With the Immerse GH30, MSI has launched a new headset for beginners. Since it’s not the only headset in the price range, it’s supposed to be a great headset with good sound, compatibility, design and the ability to take it anywhere. How MSI has implemented these resolutions and whether it can compete with other headsets like the Corsair HS35, we have tested for you and summarized here.
Design and Workmanship
The design of the Immerse GH30 stands out in comparison to other headsets. With the MSI kite on the ear cups, the GH30 offers a very appealing design. Also the marking “R” and “L” integrated in the fabric is a nice change.
The processing of the Immerse GH30 is good, even if everything is a bit wobbly. The reason for this is that there is no continuous metal rail as with other headsets. Instead, MSI decided to make the ear cups foldable. So the headset can be folded small and taken everywhere.
The detachable microphone has a partially adjustable neck. However, it cannot be adjusted far from its natural position. On the cable itself there is a mute switch for the headset. Also on board is a volume control, so you don’t have to click into the Windows settings first.
|Name||Immerse GH 30 Gaming Headset|
|Diameter||Driver 40 mm|
|Frequency range||20 Hz – 20 kHz|
|Impedance||32 ohm +/- 15%|
|Sensitivity||969 dB +/- 3 dB|
|Connection||3.5 mm jack|
|Cable||1.5m gold-plated, 30cm Y-cable|
|Operating system||Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7|
|Price||no longer available|
|Frequency range||100 Hz – 10 kHz|
|Sensitivity||-36 +/- 3 dB|
The technical data sounds good and nice for your layman, but we want to know what the MSI Immerse GH30 really has. Wearing comfort is one of the main points when buying a headset. If the headset doesn’t fit properly, a long gaming session will be a torture.
The first time you put the headset on, you’ll notice that it’s relatively large in the default setting. People with a smaller head will have the headset on their ears, which is absolutely not a pleasant feeling. For everyone else, the GH30 can still be adjusted a bit. In addition, the auricles give a little, but not enough for spectacle wearers. Here, too, the headset starts to press after a short time.
Without the right sound, the headset can look and fit as gorgeous as it looks and as perfect as it should fit, but the headset would still not be usable. With the MSI Immerse GH30 you get a really good sound. No matter if very high or very low frequencies, everything in the specified range from 20 Hz to 20 kHz is covered. And that without noise. Also the mixing ratio is really well balanced. The bass is not too intrusive and the treble is clear and distinct. As far as sound is concerned, MSI does everything right with the GH30.
The microphone completes the package of a headset. It must be able to pass on its own voice as clearly as possible to colleagues in Teamspeak or Discord. If this can be done without recording noise, the headset is perfect. Unfortunately, the recordings of the MSI headset do not deliver the best quality. There is always a background noise in the background and the ambient noise is also recorded quite loudly. But you can form your own opinion about the microphone of the MSI Immerse GH30 in this video.
Conclusion of the MSI Immerse GH30 Review
Let’s clarify the question of whether MSI has kept its promises about the headset and whether the Immerse GH30 is competitive.
The design is really chic and the red MSI dragon fits the earcups really well. Also the workmanship is flawless. The wearing comfort unfortunately leaves something to be desired, but without glasses and with a large head also very good. The sound is one of the best the headset has to offer. The 40mm Neodymium drivers do a really good job here. MSI didn’t promise too much here. The microphone offers a good speech transmission, but this is somewhat overshadowed by the background noise.
And compared to the Corsair HS35 we can say that they simply put value on other things. The sound is top of the range in both cases. The microphone of the MSI is a bit behind and the wearing comfort doesn’t come close to the Corsair headset either. But the Immerse GH30 design is much more appealing and with the foldable ear cups you can really take it with you everywhere.
So if you need a headset and travel a lot, take a look at the MSI Immerse GH30. For everyone else it means weighing up and then deciding, but in any case you should include MSI’s headset in your selection.