Cooler Master’s mid-range MH650 is a feature rich headset that’s aimed at console and PC users. The headset’s main selling point is its “Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound” pushed out through its 50mm Neodymium drivers.
First up, the technical specs and then we’ll dive right into the sound and performance aspects of the device.
Product Number: MH-650
Headphone Driver Diameter: 50mm
Headphone Frequency Response: 20-20,000Hz
Headphone Impedance: 32Ω
Headphone Sensitivities (@1KHz): 107dB ± 3dB
Headphone Input: Maximum 80mW
Headphone Cable Length: 2.2m USB cable
Headband Material: Steel and plastic headband, Mesh fabric and foam cushion
Headphone Ear Cushion Material: Mesh fabric and foam cushion
Microphone Pick-up Pattern: Omni-Directional
Microphone Frequency Response: 50 - 18,000Hz
Microphone Sensitivities: -40 ± 3dB (@ 1KHz)
Microphone Signal to Noise Ratio: 50dB or more
Microphone Type: Detachable flexible microphone
Volume Control: Up/Down Buttons (on Headsetr control)
Microphone Control: mute switch
Virtual 7.1 surround sound: On/off switch button
Power Mode Control: On/off switch button
Dimensions (L x W x H): 192 x 85.5 x 191.5 mm / 7.59 x 3.37 x 7.54 inches
Weight: 322.5g / 0.71lbs (Inclusion Cable), 282g / 0.62 lbs (Without Cable)
Warranty: 2 years
Now that that’s out the way, starting off with the sound right off the bat, the MH650 is a very loud headset. So loud in fact that you could place this on your desk, increase the sound on your PC to 100% and use the headset as a set of speakers. We do not recommend using the headset with the volume maxed out while it’s on your head. It’s very loud and prolonged usage like this will most likely damage your hearing.
A consequence of the loudness is that even though this is a closed-back headset, sound leaks out of it into your environment. If you’re playing music with the volume turned up, and someone else is nearby, they’ll definitely hear what you’re playing.
Coolermaster have opted to keep the headset volume control separate from your PC volume control. So fundamentally while you can control the volume on the headset itself by moving the volume control up or down, you will still need to adjust your PC sound settings too. While typing this review and listening to music, I’ve had the sound maxed out on the headset itself while my Windows PC audio is set to 2%. Yes, you read that correctly, 2%… Bumping it up further, past around 30% or so, starts really outputting way too much sound for daily general usage or even gaming. This headset has a heck of a kick.
The “Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound” can only be used with a PC and once you have Cooler Master’s MasterPlus software installed.
Kudos to Cooler Master here since the headset headband really is quite comfortable.
...the flashing red lights are ridiculously obnoxious and it’s shocking that this cannot be disabled.
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31 May 2021
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