You are sneaking down a corridor, being as quiet as possible, making sure that you don’t step on anything or rub up against the wall. As you proceed, there are multiple doors to your left and right, some are open and you creep your head around to take a quick look. Every time you do this, your heart begins to race and your hands get sweaty. Your senses are at their peak, since you know that it is you who is being stalked and the slightest noise will bring your stalker closer to you. At the end of the corridor, you see a dark opening in the wall. It should be the perfect place to hide and give you the upper hand, if your stalker should pass your way. You’re finally there and you position yourself back in its shadow to conceal your presence, the only sounds are that of the birds outside and occasional car passing by. Your sense of hearing is at its peak, the sweat beads as it falls off the tip of your nose. You are ready for anything, then BAM your back at the spawn since you were fragged again.
Sad but true, your headsets have just become unworthy and the advantage you one had is now your biggest disadvantage. When you’re gaming, being able to hear and translate noises between what is common and what could be a possible threat is very important. When your headset begins to blend those noises and you can’t tell the difference between a footstep and a door opening behind you, it’s time for them to be replaced. Replacing your favorite, nicely worn in headsets can be a challenge since there are so many to choose from and even worse is the break in period. Over time, a headset gets looser, the ear pieces get softer and they even at times seem to feel lighter. Breaking in a new pair can be a hassle but in that time the speakers wear too and can’t produce the same highs or lows they once did.
Technology advances and depending on how long you have owned your headset, you could be missing out on some innovations that may surely put you back in the game with the advantage you once possessed. Headsets come in different shapes and sizes, making it important to try them on in order to get a feel for them. Your next step should be to listen, make sure there are no crackles or buzzes, listen to music, then to a movie and experiment with the software it comes with, then crank up your favorite game and play it alone so you can hear what is meant to be heard. Only then will you be ready to translate between what is normal and what can possibly be a threat. Make sure that if you make an online purchase, without trying them out first, that the retailer has a return policy that includes items that are worn. With so many headsets to choose from, you will want to purchase from a manufacturer who is committed to quality. One of those manufacturers is Thermaltake and their TT eSPORTS line of headsets.
The TT eSPORTS Shock One Gaming Headsets by Thermaltake are TT eSPORTS premiere gaming headset solution. The Shock One headsets come with two types of earpieces for comfort, are fully collapsible and have a 10’ cable. They have also added DTS Virtual Surround, a 40mm speaker driver and an in-line controller to adjust volume, lighting and the volume for its onboard noise canceling microphone. With a price tag of $89.99 USD, the TT eSports Shock One Gaming Headsets fall into the enthusiast class of gaming headsets.