AVF Gaming Freak GH-R910 Gaming Headset Review

7.1 channel headset at under RM 200? That’s quite a bold claim by Gaming Freak, does it actually perform like a 7.1 channel headset that often costs triple or more.

AVF Gaming Freak GH-R910 Gaming Headset Review

Upon closer scrutiny, it seems that this headset was made for DOTA2 and CS:GO – I hope I need not elaborate on what games are these.

Now this is the Gaming Freak GH-R910 and it looks pretty good.

AVF Gaming Freak GH-R910 Gaming Headset Review

The earpiece as you can see here comes with 2 knobs, one for volume and the other for vibration. The outer part of the earpiece is of transparent plastic and underneath is there’s red LED backlight.

AVF Gaming Freak GH-R910 Gaming Headset Review

Over on the inner side, the earpiece is moderately padded.

AVF Gaming Freak GH-R910 Gaming Headset Review

One unique feature on the Gaming Freak GH-R910 is that it comes with markings to indicate how far you’ve extended the earpiece.

AVF Gaming Freak GH-R910 Gaming Headset Review

At the top, there’s the headband cushion as you’ve commonly seen in other headsets.

AVF Gaming Freak GH-R910 Gaming Headset Review

Lastly of course, the connection – the Gaming Freak GH-R910 uses USB connection only.

AVF Gaming Freak GH-R910 Gaming Headset Review

User Experience

Now let’s get to the detail – how does the Gaming Freak GH-R910 fare?

Starting off let’s talk about the audio, as the unit was designed for CS:GO and DOTA2, I decided to test it on CS:GO and I must say I’m impressed by the directional output of it.

Overall there’s absolutely no complaints from me in regards to that aspect and the Gaming Freak GH-R910 is one that I will surely recommend to CS:GO players. I also like it for the fact that it doesn’t have to rely on drivers just to get the surround effects going.

Don’t expect it to work on other games though, I tried Overwatch and regardless how it is the 7.1 doesn’t seem to be there. Software support is quite limited too so as of now, I would say that it’s best to keep the Gaming Freak GH-R910 to CS:GO and DOTA2 players.

As for comfort, the Gaming Freak GH-R910 is very much lacking. The cushion on the earpiece is moderate but what makes it uncomfortable is that it lacks pivoting headroom, thus feeling a little bit imbalanced.

What I dislike most is the headband and overall weight, after a few hours of gaming the crown of my head has discomfort creeping in.

Oh and before I forget, I must say that the vibrating feature of the Gaming Freak GH-R910 is pretty neat. Note also that the Gaming Freak GH-R910 does not come with a mic so you’ll have to get yourself a mic unit to yell at your feeder team mates.

And another thing – do not hope to use it for audio purpose because the Gaming Freak GH-R910 works only with USB so there’s no way you can use it with any mobile device.

The Verdict

The Gaming Freak GH-R910 isn’t perfect but I think for CS:GO players, RM 189 isn’t that much to pay for an earphone that’s doing great when it comes to audio positioning.

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