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Pros / An intuitive design makes this headset great for a wide variety of uses.

Cons / There is no virtual surround sound.

 Verdict / The LS30 is well made, sounds great and fits very comfortably. All this in addition to its wireless, multipurpose design makes it great for the discerning gamer.

TopTenREVIEWS - Silver Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set
TopTenREVIEWS - Excellence Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

The best gaming headsets should sound great first and foremost, but they should also be comfortable, durable and convenient to use. Although most of the headsets we tested sound great, it’s rare that a headset does everything well, and when it does, it deserves a special place in our review. The LucidSound LS30 exceeded our expectations and gets our Top Ten Reviews Silver Award for PC gaming headsets.

This is one of the best-sounding, most comfortable, most durable and best-looking PC gaming headsets that we tested. In addition to offering basically everything that we look for in the best gaming headsets, the LS30 is wireless. Although having to charge your headset isn’t always ideal, we think it’s a fair trade-off for those looking to free themselves from wires. To learn more about all kinds of PC headsets, be sure check out our other reviews on the subject.

  • Headset Weight
  • Driver Diameter
  1. Lighter headsets are likely to be more comfortable during long gaming sessions.
    Lighter is Better.
  2. 2  LucidSound
    12.5 oz
  3. 12.0 oz
  4. 10.0 oz
  5. Category Average
    11.32 oz

Audio Performance

In regard to sound quality, the LS30 didn’t exactly blow us away, but it offered consistent, high-quality and immersive sound in every game we played. While it wasn’t head and shoulders above the rest in this area, we rarely had anything to complain about. Although we had a hard time finding some of its specifications, it seemed to us to be fairly average in terms of technical performance.

The microphone sounded great, although it was a little oversensitive. We found it picked up ambient noises a little more easily than other models, though it wasn’t a huge issue. This model actually has two mics: one that’s built in and hidden, presumably for voice calls and cell phone use, and a detachable one that looks more specific to gaming.

Design

The multipurpose trend exhibited in the microphone setup carries through the design of the entire headset. Although it’s an entirely capable gaming-only headset, the LS30 does well not to pigeonhole itself. Its design is clean, classy, and not overly futuristic or laden with LEDs.

Its leather earcups look good and provide a comfortable fit, becoming unnoticeable after a while. The headband and most of the structural elements of this headset are made from brushed metal, which looks good and makes the headset one of the most durable models we tested. This makes the LS30 a great headset to use at home or on the go.

Although the headset is wireless, it comes with a variety of different cords and adapters that allow you to use it with a smartphone, PS4, Xbox One and pretty much anything else with a headphone jack. Its wireless setup is one of the most elegant we’ve seen and allows you to use it wirelessly on both PCs and consoles. As is the case with most headsets, you’ll need to plug it into your controller to get chat functions working on the Xbox One.

Features

The LS30 doesn’t have virtual surround sound, but it uses a unique system to deliver uncompressed stereo to your headset regardless of what system you’re playing on. We found this to be especially important with the Xbox One.

In most cases, headsets receive audio from the Xbox through a headphone jack on the controller, which is, of course, compressed. The LS30, however, features a USB dongle that you connect to your system using the USB for power and an optical cable for audio. The powered dongle then transmits uncompressed audio from its optical input to your headset. Given that most other headset settle for compressed sound on the Xbox, we were impressed with the thoughtfulness of this solution.

The LS30 is also well-equipped as far as onboard controls are concerned. Each earcup features a control ring with a large button in the middle. On one side, the ring controls game audio, while pushing on the outside of the cup mutes it. On the other side, the ring controls chat audio, and pressing the button mutes your mic. It’s an incredibly simple solution that keeps you from fumbling with your headset in the heat of your virtual battles.

Help & Support

LucidSound offers a good level of support for the LS30 with a one-year warranty, a FAQs section on its website, and support staff reachable by phone or email. Some companies offer two-year warranties and live chat support, but other than that, this is about as good as it gets. We experienced no issues getting in contact with LucidSound.

Summary

The LucidSound LS30 is a well-made headset that offers everything a good gaming headset should. With such intuitive features and a multipurpose design, it’s obvious that every aspect of this set was carefully considered. It’s a great headset for those who don’t mind spending a little more to get a little more out of their headset.

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