Hybrid. It’s a word you hear often in the automotive industry, and it usually means a combination of two propulsion methods have been brought together in a single car. In this review we are taking a look at a hybrid for the gaming industry. The EPOS H3PRO Hybrid brings together multiple connectivity options into a single headset, providing access to some great features for all PC, Mac, and console gamers alike. Multiple wired and wireless options are found on the H3PRO Hybrid, as well as active noise cancelling, a removeable microphone, and more. Follow along as we examine the EPOS H3PRO Hybrid.
Special thanks to EPOS for providing the H3PRO Hybrid review sample!
Frequency Response – 20Hz – 20kHz
Sensitivity – 116dBSPL / 0 dBFS @ 1kHz
THD – <0.35% / 0 dBFS @ 1kHz
Drivers – 40mm
Audio – 7.1 Surround
Type – Bidirectional
Frequency Response – 100Hz – 7500kHz
Sensitivity (1kHz Boom arm) – -20dBFS / Pa @ 1kHz
Sensitivity (1kHz Ear cup) – -20dBFS / Pa @ 1kHz
Connection – Detachable
Options – USB, 3.5mm, USB Wireless, Bluetooth 5.2
Wireless Range – Up to 60ft
Dongle – USB Type-A
USB Cable – 2M
3.5mm Cable – 1.5M
Rechargeable Battery – Yes
Battery Life – Up to 38 hours (Bluetooth), up to 30 hours (Wireless)
Software Support – EPOS Gaming Suite
Active Noise Cancellation – Yes
Surround Sound – Yes
Color – Black, White, Green
Materials – Plastic, Stainless Steel
Platforms – PC, Mac, Xbox (One, Series X/S), PS4/5, Nintendo Switch
The box for the H3PRO Hybrid features a matte black finish, and a very high-end look to it. A very tasteful angled look at the headset is prominent on the front of the box, and there is nothing flashy or over the top about this packaging, which is a nice change from some other brands that are in your face with their designs.
Out back is another subtle image of the headset, along with a bit of marketing text that speaks about the high-quality materials used in the creation of the H3PRO Hybrid, and how it can improve the user’s experience. A few feature call-outs are found around the image as well, but no true specifications are found on the box itself.
Included with the EPOS H3Pro Hybrid are quite a few accessories that lend themselves to the multiple connectivity options, as well as some informational papers to get you going. Three cables are provided for wired connectivity options, and they each serve their own unique purpose. The 1.5M 3.5mm braided cable allows the H3PRO Hybrid to connect to mobile devices, mobile consoles, and other 3.5mm audio sources, while the 2M USB Type-A to Type-C cable is present for use with USB-connected devices, and for charging the internal battery. A USB Type-A extension cable is also included to help route the USB cable far enough to your device. Unfortunately, neither of the USB cables are braided like the 3.5mm cable, which would have been a nice touch. Additionally there is a small USB Type-A dongle for wireless connectivity to your host device, as well as a small disc that is used to cover the hole for the removable microphone boom arm.