The headset itself gives an impression of high-end quality and looks very chic, mainly due to its dark-red accents. But, certain glossy parts could have been eliminated. They alter the design a bit and are susceptible to fingerprints. The plan, however, isn’t anything to be left to be desired. The head pads are comfortable, the headband is strong but flexible, and the earcups are covered with soft cushions with faux leather and can be turned. A small gimmick The headset can be folded using two hinges and then put in the fabric bag to reduce space.
Its microphone has a fixed position and can be turned off by flipping it up; however, there is no noticeable switching. Pop shields are present, meaning that background and breath noises are filtered out pretty effectively. The microphone’s voice quality is acceptable and sounds natural. However, it is slightly sensitive to loud sibilants. This is not a significant issue when you are in a voice chat. However, the PG16 isn’t the most suitable for recording voice.
Austrian Audio relies on specially-designed high-excursion 44 mm drivers that are utilized for other applications to enhance the sound. It is worth noting the lower impedance, 25 Ohms, instead of the typical 30-32, and the frequency range between 12 and 24,000 Hz, which is beyond the standard gaming range between 20 and 20 to 20,000 Hz. This is a good sign for the future, even though the PG16 does not excel in every area, possibly because the internals are more like headphones than gaming headsets.
Overall, the PG16 offers a rather sophisticated, clear, and extremely accurate sound, with a great stereo image. The highs are clear, the smallest background noise is discernible, and the directional vision is excellent. When listening to music, The beautiful details are appealing, and those who play e-sports will surely be able to appreciate this.
The problem is that dynamics and balance are slightly sluggish since Austrian Audio has massively sacrificed the punch to gain clarity and clarity. The bass and the lower midrange are void of the energy and assertiveness that I notice most when playing games. Racing games’ engines lack an intense rumble, while explosions sound flat, the scale of epic soundtracks and soundscapes does not appear to be a factor. In shooters that have firefights games, the PG16 isn’t the only one that often sounds unpleasantly sharp.
These drivers appear more suited to studio headphones and don’t intend to create the gaming sound picture. There’s no need to be rumbling and crash constantly, but excessive bass is not for us. However, something is missing from this. While the amount of detail and clarity is terrific, generally, it’s a bit more balanced across the frequency spectrum and is more appropriate for gaming.
And for those who would like to have more, at a minimum, on a PC could also download the software using the code included. It’s called Spatial Soundcard L for 5.1 and 7.1 and lets you adjust the surround adjustments. In essence, it improves the directionality and fullness of sound. Do you need it? No, there are plenty of options on your computer with Dolby Atmos and Windows Sonic, which can be used in conjunction with the headset. It’s the best idea to use it as an additional benefit.