I’ve been eager to see what the next product from Attitude 1 would be, it has been 8 months now since I reviewed the Attitude One Tunguska 7.1 headset and while it did have a few minor issues, I was really impressed with its overall sound quality and performance for a budget headset. The one we have in the eTeknix office today is a aimed a little higher up the market, with a price tag of around £100 there is no doubt that this is targeted at the premium market, but at that price we hope it has the features and performance to match.
At this price range you’ve no shortage of great options, with many rival brands new and old offering products that are nothing short of incredible, feature packed, stylish and usually a one or two unique features. Attitude 1 are a fairly new brand to the market and they’ve got everything to prove to win over the end user, so it will be interesting to see what the Almaz has to offer in an already very competitive market.
As you can see from the specifications below we have large and powerful 40mm drivers, an omnidirectional microphone, multi-length cables (more on those in a moment), and a set of gold-plated connectors.
The box is nice and clean-looking with a big photo of the headset on the front, looking good!
The cover flips open to give us a nice look at the headset, microphone and a quick run down of some of the features, but we’ll take a better look at those in a moment.
Tucked away behind the headset is a smaller box filled with all the major cables and accessories, as well as an easy to follow user guide.
In the box you’ll find a borderline crazy number of cables, two for iDevices, two for Android, Hifi cable (standard 3.5mm) and a high quality 6.3mm adaptor.
All the cables are given a soft rubber treatment that should help keep them tangle free. Both the android and iDevice cables feature a flat design and come fitted with an in-line controller. The standard stereo cable is wonderfully long at 7 meters. You’ll also notice a soft carry pouch under the swath of cables in this picture.
The pouch is perfect for keeping the headset scratch free when you chuck them in your bag, and I assure you they fit in there perfectly, I just left them poking out for the photograph.
Finally we have the in-line microphone which features a flexible boom, master mute switch and can be plugged directly into the side of the headset.