Gaming headsets don’t necessarily have the best reputation. Manufacturers of such products often attach more importance to concise basses than to a balanced sound image. We tested the “MMX300 (2nd generation)” from beyerdynamic and asked if the manufacturer had a different strategy for their products.
The packaging of the “MMX300” is unspectacular. It is a simple cardboard box, but the scope of delivery is extensive. Inside is the headset itself and a combo jack cable to connect the headset to a source. This is a 4-pin jack connector, as found on mobile phone headsets. In addition an extension cable, which converts the 4-pole connection to a 3-pole and a 2-pole one, thus the headset can be operated at all usual sound cards. Fortunately, a hardcase is also included in the scope of delivery. Otherwise, such a product usually has to be purchased at a high price…
The headset makes an absolutely solid and valuable impression. You immediately notice that it is a premium product. But beyerdynamic is not afraid to use plastic, so the “MMX300” is surprisingly light. Since the important parts are only plugged in or screwed together, the headset is easy to repair. In the event of a cable break, the cable can be easily removed and the ear cushions and headband padding can also be easily replaced once they are worn out. However, the headset is still stable.