Ah the gaming headset, just like any type of gaming product these days the market is saturated making it hard for you the consumer to choose which headset is the best for you. Typically as consumers we grade products based on their price, but a lot of the time the quality and performance do not match the price. Today we are checking out a gaming headset that comes in at a very affordable $49, but offers some amazing performance. That headset is the Cougar Phontum which features 53 mm dual-chamber drivers, two different sizes of included earpads, and a sleek design. Cougar says this headset was “created for those who want to enjoy great audio in long gaming sessions” and we are going to put that to the test.
Special thanks to Cougar for providing the Phontum Gaming Headset to review.
Sensitivity at 1KHz: 98dB/mW(1kHz)
Impedance at 1KHz: 32Ω +/- 15%
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
Cable Length: 1.2m+1.8m(Detachable Cable)
Connector Type: Detachable Cable: Audio and Mic 3.5mm plug
Type: Uni-directional noise canceling
Frequency Response: 100Hz to 10kHz
Sensitivity at 1KHZ: -45dB ± 3dB
The Phontum comes in a nice retail box and keeping with the Cougar colors it black and orange. On the front there is a photo of the headset.
Flipping over to the back there is an overview of the headset going over different features, there is also a list of the main features in a few different languages.
Getting everything out of the box you have the headset, an extra smaller set of earpads, removable microphone, PC adapter with volume control and mic mute, and a user’s guide.