We don’t usually cover hardware here at Otaku Gamers UK but we were given the opportunity to try out a pair of Sades CPower Noise Cancelling Headphones and jumped at the chance to see how they were.
First off the technical bit.
CPOWER is a multi-platform headset weight only at 200 grams, swivel-to-mute Mic for easy operation. Adjustable headband with comfortable earmuffs for long gaming sessions.
Loudhailer Diameter : 40 mmSensitivity : 94 ± 3 dB at 1 kHzFrequency Response : 20~20,000 HzImpedance : 32 Ω at 1 kHzHandling Power Capacity : 15 mW
Mic Sensitivity : -46 ± 3 dB at 1 kHzMic Frequency Response : 50-10 kHzMic Impedance : ≤ 1.8 KΩ at 1 kHzMic Directivity : OmnidirectionalCable Length : 1.5 m/ 4.92 ftY-cable Length：2m
So now that’s out of the way it’s time to do my bit, talking about this mic and tell you lovely readers if it is worth the pennies.
First off let us talk price, a quick check on Amazon shows these headphones at £15.99 which firmly lands these in the realms of “Budget” hardware.
Now my worry was first and foremost, if these are budget, are they going to irritate me when I’m wearing them?. No they don’t, in-fact I’ve had several Turtle Beach and other “budget” headphones in the past and these are easily the most comfy by far. I even decided to put these through the paces and give them to my children to try out expecting them to be off within minutes, to my surprise they are a hit and my only issue is I don’t have a pair of each of them!.
They work on every device I throw at them flawlessly. Switch, PC, X Box One, PS4 and even my Samsung Galaxy S9 which I found myself needed some earphones for to watch late night documentaries about Doom, these bad boys stepped in and saved the day!. The quick way of muting the mic is a life saver when you have children and need to mute yourself quickly to spare your teammates!.
The audio quality is fantastic and I decided to run through the atmospheric Dusk and also see how it handled the nuclear explosion of Doom (2016) and the intense Mick Gordon assault. Once again I had no issues and the adjustable volume on the side meant no messing if the sound wasn’t as loud or quiet as I would like.
In fact the only issue I had with this headset was with the mic audio, for standard multiplayer and talking it was fine but I used it on a Stream and the volume really wasn’t up to standard and I found myself getting drowned out even after loads of tinkering with the settings.
All in all I cannot recommend these enough, as mentioned they are ideal for children as well as adults, the audio quality is superb and it comes with adapters for just about every socket. The price is fantastic for what you get here and I never expected them to outperform my old Turtle Beach headphones but here we are! I know play most of my Switch games with the C-Power headset on my head on LOUD!