Cougar Phontum S Headset Review
Published: 6th April 2020 | Source: Cougar | Price: |
We've always been big fans of Cougar Gaming here at OC3D. Whereas companies can usually be divided between the mass-market types, and those who create unique designs but charge through the nose to obtain them, Cougar tend to follow their own path, but still retain that affordability we all crave.
The designs Cougar employ range from the fairly mundane because of ergonomics - keyboards and the like - through wild but still comfortable - their mouse range in particular - all the way up to the insanity that is their Conquer range of cases.
With the Phontum S it ticks a lot of the boxes that come as standard with a headset, and yet still has enough elements that aren't hugely common to find a spot in the market. Naturally good design is a nice feature to have, but with headsets we all demand the actual audio is the best bit, then comfort, and everything else falls a distant third. Without further ado then let's run through the specifications and get down to how it looks before letting you know how it sounds.
Largely the Phontum S follows a well established headset formula of a 20Hz-20kHz frequency response on a headset with a light metal frame design and detachable microphone. However, the drivers are an uncommon 53mm in size which should help that frequency response sound like more than it is. One of the strange quirks of design is that, technically, any 20Hz-20kHz headset will sound similar but the physical size of the drivers and whether the headset is open or closed back goes a long way to fine tuning that audio profile.