to your ears...and wallet. by
5, 2006 - Logitech
has been known for years in the PC accessories market,
releasing sound systems, mice, keyboards, headsets,
and more. Taking its shot at the mobile gaming market
as well, Logitech has begun manufacturing the Playgear
for PSP line, including its stylish PlayGear Mod Headphones.
PlayGear Mod is a mostly black behind-the-head design
with white earpieces. Rigid in design, the headphones
almost clasp to your ears with its oddly angled construction,
keeping the earpiece in place over the ear. For anyone
active or on the go, attachments are included that
go around the earpieces allow the user to hook the
headphones to the ears, much like typical behind-the-head
designs. There is a comfort issue when using the attachments
for extended periods, but the option to take the attachments
off for casual use after working out eliminates the
need to suffer the discomfort.
testing the sound quality of the headphones, various
media were used. The headphones sounded exceptional
with Spider-Man 2, delivering a solid sound experience
beyond what other third-party headphones are known
for. When testing the sound in gameplay, the headphones
also sounded as clear as a bell and produced more
bass than one would expect from a design of this type.
In fact, the sound quality matches or exceeds headphone
sets of comparable design by other well known manufactures.
are a few tiny discrepancies that must be mentioned,
however. Designed for the PSP, these headphones only
come in the black design without options for different
color schemes. While you can't knock them for sticking
with the PSP color scheme, you can certainly discuss
the short connection cord. Again, designed with the
PSP's controller connection in mind, using the headphones
on, say, your laptop or Ipod is limited by the cords
short length. With as much that went into the sound
quality and the design, you would think that the engineers
would have considered people using their headphones
with electronics that lack a three-foot cord attached
to it already.
these minor knocks, this is still an exceptional pair
of headphones at the 30 dollar price range. The headband
rests comfortably on the back of your neck while the
exceptional sound quality not only obliterates the
factory issued headphones, but just about any other
pair near this price. Purchase of the PlayGear Mod
set is highly recommended for just about anyone looking
for a quality pair headphones period, let alone gamers
who use their PSPs for gaming and listening to music.