Review: EKSA E910 5.8GHz Wireless Gaming Headset looks and sounds great
Low latency headphones for the gamer that prefers wireless.
Whether you're playing games on your Nintendo Switch, iPhone, or computer, the best gaming headsets can really help give you a better playing experience, putting you closer to the sound and even sometimes aiding you in your quest to finish a game. Sometimes, you need a headset that's not tethered to anything and won't cost you an arm and a leg. The EKSA E910 5.8Ghz is a good option for anyone looking for a wireless headset without breaking the budget. It has a comfortable design, cool red lighting, and a retractable microphone that won't get in your way or get lost.
The volume is a bit limited, and the battery life doesn't last as long as some other Bluetooth headsets, but music and game sounds come through clearly. Plus, it comes with several accessories and extra goodies.
EKSA E910 5.8GHz Wireless Gaming Headset
Bottom line: This wireless headset has somewhat limited volume, but it's comfy, the sounds come through clearly, and it looks cool, too. It also comes with extras like a headset stand and a carrying bag. It's a great option for any gamer.
- Decently priced
- Comfortable fit
- Extendable microphone
- Cool design
- Includes headset stand and carrying bag
- Only 10-hour battery life
- Headset is useless without dongle
- Limited volume
EKSA E910 5.8GHz Wireless Gaming Headset: Price and availability
The EKSA E910 Wireless Gaming Headset is $120 MSRP, but it usually sells for around $90 on Amazon. Considering that it's a wireless headset, offers good sound, and has some cool red lighting going on, this is a good value. Not to mention, it comes with extra goodies like a headset stand, a faux leather carrying bag, and cables, so you're saving more money in the longrun.
EKSA E910 5.8GHz Wireless Gaming Headset: What's good
|Microphone Frequency response||100 Hz - 10,000 Hz|
|Transmission distance||33 feet (360°)|
|Speaker sensitivity||115dB ± 3dB|
|Battery life||About 10 hours (at 70% volume)|
|Charging time||About 2 hours|
|In box||Headset, carrying bag, stand, 2.0mm cable, USB dongle, USB to USB-C charging cable|
|Cable length||3 feet|
I was a bit surprised and thrown off when I first opened the package. There was a lot of rattling as I cut through the box's tape, and upon opening it, I discovered the three parts of the headset stand lying around next to another box that contained the headset, cables, USB adapter, manual, and carrying bag. This rattling had caused the plastic stand to get a little scuffed up in transit, but it was easy to assemble and works well. There are rubber pads on the bottom to keep it from sliding or scratching any surface I put it on. However, the top part can easily pop off if I pull the headset off the wrong way. I like the stand, though, so I think I'll just glue the top in place.
The headset itself fit comfortably on my head without squeezing too hard thanks to the nice, thick cushioning on both the bridge and earphones. Speaking of earphones, the red lights shining through the grate on either side give this headset a cool look without being too flashy, a balance that many gaming headsets fail to reach.
As far as Bluetooth goes, this headset only operates as long as I use the included 5.8GHz USB dongle. I can plug it into my computer, Nintendo Switch dock, or any other compatible device, and then the headset automatically pairs once it's turned on. Just don't lose that dongle, or the headset becomes useless. There's also a 2.0mm cable in the box, which can be plugged into the dongle. However, there is no headphone jack on the headset itself, strangely enough.
The most surprising thing about the E920 5.8GHz headset is the retractable microphone. The small cylindrical tip juts out just slightly on the left side, but it extends from its shell like the head of a turtle, and I can bend it towards my mouth whenever I want to use it. It doesn't come out super far, but my friends didn't have any issues hearing me when I used it during our multiplayer sessions. When I'm done using it, I simply push the mic back in its little turtle hole.
EKSA E910 5.8GHz Wireless Gaming Headset: What's not good
This headset battery only lasts for about 10 hours before running out of juice, and while this is typically plenty of time for a gaming session, it doesn't last as long as other Bluetooth gaming headsets. You'll just want to make sure to charge it up between uses. This lower battery life probably has something to do with the red lights that appear on either earphone while the headset is on. As far as I could tell though, there's no way of turning these lights off.
The lower battery life is likely due to the red lights on the earphones.
Sound comes through plenty clear, although the earphones don't get very loud. Now, this will lower the likelihood of my ears getting damaged due to booming music, but it does prevent me from rocking out to tunes like I want to. For intstance, I played Hades on my Switch while testing this headset since it has a killer soundtrack, but it didn't hit me quite as powerfully as usual since the volume wouldn't go up as high as I wanted it to.
This is one of those headsets that talks when the headset has connected, disconnected, been muted, or unmuted. The strange thing is that the voice that tells me the headset has connected is not the same as the mute voice. The latter one even has a different accent and sounds somewhat muffled. It's not necessarily good or bad, but it is a strange choice.
EKSA E910 5.8GHz Wireless Gaming Headset: Competition
If you like the look of this headset, but you're looking for something that will save you money, you should check out the EKSA E900. It is a wired headset, but it offers a cool red and black design and works really well.
If you're a huge fan of colorful Bluetooth gaming headsets, you should check out the EasySMX V07W. It has lighting on either headphone that runs through various colors of the rainbow and it's plenty comfy while costing less than the EKSA E910 5.8GHz Wireless Gaming Headset.
Can't decide on if you want a wired or wireless headset? Why not get something that can do both, and at the same time too. The EPOS H3 Hybird can connect to one device via Bluetooth and another device using the included cable. That way you can hear your Switch game and listen to your preferred music or chat with friends on a computer or phone at the same time.
EKSA E910 5.8GHz Wireless Gaming Headset: Should you buy it?
You should buy this if ...
- You want a wireless Bluetooth headset
- You like the red glowing lights
- You want something with an unobtrusive mic
- You want some accessories
You shouldn't buy this if...
- You want a less expensive option
- You don't like the color or lighting
- You want a headset that can get louder
The EKSA E910 5.8GHz is a decently priced Bluetooth gaming headset for any player. In addition to the comfortable headset, buyers get a headset stand, faux leather carrying bag, and extra cables. Just make sure not to lose the Bluetooth dongle, or the headset becomes useless.
The earphones don't get as loud as I like, but sounds do come through clearly. This limited volume is better for your ears, but won't let you rock out as much as you might want to. Additionally, the headset only has a 10-hour battery life, which is plenty for getting through a typical gaming session, but you'll need to recharge it between uses to keep it ready to go.
EKSA E910 5.8GHz Wireless Gaming Headset
Bottom line: Play your favorite games while using this headset. It comes with a USB Bluetooth adapter, faux leather carrying bag, and even a headphone stand.