EPOS PC38X

EPOS PC38X

EPOS PC38X

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BEST RATING
Calls:
5.0
MUSIC: Best in Class9.5/10
CALLS: Best in Class10.0/10
GAMING: Best in Class10.0/10
TV: Excellent9.0/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Good7.9/10
EXERCISE: Poor4.5/10
AIR TRAVEL: Poor4.2/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Poor2.5/10
BUILD QUALITY: Very Good8.5/10

The EPOS PC38X headphones are well-regarded for their excellent soundstage and imaging, making them a strong choice for an immersive gaming and music experience. They have open-back enclosures which contribute to a more expansive sound but do not isolate noise well, so they may not be ideal for noisy environments or air travel. Although the headphones have a microphone that rates highly for calls and meetings, the boom mic isn't removable, though it can be folded out of the way. Designed primarily for home use, as they are wired and not suited for exercise, their midrange price and very good build quality provide a balance between affordability and durability. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Detachable cable for convenience
  • Open-back design for natural sound
  • Excellent mic and sound quality
  • Comfortable for long gaming sessions
  • Good for music and gaming
Cons
  • Poor noise isolation
  • Not suitable for exercise
  • No wireless connectivity
  • Limited portability due to size

Ratings by Category

Calls:
5.0
This evaluates the product when used solely to make and receive calls. It takes into account how well the products are able to clearly reproduce the human voice, the quality of the integrated microphones and the battery life, when available, to be able to use them for longer sessions or conferences.
Gaming:
5.0
The EPOS PC38X stands out for gaming largely due to its excellent microphone quality, which ensures clear communication, and its very good soundstage and imaging that enhance the spatial awareness needed in games. Furthermore, being wired, it avoids latency issues that can disrupt gaming experiences, coupled with very good comfort for long sessions.
Music:
4.9
The EPOS PC38X provides excellent sound quality with open-back earcups, which increases natural sound perception and creates a wider soundstage for an immersive experience. Additionally, the headphones offer a very good soundstage/imaging score, enhancing the precision of audio placement, which is critical for music enthusiasts wanting to capture the nuances of each instrument and vocal performance.
TV & Video:
4.7
The EPOS PC38X headphones are wired, eliminating latency issues that are critical for sync in TV and video watching, and offer excellent sound quality which enhances the viewing experience with clear, detailed audio reproduction. Additionally, their very good comfort score ensures enjoyable, prolonged use without discomfort, adding to their suitability for consuming visual media.
Podcasts & Audiobooks:
4.4
This score evaluates the product when used solely to listen to podcasts or audiobooks. It takes into account sound quality and sound signature, to be able to keep voices clear and intelligible. It also considers battery life, when available, and comfort.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$119
Brand
EPOS
Release Date
September 1, 2020
Form Factor
Headphones
Connectivity
Wired

SOUND

Music Score
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9.6/10
Phone Calls Score
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10/10
Gaming Score
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10/10
TV and Video Score
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9.1/10
Exercise Score
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4.5/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
No
Noise Reduction Score
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2.5/10
Mic Quality
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10/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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8.5/10
Comfort score
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8.4/10
Weight
249.4 Grams
Microphone style
Boom
Waterproof Rating
0

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Ryan Soo | November 2021
"Lightweight and comfortable design, Mic arm with mute, Excellent tuning, Highly natural midrange voicing, Clean and separated bass, Solid soundstage dimensions. Combining all day comfort and integrated coms with a balanced and spacious sound from essentially any source, it is hard to deny the versatility and value provided by the PC38X."

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