Ozone Gaming is a computer peripherals company that is based in Europe. Ozone is brand that believes and revolves around the slogan “It’s all about Evolution”, and add the fact that they use this concept in their products, you’ll get peripherals that will help players get to rise to the top. Today, Ozone Gaming sends us their latest headset, the Ozone Onda Pro X-Surround ProGaming Headset.
Ozone’s got a lot of ways in their bag of tricks on how to package their peripherals. The Onda Pro’s box actually has two parts in it. The first part is the outer slip cover with four sides. Up front is an image of the Onda Pro can be found, with the color scheme depending on what colorway of the Onda Pro you bought. Around the image are the important features of the headset along with a little illustration of each at the left side.
On the right side, you can see some comments about the Onda Pro made by MVP Ozone’s League of Legends AD Carry Gu “imp” Seung-Bin as well as some of the professional gaming teams sponsored by Ozone Gaming.
The left side lists down some more features of the Onda Pro including the ergonomic design of the headset, the Ozone Vocal Technology that is included in the microphone as well the technical specs of the speakers andÂ the microphone.
Out on the back are more listings of the details like the headband, drivers and the in line control.
When the box is pulled away from the slip cover, the 2nd part of the packaging is shown with an all black presentation style box that is as durable as they come.
Flip open the box and you will find the Onda Pro inside its hard carrying case and the manual for how to use the Onda Pro beneath it.
Ozone Onda Pro X-Surround ProGaming Headset
The Ozone has a glossy plastic finish for the body, white padding and fabric for the headband and grey padding for the earcups.
On top of the headband is where the logo of the Onda can be found in either grey or glossy black, depending on the color scheme of your Onda. You can see that Ozone put a bit of emphasis at the headband to ensure maximum comfort, even during long gaming hours with the amount of soft padding they put here.
You can also say the same about the earcups. Its padding is thick enough to help with the isolation, but kind of makes it hot in the ears. One good feature of the Onda Pro is that the earcups are put on a pivot, meaning they can be adjusted to fit your head. At the back of each earcup is a vent that helps the Onda Pro be cool.
When you extend the Onda Pro, you’ll see that the inside is also made of plastic. But there’s nothing to worry about as the plastic is sturdy enough to hold the Onda Pro together.
Below the left ear cup is a 3.5mm port for the detachable microphone to put into. The body of the microphone can be adjusted to fit to where you would want it to be placed.
The in-line controller of the Onda Pro seems a little too big for me, although it fits the purpose quite well as it features all the things you need for easier sound control.
For testing the Onda Pro’s strengths and weaknesses, we used the Ultimate Headphone Test from Audiocheck.Net. There will be six tests to ensure maximum sound quality and peripheral durability of the Onda Pro:
In the first test, I heard the sweeping noise starting at 20Hz onwards, and in the second test, I started to hear the sweeping tone at 19kHz. This shows that the Onda Pro has great Bass and Treble extension which are qualities of a great headset.
For this test, I heard the noise up until 48dbFS. This a great score for the Onda Pro, as it shows that it gives the user great isolation, which is always a plus when trying to go hard during long gaming sessions thanks to itsÂ Ozone Vocal ENC Technology.
You’d think that because the inside of the Onda Pro is plastic, it would rattle to oblivion during the test, but, in fact, the opposite happened. The Onda Pro showed stability and no parasitic buzz even remotely appeared here.
The Onda Pro had a great showing with this test as the sound never wavered and stayed right at the center during all levels.
The wiring test was easy for the Onda Pro. When the left ear audio was played, the sound could be only heard on the left side, and the same happened when the right ear audio was played; the audio could only be heard from the right side. The Onda Pro has good polarity too. During the testing of the center audio, the sound was coming from the center of my head and when the twisted audio was played, I had a hard time pinpointing the source of the sound as it felt like it came from different directions.
On the last test, the Onda Pro faltered a bit as the knocking sounds felt a bit too far, but seemed realistic enough to make you turn your head on some cases.
User Experience and Conclusion
We used the Onda Pro while playing League of Legends, since being able to communicate on a high level is one of the reasons the Onda Pro was made. I was able to hear my teammates perfectly, even the times that they muttered something under their breaths. Thanks to the Ozone ENC Noise CancellationÂ Technology of the microphone, they managed to hear my shot-calling perfectly, leading to a succession of games where we managed to have great coordination especially during important team fights. Also, thanks to its Pro Sound DSP Technology,Â I managed to hear someone farming on my own jungle that I managed to get a kill that snowballed the game in our favor.
The Onda Pro is also as great headset to use outside of the comforts of the PC or PS3/4. Its bass is loud enough for you to appreciate some sick beats while rocking it out on the streets with some swag thanks to its sleek design.Â All the while I’m testing this pair of cans on the streets or at home, I never felt discomfort when using it, only taking them off when I went to get a bite to eat.
Overall, Ozone’s Onda Pro is one headset that should be on the radar of all people on a budget. Its stable enough and gives you comfort for those long gaming sessions, while pumping out great sound quality at the same time. And for the price of 66.55 EUR, its a bargain that many should be will to try out. We here at B2G give the Ozone Onda Pro X-Surround Sound ProGaming Headset the Recommended and Silver Awards.
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