Armaggeddon NUKE 7
Armaggeddon NUKE 7
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.
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