TheEPOS - H3PRO Hybrid is a versatile gaming headset that can work with just about any current-gen gaming device you have. With a hefty price tag of around $250, it can be hard to determine whether to drop your cash on this headset though. Below we go over everything you need to know about the EPOS H3Prom, from fit and comfort to how they compare to headphones in their price range.
EPOS - H3PRO Hybrid - What’s in the Box
When you open the box, you are greeted with everything you need to join the headset up to your favorite gaming platform, as well as a helpful manual. Here’s what’s included:
- Low Latency Dongle
- Cover plate for boom arm
- USB-C to USB-A Cable
- 3.5mm Console Cable
The multiple hook-up types allow you to use the headset with a variety of platforms. For our two-week test, we used the headset with an iPhone, Android, Xbox Series S, PlayStation 5, PC, and the Nintendo Switch to make sure all the bases were covered. To make things even more convenient, the mic is magnetic and can be removed at any time.
For the most part, hooking these headphones up was quick and easy. I plugged them in and played with the included cables or synched them to Bluetooth. The only issue I had was the first time I tried to hardwire them into my PS5 controller, as I had accidentally hit the Bluetooth button, causing the sound not to come through the wire.
EPOS - H3PRO HybridSound
The EPOS have clear audio regardless of which platform you choose to use them on. When tested with Battlefield 5, it was easy to pick up on enemy footsteps and the different sounds of each match came through clear, even when multiple grenades were going off at once. They also work well when playing single-player games such as Zelda: Breath of the Wild and with mobile games like Genshin Impact. In Zelda’s case, the soundtrack came through clear, which made playing the game enjoyable. The noise-counsling works amazingly and no noise from the rest off my houshold interupted my gameplay.
When switched over to music, the H3PRO still performed well, and while they aren’t a bass-heavy pair of headphones, the music is crisp and clear. The detachable mic is a huge plus as I could go for a morning jog without looking like I was taking a phone call to other joggers. While it may not be on par with the newest set of Bose, it’s perfect for gamers looking for a dual-use set. My only real complaint is that the volume button was a hard to get just right.
The mic itself works quite nicely, and while it isn’t the best audio your friends could ever clear, my voice came through clear. I even took a phone call while using the headset and everything sounded perfect, with no complaints from the person on the other end about my voice quality.
EPOS - H3PRO Fit and Comfort
Aside from sound, a big hit or miss part of gaming headphones for me is how they fit and how long I can wear them without feeling discomfort. The H3PRO is a comfortable set with a nicely cushioned ear cup and a comfortable band. Compared to my $50 HyperX, wearing the H3PRO’s was like a dream. I literally played Final Fantasy 14 for 10 hours straight without any major discomfort or having to adjust the headphones much.
I also tend to have trouble finding headphones that fit well, but these adjusted nicely and held steady throughout my sessions and even when I was running. They also don’t seem to damage all that easily, as they did get dropped once, and there was no damage to the paint or sound. They just kept on playing.
EPOS - H3PRO Battery Life
One of the reasons it took so long to review these was due to the long battery life. These actually last for around 30 hours and wearing them down multiple times took quite a few days of normal use. After taking a couple of hours to charge them back up, they were good to go and lasted just as long on the second and third go-round.
EPOS - H3PRO Hybrid Review | Verdict
The EPOS - H3PRO Hybrid is a bit steep and usually costs around $279. While this initially may scare you off, this seems to be a durable pair of headphones with quality sounds. They have clear sound and are comfortable to wear for hours on end. I was especially impressed with how easy it was to switch between platforms, and the 30-hour battery life surprised me, as I was expecting them to be on the charger after a few gaming sessions. Even the ability to remove the magnetic mic is a huge plus, as I can go from Halo to a morning run simply by removing the mic.
These are a solid pair of high-end headphones, and if you have the chance, you should absolutely check them out to see if they are the right pair of gaming headphones for you.
TechRaptor received a review pair of EPOS0 H3PRO Hybrid.
- Crisp Sound
- Comfortable Over Long Hours of use
- Long Battery Life
- Volume Controls