Tt esports DRACCO Headset Review

👤by Richard Weatherstone Comments 📅04-08-12
Performance Testing

As the Tt esports DRACCO needs no drivers it was simply a matter of plugging them into an audio device. Because we have tested all of our previous headsets on a PC, we will test the DRACCO on the same basis. We will however be looking at how portable they are by using them with an iPhone.

Music Test
We first began testing using them for which they are clearly designed - modern era music. The dance tracks we played were reproduced very well. There was some distortion at high volumes though, especially on tracks with a lot of bass. To be fair, this was at maximum volume which was uncomfortably loud anyway but it is certainly worth mentioning I feel.

Classical music wasn't very good I'm afraid as the headset sounded dull in comparison to other headsets available. Rap and R'n'B tracks however were reproduced without issue and were perhaps where the DRACCO performed best. RZA - 'Fatal' sounding particularly good.

While not designed specifically for gaming, the DRACCO performed fairly well. Again the 'dull' tones of the headset did it no favours in this arena where high frequencies/mid-tones/treble and voice reproduction are required. This isn't to say it performed badly, it is just not as good as a dedicated headset. The explosions were however quite dramatic thanks to the 50mm drivers which reproduced the low frequencies well.

One area of concern that I raised earlier in the review was the materials. The headband, while adequate began to become slightly misshaped after a number of extensions due to the headband metal not stretching across the full breadth of the headband. This however was easily rectified but sadly the next area of concern was not so easily sorted:

The damage to one of the cup liners occurred during testing. While this is only aesthetic and does nothing to the acoustics of the headset, it does call into question the durability of the materials used if, after just a few hours use, damage of this nature can occur when simply sat at a desk.

The Chao DRACCO is clearly aimed more towards the music arena and music that is 'popular', not classical or contemporary. While it didn't disgrace itself in games, I wouldn't purchase this headset for gaming alone as it simply could not compete with headsets designed for this genre.

The headset cannot be accused of being crisp nor is it 'head thumpingly bassy'. It is perhaps best described as a mid-tone headset that leans more towards bass reproduction than high frequencies as despite it's bright aesthetics it sounds quite dull. This is good for bass tracks but not so good for voice reproduction and actually sounds quite poor in comparison for classical music, particularly percussion instruments.

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