G.Skill Ripjaws SR910 Headset Review
Published: 20th September 2015 | Source: G.Skill | Price: |
The SR910 packaging combines the red and black that we saw from the KM and XM and combines it with the half-plastic side that has proven a popular attraction in headsets. We could pontificate as to why a picture of a mouse is enough but people want to actually see a headset, but that's philosophy beyond the scope of this simple review.
Freed from its cardboard confine the SR910 is revealed as a design that's very different to the headsets we're used to seeing. Sure there is a USB cable and remote control, and yes there are only two ear pieces, but that's about where the similarities end. Rather than use adjustable height hinges the SR910 has a suspended band which makes the already light headset feel even closer to a feather on your bonce.
The SR910 follows the retractable microphone format. In a lot of ways this decision, when coupled with the suspended headband, makes one think of the SteelSeries Siberia v2. If you're going to take some cues from other products then picking arguably the best selling gaming headset ever isn't a bad idea.
The hinges are absolutely the star of the show. You could spend an age studying them. Designers will bow before them. They're unbelievably good. High quality, sturdy, zero flex. Exceptionally nice, they transform the SR910 from merely interesting to something approaching art. Although it doesn't show up well in pictures - yay for reflections - the side panels are transparent allowing you to marvel at the tightly packed speakers and, as you might have gathered from the image at the top of this review, let the light shine through.
The inline remote is nicely designed too with the central wheel handling the volume and the buttons selecting what exactly you're adjusting. It, like the main headset, has a quality feel that rises above the average.