Gamdias HEBE M1 RGB Headset Review
This one is for all you gamers out there. In case you haven’t noticed, the folks at Gamdias have made some recent additions to their product line-up. Additions that we would place at the upper end of their brand. For the past few weeks, we’ve had the opportunity to test their then unreleased 7.1 virtual surround sound headphones, the all-new HEBE M1 RGB. This pre-release opportunity will make some of you readers envious. The HEBE M1 RGB headset is designed for “enhanced competitiveness” and “unique gaming experiences.” How did this new gaming headset fare in our testing? Let’s take a closer look at this first-on-the-internet Gamdias HEBE M1 RGB headset review.
• Modern design
• Oversized leatherette earcups
• 50mm neodymium drivers
• Great 7.1 virtual surround sound
• Earcup design does not allow for rotation
• No Bluetooth capability (which is fine by us)
If you’re familiar with the HyperX Cloud Revolver headset, then you’ll recognize the manner in which the HEBE M1 RGB conforms to your head. Like the former, the HEBE M1 RGB is fashioned with a metal bar at the very top, with a cushioned bar just below that rests on your head. As I mentioned in our Cloud Revolver review, some people may dislike the non-adjustable metal bar. On this new headset, I guarantee it won’t bother you one bit.
With the RGB model, the earcups don’t rotate like those on the Gamdias Hephaestus V2 headset. They’re fixed in place, thus a solid part of the frame. Now, it doesn’t bother me that they don’t rotate. You see, some gaming headsets have a tendency to turn too much, to a point where I have to constantly readjust them. It’s one of the things that can unnecessarily take up a lot of time with constant use.
The HEBE M1 RGB has over-the-ear, leatherette covered ear pads. In my experience, leatherette tends to get hot and sweaty. This is not the case with this earcup design. These earcups leave some open room just below and behind your ear allowing air to pass through. The result is you’ll be comfortable and not have sweat upon your ears.
The microphone is extendable and retractable. With its gooseneck design, you can position it almost however you want. The headphone and microphone cable is braided and encased in a plastic shielding. While this prevents virtually any possible damage to the cable, the positioning of the cable becomes more difficult because of its more stable build. The cable is somewhat short, 2 meters in length. For me, this is fine as the cable doesn’t hang on the ground. This length prevents me from running over it with my chair. The headset also comes with inline control; that has options for the volume, microphone mute, and earcup lightning. These colors look great in a dark setting; they’re vibrant and well-saturated.
HEBE M1 RGB Specifications
• Driver Diameter: 50 mm
• Microphone Size: 6.5 mm
• Microphone Pick Up Pattern: Unidirectional
• Cable Length: 2 M (6.6′)
• Driver Magnets: NdFeB
• Microphone Sensitivity: -40db ± 3 db
• Vibration Unit Size: 30 mm
• Dimensions: 188 mm x 104 mm x 230 mm
After playing numerous games with the HEBE M1 RGB headset, playing Doom (2016) in particular leads to a most spectacular experience. The 7.1 virtual surround sound provides great audio cues to the demons’ locations. When you activate the bass mode on the inline control, the heavy metal in the game gets turned up to the level of euphoria. The heavy bass vibrations from this headset are its coolest and most redeeming quality. I’ve never tested a headset with this feature. It’s done well and sounds awesome! With the heavy metal and demons screeching, I’m mute to the surrounding environments due to the superb noise canceling properties. I know this may sound like a broken record, but the HEBE M1 RGB is another quality Gamdias headset for competitive games such as Counter-Strike Global Offensive and Overwatch.
The headset does have Hera support. At the time of this writing, the support was not yet available. We’ll update this review shortly after it becomes available in November. Based on the headphones alone, that is without Hera; they’re outstanding.
If you’re looking for a very comfortable higher-level headset to game for hours, then the Gamdias HEBE M1 RGB may be just what you’re looking for. Priced a good $30-50 below its competition, this 50mm-driven gaming headset is worth a very long look. Who doesn’t want a quality gaming headset at a lower price point with some money left over for that game you want to play?
The list price of the HEBE M1 RGB headset is $69.99. It’s currently available on Amazon (see link at bottom) and Newegg. In the USA, each gaming headset comes with a 1-year warranty from date of purchase.
Have you tried the HEBE M1 RGB headset? Do you agree (or disagree) with any part of this Gamdias HEBE M1 RGB headset review? Let us know in the comment section below or via social media. We’re eager to hear your thoughts.
FTC Disclosure: Gamdias provided Beantown LLC with one (1) HEBE M1 RGB headset sample for review purposes. This writer’s opinion is 100% his own and not a paid product ambassador.
Editor’s Note: My nephew (the author/reviewer) liked this gaming headset so much that it’s highly unlikely that I’ll ever see them in my home again.
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