Thermaltake and Tt eSPORTS Verto headset
ThermalTake and Tt eSPORTS are an absolute force, with some of the slickest hardcore gaming gear around. While I’m familiar with the brand I’ve never really had any hands-on time with any of their headsets, mice or keyboards. As an audio enthusiast I’ve been dying to check out their new headset, the ‘Verto’. With a slew of handy features and a price point that doesn’t break the bank, it looks like it could be a great headset for many PC gamers, so how does it perform?
- Color – Diamond Black
- Cable Length – 3.0 Meters
- Connector – 3.5mm Plug
- Driver Unit (mm) – 40mm Neodymium Magnet
- Channel – Stereo
- Frequency Response – 10HZ ~ 22 KHZ
- Sensitivity – 98 DB at 1K KZ
- Mic Sensitivity – -35 ± 3DB
- Mic Frequency – 300HZ ~ 10 KHZ
- Mic Impedance – 2.2K OHM
- Impedance – 32Ω
- Gold 3.5mm plug
- Plug and Play Microphone
- External in-line Controller
- Omni-directional microphone
- Microphone noise canceling
There’s no denying that the Verto is a striking headset, with its almost trapezoidal ear cups and aluminium cradle. The headband itself is made from protein leather, which feels soft but durable. The ear cups are made from the same leather, with soft red cloth on the inside. The headband is auto-adjusting, meaning that as you sit it atop your head, the plastic from within the band uses extra slack that runs along the inside of the headset to custom fit the headband to your head. The plastic returns when removing it (similar to elastic), meaning that the headset can be shared among friends or family members without each member having to go through the annoyance of setting up the headset for their head each and every time.
The headset comes in “Diamond Black”, which a slick shade of black that will compliment most PCs and other gaming gear. My PC case is a similar shade of black and the headset looks perfect sitting in close proximity to it. The soft plastic (which almost feels like rubber) of the ear cup exterior also sports the stylish Tt eSPORTS logo, which is a nice little highlight piece.
The Verto is actually one of the comfier headsets I’ve worn, even comfier than headsets that sell for three times as much as the Verto. The elongated ear cups really do comfortably cover the ear without feeling restrictive or as though you’re having to bend your ears to wear them. The mic can me adjusted and bent to suit your needs, and you don’t get hot ears as the fabric on the inside breathes. All in all I’m very impressed with how this headset feels when wearing it.
The Verto is an entry level headset and as such I can admit I wasn’t expecting much from the headset when I first plugged it into my PC. Fortunately, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the sound the Verto offers for its sale price. Offering 2 channel stereo, the Verto is perfect for viewing movies, listening to music and most video games. While the headset might not offer the complete surround sound experience many first-person-shooter enthusiasts crave it’s certainly offers excellent sound for the price you pay for it. So much so that you could removable mic and attach the headset to your phone with Thermaltake’s headset adapter and use it for your personal music collection. I initially found the headset to be a little bass heavy when I listened to music with it (thought it was fine for games), though this was fixed when I applied an equaliser to my music player. I also managed to find a free virtual surround sound program online that while not as brilliant as an actual surround headset from Thermaltake, managed to give me just that little bit of surround to make FPS games playable.
The Verto comes with a carry case that allows for ease of transport. The ear cups also pivot so the headset takes up less space but I also appreciate the added bonus that slightly twisting the ear cups will not break them or cause any harm to the internal components.
The Verto might not offer the surround sound of some of its more expensive Thermaltake and Tt eSPORTS brethren, but for its price this is a damn fine piece of equipment. If you have children who are looking for a headset but don’t play hardcore shooting games, this headset will be perfect for their music listening and gaming needs. If you’re like me and you’re after a cheap but reliable headset for work, RPG and strategy gaming, the Verto will definitely meet those needs.