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XPG Precog Gaming Headset Review

A Closer Look at the XPG Precog »

XPG Precog Gaming Headset Review productGallery143I’m quite particular about my headsets.  They have to fit right, they have to be comfortable, they have to sound great, and most of all they have to be durable.  I own headsets that fit those criteria.  But that’s not why you’re here.  You’re here to find out how XPG’s eye-catching new Precog gaming headset stacks up against those incumbents.  Is it comfortable?  Does it sound superb?  Is it indestructible?  Is it a winner, or is your money better spent somewhere else?  Let’s find out.

 

Review Sample Provided by: XPG

Product Name: Precog

MSRP at Time of Review:  $130

Specifications

Even on paper, the Precog looks to be a formidable contender in the low $100 headset market.  Across the board, its specifications are comparable or superior to similarly priced offerings from well-respected companies like Sennheiser, HyperX, Logitech, and Astro.

Dimensions 69 mm x 237 mm x 198 mm

2.72″ x 9.33″ x 7.80″

Weight 326 g / 11.5 oz
Drivers electrostatic/dynamic dual drivers
Driver Frequency Response 5 Hz – 50,000 Hz
Driver Impedance 32Ω ± 15%
Driver Sensitivity 102 ± 3 dB/mW @ 1 kHz
Microphone unidirectional noise canceling
Microphone Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz
Microphone Sensitivity -38 dB ± 1.5 dB
Interface 3.5 mm / USB type C
USB Sound Card Modes music / virtual 7.1 / FPS
Lighting red LED (USB only)
USB C Sound Card Cable Length 1.3 m / 4.27′
3.5 mm In-Line Controller Cable Length 1.25 m / 4.10′
USB A to USB C Cable Length 1.25 m / 4.10′
3.5 mm Splitter Cable Length 1.36 m / 4.46′
Warranty 2 years

 

Unboxing

The XPG Precog comes in a hard shell carrying case with a cardboard sleeve around it and a thin plastic film wrapping the whole bundle together.  The carrying case lets you protect your headset while traveling, while also cutting down on the amount of waste packaging that you have to dispose of.

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The case consists of a hard plastic shell with a stealth black XPG logo adorning the front of the lid.  The lid closes with a zipper that features a large rubber pull tab with a red XPG logo.  The case’s fabric-lined interior that is molded to precisely accommodate the headset and the lid of the case includes five mesh pockets for the headset’s cables and microphone.

 

Inside of the carrying case you will also find a sticker sheet, a quick start guide, and a warranty pamphlet.

Documentation and stickers included with the XPG Precog

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Brendan Shroyer

A lover of unusual tech products and unconventional mods, Brendan loves experimenting with new parts and materials. When he isn't working on a computer, Brendan also builds guitars and works as a stage hand at the local amphitheater.

2 Comments

  1. hello. im buy to day and using.i have a question .im using type c sound card and (czzzzzz) sound coming my headphone.but i use 3.5 mm jax no problem.and sound cart is soo hot its normal.it s cronicle error :( ?

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