Wireless headsets are something that most gamers all love until the price tag is shown. We all hate when those annoying wires get in the way of your gaming, or they are too short to reach that comfy recliner you love to use.or just the mess they seem to create when trying to create the perfect setup. Wireless headsets are by no means new to the market, with all of the big name companies making a wireless version of nearly every item in their headset range. But their biggest stumbling block has been the inflated price they carry due to the wireless technology.
PDP offers some of the best bang-for-your-buck gaming peripherals, catering for the budget gamer. PDP covers a wide variety of items from controllers to headsets all at a fraction of the cost of other brands, albeit mostly wired controllers and headsets.
Design and build
Say hello to the PDP lvl 50 wireless headset! Coming in at around R1800 you will be hard pressed to find a wireless headset for cheaper. PDP has never created headsets that are there to attract attention, on the contrary, PDP headsets are generally sleek and minimalist-like and the LVL 50 is no different. The all-plastic headset has a sleek and flowing design playing with matte grey and black to create a stylish look. A sneaky gloss PDP logo can be found on each earcup. Attached to the left earcup is the boom mic as well as the charging port, power button and equalizer button. The right side earcup has the volume nob on it. No frills or fancy things happening on the Lvl 50, just straight to business.
The build quality of the PDP is a catch 22 situation. PDP is a budget brand and the build feels good enough to tick that box, but for R1800 you can buy a lot better quality wired headset. Moulded plastic and some play in the movements and joins do create a sense that if pressure is applied it could break. But comparing it to other wireless headsets, once again makes you look past these small flaws.
Sound quality and Feel and other Features
The PDP lvl 50 headset boasts 50mm drivers, which is a step above some of the leading brands who sometimes opt for 40mm drivers in their headsets. The PDP lvl 50s do well during general use and have a pretty solid bass note, and acceptable highs. The problem comes when turning up the volume. Bass stays at a decent range but does creep higher than I would personally prefer, losing some of its “oomph” at high volumes. Likewise with the mids and highs, at a higher volume, the mids seem to melt into the high tones making it tough to distinguish between them.
The PDP lvl 50 headset does not boast many features apart from the main reason anyone would be looking at it, being wireless. Being very barebones the only feature to speak of is the bass boost button that is fitted right next to the power on button.
The PDP lvl 50 finds itself in a rather compromising position. It is toted as a budget headset, and its build and features warrant that label, but its price does not match other budget headsets, yet, it is wireless, and in the wireless department it has the competition beat on price. The PDP lvl 50 is the perfect option for the gamer looking for a budget headset that HAS to be wireless. With great battery-life, marginally acceptable sound quality and decent enough build quality, the PDP lvl 50 is sure to find more than enough buyers
Special thanks to Apex Interactive for supplying the review hardware