Today we will be presenting the Viper V330 Gaming Headset from Patriot. Every gamer has to start somewhere. Well thankfully there are companies out there that recognize this and usually have entry level products. This is the case for the next few product I will be covering from Patriot. The Viper Vx30 series products are aimed towards starters. The V330, V530, and the V730 respectively. This lineup will bypass a lot of the fancy features but have the necessary specs that will provide anyone with a decent gaming experience. So stay tuned because we are about to release the reviews of these products in succession. So for today, we are starting with the headset. A headset may be your main way of communicating with your friends during your gaming session. On the other hand you may require a headset just because you are unable to blast your game through your speakers. Both of these reasons are quiet important and can make your gaming experience great or not so great. So having a decent headset is defiantly on the list of must haves for anyone’s setup. Now if you are just getting into gaming or just don’t want or need fancy features then finding an entry level headset is the way you should go. I am going to dive into the details of the V330 later in this review and maybe this will be the right headset for you!
The Patriot Viper V330 stereo gaming headset is designed to provide an enhanced PC and mobile gaming experience. Engineered with a closed back and ergonomic ear cups, the V330 blocks out environmental noise and fits comfortably over the ears to keep you relaxed and focused on you game longer.
I would like to thank Patriot for providing these review sample! Let us see what they have to say about themselves on their website:
WHO WE ARE
Viper Gaming is a brand of Patriot Memory LLC, a global leader in performance memory, SSD’s and flash storage solutions. Viper Gaming was established in 2007 with the unveiling of the well-known, top-tier line of computer memory. Since then, the Viper Gaming brand has become synonymous with elite performance and reliability among gamers worldwide.
In 2015, Viper Gaming decided to expand its product categories to include gaming keyboards, headsets and mice. Offering entry, mid-level and high-end solutions with rich feature sets that won’t break the bank, Viper Gaming’s award-winning peripherals provide gamers everywhere the best price-for-performance and reliability that enables every Viper Gamer to dominate in their sport.
Viper Gaming is relatively new to the peripheral market however, Patriot has over 25 years of experience building high performance memory kits and has been providing Viper memory to the gaming enthusiast audience for the past 10 years – so this is nothing new to us. Viper Gaming is committed to designing and engineering products that gamers of all kind will appreciate, plain and simple.
Viper Gaming builds high quality products for every type of gamer. Whether you’re looking for absolute precision for the 12 hour gaming marathons, or just need something to give you a little edge when playing on the weekends – Viper Gaming has something to fit your lifestyle. All of our products are put through rigorous, real-world quality tests to make sure they withstand whatever you throw at them (or whenever you throw them in a fit of rage – no judgement).
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE GAMER CERTIFIED?
Gamers are picky – nothing gets by them and they’re quick to shoot someone down (pun intended) if they receive anything less than perfect. Viper takes pride in bringing only the best products to ensure that no gamer is left behind. We understand the need for high quality accessories that will power through everything – whether you’re a novice that only plays on weekends or the expert that has 12-hour gaming marathons. This is why Viper is GAMER CERTIFIED.
- 3.5mm Interface
- Stereo Sound
- Built-in foldable microphone
- Ergonomic ear-cup design
- Travel pouch
- Cable length: 2.2M
- Approximate weight: 340 g/ Net Weight
- Connector: 3.5mm
- Frequency response: 20Hz – 20KHz
- Impedance: 32 Ω at 1kHz
- Sensitivity: 95dB ± 3dB at 1 kHz max
- Input power: 10mW
- Main Drivers: 40mm Neodymium magnet
- Frequency response: 100Hz-10KHz
- Signal-to-noise ratio: 60dB
- Sensitivity: -38db ± 3 dB
- Pick-up pattern: Omnidirectional
The front has a nice graphic of the headset inside. The Vx30 series product will all be features with a blue trim. The back of the box has a couple of graphics pointing out a couple of the headsets features.
Some people may want to know why it is even important to show you guys the packaging. So if you have wondered why, I will tell you now. Simple, we want to show you guys how the original packaging looks. With so many resellers and ways to buy online products, you as a buyer need to be aware of how the original package should look when it arrives. This lets you know if you are receiving an authentic product, that hasn’t been replicated or repackaged. It is really easy to be duped by an online purchase claiming to be the real deal.
- Viper V330 Gaming Headset
- Carrying Bag
- Audio Splitter
- Quick Start Guide
- 2 Viper stickers
Now let us take a closer look at the Viper V330 Gaming Headset!
A Closer Look
The built-in microphone makes for a crystal clear sound and folds away while not in use. Volume and microphone controls are conveniently located on the ear cup, eliminating the need for awkward and heavy audio controller on the cord.
The V330 comes with a Y-splitter enabling you to play games or listen to music on your favorite mobile device. Backed by a two year warranty, the V330 is compatible with nearly every Window operating system, including Windows 10, Mac OS X or higher.
There we have it! The Viper V330 Gaming Headset brought to us by Patriot! Let us cover a few final thoughts in the conclusion of our review.
Conclusion and Verdict
In conclusion, those of us that have been in gaming for a while can appreciate a product like this. These entry level products are still needed. If not for price then to just open the door for people wanting to get into gaming but not wanting to spend an arm and a leg to get into it. This headset is going to provide the basic requirements in their respective category. With that I wouldn’t expect to have to pay a lot for that either. And that is exactly what we get with the V330. We get limited connections, no RGB, or software control. What we do get is a decent sound and the ability to converse with your friends while gaming. This headset is perfect for someone that is budget conscience or just getting started. Now if you are like me and want to some continuity in your products then you have a headset, mouse, and keyboard all aligned in the same direction. You can get started with all of the products from the Vx30 series from Patriot for around 100 dollars.
The headset was just as comfortable as the expensive brands. The earcups provided plenty of room and the amount of adjustment was perfect for finding the right fit. The 40mm drivers seem to industry standard drivers but work well as a starter headset. For the price these actually have really great sound. They are no way the best I have ever come across. But I wasn’t really expecting that. But I was expecting decent enough sound and a good enough mic for gaming and that exactly what I experienced. No complaints from me. This headset will provide you well in your journey to the next level!