ROCCAT Elo 7.1 Air Review

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Posted April 12, 2021 by Jacqueline Juretus in Tech

The ROCCAT Elo 7.1 Airs are overall very nice headphones with a few drawbacks. You get the most out of the headphones and mic if you have a computer where you can download the software and play with the settings. The surround sound is excellent and really feels like you are surrounded by the game in all 360 degrees of direction. Using the software, you can really play with the settings for the most immersive gaming experience. The headset is comfortable and fits snug enough for good noise cancellation, but not so snug that it gives you a headache. The headphones can start to feel a little hot after a while if you’re in a warmer room. The RGB lights are bright but subtle and can also be programmed through the software.

For strictly console gaming, these headphones are still very good, though you’re not getting the best out of them if you don’t have a computer to download the software and change settings. A bigger problem I encountered with the headphones is that there can be a lot of static when a lot of sounds are going at once. The static really through me off during a streaming session playing Halo. There is a way to reduce the chances of getting static though by adjusting the settings, keeping the headphones decently charged, and keeping your cellphone away from the USB transmitter. The microphone is decent, but can be quiet, especially if you are more soft-spoken. Adjusting the settings corrects that as well.

PROS:

  • Great surround sound
  • Lots of customization with the software
  • Nice RGB Lighting
  • Very comfortable auto-adjusting fit
  • Very good noise cancellation

CONS:

  • Gets static noises
  • Can get hot
  • Requires an open USB port
  • Needs a computer to access software to get the most out of the set

Overall, I WOULD recommend these headphones. They are now my go-to pair for gaming out of the headphones I own.


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