LucidSound LS10x Review
November 14, 2019 at 3:44am
By Jason Stettner
This is a more affordable entry in the LucidSound line-up that’s designed for Xbox One. There is a Playstation 4 model equivalent as well. While this is lower on their end of products, it provides the sound benefits of the higher end options.
You’ll get 50mm speakers that are housed by soft leatherette earcups. They feel nice upon the ears. This provides support for Dolby Atmos and Windows Sonic to send out that premium sound. This is a comfortable and light headset, weighing in at 256 grams. Since its light weight, it does feature a plastic casing around the outside, whereas the inside is very comfortable.
There’s a nice cushion at the top of the band, that rests on your head nicely. The entirety of this design works well, being comfy to wear and having a wide adjustment range for those with larger heads out there.
This is a wired headset, with a decently long cord. I personally felt it could have been a bit longer, but it’s perfectly fine for controller or mobile inputs. It’s not too bad for PC either, you just don’t get as wide of a range for movement or setup. The cord is of a quality material, I don’t anticipate any issues from it in that regard. The microphone provides omni-directional audio through the 3.5mm cord. There’s also a built-in microphone for mobile situations as well.
You will find a LED mute indicator as well on the detachable mic piece, that’s clear and easy to see while not too bright. This detachable mic is very bendy, and is simple to adjust in almost any way. On the side of the headset you’ll get high quality LucidSound features such as being able to turn the wheel for volume, or tapping it to mute which is very easy going. The audio quality is great, and the discussion elements for in-game or party chat work as expected.
I will note that at times gameplay was a bit loud in comparison to hearing voices. This was largely in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, where to be fair the explosions and shots are rather excessively loud. It’s an element to keep in mind. There’s also light mic monitoring on this (that’s where you can hear your own voice).
The LucidSound LS10x wired headset delivers a quality audio experience despite being more on the lower end of their model line-up. It provides the premium features, while being something that’s more affordable. You get the signature and intuitive mute, as well as volume slide options right on the headset.
The 3.5mm cord works well on various platforms, I do wish it was a bit longer. The microphone options are appreciated and are very functional. It’s great that you can detach one, and then use this as more of a regular listening option. This serves well for gameplay usage, or for music. I wish there were more balancing options, as game sound at times was louder than those I was chatting with.
This is a good option, it looks good and brings in the feature you would expect from something that fits into a higher model tier. The inclusion of Dolby Atmos and Windows Sonic with the 50mm speakers was definitely appreciated here.
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LucidSound LS10x Review product provided by Reverb tested with Binaural audio, Music (CHVRCHES, Naked & Famous, La La Land), Minecraft, Halo: Master Chief Collection, Gears 5, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Xbox One X, Windows 10 PC
Rating Overall: 7.5