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EKSA E7000 Fenrir Review Green LED Gaming Headset

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

 
The new green led gaming headset by Eksa - the E7000 Fenrir - stands out from other headsets with an interesting "mean-eyed" expression green illumination! 
 
The EKSA Fenrir headset features a 16cm long Y cabling section with dual connectors, namely USB-A to power the lighting and 3.5mm jack to transmit audio; hence you can use the EKSA Fenrir headset with just the 3.5mm connector.


The Eksa E7000 Fenrir headset weighs 303 grams with cable (267 grams without cable) and has comfortable PU leather earpads. The padding is supposed to be made of memory foam (according to the packaging box) but, it doesn't have the sticky consistency of memory foam. The E7000 Fenrir earpad padding has the same open cell foam feel as the headband padding. The earpads are detachable so, you can replace them. 


The Eksa E7000 Fenrir is equipped with 50mm diameter size dynamic drivers with low impedance (32 ohm) and high sensitivity (106dB) so, you can drive these headphones adequately from a portable player such as a smartphone or DAP. When plugged into a smartphone though, you can only use the phone's headphone jack; hence the green led lighting does not work. The top of the drivers is flat and covered with a thick layer of green fabric material. The inner hole measures 4.5cm wide, 5.5cm high and 2.5cm deep.
 

The Eksa E7000 Fenrir audio cable measures 1.9 meters long and, it's made of fabric and non-detable, which means the cable is permanently fixed to the left earcup. On top of the headband, there is nice carbon fiber accent. The plastic headband itself is comfy and ultra wide (4.5cm wide) with a ratchet style plastic slider reinforced with a metal band, which provides up to 2.5cm of height extension. 


The E7000 Fenrir headband is seamlessly joined to the earcups without a yoke, which makes the headset look sleaker but it also limits fit since the earcups cannot be tilted or swivelled. If you have a regular standard shape head, the E7000 Fenrir should fit just fine and stay put on the head with comfortable clamping force. The earcups are closed back and don't leak out sound excessively (check video for sound leakage test).


The E7000 Fenrir headset is equipped with an omnidirectional noise reduction microphone attached to a non detachable boom arm. Lifting up the boom mic does not mute the microphone but, there is a dedicated mute switch on-board the headset to disable the mic audio (there is no mute status led).
 
The boom mic has a wide range of motion so, it can be lifted upright 90 degrees and downward (below the chin) but, you cannot rotate it 360 degrees, which means, the boom arm mic can only be positioned on your left side. The boom arm microphone has some flexibility but isn't as bendy as the boom arm microphone in the Air Joy Pro or E900 Pro headset, which uses a memory wire boom arm.
 
As far as the microphone performance, it has good amplification and produces a clear natural sound with noise reduction, which suppresses some ambient noise. The audio performance is balanced, which is ideal for gaming and listening to music. The bass provides good immersive sound and there is enough separation in the soundstage to hear vocals and pinpoint instruments and in-game cues such as footsteps and bullets clearly. 
 
The plastic mute switch button and plastic volume knob has a standard potentiometer with stops for low and high volume adjustment. The mute switch and volume knob are built-in on-board the left earcup, which is a better placement than an inline remote, which tends to drag the headset down. 


There doesn't seem to be any software support, which means you cannot tweak the green led lighting nor gain access to 7.1 surround sound, which is a feature you do get with the E910 headset and E900 Pro headset. You can buy the Eksa E7000 Fenrir headset from Eksa's website and amazon when available. Check out the review of the EKSA H1 one sided headset.

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