you may sweat a little.
The bottom ear cup is where you will plug in your headset when you need to charge it. You will get about 9-10 hours of usage per charge from our testing.
On the side, you will have your on/off switch along with the volume and bass controls for easy access.
We will be testing the UFO headset with several genres of music: rap, country and more. We will also be watching a movie, Rambo, and playing games as well to round out the testing.
With the music testing, we tested several genres to get the best overall feel of how well the UFO headset really performs. We started with the Christian Rock genre by listening to a few songs from Demon Hunter to figure out how accurate the bass is. Now the headset started showing its true beauty with the audio reproduction. They provided a deep bass that was one of the better reproductions we have heard in a 2.0 system in a while. Happy with our bass testing, we moved on with our testing and went to the best genre, country! The guitars and string instruments came through clear and had the impact on our ears that we were expecting. Even the raspy voices came through more “raspier” than ever and gave us the full enjoyment of their hard-partying life style, without actually being at the concert. To put it all together we turned on some Mumford and Sons, to get a good feel for the headset. Mumford and Sons are amazing on their own, but with the UFO headset, somehow they were even better!
For the movie portion of the review, we used “Rambo” circa 2009. We feel it gives you everything that you need to test the full capability of the headset with its huge explosions, surround sound fight scenes, quiet conversations and who can forget the .50 cal ending! Starting with the dialog, it’s clear and crisp in the quieter parts of the movie. The UFO headset projected the dialog crisply, even during the fight scenes, such as when the village is getting attacked by the army. During the attack, while the village, and the lady doctor, are trying to get away, you can hear mortars exploding all around her. However, the best scene in an action movie, probably ever, is when good ol’ Sly jumps on the back of the truck and mans the .50 cal machine gun. When he is mowing down the army, the deep bass of the .50 cal is portrayed nicely through the UFO headset. The sounds of the bullets striking objects was crisp with zero distortion, even when we turned the volume all the way up to soak in all of the goodness that the scene provides. If you do not instantly have more chest hair after watching that scene, there is no hope.
Let’s move on to the game testing now with “Bad Company 2.” We played this game for a few hours to get a good overall feel of how this headset would do in a game. We charged into the plant sites, like we normally do, because who doesn’t love to run-n-gun just to annoy the other team! With the UFO’s we could hear a lot of people firing while we ran for the plants, but could not decipher exactly where the shots were coming from. We expected this because they are a 2.0 headset so we expected this. When we were held up inside a building, we could clearly hear people running around us and knew when to stay hidden and when to pop out and eliminate a few enemies. We could not get a clear sense of where they were, but it was kinda close. It almost seemed a little like cheating with as crisp and accurate as the sound was portrayed.
For the last test, we worked with the microphone to see how well it would pick up our voice, in addition to how well it sounds to other people. The in-game chat worked fine, with the other people on our team letting us know we came in loud and clear. We could speak in our normal voice and not have to yell in order to get the microphone to pick up what we were saying. When we used Ventrilo, we were told that there was no distortion and that they could hear us crystal clear once again.
Well, not much else we can say really. We do not want to regurgitate what we have said above so we will just hit you with our quick thoughts. The UFO was built with long periods of use in mind. Everything on it screams comfortable with the ear cups and headband. We used them for hours and hours and never got tired of them. These are definitely a headset you should consider, but just keep in mind its not a surround sound headset.
The Oblanc U.F.O. headset receives the Techreaction.net Gold Silicon Award!
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