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.
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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.