Gamdias Hebe M1 Gaming Headset Review

Gamdias Hebe M1 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset
  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 4.5 stars
$$44.99
  • 90%


Simply an amazing USB gaming headset for PC's for the price and you get software to customize every channel and add room effects. The Hera software also has various voice mod options and lets you control the color of the headset. This headset is near 5 star perfect for the budget and in many ways I found this headset to be just as good as the 3x as expensive Arctis 7 from Steelseries (though that headset is wireless). The Hera software may have some bugs occasionally and had a few inconsistent driver problems in the first 2 weeks using the headset but none in the past 3 weeks which is why 4.5 stars.



Gamdias had sent me their Hebe M1 USB Gaming Headset to review and after nearly 2 months of using it often as well as having my son use it after I was done with the review I can say this is one of the best bang for the buck gaming headsets you can spend your money on.  It isn’t just for the really cool RGB LED illuminated lights either, this headset is incredibly comfortable and the Hera application offers some excellent audio options plus microphone options giving you a complete package.

Gamdias Hebe M1 Specifications

  • SENSITIVITY
    119±3dB
  • IMPEDANCE
    32 Ohm + / – 15%
  • DRIVER DIAMETER
    50mm
  • DRIVER MAGNETS
    NdFeB
  • MICROPHONE SIZE
    Φ6*5mm
  • MICROPHONE SENSITIVITY
    -40db±3db
  • MICROPHONE PICK UP PATTERN
    Unidirectional
  • VIBRATION UNIT SIZE
    30mm
  • CABLE LENGTH
    2m
  • PLUG TYPE
    Gold-plated USB plug
  • DIMENSION(LXWXH)
    188 × 104 × 230 mm
  • APPLICATION UI – HERA and you can download Hera here.

Now lets get into the unboxing of the Gamdias Hebe M1

This is a virtual 7.1 surround sound headset, what that means is the headset uses it’s sound card to split the stereo audio and use processing and delay tricks to simulate 7.1 surround, this is front center, front right, front left, right, left, rear right, rear left and subwoofer.  The ideal 7.1 system has a layout like this image from Dolby.com

Now I can tell you that it is really impressive how the 7.1 is simulated, in most games I cannot tell it isn’t true 7.1 surround because the audio processing is that good.  When playing Guild Wars 2, Overwatch, Elite: Dangerous the sounds and effects come from the right direction every time and even subtle direction changes alter where the sound is coming from.  I have no idea how they get digital audio processing this good, but I can tell you this the surround sound is fantastic.  The only thing I can probably warn you is if you play professional tournament FPS games, I hear there is a slight delay in the processing so if you need to hear footsteps or someone sneaking up behind you and sub-second responses make a difference, then you want a true 7.1 headset, barring that, this is the perfect headset.

 

The Gamdias Hebe M1 headset of course comes with a control box on the cord, the cord itself is very thick and not braided, but is so thick it is very unlikely to ever kink or twist like the thinner corded headsets.  On the control box you have your mic mute button, headphone light button (so you can shut it off and sleep at night), volume buttons, and the bass vibration button.  This headset has a vibration bass assist function to help you feel deep bass sounds, like explosions of ships next to you in Elite: Dangerous for example.

The mic is excellent and retracts when not in use, it is completely flexible so you can adjust it however you need to as well.  The headset color options are plenty and the LED colors are gorgeous and perfectly pair with the Gamdias Zeus P1 mouse which I also use thanks to Gamdias sending me one several months ago.

Showing off some other color options, the default is the headset cycles through many colors and blends them very smoothly.

The headband is a combination leather adjusting strap and metal and is extremely durable and flexible, you will not have to worry about any stress fractures or breaking points with this headset like you would with other cheaper brand headsets.  The Gamdias Hebe M1 is only a PC gaming headset, this headset due to it’s custom PC software is not really a PS4 or Xbox One headset and I have only used it with a Windows 10 PC.

This is my son’s new favorite headset and he now gave up his previous Etekcity H7PX+ headset for this one.  The main reason was the comfort, lights but also the built in voice changer functionality in the Gamdias Hera software.  Yes that’s right, I can tell you very clearly the Gamdias Hebe M1 headset is better than the Sades A6, Sades A7, MixCDer Power, Etekcity H7PX+ and even the HyperX Cloud 2 headsets in my opinion.  Only the Steelseries Arctis 7 was slightly better (and also wireless) and that headset is 3 times the cost as the Gamdias Hebe M1.

Here is a video showcasing the headset but also the Hera software with the voice changer function for the Gamdias Hebe M1 Headset.

There is only 1 issue I found with this headset and it is intermittent, that is that the headset will sometimes pick up audio feedback and buzz, there seems to be a software/driver issue that occurs at random times and I was able to get it to happen 2-3x on my son’s ASUS ROG gaming laptop, but only 1x on my Razer Blade 2014 and was not able to reproduce on my MSI Gaming laptop.  In both cases the Gamdias Hera app does not seem to recognize the headset and gives you no options, the headset itself seems to have a problem where you talk into the mic and it rapidly echoes back in your ear and raises the volume.  A reboot of the computer does not fix it, the only thing that resolves the issue is to uninstall the Hera Application and also uninstall the HID Command Detector

Then reboot and reinstall the Gamdias Hera, this fixed the issue and for some reason the issue never cropped up again.  It could be the USB drivers, motherboard drivers, Windows patch…etc.  But I haven’t seen the issue repeat in over 3 weeks, yet it happened 2x in the first few weeks and I even contacted Gamdias support.  This is why I delayed the review, to see if this issue would happen again but 3 weeks later I can safely say it was an anomaly due to either OS patch/version or driver patch/versions as I can’t reproduce it anymore.

Ignore the Amazon Reviews, Gamdias made the odd decision to include many different headset models as the same product code each headset as a “style” this means that all of their headsets use the same reviews, so you can’t have dedicated reviews for the Hebe M1 vs their other model headsets.  If you look through there reviews there are some bad reviews of other headset models, but the Hebe M1 is a fantastic headset and don’t let the 3 star review from the muddled combined product listing affect you.

Let me know if you have this headset though and you have any issues with Gamdias Hera not recognizing the Hebe M1 or mic echoing.

Gamdias Hebe M1 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

Summary: Simply an amazing USB gaming headset for PC’s for the price and you get software to customize every channel and add room effects. The Hera software also has various voice mod options and lets you control the color of the headset. This headset is near 5 star perfect for the budget and in many ways I found this headset to be just as good as the 3x as expensive Arctis 7 from Steelseries (though that headset is wireless). The Hera software may have some bugs occasionally and had a few inconsistent driver problems in the first 2 weeks using the headset but none in the past 3 weeks which is why 4.5 stars.

$$44.99
RatingRated 4.5 stars
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  • humptydumpedme

    Awesome headset for a really great price, just what I need

    • gabe shotz

      yup

  • OregonSlacker

    Great review, I agree these are awesome headsets, and the company really supports gamers, they became a new sponsor for the local Lan event here in town!!!

  • Gabriela Teodora

    nice review, simple and useful 🙂

  • Bruno Mourão

    This is a true must have headset,
    Wish I had one that looks absolutely cool with that lighting and be amazing in sound quality.

  • George Thompson

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8cd881d99f34429a6d7c23025c563b58ae42107b7e0d58814c17dc06cd82abcb.jpg
    Got mine last week and LOVE them so far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • That’s awesome George. I agree bang for the buck, this is my favorite gaming headset so far.

  • GetRektbyTheTruth

    The mic actually sounds good. :O

    • This mic is fantastic for the price, so clear and crisp.

  • homerdk

    The driver issues sound very bad, unfortunate because they look amazing. They look more expensive than they are. And i love the size also.

    • The thing is, the driver issue only happened on the Acer Aspire V15 Nitro, it does not and never happened on the Razer Blade Pro and the MSI Dominator laptops. So it may not be Hera driver fault but something with the laptop drivers too there.

  • Juan Manuel López Martín

    Nice review!! This headset looks amazing.

  • Andrey Pilipenko

    Nice review

  • Αντώνης Δημητρακόπουλος

    so 50$ is cheap? xD i thot cheap was around 20$

    • compare it to the HyperX Cloud Stinger (same price virtually) and the HyperX Cloud 2 which is $35 more. The fact I also compared it to the $150 Steelseries Arctis 7 as well. This is a mid range headset price, not budget/cheap.

  • Amit

    think its overpriced

  • Amit Lohan

    think its overpirced

    • Not if you compare it to the HyperX Cloud Stinger (same price virtually) and the HyperX Cloud 2 which is $35 more. This headset also outperforms headsets 50-100% the price too in my tests.

  • Afaneh David

    Nice review 🙂

  • mephistbse

    i would buy it if i had the money for it!

  • oldhat

    Nice…

  • lexyvana

    beautiful article

  • Viktor Ryzkov

    Nice review

  • The Shadowed

    Memes.

  • Yo!

  • I like penguins.

  • Knoxy_In_Oz

    Great review!

  • Sara W

    Thanks for the review!

  • Carlos

    Nice!

  • Jason Michael Taylor

    They don’t seem too bad for the price!

  • miglerman

  • LunarLoveless

    Nice headphones, probably will buy then when i recieve my PC.

  • William Dao

    They look pretty good!

  • Carson Williams

    I’ve heard good things about these! I hope they live up to their quality!

  • Mike Flaman

    Sweet Headset! Worth the money I bet! Thanks for the chance to win Destiny 2!

  • Pauline Linares

    Love the specs!

  • Shan Udugampola

    The design is quite nice

  • Michael Hixon

    I like the blue

  • Marco José Correia Lima

    This is a really great headset with a stunning design, really ergonomic and really comfortable.
    Would like to have one, perfectly designed for gaming and to experience outstanding audio quality like I never heard before.

  • Gamer Lord Erik

    Might consider buying one of these headsets. Design looks really nice, and the voice changer would be really fun to use for youtube videos.

  • neilkautzner

    For a budget gamer these look great!

  • Andreia Lopes

    This is the perfect headset for any gamer that praises quality and great design.
    Would love to win a pair of these.

  • kevin

    Cheap and nice

  • punk3r

    They would be considered to save some money, about quality can be placed in a mid-high range

  • pranesh arry

    It’s Okay (PriceWise)

  • gurpreet singh

    nice

  • Jacob van Westrum

    A little bulkier than what I am looking for

  • Ash

    nice.

  • 126suzuki

    wow

  • Waiteck

    looks comfortable… want them

  • Emily

    I cna’t wait for this!

  • Derek Brewer

    The look reminds me of Megaman or something

  • fifibuci

    It does @Derek…

  • Jack Mitchell

    Ive been looking for a looking for a good review for ages, Thanks a lot! (Even if I can’t buy it for myself).

  • Carlos Alvarado

    wow this headset seem like it might be something worth buying good review

  • christopher mckeon

    Looks pretty good

  • Looks quite shit honestly

  • Milly Biscardi Voskanyan

    Sounds great!

  • MohammadWasiullah

    Good review

  • Andrew

    This sounds like a nice gaming headset. Thanks for the review!

  • Nathaniel Sharp

    Right at home in Tron

  • Martin van Os

    To be honest the 32 Ohms really dont make an impression with me. But I do know “you get what you pay for” and the lower price justifies the cornercutting they appearently did (in my opinion) so overall I would give this headset a try if I were in the market for a low budget gaming headset.

    • Very rare to have a gaming headset with high ohms, highest I know if is like 64 Ohms, anything over typically is only for true headphones where you want better clarity. Obviously going very high in ohms you need an amplifier, and higher ohms typically means max volume of headset is lower than lower ohms unless you have amplification. The HyperX Cloud 2 has 60 Ohms for example and is not as good as the Gamdias Hebe M1 in my opinion, the sound clarity is still better with the Gamdias Hebe M1 and I have both headsets here with me.

  • shoetrax

    real 3d feel with a headset, sounds good enough for me

  • Mastcast

    good review

  • Mark Graham

    control box big enough i wont need to remove glasses to see it.

  • RedStained

    sekacnap

  • MGSV4LIFE(100%)

    Seems kinda awesome!

  • Mikhail_Sergeevich

    Hmmm… 7.1 surround sound in headphones? Pretty interesting.

  • Nice. My son would love these.

  • I wish I could have one of these! XD

  • Jose Torres

    I love the colors

  • Frank Smith

    Looks amazing! 🙂

  • Awesome

  • Octy

    Seems reasonably priced.

  • Jeff Geer

    looks great..thanks for the write up and the contest

  • Daniel Antony Towers

    Looks good too

  • Pops

    Great read and contest thanks

  • Margaret King

    Awesome love the colors thanks for the contest.

  • Randy Francisco

    great things to win thanks for the chance

  • Gabrielly

    Looks pretty good.

  • Rebecca Costa

    Wow if this was for Playstation 4 my teenage son would really want it. He would love the voice changer and the box controls on it.

  • Juan Carlos Valdivia

    I really want to try it.

  • Gloria Tretiak

    my hubby will love this game . Hope I can win and thx for the chance

  • Alexey

    Cool

  • Lorina Padgett

    Very reasonably priced. THis would make a great gift for my daughter.

  • Ken Bruton

    Would love a surround headset, this seems like a nice starter