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Written by Joey Peng   
Friday, 20 May 2011
Table of Contents: Page Index
Tt eSports Shock One Gaming Headset
Closer Look:Tt eSports Shock One Headset
Tt eSports Shock One Headset Detailed Features
Tt eSports Shock One Headset Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Tt eSports Shock One Headset Detailed Features

From here Benchmark Reviews will take a look at the finer details of the Shock One.

The Tt eSports Shock One Gaming Headset has a tight headband and its ear-piece hinges do not bend outwards very much. The length of the headset can be extended by 3cm on each side. The adjustment band is made of steel for durability and allows for 10 levels of adjustments.


The Shock One's inline controller is synchronized with Windows' native speaker settings so you never have to worry about having two different audio controls. The braided cable is 3m long, enough for any system setup. Its gold-plated USB connector ensures optimal audio signal integrity. In order to keep the extra wires out of the way for smaller setups or laptops, Thermaltake includes a cable tie and the controller has a clip built on the back. The clip can be used to pin the controller to jackets or sweaters and keep it out of the way.


In addition to having a nice controller design, all the necessary functionality is there too, including speaker and mic mute, volume, and headset lighting. Thermaltake also included a lock for the controller that disables the buttons so accidental touches don't trigger unwanted changes.


Following the recent trend, Thermaltake provides both leather and clothe ear-pads. This eliminates surface material from any decision making, instantly increasing the product's appeal to a larger audience. The included travel pouch is designed to fit the folded headset only. The driver disk and manuals can be stuffed in but it's near impossible to fit the backup ear-pads. The folded Shock One is very compact and can be carried around easily using the bag.


The Tt eSports Shock One has one of the neatest ear-pad swapping mechanisms. Instead of fumbling to pull all edges of the ear-pads over a surface, the Shock One uses plastic clip-ons to lock it in place. It holds the ear-pads in place tightly and is completely hassle free. Removing the ear-pad simply requires a gentle tug.


Once folded, the Tt eSports Shock One will be only 8cm tall. By design, the hinges are capable of bending even further, so any pressure on the headset will be cushioned by the head rest and ear-pads, protecting the headset from any damage.


In the finer details, Thermaltake has done a great job making our lives easier. Swapping ear-pads literally takes seconds. The Shock One is also by far the most portable virtual surround sound gaming headset. The Shock One gaming headset has one of the most gamer-friendly designs out there. It's wrapped in a great package, but that's not enough. In the next section Benchmark Reviews will see how the Shock One performs and what type of audio experience you will get from Thermaltake's new headset.



# ???!!!Succellus 2011-05-20 04:41
I dont understand, you kick it in the teeth on the most important features and you give recomended product label and 8.5 ?

Strange criterium.
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# Problem with micrenzo 2011-07-28 00:47
HI! I bought yesterdar tha tt shock headset, and i have serious problems with the mic volumen, i entered to windows configuration, but i still having that problem, can someone help me pls? :S
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# Problem with micreuter 2011-11-17 21:27
I have the same mic volume problem, did you fixed it?
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# Problemrenzo 2011-11-18 17:51
i brought the headset to the store and they said there was´t a problem ;S, im pissed off, so good headset but with a little problem :S
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# RE: ProblemOlin Coles 2011-11-18 17:57
I have this headset, and the microphone works fine if you turn mic boost on in the control panel.
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# Teach me :(renzo 2011-11-18 18:00
please bro, tell how to do it :(, i have the realtek HD and i cant do it :(
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# RE: Teach me :(Olin Coles 2011-11-18 18:11
In Windows 7: Control Panel -> Hardware/Sound -> Sound -> Manage Audio Devices -> Recording -> Microphone -> Levels
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# Not that greatOlin Coles 2011-11-21 21:21
Joey: I've recently purchased this headset, and I think your review is dead-on. They're good, but not great. The issue I have is that if you're using them in a game, and somehow shock them with static, you lose your sound until you exit the game and unplug/plug them back in. I would probably not buy them again.
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# Aptly Named ProductBruce 2011-11-22 05:47
I guess that's why they named it the Tt eSports Shock One.....
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# So far, it's garbageFrank 2013-09-05 12:20
Brand new system with brand new headset.
Every few minutes the headset simply shuts off. That is, it uninstalls itself, and I have to find a DIFFERENT USB port every time to plug it into.
Most of the time, plugging it into a USB port does NOTHING; the computer does not find the headset -- regardless of which port I use. Yes, the software that comes with the headset is working just fine.
The headset simply seems to be incompatible with everything.
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