Today we are taking a look at the EPOS GSX 300 Sound Card. When we came across this product, we immediately thought of it as a tool that could help live broadcasters, podcasters, and video content creators deliver a more professional product without breaking the budget. Not everyone can afford a Shure SM7B radio station quality microphone, so here is a great solution that won’t break your bank!
This product is marketed as an external device designed to enhance your in-game experience but also allow you to adjust your microphone output to deliver high-quality sound through your existing gaming headset. An entry-level upgrade that will give life to your current headset by simply plugging it into the 3.5mm jacks. It is capable of delivering up to 7.1 surround sound even on headsets that don’t support it. Its sleek minimalist design will look great at your battle station sporting its LED ring around the volume dial priced at $79.99.
Let’s take a look at the application of this device and how it will help you sound better all the way around. In my opinion, I think the value in this product as I mentioned before is for live broadcasters, podcasters, and video content creators already using a headset microphone combination. While most headsets these days come with a 3.5mm adapter, some do not, and you will have to use a USB to 3.5mm converter which can be purchased for under $15. Installation is a breeze it is a plug and play unit with a simple software download. EPOS Sennheiser knows LED is an important part of our gaming rigs so they equip a volume dial that illuminates in red or blue depending on the sound setting. Personally, I think It could use a bit more LED, maybe illuminating the logo or the smart sound setting button with a breathing effect. LED is just so LIT right now everyone wants it.
Sorry MAC users currently the GSX 300 is only compatible with Windows 10. What makes this product so special is the EPOS gaming suite software. Its range of adjustability is outstanding! If you don’t feel like your sound tuning skills are up to par you can choose from up to 4 presets music, movie, esports, and flat in a 2.0 or 7.1 mode. You can also adjust the reverberation and have access to a full spectrum sound equalizer for a fully customized experience. On the microphone side, you have a voice enhancer, gain control, side tone adjustment, noise cancellation, and a noise gate slider. You can monitor your adjustments to the microphone on a display panel that shows the frequency of your changes as you speak. You can also use the smart button control to switch between stereo and surround modes or between sound profiles. It’s a great entry-level system that will overall enhance your gameplay experience and content production.
$79.99 gets you the GSX 300, but you are also looking to spend another $50 – $80 on a headset which puts you well under the $200 mark. Laptop users will get the most value out of a system like this due to getting the shaft in most cases on onboard sound cards. You will be looking at close to $500 if you go with the industry-standard Shure SM7B along with a $50 – $80 headset. While that level of sound cannot be achieved by this system you are headed a step in the right direction. Once you get your multimillion-dollar exclusive contract with Twitch you can upgrade to anything you want.