Cougar Phontum Overview
When you first take a look at the Cougar Phontum the first thing that really stands out at how big the earpads are…they are HUGE. For PC gamers and people listening to music on these headphones inside it is not a big deal, but I would have to say these are a little too big to be worn in public or at the gym. This is likely why Cougar included smaller earpads with this headset.
The headset has a black steel frame that wraps around and connects the two over-sized earcups. The steel frame means that this headset should be able to take somewhat of a beating. On the inside of the headband you’ll find the Cougar signature orange and a small cushion. On the outside of the headband is a Cougar logo.
The headset is easily adjustable by simply moving the headband up and down. On each earcup there is a metal Cougar logo. Overall the headset looks and feels really good.
On the left earcup is where you will find the connection for the removable microphone. The included microphone is easy to install and can be easily adjusted. The main audio connection on the headset is not removable, but hard-wired to the headset.
The headset is powered by 53 mm dual-chamber drivers, which should provide some pretty impressive sound. As I mentioned the Phontum comes with the larger earcups installed, but you do get the smaller ones in the box. These earcups are quite easy to remove and switch out, one of the easiest I’ve experienced. Both earcups are made of memory foam and completely cover your entire ear.
The main cable that comes out of the Phontum is a single 3-pole audio connector, which can be used for mobile devices or even a laptop. Cougar does include a PC adapter which you plug the main cable into. It gives you dedicated headset and microphone connections for your PC. There is also an in-line controller which gives you volume control and microphone mute.