The last Snakebyte Head:Set Pro I reviewed enjoyed great audio, but was accompanied by a truly baffling design full of silly lights and childish bulk. Their latest effort reins that in and then some, sporting a far more tasteful, muted design, with a cheaper price point to boot.
With headsets, it tends to be the case that you get what you pay for, though. Is the Snakebyte Head:Set X Pro worth the savings? Maybe, but only if you plan to never use the microphone for gaming.
On top of that, the headset is very comfortable too and comes with both leatherette-style cups and fabric, for your preference. It also comes with a handy self-adhesive hook for hanging your headset on the desk or drawer. The braided cable is good too, with generous length and in-line controls for mic mute and volume. The Head:Set X Pro also sports an improved visual design over its predecessor, shedding its toy-like appearance for something a little more mature.
The Head:Set X Pro nails a lot of the fundamentals, but it does fail at the finish line in a few ways.
What you’ll dislike about the Snakebyte Head:Set X Pro
The materials Snakebyte have used also don’t exactly inspire confidence. They feel brittle and flimsy, with hinges that don’t seem like they’ll withstand any form of mild punishment. As a result, this is not a headset I’d recommend for youngsters, which is unfortunate since it would otherwise be a decent budget pick for a younger relative.
Should you buy the Snakebyte Head:Set X Pro?
I long for the day that headset manufacturers test their products thoroughly to determine whether their on-board microphones will create echoes. Today is not that day, sadly. But if you want a headset purely for audio, you could do far worse than these.
Great audio meets broken mic.