The Mordax from the Gx-Gaming line from Genius at first glance is a sleek and slim design. These looks do not disappoint, and neither does this headset. This headset is one of the more unique headsets on the market today. This is both compatible with PC’s via a USB connection, as well as a second cord that is meant to be attached to red and white audio cables for your TV. So in a matter of seconds you can go from being connected to the TV, playing a console game, to using a USB connection with the flip of a button. With the Mordax being compatible with PC/Mac as well as Xbox 360/PS3.
Now the Mordax comes with many cables and at first I was a bit overwhelmed; though as soon as I had it out of the box, it was clear. It even has a cable on the control switch on the cable where you can plug it into the Xbox 360 controller for easy access. It is painless and easy to do this, for they have placed it in a position so that the way the average gamer holds the controller.
The headset itself is fairly sturdy, well built, and seems to be able to withstand reasonable punishment. It is sturdy enough that it does not feel like it will break while you place it on your head, yet flexible enough so that it fits with comfort. It also is one of the more roomy headphones that I have worn, these open to fit a fairly large head, which is a nice touch, if you are going to be using them for an extended period of time. Now as I said before, this headset requires you to plug it into the back of your television, much like the turtle beaches. Now, I have had my share of the wired Turtle Beaches. Between the two, I would select this headset over the Turtle Beaches any day of the week. While they both require the same amount of set up, I feel the quality.
The microphone on the Mordax is about all you could want in a gaming microphone. Sensitive enough that you are not required to scream into the microphone, while dull enough that it does not pick up breathing, background noise, and the dog barking. With an easy to use plug and talk feature with the microphone, it does not take a lot of effort to go from, game mode, to mic free music mode.
Now all throughout this review I have left out the price, because this is the determining factor. The Mordax is going from anywhere from $50 to $77 depending on which website you go to purchase it from. At these prices, I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking to use the microphone with both a PC and console, and does not want to spend the money for two headsets. This headset is a steal.
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