BENGOO G9000 Stereo Gaming Headset for PS4, PC, Xbox One, PS5, Controller, Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones with Mic, LED Light, Bass Surround, Soft Memory Earmuffs for Laptop, Mac, Nintendo, NES Games
Bengoo G9000 stereo gaming headset or Kotion Each G900 is a Chinese brand that some may know in particular thanks to its Kotion Each G2000 model, offered for less than $ 24, which had its heyday. But here is the BENGOO G9000 that we will be interested in. And besides, in terms of look, between BENGOO G2000 and the BENGOO G9000, I hardly see any difference! So let’s see what gives this headset.
Packaging and Bundle
In terms of packaging, we have a cardboard box with a close-up photo of the helmet, as well as the name of the brand and the mention “Pro gaming Headset”, so that we immediately know what we have to do!
At the bottom left, we have the headset model and on the right two pieces of information explaining that the 3.5 mm jack switches are gold-plated and that this headset, thanks to its various connectors, is compatible with PC, laptop, smartphone, and tablet. At the back of the box are the technical specifications of the helmet in 8 different languages! Just that!
For the bundle, Bengoo G9000 stereo gaming headset, when you open the box, you discover the headset well protected in bubble wrap, a plastic that protects the microphone, and another that protects the remote control on the cable.
Likewise, the USB and 3.5mm jack connectors are protected by plastic caps, which is not bad! In addition, there is a small bag to transform the jack plug into a microphone and headphone jack for the desktop PC, and we also have a small user guide.
And if sometimes it even makes you smile, we still manage to understand the instructions, which is the main thing. So much for the owner’s tour which, in the end, is more complete than some rather top-of-the-range headphones which are content with just the jack or the USB socket.
Presentation and Design
When you take it out of the box, the Bengoo G9000 stereo gaming headset is a fairly large helmet although relatively light. It is all in red and black (or blue and black), black is the dominant color, the cable, which is braided, is also black and red.
The very first impression when you see it is good, and surprising at the same time because you are no longer used to seeing shiny plastic as is the case here. Shiny plastic that will be happy to retain fingerprints from elsewhere!
Once this surprise is over, I still find that this shiny gives it a little too toy side. This feeling is accentuated by the kind of lightning in chromed plastic that separates it from the arch which is mat black with a foam underneath, all dressed in red. The notched arch is quite easily adjusted, while still having sufficiently marked notches to provide a good adjustment and then no longer move.
At the level of the atria, we still have foams in red and black which seem sufficiently thick and comfortable, but that we will see later. Overall the helmet is not too badly finished, it is not delusional, because we can see the screws, the chrome plastics are really cheap, but it is not catastrophic either.
Nothing squeaks, only the ear cups have a little play in the hoop but nothing dramatic. The microphone which is liftable and not detachable moves easily on its axis, on the other hand, it is rigid and you will not be able to adjust it to position it in front of your mouth as you wish. The 2m20 of the braided cable, which seems sturdy, offers you good comfort to connect it to almost any setup.
Note that when you connect the headset via the USB port, the earpieces light up in red, but not when you connect it via the 3.5mm jack. Anyway, my PC could never recognize it on USB, which is a shame and I, therefore, had to connect it via the jacks to have sound. So, yes it’s true that when you have it on your head you can’t see the lighting so it’s not a big deal … But still! Obviously, there is no software here to help you configure it in terms of sound or change its lighting
Comfort and Ergonomics
Bengoo G9000 stereo gaming headset is light once on the head, but immediately you can feel pressure points behind the ears. But from what I have read in the comments, this is mostly for people like me, with a rather large head, as those with a smaller head or the youngest don’t seem to be complaining about this problem.
But personally, after 30 min I was happy to take it off and it’s rather a shame because even if here we have 40 mm speakers against the 50 that is usually done, the earpads well cover the ears. And besides, they offer very decent passive noise reduction. Obviously here the ear cups do not rotate 90 ° in order to be less hampered by the helmet when it is around the neck. And although they are not articulated,
Likewise, at the level of the hoop, the rather thick foam does its job well and the helmet rests well on the head and moreover, it holds very well in place even by moving the head in all directions like a dingo ( Yes I tested!).
On the other hand, I suppose, that during warmer periods, the imitation leather risks giving heating points, because while it is ugly and not super hot. After 30 min I started to experience heating sensations around the ears. After the adjustment via the notched hoop is done without a problem and the microphone is deployed just as easily.
It is just a shame that it is not flexible because there it is really far from the mouth and you will see that this causes some concern. In short, at the ergonomic level, it is not catastrophic but it is not the total foot either.
Finally, note that on the cable is remote control of fairly correct size and especially which is very light. Fortunately, because nothing allows you to attach it and it only offers the basic functions: volume control and activation/deactivation of the microphone but without any LED to indicate whether it is muted or not.
And the drawings are small and too inconspicuous, especially if you are playing in the dark in front of your PC, to be readable. But hey, if your playing partners do not answer you there will be a good chance that it will be cut!
So let’s see what he gives in listening.
Audio and Microphone
Well there we will not hide it, but it is far from the top in terms of audio rendering and whatever the uses! And it’s a shame because it really does not lack much, in the end, to be correct, especially for a helmet of this price.
Music level, the bass is present but clearly, the sound rendering lacks homogeneity and especially in the treble. But if you are not a musician or if you are not too demanding, it can still pass for occasional listening and it is almost in this area that it will do best! When it comes to watching a film, it’s something else, he reacts a bit like with the Nubwothat I tested recently.
Suddenly the bass is very present, even too much and the voices are as crushed and muffled! As if people were talking through a scarf of some sort. It forces you to listen and it is very quickly painful in the long run.
In-game it’s something else, at the start, I said to myself that the sound was finally not bad, for once the voices were clearer, the bass sent well and I was rather satisfied.
Good for those who play this game, you know that during multi games it is often the noise level as there is always a lot of explosions and screams. So I switched to Battlefield V where it’s a little quieter (well if we can say so!) And unfortunately, I noticed the same problem. If you do not listen carefully, it is almost impossible to estimate where a sound is coming from, let alone its distance.
The mic. So we will immediately come to an agreement, it is not at all directive and will pick up all the noises that are around you! So it will need to play in a calm environment but on the other hand, it offers a rather powerful signal and transmits the voice very clearly and in addition, it is not sensitive to plosives which is a good point. It is a shame that he is so rigid.
Specification of Bengoo G9000 stereo gaming headset
- Speaker size: 40mm
- Sensivitity: 105+/-3dB
- Frequency range: 15 Hz-20KHz
- Microphone: 6.0x 5.0mm
- Microphone sensitivity: -38+/-3dB
- Directionality: omni-directional
- Cable length: 2.1M +/-0.15
- LED working voltage: DC 5V +/- 5%
- Headset jack: USB+3.5mm 4 Pin
- System support: The 32-bit and 64-bit Win 7/Win8/Win8.1/Win 10/XP
I’m not going to go 4 ways, if Bengoo G9000 stereo gaming headset or Kotion Each G900 is not your first gaming headset or you are a gamer, even an undemanding, but regular, go your way. On the other hand, if it is the first helmet of the son who is 12 years old and that he is a bit wild with the peripherals, considering its price, it can be a good first purchase before moving on to something more efficient, to them as the requirements of the son become more precise.