The Element Gaming Neon 300 USB Gaming Headset is available exclusively from eBuyer for a very affordable £22.98 inc VAT. This is an absolute bargain for a headset of this specification, as you get a good range of features, LED lighting, braided cables and powerful sound.
This headset isn’t perfect, but at this price I was never holding up my expectation for it to be perfect anyway. There are only a couple of very minor things I can moan about here, such as the rigid boom microphone, if you were to snag it on something, it’s more likely to break than one with a flexible mid-section, but this is hardly a deal breaker. The other problem is that the headset is too powerful, at maximum volume you could easily do yourself some damage, but when it comes to giving you the thumping sound you desire, at least you have plenty of range in the volume to get the volume you desire the most.
Build quality is pretty good overall, some glossy plastics here and there don’t excite much, but the leather finished blue padding looks stunning and is surprisingly comfortable. The headset fits fairly snug to your head too, helping block out of a lot of external noise, and it keeps a lot of the noise from the drivers from leaking. The LED lighting is a nice touch too, especially at this price range. Then we’ve got the braided cable and in-line controller, when you add it all up, it’s surprising that we’ve got a headset of this quality for under £30.
Performance is above average for this price range, which is no bad thing. The bass is powerful, the trebles are clear and while the sound is a little boosted, giving a bit of mid-range cut to the EQ, it does sound great for gaming, which is what this headset was designed for anyway. The microphone is bright and clear and voice chat levels are easy to hear over game audio.
- Great aesthetics
- Funky LED lighting
- Braided cable
- Clear microphone
- Extremely affordable
- In-line controller
- Virtual 7.1
- Drivers are very powerful and would have been more than enough capped at 50% max volume (for safety reasons)
- Rigid microphone boom
“The Element Gaming Neon 300 is easily one of the best headsets for those on a tight budget, offering a cool design and a great range of features for a price tag that is very kind to your wallet.”
Thank you Element Gaming for providing us with this sample.