Overall we have mixed feelings about the TT eSPORTS Shock Spin HD gaming headset. We are quite impressed by the sound quality of the headset which is excellent when gaming, watching movies and playing most varieties of music. When using the USB sound card, the sound panning ability of the headset is improved and there is a significant boost in volume over the standard PC output. The headset is also very lightweight and comfortable which makes for a pleasurable gaming experience.
But there are a number of drawbacks with this product. We are somewhat underwhelmed by the build quality and the plastics feel very cheap. The appearance of the headset is also going to divide opinion, as it isn’t exactly the most elegant design we have seen, we are also disappointed by the inclusion of a separate microphone rather than one that is built into the headset itself. This is much less convenient as you have to attach it to your shirt and creates a mess of cabling.
Thermaltake advise us that the Shock Spin HD headset will be hitting the market at around $99 which is very close to the price of the USB version of the SteelSeries Siberia V2 which can be purchased for around $105. So will therefore assume that the UK pricing of these headsets will be very similar … at around £70-£80.
This makes it very difficult for us to recommend the Shock Spin HD over the Siberia V2 because of inferior overall build quality. The Siberia V2 also includes a pull out microphone which is much more convenient than the clip on one included with the Shock Spin HD.
- Virtual surround sound.
- Good compatibility.
- Impressive sound quality.
- Questionable build quality.
- Aesthetics will split opinion.
- Quite expensive.
KitGuru says: The Shock Spin HD would be much more attractive at a lower price point.