It’s time to review the LS40 Gaming Headset from LucidSound.
First announced at the E3 Electronic Expo earlier in the year, the LS40 is the first headset in the range to deliver surround sound audio, the feature most requested since LucidSound began shipping their debut headset, early in 2016.
Their flagship product brings DTS Headphone:X surround to the game for precise positional audio.
Features and Specifications
- Engineered for Comfort
- Tough, Lightweight Construction
- Precisely Adjusted Tonal Balance
- Revolutionary Control Scheme
- Works with Your Phone
- Dual Mics with Mic Monitoring
What’s in the box?
The box contains the headset, a manual, a travel bag, cables, detachable mic and adaptor.
A Closer Look
The LS40’s have a very solid feel to them and the look great. The ear cups use a memory foam to ensure comfort, especially if you are planning on having a very long gaming session. Even after a number of hours of wearing them they still felt very comfortable.
The ear cups themselves have all the controls on them, including the power button, volume controls and the ability to answer your phone calls (if you have it paired with your phone), change tracks if you are listening to music and even pause the tracks. Having everything situated on the headset itself is very useful.
There are two mics with the LS40 – the detachable boom mic and the built-in mic. The built-in mic is great for making phone calls and the sound quality is good, but you really wouldn’t want to use it for gaming chat. That’s where the detachable boom mic really comes into play. The quality of that mic is excellent and your speech will come across very clearly. And when you don’t want to use it you can easily detach it and store it away.
There is a built-in rechargeable battery that you charge using the USB cable in the box. The battery life is excellent – LucidSound claim you can get around 15 hours from a full charge, and they were not exaggerating! If the battery does happen to run out though you can still use the LS40s in passive mode.
The travel bag is a nice touch – it not only keeps the LS40 clean and the cables tidy, it also looks nice.
The LS40s are wireless, so once you have paired them with whatever device you plan on using them with you are good to go, and pairing them was very simple.
The LS40s provide 7.1 Surround Sound when used with a PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC. They also use DTS Headphone: X for superior sound quality. And the sound quality is superior, especially when you use them on games that have been designed with surround sound or DTS in mind. You can literally hear footsteps when you walk around, or the sounds of bullets whizzing past you.
There are two modes for the surround sound – gaming surround and boosted surround. Both modes work very well and you will probably find you have a personal preference for one of the modes and are likely to stick with that.
The LS40s work with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, PlayStation 3 and mobile devices.
If you want an awesome sounding wireless headset then look no further than the LS40 – you simply have to own them.
The LS40 Gaming Headset from LucidSound is available now priced around £179.99.