In April 2021, EPOS Audio will introduce its first in-house development, the Gaming Headset H3, after previous products were released under the co-branding EPOS | Sennheiser. The H3 already presented itself as a true all-rounder that coped equally well with PC, Mac, current consoles and mobile devices. With the EPOS H3 Hybrid, the almost identical quasi-successor is now waiting in the wings, which consistently eliminates the few criticisms of the gaming headset. Our test reveals what the headset has to offer.
|Frequency range (headphones)||20 – 20,000 Hz|
|Sensitivity (headphones)||116 dBSPL / 1 Vrms @1 kHz|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth, USB-C to USB-A, 3.5mm jack|
|Microphone type||bi-directional, with noise reduction|
|range (wireless)||Circa 15 meters|
|Battery life||Up to 37 hours|
|Charge time||1.5 hours|
|Compatibility||PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, smartphone, tablet|
Scope of delivery
The all-in-one EPOS H3 Hybrid, like the original model, comes in a fairly nondescript black cardboard box, set off by white and petrol-green lettering. Inside, the gaming headset is embedded in foam. Underneath is a small cardboard box that houses the rest of the scope of delivery.
This already reveals the first difference to the quasi-predecessor H3, which the manufacturer only included a 3.5 mm jack cable (including the obligatory instructions and safety notes). This is also found in the packaging of the EPOS H3 Hybrid, but is supplemented by a USB-A to USB-C cable.
In addition, there is a round plastic cap, the purpose of which is not obvious at first glance. In fact, it serves to cover the magnetic connection for the microphone if you want to use the gaming headset as pure headphones. This brings us to the next innovation, because the microphone boom was still firmly connected in the H3. Now it can be quickly and easily removed to use the H3 Hybrid as a classic headset on the go.