Everglide S-500 Professional Headphones Review

Today we’re going to take a look at Everglide S-500 Professional Headphones. These headphones are intended primarily for gaming with the goal of being able to isolate the game in their own little world. But, how do they do for music? Are they any better than other inexpensive, full sized, headphone headsets? Let’s see what we can find out.

Review Continued Below…

The basic specs for the Everglide S-500 Professional Headphones is fairly typical so far as frequency response goes. The cable is a generous 3.1m or just a little over 10 feet. This might be unwieldy to use with your iPod but this kind of length is great for plugging into a desktop for gaming or music recording purposes. Unless you’re really frantic you won’t get yanked back like you would with shorter headphone cords. Another nice in-the-box feature is a carrying bag. I’ve had many a headphone damaged from banging around loose in my backpack. There’s also a clip-on mike included as well.

The build quality seems OK on the Everglide S-500 Professional Headphones. My main concern here is that the leather isn’t really leather and the obviously cheaper plastic construction doesn’t inspire long term confidence. The cord connectors seem solid on the outside but who knows what lurks underneath? The comfort level is excellent due to the oversized pads. This might put some people off who’re used to earbuds and smaller headsets but this is something I really like.

So far as sound quality goes, yes, you can tell that the Everglide S-500 Professional Headphones is an inexpensive set of headphones. Bass response is good, which is probably a help in gaming applications and some types of music. However, the headphones don’t perform as well as comparably priced Sonys when it comes to music. The upper mid-range and treble frequencies seem to lack a certain liveliness.

My verdict on the Everglide S-500 Professional Headphones is that it is what I’d call “just OK”. It won’t be as good as some comparable products, particularly when it comes to music, but should work well for gaming. Also, before you buy, make sure that you consider that it is oversized as compared to a lot of other headsets.

 


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7 Comments »

Comment by Cheap Sprint Phones
2008-08-01 07:45:28

How do these headphones compare on price? They sound from your review as if they’re only adequate, and if the difference is only a few dollars, i think I’d prefer to get a set that would handle music well, and also be available to use for gaming.

 
2008-08-02 14:02:12

The Everglide S-500 Professional Headphones sound just OK from your review … I’m not sure that I’d bother buying phones that were adequate for gaming.

I’d prefer to look for headphones that handle music well, and that could also be used for gaming.

 
Comment by Kristine
2008-08-11 14:02:00

Are the little drivers powered by neodymium magnets? I noticed that the top professional headphones are.

 
Comment by Jordan
2008-09-30 18:05:09

These headphones may or may not be good… but I’m not sure I’ll ever find out. I bought a pair and they were defective (no sound in one ear). In principle, Everglide is supposed to warranty them, but getting a hold of a human being there is like nearly impossible. Their email address for techsupport (which is how you are supposed them regarding warranty issues) bounces and doesn’t work! Headphones may or may not be good, but their customer service is piss-poor.

 
Comment by Nate
2008-12-28 02:48:22

Just bought a pair for 15 bucks….I mean what do you want. The last pair of $15 headphones I bought were for my walkman back in 8th grade. Even skullcandy phones cost at least $20 these days. Worth it to not wake up the housemates I think…Better then the crap that comes with your computer or iPod. Strongly reccomend skullcandy instead. But this was just so cheap….

 
Comment by -hero
2009-02-13 00:58:23

see for me, the ONLY thing i look for is treble and bass, screw midrange. Ever since i played guitar as a teen i needed more treble; but now with speedcore, terrorcore, and gabber I can NEVER find deep enough bass. I used to have some of those big bose ones, they were good i guess but some stupid chick who was high sat on my backpack in highschool and broke them. and now i’m poor. Also it pisses me off that EVERY where i go i hear differing opinions on whether these are GOOD or BAD in terms of bass richness.

-hero

Comment by jfc
2009-02-13 08:12:25

Hi Hero,

Yes, it really depends on what you want the headphones to do. If someone is into music with cut mids, like thrash or speedcore, they’ll probably want a different emphasis than someone who’s into vocal pop where mids are king. That means that everyone’s opinion is going to be colored by their musical tastes.

The Everglide S-500 has good, but not great, bass response. It is primarily designed for game play and to give a surround-sound type feel which is mostly bass and low-midrange frequencies. I think given your musical tastes it would be a decent inexpensive option for you. You would get better bass response if you spent $70-100 more but they’ve got good bass for the price.

 
 
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