The Bottom Line
- Noise caneling headphones with rich bass for $150? Sign me up!
- Tons of connectors and other goodies included
- Sturdy carring case
- Long battery life
- No mic or mic input
- No surround sound
- Cord is a bit thin
- Despite superb sound and comfort, many gamers may be put off by the lack of a microphone.
- Attractive styling and noise reduction make the LoSt-CaUzE noise canceling gaming headphones perfect for single player games
- Let's hope the next LoSt-CaUzE headphones have a Bluetooth mic, that would make this an unbeatable gaming headset
Guide Review - LoSt-CaUzE Noise Canceling Gaming Headphones by AblePlanet Review
AblePlanet has put together an excellent package that includes a semi-hard case, 1/4 inch adapter, 6 foot extension cord, and an airline adapter, all gold plated for maximum conductivity.
The LoSt-CaUzE noise canceling gaming headphones themselves are attractive (sliver cans, black padded band) and easily adjustable. The cord has a built in sliding volume control, but is rather thin, which leads to occasional (rare) interference by other radio signals, more shielding and a heavier cord would have been nice, but we are already getting a deal. The noise reduction does produce an audible hiss in silent environments (where you wouldn't use it) but it is not at all noticeable in any environment where you may actually turn on the noise reduction, such as a plane, lan party, or gaming tournament.
The LoSt-CaUzE headphones are crisp and clear providing shockingly strong bass at low volumes. This is a mixed blessing. You certainly can hear the bass loud and strong at any level, but it prevents you from turning up the volume too loud. The thought is that audio clarity at a low level will prevent ear damage by providing bass at a low volume level, but really sometimes you want to crank up the volume, turning down the bass on the EQ helps.
The catch? No headset. This means that they are great for single player gaming and music, but any games that require speech will require some sort of external mic. I have been told that a version with a mic will be released in early 2008, however.