Audeze Mobius Headset – Hardware Review

Audeze Mobius Headset – Hardware Review
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Product: Audeze Mobius Headset
Maker: Audeze
Edited by AlexKnight2005

The Audeze Mobius headset is a four hundred dollar headset that has won multiple accolades at the time of writing this review. The headset boasts great sound quality with features you would expect out of a higher-priced device. When I look to buy a headset, I normally have to worry about quality, comfort, microphone, and the primary use I want to use the headset for. Even though I do games and PC, and for the most part with mine, I love to use them for music and more as they tend to be the best thing I have for it. The Audeze Mobius didn’t disappoint and is the new best one I have.

At first, the Audeze Mobius may seem basic or not as flashy at first glance, but everything on the headset is with a purpose to its functions. The headset itself provides multiple ways to connect the headset. Bluetooth for wireless, USB-C, USB-A, and 3.5mm analog audio. Pairing with Bluetooth was simple. Wired connection through the PC was just as easy. I mostly ran into some things out of the control with some hiccups from Windows 10 being a hassle on recognizing the headset. The weight of the headset may seem heavier, but once I had it on, it was snug and light, and it was very comfortable with little effort on adjustment. It felt very form-fitting. The foam didn’t bring pain or discomfort even using it all day at the PC. I wore glasses while wearing this headset and felt zero issues doing so.

Sound quality is the biggest factor in a headset to me, and this one didn’t disappoint. The headset has 7.1 surround sound, but you need to download its software (Audeze HQ) on Audeze’s website to draw out its true quality with the 3D audio. With those unfamiliar with 3D audio, imagine surround sound with more speakers around you to make it more dynamic and better surround sound. It did blow me away with how great the sound was. The 3D audio showed off more in games where there were sounds everywhere. The game I was testing with was Grand Theft Auto 5. With all the city sounds, gunshots, cars, effects. I heard them all clear and could hear them better with the 3D audio. More channels helped me to be more immersed in the world. I was further impressed with using FLAC music files and even Youtube videos and music made to experience 3D audio. It was an amazing experience.

Another neat function is the head tracking through the program (Audeze HQ). The tracking allows the user to experience the audio as if it were speakers in front of you. This was a neat gimmick, but I enjoyed the high-quality 3D audio by itself without the tracking. It can work in some cases, but it felt more like a tech demo than something to use all the time. The tracking changes the equalization of the channels depending on your orientation. If you were to turn your head left, the audio would be in your right ear and then left. The tracking is highly sensitive, and it is amazing with the slight changes it detects. In games, it just causes more confusion, but I can see the enjoyment of also watching movies. It does have a button to quickly re-center the sound as well. The customization and macros are neat additions to the tracking. Even if it is something neat, I didn’t find it very useful or why you would get this headset. The audio itself is amazing with the 3D audio with the tracking off and the best headset I have now.

The microphone isn’t known for being the best thing on most headsets, but this one was of better quality than most mics I have used. The sound was clearer and better when compared to the snowball one I use. Though not a high-end standalone, I was impressed with the quality the mic gave. To those not wanting to use the mic, it is detectable. Like the sound, the mic has volume control. The mic has free-range if you enjoy having it close to your mouth or far from it.

Audeze HQ is the main program you need to download to get the most out of the headset. I still had to use windows to get the drivers, but the program is a GUI for the headset. The remote control-like program is also how you create the macros and tailor settings. This can also be used to toggle the audio options, mic, and even profiles. I didn’t find it helpful or useful for troubleshooting or learning the device though.

Overall, this is the best all-in-one headset I ever used. Its comfort and quality in all parts outshine the few bumps I had. The only risk to buying this amazing headset seems to be a sixty-dollar fee if you did have to return it for not liking it. If someone does find this one lesser, I would want to know what could match this one. I can fully believe the accolades this headset has gotten and have no doubt it earned them. The price is high, but the quality as a whole is on point to everything you would want in a headset at this age.

Pros:

  • Great comfort
  • Amazing sound
  • Great mic
  • Great connectivity and options

Cons:

  • The needed Audeze Modius app
  • Could help the user more

FoxieEXE gives the Audeze Mobius a Drastik Measure of 9.2 out of 10 (92)

For a limited time, the Resident Evil Village + Mobius Bundle will be available at audeze.com where gamers who purchase the award-winning Audeze Mobius gaming headphone will receive a downloadable Steam license key for Resident Evil Village for free. This bundle deal is exclusively available on audeze.com and only eligible for North American customers while supplies last.

https://www.audeze.com/products/mobius

Features

  • Planar magnetic drivers for audiophile-grade cinematic sound
  • Full 3D emulation with wired USB support for popular surround sound modes (7.1/5.1)
  • 1000 times/second integrated head tracking
  • Anatomy calibration to tailor the sound to the user
  • Mobius integrates Waves NX technology for real-time onboard 3D processing
  • Wired USB, AUX and Wireless Bluetooth Connections
  • Compatible with PC, Mac, Gaming Consoles, and Mobile Devices

Package Includes

  • Mobius Headphone
  • Detachable Microphone
  • USB-C to USB-C cable
  • USB-A to USB-C cable
  • Analog 3.5mm cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • User Guide and Warranty
  • Travel Bag