MSI Immerse GH50 Review

Layout, design and features …

In terms of color, the headband is anthracite, while the smooth mirrored side panels, the microphone and the (ear) pads are black. Of course, this view is no longer sober when the device is put into use and the LEDs come to the fore.

A female connector for the microphone is located on the bottom of the left earpiece. Unfortunately, the microphone’s position cannot be adjusted. Thus, only the binary states “connected” or “unplugged” exist. From the perspective shown, the useful strain relief on the USB cable comes into its own.

Plastic is easily molded into complex, round or angular shapes and here, predominantly round-bellied views alternate with the angular-black dragon emblem. Adjusting the headband reveals two metal rails that give the construct a certain stability. The two faux leather earpads sit very securely and firmly, which return to their original shape even under stronger physical stress.

As the table in the technical data shows, the headset weighs more than many headphones; for example, Sennheiser’s 599SE weighs 250 grams. Contrary to theory, the weight apparently distributes itself very evenly on the head, as lightness is rather suggested in the wearing feel. If we were to speak of a semi-ergonomic problem at all, we would only have to criticize how the very tight-fitting earcups lead to sweating in summer. However, this is a known problem for headphone wearers and at 30°C even the loose-fitting Sennheiser 800S is bathed in sweat.

The typical bends of the transport state are initially present in the generously sized cable, whereby the possible reversibility is to be positively emphasized. The clear designation of the respective sides with a clearly visible “R” and “L” on the inside of the earcups is also positive. IIn terms of marking and cable flexibility, even the much more expensive Focal Elegia can take a leaf out of MSI’s book.

While the choice of material for the headpiece can be largely justified in terms of feel and price, the centerpiece in the cable seems somewhat out of place in terms of quality. It consists of two very light offsets that simply look a bit “rickety”. If these come loose from each other, the whole headset will have to be disposed of due to the lack of a replaceable cable. On the side, the volume can be adjusted with a small wheel; in the picture, the physical 7.1 button, the button for deactivating and activating the microphone and the bass vibration function that can be switched back and forth can be seen. It would have been very helpful to attach a plastic clip so that the controller or the buttons could be attached to the T-shirt in a fixed position. Thus, the centerpiece is currently either on the lap or the table, which can lead to complications. If the music is too loud and the user wants to quickly reduce the sound pressure level, he or she might accidentally pull the cable with a quick arm movement and then need a bit longer to reach the control. In practice, it is therefore necessary to hold the control with a free hand in order to be able to react quickly to the dynamics of a piece of music.

MSI Immerse GH50 Software …