Turn It Up, The Game’s On
Gaming testing included Generation Zero, as the idea of hearing the robots long before they filled me with holes was an attractive idea. It did work to an extent, in that the noises of the enemies were emphasized over the ambient sounds but I don’t know that the DROP + EPOS PC38X gave me a better idea of their location than other headsets. Chernobylite was similar, easy to hear enemies but without much difference from non-angled drivers.
Metro Exodus on the other hand was downright creepy, with a definitely accurate placement of left and right. It was certainly interesting to hear critters you can’t quite see yet moving from left to right on a metal surface above you. It also worked very well for the dialogue, it was easy to place the speakers physically.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a game this headset might have been made for as it truly does the game justice. The sound signature of the drivers picks up on the audio tracks perfectly and you truly do feel surrounded by the voices at times. With this game’s intend atmosphere it works brilliantly.
As for the microphone, it would certainly do well for in-game communications, as it is clear and has decent noise reduction capabilities built right in. The electret condenser isn’t really up for broadcast though; I wouldn’t recommend it for use in podcast, and, it while it would work for a Twitch stream, the quality wouldn’t stand out.