A Closer Look
Now that we’ve covered the plethora of included extra cables and accessories for the Almaz it’s time to take a good look at the headset its self. The Almaz is available in a wide range of colours, but the model we have today is a rich blue and white design. On the back of each ear cup you’ll find a closed back design with a silver plastic trim and the A1 logo.
The bottom of the left driver features a standard 3.5mm input jack, this can be used with any of the included cables of the chat microphone boom connection.
Each driver is pretty deep, so I wouldn’t expect a close fit from the side of the headband, but a closed back and deep dish design does hold a lot of promise for those who like heavy bass tones.
The headband is pretty minimal and finished in the same high quality plastics that we see on the rest of the headset. It’s clear from the look and feel of the headset that Attitude 1 have put a lot of care into giving the headset a sleek and premium quality finish.
the headband features a slim layer of padding, it’s a little firm, but feels comfortable enough and the grippy rubbery material that covers it will help provide some extra grip to keep the headset from slipping off your head when you’re out and about.
The side of the headband is extendible on each side and can be folded inwards to allow for easy storage in the included protective pouch.
Each driver is mounted on a small swivel mount, there isn’t a lot of room for movement, but it will still help provide a good fit over your ears.
Here you can see the attachable boom microphone, which comes with a master must and a volume dial on the side, converting the mobile / music headphones into a perfectly capable gaming headset, or even just something for use on Skype, given the amount of cables and connections that have been included you would expect it to be versatile, and it is.
Both the iDevice and Android cables are very similar, featuring a small in-line controller that’s perfect for answering calls, skipping through your music collection and general multimedia controls. There are two for Android and two for iDevice, each with a different cable length so you can find something that suits your own needs.
The drivers are nicely padded and covered with a hard-wearing leather material and a soft white mesh backing on the drivers. It looks great, but may take a few hours usage to break-in to your personal fit.