The MH751 - Where has this headset been?!
If you’re looking for a clean, clear, crisp audio headset, with comfort that you’ve always dreamed about, then the MH751 delivers.
In a land of endless headset possibilities, a well-established and highly regarded computer peripheral company hits the mark with their launch of the new MH751 headset.
Ever since our visit to PAX West a few months back, Rectify has been longing for more hardware reviews; enter Cooler Master. Rectify was impressed with the initial prototypes we saw at PAX, and reached out to Cooler Master to review their upcoming headset, the MH751.
When we look at the headset landscape, you’re cluttered with everything under the sun; every manufacturer is creating their “best”, but when shopping for the headset, what should you realy be looking for?
Let’s break it down.
Here are the 4 main areas on how Jeff, our Rectify Director of Esports, looks and grades headsets, each with their own, 1-5 scale, with 5 being the best.
When spending countless hours with headsets on, headsets need to be comfortable.
Let’s face it, we all want to hear the footsteps, the heavy booms of weapons, the high revving engines in racing simulators, or the lovely lobby music… we all know audio quality is a must.
Reliability. It’s a must in today’s world. Whether you’re new to the game, or an old dad gaming with kids, you want something that will last, over and over again; something you can put faith in.
Are they cheap? Are they expensive? Where does the headset fall in regards to its price? Are you getting all that you should?
Now that we’ve established the basics, let’s look at Cooler Master’s MH751…
1 – MH751 – Comfort – Rating: 5/5
The MH751 hits comfort, dead-on. With the 751’s Swiveling ear cups, you’re give flexibility for all facial structures. Your ears are surprisingly breathable with the 751’s leatherette earcups which have the right amount of room for those wearing glasses, while not sweating after countless hours of gameplay. The adjustable headband is solid and firm, yet gives adequate sizing so it can fit any shaped head. Mixing the low weight with the super comfortable leatherette earcups, this is truly a long-session gamers headers. Having not only worn a plethora of headsets, but really loving trying them, the 751’s have been noted as one of the most comfortable headsets that I have ever worn.
2 – MH751 – Audio Quality – Rating: 4.5/5
The next big thing in terms of headsets, is audio quality. Being a big FPS player, I like a headset that delivers across all sound stages. I want a headset that delivers clean, crisp highs, with smooth mids, and efficient lows and bass that don’t drown out the mids and highs. The 40mm Neodymium drivers provide full, exceptionally clear sound at all proper listening levels, but when put to the stress test on higher, almost near max levels, audio quality did suffer just a bit. That being said, this headset will deliver all you need, at the proper listening levels, but if you plan on trying to blow your eardrums and drown out your sorrows with the latest screamo tunes, the MH751’s might not be the headset to look for. But what about the detachable microphone Jeff? Well, I’m glad you asked. Cooler Master pairs the MH751’s 40mm drivers with an omnidirectional, detachable microphone that is clear in all aspects of game chat, very comparable to those of other higher priced headset brands. Its easy to move and put in the proper place, while also being small, professional looking, and clear sounding while streaming to your favorite streaming platform.
3 – MH751 – Build Quality – Rating: 4.5/5
Let’s face it, we’ve all had that one time where we’ve broken our favorite headset. But how does the MH751 stand up against its competition? Well, quite well actually. The steel re-enforced plastic headband feels surprisingly durable with the MH751’s exceptionally low weight, coming in at only .55 of a pound! The ear cups fold in which is nice for leaving flat on my desk, or even nicer to fold up and throw in the included headset bag Cooler Master includes for easy travel. The braided cable seems durable, snag resistant, and provides adequate length at just under 5ft, or 1.5 meters. Let’s take the mic away, and this headset would even be great for that audio professional, as as the style is quite classy and professional as well. All in all, the MH751’s feel durable, comfortable, and with a 2-year warranty backed by Cooler Master, I feel confident that they will last for quite some time.
4 – MH751 – Price Point – Rating: 5/5
Ok, Cooler Master, you’re aggressive. Not just aggressive, you’re going to cause waves. Many manufacturers right now are coming out with their new gear in hopes of a heavy holiday sales period, where typically loved ones will buy gaming systems, upgrade pcs, or yes, receive other gaming peripherals, such as headsets, like these reviewed here. And when I say Cooler Master is aggressive, they’re stating their MSRP on these headphones will be only $79.99. You’re giving the general public, gaming enthusiast, and even office professionals or audio pros, an amazingly comfortable headset with clear audio, mic capabilities, and a 2-year warranty, for sub $80.
So, let’s break down the price point. Is $80 a deal for these headphones?
Yes. The only real competition in this price bracket will be from Logitech with their new “G-Pro” lineup, HyperX with the 3-4 headsets found between $69-100, and possibly, SteelSeries Arctis 3’s, or Razer’s Kraken Pro V2’s at around $75.99. Now, after listing all the obvious competition above, how does the MH751 stand up? In all of the categories above, it matches, beats, or EXCEEDs the list of headsets mentioned, with only one possibility being close in audio to that of the Hyper X Cloud Alpha’s, which many say are the gaming headset to buy right now. I’d like to change that, I believe, given what the consumers are looking for, that you will not find a more comfortable headset than that of the MH751, that offers superb audio, while keeping a price point under $80.
So, let’s get down to brass tax. How do I view this headset?
It’s a grand slam, it’s a Kentucky derby, it’s honestly everything you could want out of a gaming headset, offering portability, sound quality, clean looks, exceptional comfort, and a price point that doesn’t put a strain on your wallet.
For overall rating, I’m giving it a 4.75 out of 5 rating, and a must buy for any gaming enthusiast looking for a new headset with exceptional comfort and precise, clear audio!