I tested the Hebe M1 without the vibration control activated.
With the large 50mm drivers, I was half expecting some really amazing bass. I was slightly disappointed with the Hebe M1’s very average bass. The M1 has a rather pronounced lower midrange hump that enhances the ‘boom’ to portray bass. The M1 can’t really go very deep and many songs with some deep bass sound rather off. The mid range bump does make gaming pretty good which is probably what most people who buy gaming headsets will care about. If you also use this for music you may be disappointed.
Next up is the midrange and the Hebe M1 is average here as well. Mids are a bit thin and not very detailed. The voices in games also aren’t great but average. The soundstage which is also quite important for gaming is average. Lastly, the Hebe M1 has a very average treble. The M1’s treble is rolled off. This also means that sibilance and harshness aren’t at all present. Detail retrieval is again very average.
At the end of the day…
If you read the sound quality evaluation you would figure out this headphone to be very average at best. Nothing I have found really stands out in this crowded gaming headset market. Coolermaster, HyperX, Logitech, SteelSeries, QPAD, Razer, Corsair, Sades and Thermaltake and a lot more make USB headsets.
However my prejudice of preferring headphones more for music aside these are pretty good gaming headphones with decent sound isolation and some really cool RGB effects. Plus vibration is there for those who really like it. Since it is targeted towards gaming, its fits into this category. Therefore, I am giving it a bronze award. If you wish to get something that works with both gaming and music you need to look elsewhere.
- Good build quality
- Decent isolation
- In-line remote
- Music reproduction is average
- Average mic performance
- Headphones are heavy which can cause fatigue
— Hardware BBQ (@HardwareBBQ) August 12, 2017