I reviewed quite a number of USB Gaming Headsets myself here at DragonBlogger.com and combined with other people who do reviews we have well over a dozen different gaming headset reviews. The Redragon H301 SIREN 2 is another 7.1 Virtual Surround USB Gaming Headset that gives gamers yet another option in headphone choices and I am going to tell you what I think of it and where it stands compared to other gaming headsets.
First the Unboxing Video of the Redragon Siren 2 Gaming Headset
Here are the Redragon H301 USB Gaming Headset Specifications
Frequency：20 HZ—20k Hz
Voltage：20MW Maximum Output
Vibrator and other parts
Cable length: Approx. 2.0 M brush finished cable
Okay now that we get that part out of the way here are some static pictures of the headset. As mentioned the SIREN 2 Gaming Headset is actually quite comfortable over the ears and the metal headband is soft and flexible with the faux leather expanding part adjusting well to various head sizes.
The microphone is a small plastic triangular piece that juts off of the left earcup. I wasn’t so fond of this design compared to a boom mic that adjusts over the mouth and is flexible, but it is a fairly common design in gaming headsets. The mic also sounded surprisingly good for it being so far away from the mouth and you can hear the mic sound test with some live streams that I did a few weeks ago with Elite: Dangerous.
Elite Dangerous Video with the Redragon SIREN2 Headset
Another Elite Dangerous video with the Redragon SIREN 2 Gaming Headset
As you can hear the mic volume is fairly good for not being a boom mic in front of your mouth. One thing I will mention is the cord for the SIREN 2, it is a very thick braided cable and while I think it is mostly immune from crimping, it tends to spool up and the cord is so thick it can feel weighty and I found it got in the way of my left arm a little bit while gaming.
The Redragon Siren 2 USB Gaming headset offers virtual 7.1 sound which does a good job simulating surround sound and in games like Elite: Dangerous, Overwatch and Guild Wars 2 really let you believe things were coming up behind you and things were happening behind you not just in front and to the left and right. The vibration functionality is similar to other headsets which cause the headphones to vibrate when the frequency of the sound goes into the deep bass range. This vibration helps you feel the rumbles and in particular explosions even if the bass range doesn’t quite hit that low. The Redragon has 40mm drivers and the ear cups are cushioned and very comfortable to wear for long periods of time.
The Redragon Siren 2 also sports a mic mute button on the control box and the vibration feature has a control wheel to adjust how much it outputs. The headband of the Siren 2 gaming headset is very flexible and sturdy, no identifiable weak points like plastic headset headbands. In fact this headset shows an image on the Amazon page of it being twisted so I wanted to see if I could actually replicate that without breaking the headset. I was willing to risk it after all for the sake of the review.
Product Page Image
My Redragon Siren 2 Headphone Twist Test
The headband snaps back to it’s original position completely unbent and undamaged, it isn’t as easy to twist as the metal is a bit thick but the fact that I twist it this way without breaking or cracking anything shows you just how durable the Redragon SIREN 2 gaming headset really is.
As far as the ear cups themselves, they could use more flexibility to adjust up and down for a better fit over the ear, and as mentioned the extremely thick braided cable was great for not crimping but ended up feeling bulky and being in the way when having this cord run from the side of your head and often got in the way of my left arm. Overall this USB gaming headset from Redragon was above average but lacking compared to some other gaming headsets including a few in the same price range which had either a better mic or more comfortable earcups.
Video Review of the Redragon SIREN 2 Gaming Headset
I don’t think you would be disappointed though with the Redragon H301 SIREN 2 Gaming Headset however.