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Armaggeddon Avatar Pro X5 Review

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Game Peripheral newcomer Armaggeddon just released one of their latest gaming headsets to the market. The  Avatar Pro X5 promises to give real 5.1 surround experience to your game play. Let’s see if the Avatar Pro X5 will pass our expectation.

Here’s the technical specifications of the Avatar Pro X5

General
Headphone Frequency: 20-20KHz
Front Channel : 3.5mm
Rear Channel : 3.5mm
Centre and Subwoofer : 3.5mm
USB jack (power)
Cable Length 3M

Front driver
Impedance : 32Ω
Sensitivity : 120dB±3dB at 1mW, 1KHz SPL
Max Input : 100mW, 1.79V
Driver Size: 30mm

Rear driver
Impedance : 32Ω
Sensitivity : 120dB±3dB at 1mW, 1KHz SPL
Max Input : 100mW, 1.79V
Driver Size: 30mm

Center driver
Impedance : 32Ω
Sensitivity : 120dB±3dB at 1mW, 1KHz SPL
Max Input : 100mW, 1.79V
Driver Size: 23mm

Subwoofer
Impedance : 32Ω
Sensitivity : 120dB±3dB at 1mW, 1KHz SPL
Max Input : 100mW, 1.79V
Driver Size: 40mm

Microphone
Frequency response : 50Hz-10000Hz
Sensitivity : -56dB ± 2bB
Signal to Noise ratio : 58dB

In-line controller
Built-in Amp
Master Volume control with On/Off function
Front Channel volume control
Rear Channel volume control
Centre Channel volume control
Subwoofer Channel volume control

 

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Upon the first glance on the Avatar Pro X5, you’ll notice that the headset quite large and looks like it’s heavy, but surprisingly . The black stylish design of the headset resembles that of a stealth fighter or head gears from futuristic games, although it may have a really good design, the plastic used on the headset feels cheap as you feel it might break it if it was accidentally dropped and it feels hollow inside. The ear caps fit just right to your ears and it doesn’t heat up when wearing if for long time, sadly there were no replacement caps  included in the package, the test unit that was used has one portion of the ear cap has an opening, revealing the foam, it could be a factory defect or the durability of the cap is poor. On the top portion of the headset, there are two cushion pads to keep your head comfortable, it has two replacement pads where you can also add it to the original two for more comfort.

 

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The attached volume control has separate controls for the main volume (which is on the upper portion of the controller) and with the front, rear, center and subwoofer, there is also a toggle switch for the microphone and it will be indicated with an LED on the controller (red means the microphone is muted and green is the microphone is active). One drawback is that the controller is a bit heavy and the cable connected to the headset is a bit short as you can drag the controller along while you move your head.

 

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The microphone is rather interesting, you can plug it into your headset through a 3.5mm jack port, plugging it in requires to twist the microphone in the jack port. The design of the microphone is rather simple and the plastic feels cheap as well.

And now for the audio,  the X5 can give good quality of 5.1 surround sound, thanks to the four speaker drivers on each pair. The sound is pretty loud so you need to tone down your volume, the bass is pretty deep which is nice and sound isolation is pretty good, thanks to the earpads snugging around your ears. We tried playing FPS games to utilize the surround sound feel with the X5 and the results were impressive, we also tried playing movies while using the headset and we got good results as well. The microphone’s voice output is also good, voice is clear and no outside noises were heard.

To sum it up, the Armaggeddon Avatar Pro X5 is a good 5.1 gaming headset, although the quality of the material feels a bit fragile, the great sound quality makes up for the flaw. The Avatar Pro X5 is valued at PhP 4,999 and is available in the Philippine market.

 

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