Thrustmaster Y-300CPX Headset Review – One Headset for All

By: Louis Edwards
 

 

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Well known gaming peripheral maker Thrustmaster has entered the world of headset manufacturing with their Thrustmaster Y-300CPX and its a headset that works with every gaming platform you can think of. Is it worth your cash, or are you better off without it?

Read our review to find out.

Thrustmaster has been around a long time and is well known for their line of controllers, steering wheels, and miscellaneous gaming peripherals. It wasn’t too surprising to find that they moved into the headset market, as there are headsets everywhere and by everyone. Their price point for the Thrustmaster Y-300CPX is more than competitive at US$49.99 but lets take a deeper look at the product before you run out and order one.

The PR firm for Thrustmaster sent us a headset to try out and we have been using them as our primary headset for many hours of gaming. They fit snug and are pretty comfortable to wear over long gaming sessions, and our only complaint is that the pad that rests against your head isn’t rounded enough to conform to our rounded head. This was an easy fix as one only needed to slightly move the headset to where it didn’t rest on the crown of their head. Once we adjusted the fit and found a comfortable spot to rest the headset, we were able to game for hours without any discomfort.

Your gaming platform of choice will determine how you hook up your Thrustmaster Y-300CPX and we tried these out several ways on multiple platforms. We started out by simply plugging the headset into the PS4’s controller andf it worked flawlessly with great sound and clarity. The only problem with using the headset in that manner is that you lose the headset controller. The headset controller plugs in via USB and when in use on the PS4, and in conjunction with this headset, gives you an amount of control very similar to Astro’s Mix Amp Pro, which costs $40 bucks all by itself.

y-300cpx_controllerThe audio controller gives you multiple options to adjust and the ability to turn off your mic when needed. You can adjust the game volume and voice volume separately, giving you the ability to have one louder than the other depending on your needs at the time. There’s also an adjustment for the bass and mic gain, and the bass is pretty darn good for a headset. The mic worked great with no complaints from teammates as our voice carried well into the game with no outside noise. These aren’t sound canceling so you’ll be able to hear things around you, but with a unidirectional mic, your mates in a game won’t be hearing those things.

The sound quality with the Thrustmaster Y-300CPX is good. We had the volume turned all the way up and they probably could have used a couple more notches as they were a little on the quiet side. Footfalls were still noticeable, depending on the game, and even directional sounds were spot on. Cranking up the base gave explosions a little more thump and the bass really is exceptional. While using the headset with our cell phone, albeit without the USB controller of course, the conversation went without a hitch and worked great. We also tried out the headset with our PS Vita and it worked well with Skype and had great sound for gaming.

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The Thrustmaster Y-300CPX headset is compatible with the PS4, the PS3, the Xbox One and Xbox 360, PC and Mac, but also with Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and PSVita, as well as with tablets and smartphones – including calling functions for the latter.

Thrustmaster’s first venture into the gaming headset market, much like everything else they put their name on, comes with a great product quality, a fair price point, and a multi-functionality that we have come to expect from them. While not the best headset on the market, the Thrustmaster Y-300CPX is one of the best at its price point.

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