Oblanc UFO True 5.1 USB Gaming Headset ReviewThu, Jul 25, 2013 - 12:00 AM
Oblanc UFO 5.1 Gaming Headsets
If you have not heard of the company Oblanc don’t worry we didn’t either before a few months ago. Our first time meeting them was at E3 2013 where they showcased a few of their headsets to us. The name Oblanc originates from the highest peak near the border of Paris, Italy and Switzerland– Mont Blanc. Oblanc implements the spirit, strength, and determination it takes to conquer a mountain to each new headphone it creates. At Oblanc they are committed to bring premium audio experience with stylish designs, so we expect to see Oblanc take the gaming headset world by surprise.
Today we get our hands on Oblanc’s newest headset the UFO True 5.1 Surround Sound Headset Easy w/ USB connection in matte yellow (part number OG-AUD63060). This headset can be purchased online for $105.30 shipped and is backed by a 2-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
If you are the type that wants to get your gaming on or even watch a movie through your PC in private but wants that 5.1 sound system, these might be the headsets that you want. The UFO connects to the PC or gaming system via the USB port and has its own sound card built in. The Oblanc UFO gaming headset will give you that immersive experience that gamers want while playing their favorite games.
The Oblanc UFO 5.1 Headphones come with a multi speaker surround sound with drivers that deliver a 5.1 Dolby digital audio, a 5.1 channel amplifier with an independent volume control, and USB connectivity to connect to PC.
Oblanc took this headset to the next level giving it 4 Neodymium drivers on each side with sub-woofer enhancements that will give the user high quality sound with extended bass giving you a slight advantage while playing a game or better sound while watching a movie.
Oblanc UFO True 5.1 Surround Sound Headset Specifications:
- Acoustic Design: Dynamic, Closed-back
- Ear pad: Leatherette
- Tangle-free Cord: 84″
- Independent Volume Control for Each Channel
- Control Switches:
- Main Volume Control Knob
- Microphone Mute Switch
- Front Speaker Volume Control
- Surround Sound Volume Control
- Subwoofer Volume Control
- Center Speaker Volume Control
- Seamlessly Connect to Desktop or Laptop with USB Connectivity
- Multi Speaker Surround Sound Design. 8 Drivers Deliver 5.1 Surround Sound. 4 Neodymium Drivers on Each Earcup
- 30mm Vibration Drivers for Subwoofer
- 30mm Neodymium Drivers for Front
- 30mm Neodymium Drivers for Surround
- 30mm Neodymium Drivers for Center
- Frequency Response (Front, Surround, Center): 20 – 20KHz
- Frequency Response (Subwoofer): 20-180Hz
- Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): <1% @1KHZ / 0.775V
- Maximum Input / Output Power: 200mW / 30mW
- Microphone Size: 6.0 x 2.7mm
- Microphone Sensitivity: -58dB +/- 2dB (0dB=1V/pa)
- Size (LWH): 10 inches, 4.5 inches, 9 inches
- Weight: 1 pound
UFO True 5.1 Surround Sound Headset Special Features:
- 6-inch Boom Mic
- Candy Yellow Color
The Oblanc UFO True 5.1 headset is manly a Gaming headset but can be used for multimedia such as watching movies and listening to music. If you turn the headset volume to higher levels you will get a noticeable distortion and you would need to enable the bass enhancement button otherwise it will sound flat. As for gaming though this is where the headset shines the most. There are not many headsets on the market that give you 4 30 mm sound speakers. The 30 mm Neodymium vibration divers offers the gamer the bass that you would expect while gaming in Call of Duty, Battlefield, Skyrim, or even Borderlands 2. With the independent volume control the gamer can adjust the sound to their preference giving the headset a wider range of use. The user is also able to adjust how the surround sound works and customize it due to the software for the headset.