When it comes to video game headsets the market is beginning to become flooded with choices. Skullcandy’s unique styling and unrelenting drive to make their brand known has helped set them up as one of the premiere and better known headset companies around. When their latest headset, the PLYR 2 Wireless Gaming Headset arrived at our offices we knew we were probably in for an audio treat.
The Black and Yellow PLYR 2 we were provided with was hands down one of the most unique looking headsets we’ve seen. The Skullcandy style just bleeds out of it. With the logo blasted on the side as well as on the interior of each ear piece, it’s hard not to love the aesthetic of them. Each ear piece is comfortable on your ear and the light weight provided by the headset can help you maintain extended hours of earplay. This is a claim that many companies make but this set truly delivers. I’ve worn other brands before and developed headaches over time. Fear not from PLYR 2.
What’s the point of having a great looking headset if it sounds terrible, right? The PLYR 2’s actually deliver a great audio experience for the $129.95 price tag. Skullcandy’s “Proprietary Supreme Sound” technology sounds rather good. With the lack of true Dolby Digital surround I found the immersive experience they delivered in the games I played to be almost on par with some of their competitors 7.1 Surround Sound set ups. Not exactly the same but just about as close as it comes.
The wireless technology packed inside utilizes a wireless 2.4 GHz setup as well as a GMX stereo transmitter to deliver both game and voice chat audio. They can be used with a PC, Xbox 360, or PS3. They feature a pivoting mic as well as 3 different modes for EQ3 settings. This allows for personal preference in sound with bass, supreme, and precision being the choices. There are subtle differences between each and I’m sure gamers will find what works best for them. I had no issues with the mic and all my conversations seemed to be seamless.
With the many choices that are available on the market you can’t go wrong with the Skullcandy PLYR 2Wireless Gaming Headset. The only negative that exists with them may lie in the fact that for nearly the same price or $10 to $20 more, a true 5.1 Surround Sound headset experience may be available. The power of the Skullcandy brand amongst gamers however does seem to be building steam and the name and style alone may help sell you on this pair. At the end of the day I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with the immersive experience they’ll deliver.