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Our next gaming earphones review comes from Japanese audio company, Final. I hadn’t heard of them before, but after some “Rapid” research, it appears that they are a very well known entity with over 50 years of experience of making top-quality audio equipment. Their first foray into the gaming market is with the VR3000 gaming earphones.
Look and Comfort
Looks-wise, the VR3000 are very unassuming. You might even say bland. However, I quite liked the minimalist look. You have easily accessible in-line controls on the cable with three buttons that allow you to control the volume and pause music. The VR3000 is a very well made product, and they feel very durable. Another great feature is that the cables are tangle-free.
Thanks to the variety of ear tips included, the VR3000s are some of the most comfortable in-ear earphones that I’ve used. You can also attach ear hooks, which serves to eliminate noise from cable friction. In my testing, this did work. The lightness of the earphones made them comfortable to wear during long gaming sessions.
The VR3000s are not targeted at audiophiles. If you’re looking for a premium music listening experience, then these are not the earphones for you. They are targeted at gamers playing on games consoles, and more specifically, VR gamers. Still, if you will be using them to listen to music and podcasts, in my testing, the VR3000s performed well enough.
Primarily, I used the earphones when playing games on my Xbox Series S. The earphones connect to the controller using the 3.5mm jack on the controller. With Windows Sonic enabled, playing games like Gears 5, Call of Duty and Assasin’s Creed Valhalla were more immersive.
For example, when exploring caves and caverns in Valhalla, you could hear the echos bouncing off the walls. If you closed your eyes, the drops of water falling from the cave ceilings sounded like they were all around you. In Call of Duty, I felt like I had a slight advantage as I could hear footsteps of approaching enemies far more clearly and place the direction of the sound with more accuracy.
The in-line microphone is good enough, and I was able to communicate effectively with my teammates during multiplayer games.
Using the VR3000 earphones with the Oculus Quest 2 are where the VR3000s come into their own. I wore them to play The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners, and it made the atmosphere all the more captivating, and it did increase the number of jumpscares!
I became aware of my surroundings in the game and could hear zombies creeping up on me from all directions. The VR3000 earphones do enhance the experience when in VR.
At £69.99, the VR3000 aren’t cheap, but they’re also not too expensive. If you’re looking for a solid set of earphones that enhance the VR experience, as well as provide great sound when playing games on consoles, the VR3000s could be for you.
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You can find out some more and purchase the VR3000 for gaming on the Final website.
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