A1 Tunguska 2.0 and v7.1 Review

👤by Tony Le Bourne Comments 📅15-05-13

Love or hate the 'gamer look' the Tunguska certainly does have its appeal. Some may say they look too plasticky, but the bold glossy colour can make a statement suited to anyone and for those who are colour shy, the white versions may be more to their liking. The comfort of the Tunguska range is certainly a strong point.

The Tunguska 2.0 version combined with a competent sound card can potentially offer better performance over its more expensive stablemate. The clear trebles tend well to the gaming needs while the balanced bass and mids offer impressive versatile use. Considering the quality mic, comfort and robust design it is competitively priced. If some of the minor issues were rectified, this is a potential contender for the Gold award.

The Tunguska 2.0 delivers crisp trebles with balanced bass and mids that can hold its own against competitors. Combined with good comfort and durability there is little reason to not recommend this product, for these reasons it has been awarded the Vortez Silver.

The Tunguska v7.1 USB headset has an enjoyable balanced audio quality combined with the comfort and strong aggressive design that is shared by the Tunguska family. There is a charm to be seen from the Attitude One camp even though some flaws do need to be ironed out. The inline controller having no mute/ mic mute indicators is a bit of a killer, not to mention that it feels a little weak and flimsy (did I mention that it is positioned upside down on the cable too?). There was also the issue with electrical interference when setting the mic sensitivity below 50%. Most of these points are pretty minor and doesn't distract from the fact that this headset looks great, is comfortable and delivers solid sound reproduction. The main consideration for the v7.1 USB versions is that the street price is expected around £59 including tax and there is a lot of competition, not to mention that the price is knocking on the door of some 'real' 5.1 surround sound headsets which makes this a difficult one to justify. If the minor issues were fixed, this is in no way a bad headset, just priced above its competitive range.

Attitude One have delivered a strong, distinctive headset with the Tunguska v7.1 USB which displays future promise in the branding and so has been awarded the Vortez Bronze.

+ Bold gamer aesthetic in a choice of various colours
+ Comfortable
+ Braided cable
+ Balanced Audio
+ Clear trebles (Stereo Version)
+ Durable materials

- Backwards mounted inline controllers
- Price (v7.1 USB version)
- Questionable durability of the Inline controller (v7.1 USB version only)
- No LED indicators for mute/mic (v7.1 USB version only)
- Mic Issues over USB (v7.1 USB version only)

Click here for an explanation of our awards at Vortez.net. Thanks to Attitude One for providing today’s review sample.

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