EPOS has been a leader in the audio sector for years, and fortunately for some time it has continued to offer on the market products that are nothing short of interesting, which – although certainly not cheap – are nothing short of excellent for many uses, whether it is gaming , listening to music , or many other features, given that the elegant look that allows, among other things, further versatility linked to uses. Recently, the company released the new EPOS H6 Pro , present both in the open and closed version, which reflect many peculiarities of the company, and offer a really interesting quality at a relatively high price , as we want to deepen in this review.
Elegance and solidity
As mentioned at the beginning of this review of the EPOS H6 Pro , the headphones come with an elegant packaging and look , which immediately highlights how it is a product that is anything but cheap, which in fact puts solidity and quality to the first place. The device comes in the package with a proprietary connection, which in case of breakage can be purchased separately, however, since it offers the possibility of using both a shorter cable, generally dedicated to consoles, and a longer one for PCs, with 3.5mm jack outputs. In fact, we are talking about a completely plug and play analog device, which unfortunately (or fortunately) does not see any kind of help on the software side, and only relies on its potential out of the box as regards the offer to users.
The headphones are presented as really light (they weigh just over 300 grams), and are really a pleasure to wear, as they are particularly comfortable even when it is necessary to sustain rather long gaming sessions. The built-in microphone, actually removable if it is not useful and replaceable with a “cap” provided specifically by the company, is already present in the setup. To close the circle of features present together with the latter, which can be disabled manually by simply being raised (despite the absence of any LED), we find a useful wheel to change the volume.
Before moving on to the details relating to outgoing and incoming audio quality, it should be noted that the device currently comes in two different versions, one open ( here the link for the purchase ), and one closed ( available from this link ) , which obviously have important differences. While the closed model tends to isolate users during sessions, blocking external audio and preventing any noise from disturbing more than expected, the open ones deal instead with being able to offer a more natural audio.
Quality first of all
The device in question offers, as mentioned in this review of the EPOS H6 Pro , a truly indisputable audio quality , both as regards the headphones and the microphone. The fantastic listening, improved by the comfort of the pavilions and their very low weight that is not felt during the hours of play, is guaranteed by the presence of 42 mm drivers , which allow a crystalline listening experience for all areas. . Whether you use an external sound card and have the opportunity to make the most of the directionality of the audio or not, in-game it is easy to feel really at the center of the action ., with impressive quality for all types of sound, and a bass boost that doesn’t negatively affect the overall experience. As mentioned, the “weak” point of the product may be the fact that some enthusiasts, ready to customize their experience, have no way of doing it thanks to dedicated software.
However, the excellent basic settings guarantee a truly incredible versatility of use on consoles or phones, since the listening quality in no case tends to decrease. It should be specified that the experience may be better or worse based on the type of device that you decide to buy, and that based on some specific situations users may prefer the closed version, even if in reality the open one allows a better distribution of the ‘audio, and in general a better performance when it reaches the ears. Small relatively negative detail, it should be specified that the maximum volume may not satisfy all tastes , given that the EPOS H6 Pro they do not allow extreme power, but still offer a result more than suitable for almost all occasions.
Speaking instead of the microphone, we are dealing with a device that acts almost as an exception that confirms the rule, since in general the headphone outputs are often outclassed in quality by dedicated external devices, and in this case the difference could even not get noticed. Communications are nothing short of crystal clear , and the recording experience can still be more than excellent, a detail that makes the headset, however expensive, ultimately complete, and for this reason a product to be taken into consideration for users of all generally even if offered at a not very affordable price.