Posted by cageymaru 1:50 PM (CDT)
Tuesday October 09, 2018
Windows Central has reviewed the all new HP OMEN X Mindframe Advanced Gaming Headset that features FrostCap Technology. The thermoelectric cooling device in each ear cup is actually a peltier that keeps each ear cup cool. The peltier moves the heat from the inner ear cup to the outer ear cup creating a nice cool environment for your ears. The temperature difference is noticeable according to the reviewer as it created a cooling effect when touched inside the headphone and the extra heat was noticeable on the outer shell of the ear cups. In a 72F degree room the inside of the headphones was 66F at the inner ear cup and 90F on the outer ear cup. The review goes on to delve into the sound quality, build quality, comfort and more of the unique HP OMEN X Mindframe gaming headset.
The lack of audio optimizations or higher-quality sound reproduction seems to be a tradeoff for the advanced cooling tech. In other words, these headphones lean towards extreme comfort rather than extreme sound for a feature set. That's OK so long as you know what you a getting. Others may prefer more authentic gaming audio from other other headphones but you may have to put up with some head soreness or getting hot and sweaty.