tecware q5

Tecware Q5 7.1 gaming headset is the last piece of the puzzle to complete the full line up of Tecware gaming peripherals. This was announced last Computex 2019 in Taiwan. From PC cases, gaming keyboards and now they ventured in producing a gaming headset. Will it be as successful as their other products? Let’s check it out


UNBOXING AND FIRST IMPRESSIONS


UNBOXING

The packaging of the Tecware Q5 has the same style of some well-known brands like the Roccat Kave XTD and the old Razer Kraken Pro with half of the headset exposed in a clear plastic case. At the front, you can see the headset itself with its lighting on. In addition to this, you can see the full specifications of the headset at the back. There is no manual included in this package as well.

PACKAGING AND ACCESSORIES

  • Tecware Q5 headset with built-in soundcard
  • Removable boom microphone with filter
SPECIFICATIONS

AUDIO

Driver:Stereo
Operating principle:Closed-back
Impedance:32 ohms
Frequency Response:20 Hz – 20,000 Hz
Weight (without cable):320g
Length and type of cable:2.3m braided cable
Connection: Gold plated USB

MICROPHONE

Microphone: 3.5mm detachable boom mic
Pickup Pattern: Omnidirectional
Frequency Response: 100 Hz – 10,000 Hz
Sensitivity: -40±4 dBV

DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY


The Tecware Q5 has a resemblance to a Corsair HS50 and the HyperX Cloud series but with no yokes. The earcups are connected to the headband with an adjustable metal bracket with 7 levels of adjustment.

You can see the embossed logo of Tecware on top of the headband with some pretty nice stitches which are pretty much the same design that of the HyperX Cloud. Also, the cushion on the headband has decent padding to provide comfort during long gaming periods.

Upon looking at the Tecware Q5’s microphone, it is a 3.5mm detachable and flexible microphone with a filter/windscreen included. It has a certain shape that will fit exactly into the port to strengthen its lock and to avoid being removed accidentally.

The Tecware Q5 looks like open-back headphones but in reality, it is not. It has a metal grate design that is similar to some open-back headphones like the Sennheiser HD598sr. The earcups are removable and it is made of faux leather. In addition to this, it is somewhat thin and the drivers might touch your ear, depends on your ear size.

The Tecware Q5 has a non-detachable USB braided cable that includes a volume controller with a volume wheel and an on-off slider for the microphone. It may be a downside for some since you will not be able to use this with your phone directly unless you use an OTG cable and also, you can’t use this with your external DAC/AMP.

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