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LucidSound LS40 – Wireless Gaming Headset

There is much to consider when it comes to purchasing gaming headsets. Hard core gamers will want to invest in a device packed with premium features including tuned drivers, surround sound, a stylish design and different EQ modes. Luckily, the LS40 Wireless Surround Universal Gaming Headset comes in the way to fill this gap while improving on the LS30 by introducing DTS headphone audio technology that delivers accurate grade 7.1 surround sound.

STATE OF THE ART DESIGN

The headset combines state of the art aesthetic design and advanced audio engineering to offer an audio experience that will appeal to most gamers. The headset also offers two surround-sound modes; gaming and movie and three enhanced stereo modes; regular, wide and front speaker for easy customization of their audio preference. The LS40 features two microphones, one detachable boom mic and built-in microphone for use while on the go. This gaming headset is compatible with any gaming platform and works well with smart devices, mobile phones, PC/MAC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Design and Features

The Headset comes in a compact built design capable of folding flat and exudes a high-quality texture. There is a range of colors available including the gold, white, dark grey, black and brown accents version. Lucid Sound appears to have got it right in terms of colors as it gives the gamers an array of options to choose from. It also goes a step further to add the brown accent that was conspicuously missing in the LS30 version.

The ergonomic design of the device allows you to manage it comfortably with the left ear cup having game controls and the right one manages all chat related controls. These are the same features that we saw in the LS30 but now the headset extends the controls to mobile devices. As such, the ear cup dials and buttons on the LS40 come in handy to offer a more enjoyable mobile phone and media control experience replacing the use of in-line controls for browsing music tracks on your phone. It also boasts of 15 hours of battery usage but you can still use the headsets passively the moment the batteries run dry by use of a 3.5mm audio cable.

approx. $199.99

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PERFORMANCE

The headphones deliver an impressive performance in both passive and powered mode when playing games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Star Wars: Battlefront. This gizmo works well in a powered-down mode but users can still get the best out of it by charging it to amplify the sound to make the audio crisp and loud.  It has the sound, the impact and the comfort to get the gaming enthusiasts glued to their seats and play games all day. This is more appealing to gamers who are after a massive gaming sound experience departing from basic headphones packed with acronyms and flashing lights that ideally do nothing to enhance the audio experience.

The LS40 is supplemented by the LS20 and LS30 for users who might not be having the financial stamina to purchase this gaming headset. The LS20 offers some top quality sound and can be used even after the battery dies but the sound quality becomes a bit distorted. The headset feels lightweight and portable than the LS30 and has an appealing design that will allow you to wear it out and about with no worries. The Lucid sound LS30 also appears to have borrowed some inspiration from other headsets to offer an amazing audio experience that won’t disappoint the users.

Quality

The sound quality on the LS40 is impeccable with loud audiophiles that make the gaming experience enjoyable. There are other costly headsets in the competition that could do better, but then at this price, it is all that we could expect. The system has three enhanced stereo modes and two distinct surround modes for customization of the sound output but most users will find the bass boost mode more preferable for giving the headset a little more rumble. You will find it easy to select the mode you are comfortable with thanks to a voice prompt that announces each mode. Gamers will get to enjoy the crisp and detailed audiophile-grade 7.1 surround sound thanks to the integration of DTS headphone technology with Lucid Sound customized drivers. The headset has an advanced engineering system that enables the device to create an optimum wireless connection for a stable signal with the host device. Additionally, the Lucid Signature control scheme comes with advanced options that enable the gamers to alter the chat volume by just rotating the ear-cup to attain a volume of their own liking.

The Mic-Quality in the LS40 is similar to what we saw in the LS30 that is almost flawless. It features two microphones, an integrated built-in mic that comes in handy for taking calls or during less demanding gaming sessions. The Mic on the LS40 is flexible for intense online gaming with a blue LED to show when it is on mute. They have also added a built-in mic monitoring feature that allows you to hear your own voice so you won’t have to shout without knowing when talking with another person.

Final Word

The LS40 breaks the tradition of gaming headsets being overdesigned while others missing out on the 3.5 mm audio jack for mobile compatibility. It comes in an elegant design and offers amazing sound capabilities for gaming. It also features universal compatibility for gaming in various platforms. It is an attractive option but then gamers on a budget might have to scale down and consider the LS20 Amplified Universal Gaming Headset that is pocket friendly. Users will however have to contend with integrated chat controls and less robust volume in the LS20. Lucid Sound got it right with the inclusion of a center button and control wheel on the ear cups thus simplifying the issue of controlling most frequently used features without having to remove the headsets. If you are a hard core gamer after premium headsets with the right features and the price is not an issue, then you will not go wrong by having the LS40 Wireless Surround Universal Gaming Headset at the top of your shopping list.

PROS:

  • Comes in a range of colors
  • High Quality audio

CONS:

  • Relatively expensive
  • Relatively bulky
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