Today we have something very special in the eTeknix office, the much anticipated and hyped Level 10 M headset from TteSports. This is special headset in many ways, not only because it is one of the flapship models for TteSports, but that it was also designed as part of Thermaltakes collaboration with BMW DesignworksUSA. Those of you who keep an eye on this sort of thing will know that this isn’t the first BMW / Thermaltake product to hit the market, the first being the Level 10M Mouse last year.
TteSports are at the top of their game right now, their gaming peripherals are winning awards around the world and they’ve won a nice handful of them from us here at eTeknix for their great performance and competitive pricing. They’re still busy supporting eSports and LAN gaming and their own gaming teams are doing well too. Exclusive products such as the Level 10M range are just another feather in their cap.
“The Level 10 M gaming headset is the next iteration of the Thermaltake collaboration with BMW DesignworksUSA, maintaining the tradition of iconic design found in the products before it. Employing elements of open spaced architecture and geometric modularity, the Level 10 M headset is a beautiful merger of form and function: designed to meet the stringent demands gamers’ have in a headset, without looking out of place for everyday use. The headset comes with a set of PC gaming cables as well as mobile headset cable.” – TteSports
The headset its self packs some nice specifications, the model we are looking at today is the Diamond Black edition, although it is also available in white. Connectivity is provided by 3.5mm and USB, which can go to both mobile or PC. 40mm drivers, 3.0 meter cable, in-line controller and noise cancelling technology to name but a few. So enough of the specifications, lets take a closer look at what the Level 10M has to offer.
The box is really nicely designed, featuring plenty of images of the headset on the exterior.
Around the back and the side of the box we have a quick run down of some of the major features, these include the aluminium base construction, microphone design and the bilateral USB connectivity.
Under the slip cover we find a presentation box with headset logo in the centre and a small red fabric pull tab.
The box folds out to display a small components box at the front with the headset behind it.
The top tray lifts out fairly easily, behind which we get our first proper look at the headset, so far everything is looking pretty good.
In the small component box and behind the headset we found a few extras. This includes a headset to dual 3-pole 3.5mm jack plug cable and a headset to 4-pole single 3.5mm cable, as well as a really nice quality protective carry pouch for the headset and cables.
Both cables feature a high quality black and red braiding that keeps with the colour theme of the headset, as well as the matching jack plug moulds. There is a small in-line controller that features a small master mute switch for the microphone as well as a simple volume wheel on one side. The other cable features no in-line controller, but since this is used for hooking the headset up to a mobile device, you would likely just use integrated controls on your mobile.
The in-line controller features a soft black finish on one side, flip it over and we see a stylish chrome effect plastic that adds a little touch of style to the device.
All the jack plugs are durable, compact and clearly labelled and colour coded.