Ozone Rage ST Headset Review
Clearly this isn't the kind of headset that will have audiophiles weeping at the incredible quality, but it actually is a lot better than you'd assume it to be for that low price.
The sound quality is perfectly fine. It's a little woolly in bass, and seems to have the range tuned slightly more for the lower frequencies than crystal highs, but the 40mm drivers make a good fist of things and we've certainly heard worse. The microphone is very clear, if a little quiet. The Rage ST is also comfortable to wear, although we wouldn't want to have to use it all the time.
Downsides are only the things you'd expect to see from such a bargain basement pricetag. The microphone only pushes in, so if you're the kind of person who is prone to throwing their head back in moments of joy or anger you lose it. The ergonomics are limited due to the lack of hinges of any sort. You can adjust it for height, but there is no other adjustment at all, so if you have a strangely-shaped head they wont be hugely comfortable. Also without hinges on the ear pieces the pressure isn't uniform, but thankfully the excellent padding smooths a lot of that out. Finally the in-line remote is a little too near the headset itself for our liking, and regularly clatters against the edge of the desk.
But let's be honest, these are all minor faults. It's £26 for goodness sake. For that you get a headset that is built well, doesn't look like it came out of a Christmas cracker, and sounds much better than it has any right too. If you want a headset that covers the basics but wont break the bank it should be high up on your list. Sure you wont be left stunned at the sound quality, but on the flip side you'll never find it wanting as long as you have realistic expectations.
It's cheap and cheerful, and for that reason we have to award it our OC3D Value For Money Award.