Hardware reviews are not something we typically do at Informed Pixel, but when Cooler Master approached us about taking a look at the MH 751 Headset, we couldn’t say no. The multi-platform headset is an affordable, multi-platform option, for gamers who want great sound.
You’ll notice one of the best features of the MH 751 headset the moment you put it on. Its weight. Weighing in at an impressive 280 grams (With the cable plugged in), the headset is easily portable from one place to another, and even features a flat “stow-away” design, making it fit nicely inside any bag. In fact, a lot of the headset’s design appears to revolve around portability, bundling a detachable 3.5 mm cable, detachable microphone, and compatible with any device that uses the similar jack. It’s a headset that is noticeably portable, but doesn’t make “many” compromises when it comes to the sound quality, more on that later.
As light as the headset is, it’s comfortable to use, with high-density foam used throughout the headband and ear cushions. The issue with high-density foam is that perspiration-sensitive individuals will find the headset mildly uncomfortable during extended gaming sessions.
With portability mentioned already, one attractive feature of the headset is that it is easily used with any gaming system. If your controller supports a 3.5 mm auxiliary input, you can the headset, without fail, on the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC. The headset even includes a handy 3.5 mm splitter for use with PC hardware – a welcomed accessory.
“Cooler Master’s MH 751 isn’t going to move mountains, but for less than $100, you can’t argue with what you get.”
Of course, a headset is nothing without its superior sound, and Cooler Master’s MH 751 is great for the $80 USD you’ll be spending. Volume sounded crisp, with the headset reaching impressive high’s in a variety of content, either gaming or listening to music. What makes this headset disappointing is it’s lack of lows, with in-game explosions or music with heavy bass sounding dull, almost non-existent. The best example I can provide is my time with Forza Horizon 4, an Xbox One game we recently reviewed. The car’s engine didn’t have the same impact from the audio I have set up now. It was if the vehicle lacked soul. Heavy music from the game’s soundtrack didn’t seem to compliment the driving experience, leaving for a “Tinny” tone whilst racing. That isn’t too say the headset’s not good.
Now the headset is a Stereo set-up, with left and right speakers to simulate your environments. The MH 751 takes care of sound direction “Well enough,” as demonstrated in games of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. In high-action areas, it can be a little hard to position where players are, making firefights a little terrifying to deal with. One-on-one situations fit the stereo design well, but the lack of surround sound can make it difficult for some to locate their enemies.
A gripe I have with some modern headsets is the inability to change where the microphone is. By default of design, the microphone is stuck on the left side of your headset when it is worn properly. There is no way to move the mic to the right side, meaning you will have to get used to using it on the left side if you aren’t already. Annoying, but something I can forgive, I suppose.
For it’s price, the headset is great. There are other options on the market for portable, multi-platform gaming headsets, but the MH 751 fits right in with “Affordable, but utilitarian” headsets. Cooler Master’s MH 751 isn’t going to move mountains, but for less than $100, you can’t argue with what you get. You aren’t going to have your mind blown by it, but the headset does everything it advertises, and then some. While we have yet to check out the Cooler Master MH 752 headset, if you have the funds, you can’t go wrong spending an extra $20 USD to gain 7.1 virtual surround sound and the software that allows for equalization.
Thanks to Cooler Master for providing us with a sample of the MH 751 headset for review.