Gigabyte Force H1: foldable Bluetooth-headset for mobile devices

Gigabyte Force H1: foldable Bluetooth-headset for mobile devices

Force H1 – the new model in the series headsets Force by Gigabyte. Although the manufacturer andlit up with her ​​at the last exhibition “Igromir” gaming orientation of the model can be called into question, since no hint of it does not appear on the packaging or on the official product page. And the connection via Bluetooth hints at other usage scenarios.

Specifications:

  • Connecting via Bluetooth 3.0
  • Speaker diameter: 40 mm
  • Impedance: 16 ohms
  • Stated reproducible response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • The stated sensitivity: 121 ± 3dB
  • Maximum input power: 50mW
  • Weight: 248 g

Options

Together with a headset comes instruction cloth to wipe, Micro-USB cable for charging and hard case.

Folded headphones tight fit in the case.

Design

Recently we told you about another device in a series of Gigabyte Force – keyboard Force K7 . Like this manipulator, the headset H1 used polygonal design, very popular in recent years.

To headset comfortably worn around the neck, the manufacturer has reduced the diameter of the transmitter compared with earlier models Force H3 / H3X – here it is 40 mm. This reduces the overall width of the device to 65 mm. And no wonder: the headset without any problems can be worn around the neck and head movements she did not hesitate.

Gigabyte Force H1: foldable Bluetooth-headset for mobile devices

The entire headset is made of black plastic, is allocated only a small inscription in the inset Gigabyte graphite color. She notes the connection glossy headband with the same mid-cups. Matte edges are coated softtach.

The headband has an aluminum frame and a good ability to adjust the size, is more accurate (provided by 12 positions). Landing on his head softens textile cushion.

Ear pads are hexagonal patch. Excess pressure, they do not create discomfort arises. For jewelry landing provided a small gap cups inside the case. According to the website, the ear cups are made of shape-memory foam and covered with leather.

Focused on the right cup all controls. Above the rest pause button / answer a call, then the longest key switch tracks. On another side volume rocker. At the bottom of the power button and interface, Micro-USB connector and the microphone hole.

The power button has a built-in LED. He lights up red when charging and blue when paired via Bluetooth.

Appearance Gigabyte Force H1 leaves a pleasant impression. Against the background of a round competitors headset looks original, the controls are collected in a convenient location, and compact size can count on a pleasant experience with.

The measurements in RMAA

To measure the playback frequency range, we used a stand Bruel Kjaer 4153 – Artificial Ear / Ear Simulator (compliant with IEC 60318-1), which is able to emulate the ear impedance at frequencies up to 16 kHz.

Schedule is very uneven, and most obviously beyond the -6 dB out in the region of 600 Hz. Parts generated to 300 Hz and 10 kHz is almost symmetric with respect to 0 dB. A reference value for this curve is not delayed at all. Against the background of the rest of the graph looks like a relatively smooth cut from 50 to 300 Hz.

Gigabyte Force H1: foldable Bluetooth-headset for mobile devices

We have compared the sound Gigabyte Force H1 and Corsair Vengeance 2100. The first headset – bill and is connected via Bluetooth, the second – covers and connects via a radio link. The difference in cost is not as great as you might expect, a rough estimation of the device can be completely attributed to the same price segment.

The main comparative advantage Gigabyte is saturation in lowercase. More expensive Corsair Vengeance is lagging behind, which means that different shooters Force H1 may seem preferable.But in the sound patterns observed significant color medium and transition region of the spectrum where clearly audible distortion. Because of this, the music sounding vocals and some instruments lost in detail. As for the upper case, there seems to be stars in the sky do not grab both sets, but the sound is colored differently.

Waybill Gigabyte Force H1 provide a more open sound, creating at least a clear panorama than Corsair. However, the possibility of transferring the distance to the source, our hero loses.

Operation

Had only to leave the workplace in the company Gigabyte Force H1, as we opened their main drawback, many Headphones – enough reliable fixation on the head. If you do not pay close attention to fit the size, the headset will fly at any sudden movement. And in any case hardly budge with a sharp turn of the head – a side effect of the narrow ear pads.

Gigabyte Force H1: foldable Bluetooth-headset for mobile devices

The headset is not so compact that it can be hidden under a coat. But if you put it on top of movements she did not distress. And wearing Force H1 without taking too quite comfortable – a small mass and a balanced pressure.

The controls are logical, so easy to get used to them. Dual button carried on different faces, and “pause” buttons located above the rest. They have a short stroke and require sufficient force to prevent accidental operation.

We connected Gigabyte Force H1 to the smartphone Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. Control Headset integrated seamlessly, not only in the embedded player, but also a third-party app to play music (we used Deezer). With a headset, you can pause and switch tracks. Volume can be adjusted as using Android, and through the headset, not dependent on each other regulators. During operation, the background noise is noticeable, but it is so quiet, that after a while you stop to notice it at all. Pairing with a smartphone is fast, with both primary and repeat.

Based on the above schedule of the AFC, we can assume that the telephone conversations wireless headset is not suitable in the best way. So it is: The voice is heavily distorted, deteriorating speech intelligibility. Not best impressions are and at the other end, voice is far from ideal.

Gigabyte Force H1: foldable Bluetooth-headset for mobile devices

Work Offline

Until exhausted Gigabyte Force H1 in the constant music playback able to work about 18 hours. Of these, the last 10 minutes, the headset often make sounds that indicate low battery. Included with the device not supplied AC adapter to charge so we used a powerful third-party (5 V, 2.1 A). With him Force H1 was able to fully recover in less than two hours.

Diagnosis

Gigabyte Force H1 is positioned as a lifestyle-headset that is designed for everyday use. But, unfortunately, it turned out rather characteristic sound just for gaming headsets, universal enough. In other manufacturers achieved greater success.

Gigabyte Force H1: foldable Bluetooth-headset for mobile devices

According to the staff Gigabyte, hereinafter Force series will be complemented by a clear gaming devices specificity. The Russian market of universal headphone already saturated, and to gain a foothold on it, you need to offer something very convincing.

At the time of writing Gigabyte Force H1 can be purchased in Moscow online shops for 6-7 thousand rubles.

Pro:

  • Comfortable fit
  • Well-designed controls on the cup
  • Long battery life and fast charge
  • Compact size, suitable for continuous wear

Contra:

  • Unbalanced sound
  • Substandard work in headset mode
  • Insufficiently reliable fixation
Gigabyte Force H1: foldable Bluetooth-headset for mobile devices updated: January 30, 2015 author: John Malkovich