Great headset for $200 & for $150 they are a STEAL at $150 point compared to other headsets i tried. Ive been using this LS50X headset for over 4 months before i left this review. I use these MAINLY FOR PC gaming via the low latency dongle and talking via bluetooth on the phone. OK lets get started, so i had read tons of reviews for the Lucidsound LS50x headset prior to purchasing and was a little hesitant but took the bait and tried them out when they went on sale for $150 on Amazon. I have a few friends with the Logitech and the artics and they sound good but in my opinion dont have the versatility of these (low latency wireless gaming plus the ability to do bluetooth with phone). The headset/headphones do have 5 different built in modes of sound with them being the following: Signature sound, bass boost, music mode, movie mode and No EQ mode. As i mentioned i tend to leave it on "NO EQ" mode and do the eq myself through software/hardware. I consider myself to have a big head and these fit me perfectly without "squeezing my head" For those wondering i wear hat/cap sizes 7 3/4 to 7 7/8. These headphone are quality and in being quality they are a bit heavy. These to be honest are one of the heavier headphones ive used, but thankfully they are bottom heavy so they dont slide much and Lucidsound did a good job of how they made the "adjuster" for different fits. One thing i am scare of is due to the weight and design i think these headsets are VERY FRAGILE, i am trying my hardest not to drop them as i dont know how well they will survive, they do SEEM fragile but maybe they arent, i wish lucidsound would do a droptest.
Ill be honest music to me sounds great but each person has their version of sound when it comes to music, at the end of the day im not a music junkie and i tend to use my own EQ anyways so music to me doesnt matter much with the built in EQ settings as i configure manually with software or hardware eq.
I use this headset wirelessly with the low latency dongle and they work great in real time. i can not notice any delay although im sure there is a super duper low delay. to me it seems pretty much instant that the sound comes through. Let me point out that no matter what headphones you have if they have 2 speakers they all use SOFTWARE VIRUTAL SOUND, whether built into the firmware or via adjustable software...at the end of the day its still controlled by software. That leads to to explain that for gaming on PC I use these just as i do with all my other headphones with the "Razer THX Spatial Audio 7.1" app for Microsoft Windows 10 which i purchased for $20. I consider Razer already has their software optimized for the games which means i dont have to sit there "tuning" sounds for the best sound settings to hear footsteps, gun shooting direction, etc... i let razer do their complicated Soundstage, EQ tuning and surround and Spatial effects for each game which is something they are good at. These LS50X along with the razer software sound AMAZING!!! There are no words to describe how well it sounds in game when playing games like Counter Strike CSGO and Battlefield and Valorant and Fortnite. by the way, razor support is awesome at helping you setup the app correctly with your headset so that you get the correct sound.
XBOX/Playstation gaming: i dont play much xbox games but they sounded great when playing my regular sports games online and the mic worked great, i dont know what issues aother people are talking about, but i used the built in mic and not the boost mic. i also had the latest firmware from Feb 2021 that i think may have fixed the problem which is probably why i didnt encounter it and everyone i talked to said i sounded fine. It works with the playstation but has to be wired, however it works wireless with the xbox one and xbox Series X via the low latency dongle.
Talking on the cellphone via bluetooth sound clear and the other end said i sound clear to, so i guess theres not much of a review for this, its just talking on the phone.
ADDRESSING ISSUES THAT OTHERS HAD THAT I DIDNT:
Some people complained about the mic: Since i purchased mines after feb 2021 and instantly did the firmware update, i didnt notice anything wrong with the mic and i didnt experience any bluetooth dropping when talking on my cell phone other than when i went out of Bluetooth wireless range. Please not i am not using the boom mic, i just use the regular built in headset mic.
I did notice on the box it said supported windows 10 and on the lucidsound site they removed it from windows 10 gaming products category and put it as Xbox category , im thinking maybe its a Microsoft "certification" thing/rule that lucidsound had to comply with. Ill tell you and CONFIRM they work with BOTH the Xbox and Windows 10 PC with the wireless low latency dongle and /or with bluetooth. I wouldnt use bluetooth though if you want low latency sound. If you want low latency sound stic...