The Ozone Blast 4HX is available from most major retailers for a little under £60, which is about where I expected it to be. Are there better sounding headsets for the same money? Yes, but not when you factor in the multiformat support. If you want a single PC, Xbox or a PlayStation headset, you’ll do well from Kingston, Turtle Beach and many others, offering on-par or better performance than the 4HX. However, if you game on multiple formats, the 4HX is incredible value for money, as you can switch between devices with it, without the burden of having to purchase multiple devices.
Gaming is big business these days, as if you hadn’t noticed! While the right headset isn’t likely to make you a (much) better gamer, having the right peripherals can really help you get the most out of your digital experiences. The Ozone 4HX has a lot to offer to a wide range of gamers, especially since it’s multi-format ready, giving you all the cables and connectors that you need to enjoy it on Xbox, PlayStation and PC. Of course, it’s a little cumbersome at times to switch between formats, but that’s a small sacrifice to pay at this price range.
Build quality is fairly average for this price range, nothing great, but nothing particularly bad either. What does really stand out is that the choice of materials on the headset itself are quite nice, giving it a durable look and feel that should survive more than a few knocks and bumps. Unfortunately, the in-line controller does feel a little cheap and the cables are a little thin around where they pass through it, so some care may need to be taken not to drag that around too much. Then again, taking care of your things is always a good motto to go by anyway, but accidents do happen.
The driver performance is quite flat, with a little bit of cut on the bass, those who expect booming bass will be a little disappointed, but given that many (if not all) games these days seem to boost their bass levels to the point of distortion (I’m looking at you Battlefield), you’ll find it does well to balance out the mix. This means you can hear your enemies creeping up on you, rather than the ambient booms of the battlefield.
Overall, it’s a decent headset that manages to pack a lot of features into a very reasonable price point. If you’re only gaming on PC, or one particular console, it may not be the best option for your budget, but for those who like their gaming in multiple flavours, it’s a bit of a bargain.
- All adaptor cables included
- In-line controller
- Clear sound
- Great for gaming
- Good price
- In-line controller feels a little hollow
- Cables prone to tangle (due to long length)
“Picking the right headset is never easy, but thanks to its multi-format support, the 4HX ticks a lot of boxes for those who game on multiple device”
Thank you Ozone for providing us with this sample.