Dragon War Beast – Hardware Review
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Dragon War Beast – Hardware Review

Good: Foldable, Vibration feedback
Bad: Microphone doesn't stay in place
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9.6
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A while ago we discussed the CM Storm Ceres-500, which was a great buy for its fairly low price. Today we are able to take a closer look at Dragon War’s Beast headset, that finds itself in the same price range. Sadly this one is no multi-platform headset, so we hope it will have a few other nifty features.

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Going off at first appearance once again, the Beast looks like a fairly simple and common headset. There are hardly any noticeable design traits except for the Dragon War logo on top of the headband. The ear pads have a padding with a leathery coating, that looks a tad cheaper than most brands. On the exterior there is a matte finish that looks quite nifty and less like a hunk of plastic. When the headset is turned on, you will see the logo on the side of the ear pads light up, which makes up for a lot of the lack of other extra design traits.

The weight of Dragon War’s headset is fairly light, which increases the overall comfort. You’ll also notice that the Beast doesn’t grip your head that tightly, which is good for those who get headaches easily when wearing their headsets for longer gaming sessions. Those who wish to have a solid gripping headset might wish for a bit more “power”.
You’ll experience enough comfort from the overall padding of the headset but the ear cups will not enclose your ears entirely. The borders will still ‘squish’ your ears but with the overall softness, you will not really feel any discomfort.

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Even though the Beast has a leathery coating on its ear pads, you will still hear pretty much everything around you. You will be bored of this sentence by now, but here it comes anyway: Again this is a matter of personal preference.

You’ll only be able to connect the headset via USB, so there is no option to use a standard jack. Getting the headset to work is once again a simple matter of plug and play.

The Beast has a small control mechanism incorporated in its cable that offers you a set of simple features. Turning the headset on or off, turning the microphone on or off, controlling the volume settings and also the ‘vibration settings’.

Dragon War’s Beast comes with ‘vibration feedback’ which is pretty much triggered when your headset produces enough bass. After that it will vibrate lightly to enhance the experience, which is a fun feature in such a low priced piece of hardware.

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Sound quality is fairly decent and the bass is actually quite good. You’ll be able to hear your chatting counterparts very clearly. The microphone is inserted in the base of the left ear pad, thus making it detachable. The sad part however is that because of the jack and its position the microphone does not stay in its place most of the time. Luckily the microphone itself is very flexible and easy to work with.

The headset is foldable, to a certain extent, making it easy to ‘toss aside’ when you’re not using it. Whilst again this might be a simple feature, it’s a very welcome one.

Own opinion

The appearance of the headset might be fairly simple but the LED-lighted logo makes up for the seemingly simple package.

Longer gaming sessions proved to be no issue with the Beast, which is great for its price range. If you’re used to a full ear coverage, it will take a fairly short time to get used to the Beast again. Nonetheless, comfort seems to be no issue with the padding the headset offers.

The vibration feedback is actually a fun experience when you’re a fan of music with a lot of bass or shooters. Whilst the vibration is fairly subtle, it adds an extra dimension to your gaming or music listening sessions.

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Conclusion

The Dragon War Beast is a low priced headset that actually has a decent amount to offer. The headset itself packs a punch in combination with the vibration feedback. Whilst it has no extra-ordinary features, the price makes up for a lot. A great alternative for those who don’t feel like spending too much on a headset.

Note: For a full list of specs, click here.

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  1. Peppi
    Peppi
    January 12, 2017, 10:35 pm

    I love the design! Surely something I’m considering buying actually.

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