Yeah, the 1A has a number of things going for it that make it fun as a gaming headphone.
First, it’s super comfy, which means you could wear it for hours and hours. This is really important. The only dedicated gaming headsets that can approach this level of comfort are the HyperX Cloud and Cloud Revolver, and the Steelseries Arctis.
It has a nicely warm, gently-sculpted sound signature that’s great for bringing out the boom of explosions. It also has a wider-than-average soundstage.
Are you way into listening for footsteps? Then the 1A might not be the best for you, and you might prefer something brighter like an Audio-Technica headphone.
The default cable has a basic mic and remote, and it’ll work in a pinch as a mic on Xbox One and PS4. Do note that you won’t be able to mute the mic on PS4, but the Xbox One does have a software mute toggle.
Isolation on the 1A is merely average, so it’d be better for gaming at home than at a loud tournament.
The 1A is also absurdly stylish and light, and thus quite portable. It was my main portable/work headphone for quite some time.
To sum up then, unless you’re the most hardcore of pro players, yeah, the 1A is a solid gaming headphone. It’s also more comfy than 95 percent of the other models I’ve tried!
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