Review – Enchance Scoria USB Gaming Headset

By June 6, 2018 Reviews

The Enhance Scoria isn’t my favorite gaming headset. It’s not that it’s bad or cheaply made or anything, it just didn’t wow me as much as I hoped it would. That being said, it is still definitely worth a look if you’re in the market for a USB RGB headset with a retractable microphone.

Its self-adjusting headband and thick cushioned ear pads aim to make it comfortable to wear, and the stainless steel band and retractable mic give it a stylish and professional, yet still gamery look. It also gives the user five color options for the RGB lighting, as well as a mode that fades between all five colors. However, it is a rather bulky headset, which may bother some users during very long gaming sessions. I found that after more than a couple hours, I definitely needed a break from wearing it.

Scoria's 5 color options

So, it looks cool and beefy and has the RGB I crave, but is it actually any good? Well, yes. The microphone is plenty clear for voice comms, as well as beginner streamers. The control buttons are large and easy to locate, so you shouldn’t struggle to adjust anything mid-game if necessary. The clip on the back of the in-line control area is plastic, and feels like it will break eventually, but many headsets similar to this one don’t even have a clip on them anyways, so while it could be improved, I can’t really count it against the Scoria.

As for how it sounds, it handles gaming very well. The surround sound and increased bass help pinpoint enemies and increase the immersion of a variety of games. While testing it out in Star Wars Battlefront, I could hear both friendly and enemy callouts and their position. Blaster fire from vehicles shook my skull as well as the screen. This adjustable heavy bass response also translates well to listening to certain genres of music like pop, EDM, dance, etc. Unfortunately, the heavy bass coupled with weak midrange is not well suited to rock or metal music in my opinion. However, considering that this is a “gaming” headset that people would primarily use for “gaming”, it serves its intended purpose very well.

Overall, the only complaints I really have are with the pronounced bulkiness, and that its sound profile doesn’t quite mesh with my taste in music, but I have different headphones for enjoying music anyways. The Scoria isn’t my favorite, but there isn’t anything terribly wrong with it when I try to evaluate it. So, if you are looking for a USB gaming headset with a built-in mic and (somewhat) customizable RGB lighting, then this will suit your needs.

 

Aesthetics 4/5
Functionality 4/5
Build Quality 3/5

Alex Heuer

Author Alex Heuer

Alex Heuer is a third-year Computer Engineering student, and what hobby is better suited to a Computer Engineering student than computer gaming? (Or just gaming in general) His first true experience with gaming was Runescape. Growing up, he would spend hours and hours every day during the summer grinding out levels and quests, rather than using summer break for more traditionally “productive” activities. After obtaining an Xbox 360, Alex discovered his love of story-driven and co-op games through playing Red Dead Redemption and the Borderlands series. Alex believes that gaming is best enjoyed when it tells a compelling story and is experienced with friends. When he’s not playing video games, he can typically be found listening to or playing music, or just generally procrastinating on homework.

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