Review: Patriot Viper V370

Not only is Patriot Memory a leading manufacturer in high performance, enthusiast memory modules, SSDs, and flash storage. But now they are trying to make a statement in the peripheral space. Patriot came out with 4 budget headsets V370, V361, V360, and V330.

SPECS AND AUDIO QUALITY

Speaker

Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20Khz

Impedance: 32 OHM @ 1KHz

Sensitity: 110dB +- 3dB @ 1 KHz max

Input Power: 10mW

Main Drivers: 40mm Neodymium Magnet

Sub-Drivers: 30mm

Approximate Weight: 385g

Microphone

Frequency Response: 100Hz - 10KHz

Signal-to-noise ratio: 60dB

Sensitivity: -46dB +- 3dB

Pick-up Pattern: Omnidirectional

The UBR (Ultra Base Response) was an interesting feature to the headset. It allowed the headset to actually feel the vibration due to the bass during explosions or listening to music. I still feel very undecided if I like this feature or not. On the other hand the headset does do very well in the low bass range to the high mid range and  lacked a little bit in the higher frequencies. 

The virtual 7.1 surround sound was decent especially for the price point that it is at. It did it's job and was able to provide a nice sound stage for me to distinguish where footsteps were coming from in CS:GO and Overwatch. 

AESTHETICS AND BUILD QUALITY

RGB Lighting? The RGB adds a great touch to the headset as it will help match the rest of your RGB Lighted peripherals. The headset is made from high quality plastic that allows durability but also some flex in the headband so you don't feel like you'll break the headband when putting it onto your head. I really enjoyed the ability to tuck the microphone away seamlessly into the headset to mute it or when not in use. The ability to adjust volume and the UBR on the headset itself is very convenient, it drives me crazy when you are unable to do this on a headset.

WHAT COULD IT DO BETTER?

I did not like how you adjusted the size of the headset. The force to adjust the headset is very stiff in the beginning of the adjustment and was difficult to adjust the headset when it was already on my head. Patriot really spoiled me when I did not need any software to utilize a lot of the function of their keyboard and really wished they did the same with this headset. I also would like if it had a 3.5mm jack that would plug into the USB for 7.1 surround, it really limits where you can use the headset when it's USB only. 

VERDICT

For the price point of $69.99 this headset is pretty hard to beat when compared to other headsets in this price range, not to mention that it comes with Patriots 2 year warranty. Overall, I was impressed with another one of Patriot's new gaming peripherals. I don't think you would be disappointed with this headset for what you are paying for. 

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