Several gamers (myself included) gravitate towards headphones because they don't really feel like taking out a second mortgage to pay for a top-of-the-line sound system. However, they still want to experience the full spectrum of audio delights nestled deep inside each game, film or what have you. And, of course, nobody wants to piss off their loved ones for the sake of their own entertainment. I took the Wireless Headset F540
and test-drove a number of games that boasted vastly different sound design merits.
I'm a sucker for a great soundtrack, and I've been looking for a great excuse to begin my second playthrough of Mass Effect 2. The Wireless Headset F540 turned out to be just that. If depth and richness in music are important to you, these phones will satisfy you. The all-important bass is pronounced just enough to avoid overwhelming other sounds, and (more importantly) with nary a buzz.
Ambience is all the rage these days. There's nothing like turning the lights out and losing yourself in the illusion; sound is a huge part of this, and when it's amplified and made into something more intimate and personal, it can make each experience richer. So next on the list was Limbo, a game well-known for its distinctly awesome use of ambience. What a frightening experience that was. If you decide to take my advice and pick up the Wireless Headset F540, play this one for a while, put the controller down, and just listen.
Explosions and gunfire don't often sound like explosions and gunfire when heard through the limited speakers of a television. But through the magic of a high-quality headset, you can find your ears in the middle of pure glorious cacophony. So, naturally, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 was the game to go to for that. I ended up getting a headache after a few hours of play, but I decided that was probably to the credit of the Wireless Headset F540.