Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on May 7, 2020
We purchased the Beexcellent GM-5/500 Headphones for my 8 year old to use for (1) gaming (particularly so he could listen and use the mic for Fortnite) and (2) listen to music while is homeschooling. We stumbled across this particular set after searching Amazon for camouflaged headphones. Not only were these the coolest camouflaged headphones that we could find (camo pattern and blue LED lights were awesome!) but the price-point was extremely reasonable. Admittedly, I was initially skeptical about the quality of headphones that were so reasonably priced, especially when you consider how expensive some of the name brand headphones can be!

When you first open and unpack the headphones, the first thing you'll notice is that they feel sturdy, they look clean and well designed and the padding feels well constructed, soft and comfortable. The microphone rotates with enough friction and stability that there shouldn't be any concern of it breaking or losing rigidity. Lastly, the cords feel strong and well crafted, from the left ear piece, through the volume/mic control box and down to the USB/headphone splitter. The only part of the headset that lacks some sturdiness is the plastic volume/mic control box. It's not loose and my son has had no problems with its function but compared to the construction of the rest of the headset, it just doesn't feel as "heavy duty."

The quality of the headphones is remarkably clear and provides a well-balanced quality of low and high sounds. Although, I have used headphones that provide a deeper and fuller bass, for the price-point, the sound quality is better than expected.

The blue LED lights will only work if the headset USB cable is plugged in.

We own an Xbox One S so we were able to directly plugged the headphone jack directly into the bottom of the controller. I have read that the original Xbox One console will require a special adapter in order to enable the microphone but this is something that I didn't have to worry about. I will say that with enough internet searching you will find that there are a large number of articles that discuss these adapters.

I do want to briefly discuss the microphone. When we first received the headset we believed we would be able to use the microphone by simply plugging it into the bottom of the headset. At first, this was not the case. After much research and adjustment of the headphone/microphone settings on our Xbox One S, I was able to get the microphone working. On a side note, if you are looking to test your microphones functionality, I recommend downloading the Skype app and conducting a microphone test - this is how I was able to confirm that the mic was in fact functioning.

Overall, I believe that this set of headphones is well enough constructed to last my son many years. If you're looking for a sturdy product with high quality sound, clear microphone functionality and a price point that is extremely reasonable, I would recommend the Beexcellent GM-5/500 Headphones.
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