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The EKSA E900 Lords Mobile Edition is fundamentally a decent gaming headset that provides the basic essentials every gamer would need and nothing more. No extra frills like finicky apps or loads of buttons on the earcups: just plug-and-play simplicity. If you’re looking for a quick replacement for a lost or damaged headset, a second pair for a younger user, or you’re just getting into the world of gaming, the EKSA E900 is the headset for you.
The cheap price of this headset makes it incredibly accessible and it would make a great budget headset if you’re planning to listen to music at your desk as well as play games, though we wouldn’t recommend them for audiophiles looking for super-crisp spatial audio. As per the special-edition branding, you get a Lords Mobile gift card valued at $350 dollars as well, which makes this headset even better value – just so long as you’re a fan of the game.
EKSA E900 Lords Mobile Edition Price and availability
(Image credit: Future)Price: $32 Availability: in their store
EKSA provides shipping to most areas across the globe, though its site does single out some places that can’t get to (like Puerto Rico and Hawaii) so it’s worth checking out the shipping section of the site and making sure your area is covered. The Lords Mobile edition of the headset is not listed on Amazon in the US or UK, so its website is probably your best bet for getting a pair unless you’re happy with the standard E900 headset.
Value-wise we do think these are a solid pair of cans for $32 (£27 or AU$ 48). This is cheaper than the next best gaming headset, the Corsair HS65 Surround, which has a lot more features and comforts. As we said, you get what it says on the box, and in our opinion, you probably don’t need much more than that. You really don’t need a super-expensive headset to feel immersed and enjoy your gaming, though you could always opt for some of the best gaming headsets out there if you’re after more features. But if you want something comfortable to wear, easy to use, and with good sound quality, the EKSA E900 gets the job done.
EKSA E900 Lords Mobile Edition Design
(Image credit: Future)Durable metal framework No RGB Lighting Can be uncomfortable after a while
The headset has a very straightforward appearance, and the simplicity of the black and purple design sets it apart from the over-the-top, RGB-filled tacky aesthetics that some gaming headset brands tend to go for. You would think that a collaboration between a game and brand this way would amount to some cringe designs, but EKSA keeps it simple and clean, and the E900 Lords Mobile Edition is a headset that you could get away with taking to the office or on the train without getting too much attention. Sure, some could argue that it may be a bit too simple, but there’s something very stylish about the specific shade of purple against the black that we really like.
Wearing the headset can become a bit claustrophobic as the E900 has a rather snug fit that can feel rather constraining at first, but after a while, we did get used to it – though we noticed with longer sessions there’s a bit too much pressure on the ears that can be a bit uncomfortable, even verging on painful, for larger-headed users. The earmuffs are supposed to be over-ear but we found they really just pressed against the ears rather than properly surrounding them. The metal framework gives the headset a durable feel and the headrest is padded and pretty comfortable – you don’t feel any pressure from that when you wear them for long periods of time.
The noise-canceling microphone is detachable, which is super handy, so you don’t have to swipe it up and away from your face when you don’t need it. However, this does mean that it can be easily lost if you frequently detach it so beware, dear reader, of the wandering microphone.
EKSA E900 Lords Mobile Edition Performance
(Image credit: Future)Decent sound quality No noise cancellation on the headset itself
The sound quality of the EKSA E900 Lords Mobile Edition is pretty standard, with decent clarity and a believable soundscape both in-game and when listening to music or podcasts. We played Cyberpunk 2077 and enjoyed the experience, as subtle sounds are amplified so as to not get lost in the rest of the mix, and character dialogue is also brought to the forefront. The bass isn’t going to compare with a pricier headset, of course, but it’s perfectly adequate for most games.
The spatial audio of the headset is okay; not the best, but good enough not to detract significantly from gameplay unless you’re used to a more expensive headset. Again, we did have to take frequent breaks between sessions to take the pressure off our ears, but otherwise, we enjoyed the immersive effect.
The noise-canceling feature of the microphone was handy in meetings, especially if you’re in a particularly noisy office or the kids are screaming at home. We reckon these would actually be great for student gamers as they’re cheap and durable enough to be thrown into a backpack, but the noise cancellation is still handy if you share living space and don’t want your voice lost amongst environmental sounds. The noise-canceling is kept strictly to the microphone, unfortunately, and there is quite a lot of audio bleed from the earcups too, so be wary of that as you may annoy people nearby if you’ve got the volume high.
The EKSA E900 is wired, so bear that in mind, but at least the cable is long enough that you are not tethered to your desk. We wouldn’t really expect to get a good-quality wireless headset at this price, anyway.
Should I buy it?
Don’t buy if…
You require mobility
The cable may be long but the E900 headsets are still wired, an do not have the option for wireless listening. So, again, if that’s something you need you may need to look elsewhere.
Eksa E900 Lords Mobile Edition Gaming Headset: Report card
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