Gaming is all about the experience, so the best quality sound for your buck is essential. You’ll look at the available headsets and wonder which one shall I buy? Wired or wireless, how much should I spend, and does quality or a brand name matter? LucidSound LS10X wired headphones offer a great audio experience at a price point that doesn’t break the bank. However, how does it compare to other accessories and more importantly, are they good for long gaming sessions?
Set at a comfortable price point of around £40-£50, these headphones are affordable and officially licensed for use on Xbox. Moreover, they can be used for any device with a 3.5mm audio jack thanks to the detachable boom mic and dust cover. This was an excellent feature as it makes them multipurpose, so you get even better value for money!
LS10X are lightweight and comfortable.
When you game for hours or listen to music while commuting, you want comfortable headphones. Fortunately, the LS10X sit over your ears beautifully and create very little heat. Furthermore, the lightweight design makes it easy to forget you have them on your head. I prefer a more substantial feel, but for gamers who like a less evasive design, the LS10X headset is perfect.
Created in an array of colours, you are spoilt for choice. Black, red, blue, and green can all be chosen to complement your gaming set-up. No matter which option you choose, you are assured of great build quality. The over-ear cups are wonderfully padded, and the rubberised cable is long enough to allow for easy gaming. The mic is chunky, solid, and well-designed. Finally, the headset gives the impression that it will last the normal gaming demands without concern.
What’s in the box?
Delivered in a professional and striking box, the LS10X sets a great first impression with Xbox emblazoned upon it. Therefore, you are assured from the off that this is a quality item. As you break the seals, the packaging is a little flimsy, but this matters not. A cardboard mould holds the headset still for both transit and storage. Alongside this, you get a user manual, an LS sticker, a warranty guide, a boom mic, and a dust cover.
- LS10X headset.
- Boom mic.
- Warranty guide.
- Dust cover.
- Instruction manual.
- LS sticker.
How good are the LS10X’s?
Few people buy headphones to look cool as most want excellent sound. If you can get both, perfect! However, something usually must give. The LS10X headset has remarkably good sound quality as well as an excellent microphone, yet there are limitations.
Its custom-tuned 50mm drivers offer a nice and comfortable range of tones, yet its bass level lacks depth and feels flat in some explosive situations. This may be off-putting for a small group of gamers, but it was only noticeable when you compare it to a higher-end headset such as the LS15X or LS50X’s. Other than the bass issue, the sound was crystal clear and took me by surprise.
The microphone was also surprising. I expected a detachable mic to have connection issues and to be tinny. However, my voice sounded good and there were no signs of crackling or distortion. Furthermore, the dual mic controls and an LED display ensure you are never caught out.
The LS10X is a great quality headset!
If you are looking for a good quality headset for yourself or a gamer in your life, then look no further than the LS10X. It offers great features, simple controls, excellent build quality, and comfort at a low price. It’s an excellent wired headset and one I thoroughly recommend. Don’t break the bank while trying to get style and quality! At under £50, you’ll be pleasantly surprised while getting a lot of accessory for your money.