reviews\ Oct 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Polk Striker Pro ZX Gaming Headset Review

Polk does it again

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polk striker pro zx

The Positives

  • I really like how the mute button is implemented on the mic. It’s a simple button at the end of the mic, right below where it plugs into the headset. It’s discreet and out of the way and I like the location. The quality of my voice through the mic is also superb.

  • The Striker Pro ZX comes with adapters and wires for everything you might want to connect it to -- PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, tablets, smartphones and Wii U. Included is a 3m PC connect cable, 1m console connect cable, an in-line volume control for PS4 use, and a Xbox One headset adapter. There’s also markings on the cables so you know which one to use with which console/device.

  • There’s a good amount of swivel and tilt, and the padding on the earpads and underside of the headband is really comfortable. The weight is perfect and after wearing it for two straight six-hour sessions, it didn’t bother me one bit.

  • It’s a simple, straightforward headset.

  • The color scheme is very nice.

  • There is an amazing amount of bass (not muffled either), that gets pumped out of this headset. It never overpowers the treble and mids, and I enjoyed it not only for gaming, but with music and movies as well. I test every headset out by listening to Rush, and the Striker Pro ZX did not disappoint.

The Negatives

  • The mic is a bit on the chunky side. It isn’t retractable like the mic on the Striker ZX that I reviewed. In its place is a flexible, removable and omni-directional mic. Though the mic sounds fine to whoever you’ll be chatting with, it is much chunkier and a little less flexible than the one on the Striker ZX. The upside there is that it won’t break. I also had to have the mic really close, sometimes against my cheek.

  • I have a bit of the same issue that I had with the Striker ZX. Though the headset is in fact sturdy, I feel like I could snap the ear cups, as they plastic there feels like it will snap. Rest assured, mine didn’t snap, but the flimsiness always had me extra cautious.

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