Sentey Arches GS-4731 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset
As there are not many budget virtual 7.1 Surround Sound gaming headsets on the market we are more than glad to make a review of another one. Sentey Arches GS-4731 is very popular among gamers because the value you will get out the mere $30 is huge. Unlike many other cheaper headsets, they’re not hard to look at at all. As a matter of fact, the Arches look like the younger brother or Steelseries’ Siberias.
Sentey Arches GS-4731 Gaming Headset Review
- Very affordable
- Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound
- Strong build quality
- Braided cable
- Beautiful design
- Tight fit(might not be a con)
The closed-back operating principle of this headset keeps the noise leakage to a minimum. The game or music audio is immersive and you won’t be interrupted by chatter, yelling or music listening – even if it takes place in the same room. The crisp bass and pristine highs are brought to you by quality 40mm neodymium speakers.
The 7.1 Surround Sound adds value to your gaming experience. For example, you would locate your enemies’ gunshots and footsteps more accurately than with ordinary stereo headsets. Take a note, that this feature is usually included in high-end and expensive headsets.
The sensitivity of the Sentey Arches GS-4731 is ridiculous. And ridiculous in a good way, kind of. When someone is whispering your name in the same room, you can be sure your teammates also hear what they’re saying. It will catch up every important piece of information you need to pass on whether in games, Skype, or heck, even audio recording.
The boom of the microphone is adjustable to preferable height. On the tip of the boom, there is a small LED indicator, which shows if the microphone is muted or not.
Design and build quality
The arches of this headset are the main components taking care of the well-being of your head and ears. The suspension system integrated into the arches are self-adjusting. That means they take exactly the shape of your head when you put them on. You don’t need to do that tedious manual adjustment, to find out which shape fits the best for you.
There are two color schemes for this headset, black/red, and white/red. Both of them look really neat and professional-looking, especially in this price class. And as mentioned above, they remind a bit of the Steelseries’s Siberia headsets.
Most of the build critical parts are made of metal, and the plastic used in this headset feels firm. We believe that it will easily survive minor falls and blows and won’t break easily.
Connectivity and controls
There is a driver CD included within the package. So you could modify and activate the controls of the virtual 7.1 Surround Sound system. However, bear in mind that this feature is only available to PC users. You can’t install the drivers on your XBOX or PS4 console. The stereo version, of course, works on them too, but the Sentey Arches GS-4731 is intended to be a PC gamer headset.
There are in-line controls on this headset so you could control the volume, mute the mic, or enable the vibration system on-off easily at the reach of your hands.
Sentey Arches GS-4731 Verdict
This is the budget 7.1 virtual Surround Sound gaming headset of 2016, for sure. As long there isn’t another serious contender coming out, Sentey Arches GS-4731 will surely remain on its throne. There really isn’t anything to whine about this headset. Even if we really wanted to, the really cheap price of this budget gaming headset will probably compensate our futile whining. Sentey has lots of more headsets out on the market, but in our opinion, these are the ones with the best price to quality ratio. We suggest them to anyone looking for a new headset to dominate the games with.