We actually know the manufacturer AOC as a monitor expert for office, home office and gaming. But now the company wants to show that it can do something different. AOC is now entering the headset market with its gaming brand AGON. The GH200 and GH300 are to make a start.
Modern gaming headsets
At first glance, both headsets from the AGON brand know how to please. Both the GH200 and GH300 rely on an over-ear design. This is hardly surprising, since circumaural headsets already offer good passive noise cancellation by nature. Furthermore, they can usually score with better comfort than the on-ear design. Even away from the display portfolio, AOC seems to be launching some impressive peripherals for the gaming community with its new headsets.
The slim, lightweight and standout design should certainly go down well in the market. While AOC relies on a gunmetal finish for the GH200, a red finish is used for the GH300. But the two newcomers can also convince beyond the exterior – at least on paper. The headphones feature a detachable microphone and high-quality braided cables. The accompanying remote control should ensure user-friendly operability.
The drivers with a diameter of 50 mm are supposed to provide decent sound. Connection options are offered thanks to a 3.5 mm jack plug (GH200). You “only” get solid stereo sound with the GH200. That might not be enough for ambitious gamers. If you want more, the GH300 offers a high-quality 7.1 surround sound. The premium model also has a USB port and pretty RGB highlights.
Good sound quality
At the heart of both gaming headsets are the neodymium drivers, which measure 50 mm. The driver is said to be able to offer the frequency range between 20 Hz and 20 kHz. But aside from the sound, the wearing comfort is of course also more than important in a good gaming headset. AOC relies on a combination of artificial leather and memory foam. This should not only feel comfortable on the ear, but also prevent excessive sweating.
Both headsets do not come in a wireless design, but still have to be connected classically via cable. While the cheaper GH200 is connected to the PC with a braided 2 m long 3.5 mm jack cable, the GH300 relies on a connection via a 2 m long USB cable.
Prices and availability
The two gaming headsets are scheduled to hit German stores in May. AOC is calling for an MSRP of 42.90 euros for the AGON GH200 and an MSRP of 55.90 euros for the AGON GH300.