Welcome to our Sades Locust Plus gaming headset review. Priced below £40 on Amazon, the Sades Locust Plus gaming headset is a wallet-friendly way to enjoy gaming with your buddies on the PC or PlayStation 4.
- Sades Locust Plus Gaming Headset
- System: PlayStation 4, PC
- Reviewed With: PlayStation 4
- Model: Locust Plus
- Colors: Black
- Available: Now
- Price £39.97 @ Amazon
- Review Sample Provided
Sades Locust Plus: Design and Comfort
Given the fact that the brand name isn’t exactly recognizable, I wasn’t really expecting much from the Sades Locust Plus in the design department, but to my surprise, the headset is actually one of the nicest I have used in the sub £50 price range. It not only looks nice with its modern design lit up by an RGB LED lighting system, but it also feels like a well-made product thanks to the choice of materials used such as thicker plastic used for the driver housings instead of the usual hollow stuff found in cheap headsets and the thick but soft padding used for the earcups and headband.
There are a few areas where the low price shines through such as the plastic cable as opposed to the much-preferred nylon braided cable, the plastic adjustment rail and the rather cheap-feeling yet fully flexible microphone arm.
Since the microphone arm is fully flexible it’s very easy to have it set up in a way that suits your needs. It can be moved left, right, up, and down as you see fit.
At approximately 2.2m long, the headset’s cable is a generous length that allows some distance between the user and the connection point, which as I’ve found allows for a bit of freedom to move without worrying about tearing out a USB port.
Part of the way down the cable is an in-line control box that allows you to control the volume, switch the microphone between on and off, and even cycle through the different LED colors.
Having used the headset for a few hours straight on a few occasions since receiving it, I can say that comfort is something that it does well thanks in part to their thick earpads and headband, although I’m not a fan of the plastic rail system used to adjust the headset’s size.
Sades Locust Plus: In Use
As a headset used for listening to in-game audio on my PlayStation 4, the Locust Plus is surprisingly good, although there are one or two little letdowns such as the low volume and shallow bass when compared to other similarly priced gaming headsets.
The negatives aside I did find that the headset is a wonder when it comes to in-game sounds coming from various directions and thanks to this I have found myself alert and aware of what’s happening in the game world. From explosions to footsteps, this headset has helped me determine the clear threats.
In party chats, the headset has yet to fail me with me so far having had no issues with clarity from other party members and vice versa when it comes to picking up my voice from the microphone.
Sades Locust Plus: Conclusion
Considering its price, I have to say I’m quite surprised by just how good this headset is, from its good build quality to its above-average sound quality. A few issues are existent but for the price, it’s hard to discourage anyone on a low budget from purchasing the Sades Locust Plus.
That concludes our Sades Locust Plus gaming headset review. To purchase this headset check out the Amazon link below.