I used the Fiio E10 USB DAC to test the headset.
The sound-stage is pretty decent and you can keep a track of the direction you are facing enemy fire from and where people are sneaking up to you from. So from a gaming perspective, this is a very decent headset but I wouldn’t really recommend it for music lovers.
To be honest I wasn’t terribly impressed with the sound quality of the Cooler Master MH751 headset. The headset has very ordinary bass with average impact, speed and slam. I found listening to heavy action scenes in games to be rather timid. The headset does have a pretty nice midrange and voices are portrayed very clearly and it is very smooth. The smooth mids also extends to the treble which doesn’t have any nasty spikes but also lacks the crispness and detail that other headphones can portray.
That said there is often ignored important feature of the Cooler Master MH751 which I have generally ignored to mention in other reviews but something that I really noticed when using the MH751 and that is comfort! The CM MH751 is by far the most comfortable headphone I have used in many years and I have gone through a few. There is very mild clamping force but the headphones are very light and I have played for hours without any fatigue either in terms of the harsh sound of from discomfort from having a headphone on your head.
So in that term, the CM MH751 comes out on top and I should give a lot of weight-age to that considering quite a few people would be gaming for extended periods of time.
What I like about microphones like the Samson Q2U is the polar pattern dynamic mic priced and fit for the intended audience. Most people do not have the ideal setup for sound when skyping, streaming, conferencing and even podcasting. Hence a microphone that aims to record your voice while dampening the surrounding distraction is vital. That’s also the reason why many streamers prefer Audio-Technica AT2020 USB/USB+, if not with the XLR and a mixer/audio interface of their choice. Some streamers are seen to be using power booster/conditioner between their microphone and the XLR audio interface. Of course, the streaming software’s audio settings, livestream site’s encoding and the internet speed/quality is a factor to show that upgrade.
The experience with headset microphones are a mixed bag depending on the make and the manufacturer, but detachable units are appreciated. One might consider to plug in an Antlion Mod Mic 5 provided the mounting ring is not an obstruction or just keep it unplugged.
We need more headsets with detachable mics. But we will also need more than Antlion to make such mic pieces.
I wish Cooler Master bundled a wind foam for the mic as it tends to pick up reverberation when you’re talking with little to no background. It is picking up a hiss which is a concern unless you can edit it. The keyboard switches are dampened and don’t overlap the speaker’s voice. Headset mics have a natural advantage of distancing itself from the peripherals, and yet only a few headset mics are good are dampening background sound. Any air flow through the mic does get recorded which was expected.