Zowie Hammer USB Headset


Zowie Hammer Headset
Zowie Headset
It's fair to say that the readers are currently split. For every person who is shaking their head and wondering who the heck Zowie are, there will be one who is nodding knowingly. Unlike a lot of the companies that spring readily to mind, Zowie are one of the few that are known amongst a select group of hardcore, but not to the more casual hardware follower.
Zowie, for those who don't know, are a California based company that are very focused upon providing high-quality products at reasonable prices for the gaming community. With a strict development and production process they expect to meet the high demands of professional gamers everywhere.
Today we're going to take a look at their Hammer headset. This is available in two different flavours. There is the standard Hammer, which is the headset you see in the picture to the right, and the Hammer USB which, in addition to the headset, provides a USB soundcard.
Zowie state that the Hammer is specifically designed for "e-Sports", and with sound fidelity proving hugely important in all forms of professional gaming we look forward to seeing the quality of the sound that the Hammer provides. Hopefully being a specifically designed gaming headset, Zowie haven't had to compromise elsewhere.
Taken from the Zowie website :

* Frequency response : 15 ~ 25,000 Hz
* Speaker dimension : 40 mm
* Impedance : 32 ohms
* Sensitivity : 98 dB +/- 4dB
* Cable length : 1.2m + 1.8m = 3.0m
* Connectors : 3.5mm Gold-plated

* Frequency range : 60 ~ 10,000 Hz
* Directivity : Uni-directional
* Impedance : Low
* Sensitivity : -57dB +/- 4dB

USB sound card ( HAMMER headset USB ):
* USB2.0
* Jack : 2 x 3.5mm 
So far, so good. At least on paper it all looks good.
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Most Recent Comments

01-01-2010, 22:47:28

subliminal messeging
will this work in ps3 :eyes: i dont kno lol Quote

01-01-2010, 22:50:20

IDK tbh dude, its USB but also has the 2x 3.5mm jack plugs?Quote

01-01-2010, 22:54:30

subliminal messeging
ps3 has 2 usb slots, im not sure but atm im using a bluetooth one. oh well Quote

01-01-2010, 23:38:41

I Hunta x
@ subliminal, The ps3/360 do not alow usb headsets to be used through the onboard usb ports, other than if the headset just needs usb to be powerd like the turtlebeach x1's for examples.

If your using hdmi and your tv alows you could plug it into the audio output on the back (would need an adapter more than likely (red and white jacks) or if your not using hdmi you can get adapters for the red an white jacks to just plug it in via the 3.5mm connector, but with both methods there would still be a problem if your looking to use the headset to talk online aswell, as if im correct the ps3 controllers dont have mic inputs on them?? so an addapter wouldnt work like it can for the 360.

Back to the review:

Seems like a nice headset, but one question, how can the price be 6/10 if there isnt one yet? shouldnt it be NA?Quote

02-01-2010, 13:40:43

subliminal messeging
Ok i am using a computer screen anyway ( i use a HDMI to Dvi - and for audio i use The red and white audio sockets and then i have an RCA to 3.5 mm audio female to female Jack - that i just plug headphones in lol).Quote

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