We only recently had a chance to take a look at our first product from Taiwanese peripheral company Brooke and it was surprisingly solid. Known mainly for its wide assortment of peripherals Brook also manufactures retro consoles, hardware to help you catch Pokémon and other various gaming-related products. We now veer off the peripheral path and check out their new wireless gaming headset which is compatible with PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, Mobile Devices, PC, or anything with a 3.5mm audio cable connection. The Brook Wireless Headset features a 2.4GHz Low Latency Wireless connection, a detachable microphone, 50mm Neodymium Drivers, and 12 hours of battery life priced at $85.00.
Inside the box, you will find a slew of goodies including an extra set of ear pads, a detachable omnidirectional microphone, a 3.5mm audio cable, a USB-C Charging cable, and a carrying pouch. One of the main highlights of our last Brook product review was the extras it included. Where to some it may seem like just a simple little worthless carrying pouch, to me it’s a small needed luxury. Let me just say I have seen headsets priced in the $200 range that do not come with one at all. I sincerely appreciate the small things in life.
In the wireless headset category, these are coming in on the lighter side at 333g. A very solid weight in comparison to products even far above this price point. It features a solid black aluminum frame that supports the headband and mounted earpads. Both headband and earpads feature the same leather exterior texture. The memory foam is a little soft for my taste, but the leather really helps make this headset really comfortable. The memory foam on the earpads is super thick, so it feels like you sink into them. If you press on the earpads you can feel suction on your ear making them airtight and canceling all noise.
50mm Neodymium Drivers bless this headset with the bass you need to have an immersive gaming experience. 50mm I believe is the sweet spot for driver size in this current generation of headsets. I like the fact that they give you options to go in hard-line or wireless by including all the proper cables you need to swap. It does rely on a transmitter to connect via its 2.4GHz wireless 20ms low latency Hi-Fi audio which has its disadvantages. I do prefer Bluetooth built into the headset itself to eliminate the chance to lose it and also expand your range of system compatibility. A very solid audio experience but lacking 3D technology like Dolby Atmos.
They placed their logo on each earpad as a breathing RGB light that is not customizable. Hey… I will take this all day! Its left ear also features all the easy-access buttons you need including mute, volume, and pairing switch. Thankfully it has a detachable microphone which is a huge must. This offers users the ability to enjoy their headsets more in daily lifestyle scenarios. As mentioned earlier they do include an extra set of earpads which are also not difficult to swap out when needed. Brook just seems to find ways to come up with “nifty” little features to add value to their products.
Battery life is on the low side and I think that they could have done a bit better with the microphone sound quality as well. But overall the balance of quality, features, and extras is right on the money all day at $85. Because of its wide range of system compatibility, you will get a ton of use out of this product in both gaming and daily life style.