We actually know the manufacturer AOC as a monitor expert for office, home office, and gaming. But now the company wants to show that it can be different. With its gaming brand AGON, AOC is now entering the headset market. The GH200 and GH300 should make the start.
Modern gaming headsets GH200 and GH300
At first glance, both headsets from the AGON brand are appealing. Both GH200 and GH300 use an over-ear design. This is hardly surprising since circumaural headsets already offer good passive noise suppression by nature. Also, they can usually score with better comfort than is the case with the on-ear design. Apart from the display portfolio, AOC also seems to be launching impressive peripherals for the gaming community with its new headsets.
The slim, light, and striking design should certainly be well received on the market. While AOC uses a gunmetal finish for the GH200, a red finish is used for the GH300. But the two newcomers are also convincing apart from the appearance – at least on paper. The headphones offer a detachable microphone and high-quality braided cable. The associated remote control should ensure user-friendly operability.
The drivers with a diameter of 50 mm should ensure proper sound. Connection options are offered thanks to the 3.5 mm jack plug (GH200). With the GH200 you “only” get solid stereo sound. That shouldn’t be enough for ambitious gamers. If you want more, the GH300 offers high-quality 7.1 surround sound. Also, the premium model has a USB port and nice RGB highlights.
Good sound quality
The heart of both gaming headsets is the neodymium drivers, which measure 50 mm. The driver should be able to offer a frequency range between 20 Hz and 20 kHz. But apart from the sound, wearing comfort is of course more than important with a good gaming headset. AOC uses a combination of synthetic leather and memory foam. This should not only feel pleasant on the ear but also prevent excessive sweating.
Both headsets do not come in a wireless design, they have to be classic be connected by cable. While the cheaper GH200 is connected to the PC with a braided 2 m long 3.5 mm jack cable, the GH300 uses a connection using a 2 m long USB cable.
Prices and availability GH200 and GH300
The two gaming headsets are due to go on sale in Germany in May. AOC calls for an RRP of 42.90 euros for the AGON GH200 and an RRP of 55.90 euros for the AGON GH300.