We take a close look at the Speedlink MAXTER 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset, which is currently available for € 74.90, and see what innovations it has in store. The product is still largely unknown. With our usual neutral and critical eye, we check whether it is a secret tip or not worth the money.
About the Brand
Speedlink was founded in 1998 as we know it today, before it served other areas. Since then, the German company has concentrated primarily on the electronics industry, and a little later looks at the gaming sector.
In addition to headsets, the company also offers many other gaming devices. To be more precise, there is hardly anything from the PC to the console that the product range of the hardware forge does not offer gamers. There is a large selection and the company has a wide repertoire. But similar to restaurants with too large a menu, there is a danger that all sectors will be covered only superficially. In order to prevail against global competition today, you have to specialize – you need products with innovations.
- 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset for PC
- Cushioned, circumaural ear cups
- Multicoloured illuminated earcups
- Vibration units
- Connection: USB-A
- Driver units: 50mm
- Headphone Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
- Headphone impedance: 32Ω
- Sound pressure level: 110dB ± 3dB at 1kHz
- Power: 20mW max.
- Microphone frequency response: 100Hz-10kHz
- Sensitivity: -38dB ± 3dB at 1kHz
- Microphone impedance: 2,2kΩ
- directional characteristic: omnidirectional
- Cable length: 3m
- Dimensions: 215 × 210 × 105mm (W × D × H)
- Weight: 485g (incl. cable)
First Impression & Quality
The PC headset makes a good first impression when unpacked. The workmanship is solid, it is carefully designed and visually appealing. The packaging is simple and clear. The over-ear earcups and headband are robust. The cable is thickly sheathed and thanks to good cable suspension lets gaming sessions be hoped for for several years. This is especially good for headsets, with which you always get stuck somewhere or throw them off the table. The test product also passes the bending test with flying colours.