Last week I released the second episode of my “Not so MASSIVE Tech Unboxing” series featuring some budget gaming peripherals that you guys suggested. One of those peripherals is the Rakk Guinna Illuminated Gaming Headset that we are going to take a look at today.
Rakk is a popular local brand here in the Philippines that produces fairly affordable yet good quality gaming peripherals, they are on my radar for quite some time now and I’m happy that I am finally reviewing one of their product. They offer a lot of gaming peripherals but what caught my eyes and my budget for the moment is the Rakk Guinna Gaming Headset, Let’s find out why shall we?
MY INITIAL BREAKDOWN
Pros: Affordable, Durable, Comfortable and produces decent audio
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Impedance: 32k Ohms @ 1kHz
Sensitivity: 109db (+/-3dB)
Microphone Size: 1.5mm
Microphone Sensitivity: 42db +/- 3db
Microphone Frequency: 20Hz – 15Khz
Design and Construction
The Rakk Guinna Illuminated Gaming Headset comes in two variants, they have this white and black color and they also have a red and black variant.
My only issue with the design is the lack of adjustment on the headband, it’s not a big issue though as the headset itself is comfortable as it is. I just wish it has that option just in case you want to adjust the clamping force of the earcups.
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In terms of comfort, although it lacks adjustment option on the headband, it’s actually super comfortable. The earcups are quite big, big enough to fit my huge ears and the earpads are pretty soft and comfortable. The clamping force is just enough to have it stay put during intense movements without compromising comfort, especially during longer gaming sessions.
At the back of the left side earcup, you’ll see the volume knob which I think is much better compared to having it inline on the wire like other headset does.
Using this while playing CS: Go was a very nice experience, you can really hear the low end with the footsteps and gunfire and the overall sound quality is better while gaming.
And since this uses a 3.5mm jack, you have that flexibility of plugging this on an audio interface to further enhance the sound quality. Not to mention, that you can also use this with your smartphone.
For laptop users like me that also doesn’t have an audio interface, you may need to use a USB sound card to be able to plug both the headset and microphone 3.5mm jack at the same time. You may also need to use a USB hub (Depending on the amount of USB port available) to plug the USB cable for the headset’s illumination.
Now, in terms of the microphone quality, for the most part, it’s acceptable and usable. I tested it on CS: Go and according to my teammate, he was able to hear me clearly. To be honest, the design of the internal microphone for me is not very ideal, especially that it is an omnidirectional mic so it will pick up sound from all angles, which doesn’t help the fact that it pics up a lot of unwanted noise. I did a comprehensive mic test on the video version of the review here. With that being said, it can still get the job done for a decent in-game communication.
Will I Recommend This? Yes!
In conclusion, for the most part, my experience with this headset is pretty decent, maybe a little bit better than what I’ve expected. The design is very well thought of and overall construction is substantial enough for daily use. The earcups are super comfortable, and that’s coming from someone who has super large ears. The microphone quality is not the best but is usable, to say the least. The braided cable with rubber coating is a very nice touch at this price point, speaking of price point, at a price of just around 750 pesos, the sound quality is better than you might expect, it produces clear audio with an ample amount of bass and it shines the most while using it for gaming.
Rakk Guinna Illuminated Gaming Headset Review
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