Ar­magged­don NUKE 7

Ar­magged­don NUKE 7

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For the avid LAN-partier, co­or­di­nat­ing with your al­lies and hear­ing where your en­e­mies are com­ing from means hav­ing head­sets of some sort to carry along with your por­ta­ble rig. With that in mind, we will be look­ing at the Ar­magged­don NUKE 7.

The NUKE 7 is a pair of canal phones with flat tan­gle­free ca­bles and an in-line mi­cro­phone. Bun­dled in are the ex­pected ex­tras, such as two dif­fer­ent sizes of rub­ber tips, as well as a pair with flanges, an air­plane adapter, an audio/mi­cro­phone split­ter and a car­ry­ing case. There's a but­ton on the mi­cro­phone that lets you do a num­ber of things when plugged into a mo­bile phone: you can pick up and hang up calls with a press or re­ject calls with a hold. With no in­com­ing calls, a sin­gle press plays or pauses your mu­sic, a dou­ble-press skips your tracks for­ward, a triple-press skips to the pre­vi­ous track and a hold ac­ti­vates voice con­trols, which will ei­ther be Google Now or Siri, de­pend­ing on the plat­form you are us­ing.

Since we men­tioned mu­sic, it should be noted that the bass of the NUKE 7 isn't as strong as other canal phones made for mu­sic. This is not nec­es­sar­ily a bad thing, as the clear highs and midranges go well with the bass for a very bal­anced audio ex­pe­ri­ence. As with all canal phones, how­ever, the Nuke 7 suf­fers from cable noise and bone con­duc­tion, so us­ing it while you are eat­ing or gen­er­ally mov­ing around will cause your ex­pe­ri­ence to suf­fer.

Where the NUKE 7 re­ally comes into its own is when you use it for your gaming ses­sions. You hear ev­ery­thing clearly, be they the foot­steps of ap­proach­ing en­e­mies, gun­fire in a sep­a­rate cell, or your team­mates warn­ing you of im­mi­nent dan­ger. Of course, all th­ese re­quire you to be a rel­a­tively calm gamer to pre­vent the cable noise from in­ter­fer­ing. Its own mi­cro­phone is also crys­tal clear, with the only prob­lem with it be­ing on the soft side. This is partly due to the in­her­ent prob­lem of hav­ing an in-line mi­cro­phone, where its po­si­tion is less than ideal, and its oth­er­wise su­perb noise can­celling cut­ting off soft voices as ex­ter­nal back­ground com­mo­tion. It's noth­ing that some tweaks on your sys­tem's mi­cro­phone set­tings can't al­le­vi­ate, but this means that you will have to have some test runs to sort it out be­fore a se­ri­ous game.

Ar­magged­don's take on ‘The Ul­ti­mate Gaming Ear­phones' does its job pretty well, de­spite flaws that were in­her­ent with this par­tic­u­lar de­sign. If canal phones are your thing while you blast your op­po­nents to stink­ing de­feat, then the Ar­magged­don NUKE 7 might just be the pair for you.

100 - 10KHz, 43dB +/3dB @ 1KHz // 16 Ohm hm //

1.2m // Black, ack, Sil­ver, Yel­low // 1-year //

Leapfrog Dis­tri­bu­tion ibu­tion Sdn Sd­ndn Bhd // (03) 7803 670336703 // amg

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