I feel I ought to update this briefly.
Although my own experience with this headset was a very positive one, and the price for a wireless set can’t be knocked, others have had varying degrees of joy and pain with it. Before deciding to purchase it’s be a good idea to have a read through some of the comments left on this review to give a more balanced view on the Datel Game Talk Pro 2.
A couple of days ago I decided it was time for a new headset for the 360. This was largely due to the amount of official headsets that lay broken in the kitchen drawer, some within days of first seeing any action, and also due to the fact that I’m a hater of wires and my Turtle Beach X11′s come chock full of ‘em. Oh, and the fact that I can’t use the X11′s with the HDMI without purchasing an adaptor.
Anyway, for whatever reason, it was time for a new set, and after a brief nosey around at what was available and within my lower end budget, I plumped for the Datel Game Talk Pro 2 Wireless set…….and what a great choice it’s turned out to be!
Coming in at a very reasonable £39.99 and being completely wireless I decided to go for it. Bearing in mind the Turtle Beach set had set me back an extra tenner and were wired I did consider this a bit of a gamble, but soon as the opening chords of CoD3 kicked in all my worries were gone.
The sound quality is superb, the games come to life with the rich, deep and crystal clear sonics booming away, it’s comfortably on a par with the aforementioned Turtle Beach set. The Game Talk Pro 2 comes with different effect settings, activated by the press of a button on the set itself, so if you find yourself in need of a little bass boost one quick push and it’s there. Both the game and the voice comes through beautifully and each has it’s own individual volume control, very handy indeed when the whiny kid brigade invades your game.
The wireless side is a total cinch to set up, pop in an adaptor at the rear of the console ( thankfully the HDMI fits neatly underneath so there’s no need to buy any extra leads) switch on the set, sync with 360 and your good to go. The adaptor can be used with either HDMI or regular cables, good work Datel!
The headset is charged via the USB connection and after one initial charge I’m still up and running a good 10 hours later with no sign of a re-charge needed as yet.
The only downside with this headset, and it is very minor, is that there not quite as comfy on the ears as the Turtle Beach set. That’s not to say they’re not comfortable, they just feel a bit heavier on the old noggin than the TB’s.
All in all the Datel Game Talk Pro 2 is a superb headset, an absolute bargain and capable of enhancing any gaming session no end. If you’re in the market for a bargain set that still delivers a mighty punch then look no further.
- Excellent, meaty and rich sound quality.
- Completely wireless.
- Bass boost really adds some punch.
- Great price.
- Slightly heavy on the head