Usage & Final Thoughts
I have been using the EpicGear Melodiouz for a few weeks now. I had actually never used a set of in-ear headphones with the ear stems. I was a little skeptical, but these really help secure and hold each ear piece in your ear. This means that the Melodiouz will not fall out of your ears, even during the most intense gaming session.
When it comes to sound these are pretty good. Not the best in-ear headphones I’ve ever used, but definitely better than most. Also because of the way each ear piece sits in your ear so sound is more isolated, which is what you want when you are gaming. The headset has an inline microphone as well as a detachable microphone that plugs into the left ear piece. When you have the detachable microphone connected the inline microphone is disabled. The detachable microphone is good, but does not compared to our Blue Yeti microphone we typically use. The microphone will work just fine for in-game communication and Skype.
When it comes to comfort the Melodiouz are comfortable, but in my case after extended periods of time (1-hour plus) my ears would start to hurt. Now this can happen with over-the-ear headphones as well, but I was a little disappointed. Besides sound the biggest thing with gaming headsets is you want them to be comfortable for extended periods of time, and with gaming you could be sitting there for 3-4 hours. I actually had to take the ear pieces out to relive the discomfort and that is not something you want to do when you are gaming.
The Melodiouz are currently selling at my favorite online retailer for $44.99, which I feel is a good price for what you are getting. Overall ThinkComputers gives the EpicGear Melodiouz In-Ear Gaming Headset a 7 out of 10 score.
– Great overall sound
– Detachable microphone
– Inline controls
– Sleek design
– Carrying case & extra accessories included
– Felt a lot of discomfort after about an hour of use