- June 16, 2018
- The sound is good but the mic is bad
- October 8, 2018
- In first month its working fine. After that its not working.
- March 22, 2018
The Acer Predator Galea 500 Gaming Headset has a broad range of features -- and that's reflected in its price. For serious gamers, this has a lot offer, and I'm sure there's a lot of enthusiasts who'd love to use them. Audio quality is really good, with a fair amount of noise isolation, substantial bass, and well articulated mid-range and highs. The bottom line is they sounds good. There may be better headphones, but you can't go wrong here. The 3D spacial mode is pretty cool -- turn you head and the audio adjusts to the direction you're facing. I can see this being especially effective with VR games. I myself am only a light gamer and don't need that feature and normally wouldn't pay a premium for it. They are comfortable if a bit cumbersome, and I love how the microphone retracts into the headset.
That said, they are comfortable, but large and heavy. I'me not sure I'd want to wear them for more than an hour or two at a time. The Predator Galea 500s are solidly built, but don't adjust size well. I have a large head, and they just barely fit me. My smaller-headed wife wore them and while they still worked, they drooped a bit below her ears. Since there is an inline controller for the audio mode, these are USB cable only. They don't have the option to connect via headphone jack. The controller lets you press a single button to cycle through the various modes -- simple and cool. The braided USB cable feels quite sturdy. The only other issue I have with them is that while the audio is ample, it's limited. You can't make them *REALLY* loud. Some gamers may want that so that they can hear every little detail. I'd like that option so I can pump up my music to 11.
On a final note, I find them aesthetically pleasing. I love the LED side lights on the ear pieces, and they just look like they mean business. The Predator Galea 500s come in a very cool box, and if I were generous enough to give them as a gift, I'm sure it would make a great impression. The 3D Soundscape Technology & Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound set these apart from some other headphones in this range, but I feel Acer could have refined this product further.
- August 18, 2018
The sound quality on these head phones is top notch. Maxed out volume in game and computer settings, the sound is still crystal clear without any distortions.
The headphones are comfortable to wear for long periods of time, which is very helpful when engaged in heavy game play fighting, allowing you to pay full attention to the game rather dealing with discomfort. The retention bands allow for a snug fit from ear to ear, and has additional length to accommodate a larger head making an ideal one size fits all setup.
The microphone retract very nicely into the ear piece removing it fully from your field of view. it is easy to extend it to line up with your mouth, which allows for crisp speech without having to talk very loud for the other players to hear you. It can be extended and retracted with one hand with very little effort.
Only draw back is the head set does not come with a built-in cables for both microphone and speakers. Instead this set comes with a split cable to allow use of the microphone.
- Yoda OK
- May 26, 2018
- I was a bit skeptical when I chose this head set as I have tried many different gaming head sets over the years, and have always wound up being disappointed in the sound quality in the end. Not so with the Acer Predator Galea 500 gaming headset. I LOVE this headset! While I don't have VR on my gaming system yet, I do play games. I put the headphones on and headed out on an adventure, I was astounded that the headset even works for the sound in a regular game and not just in a VR experience. If I turned my head while I was playing the game, the sound and what I would hear would change too. The sound through this headset is the best I have experienced yet. I can't wait to be able to try this headset while playing VR as it is an amazing experience just playing a game normally and using this headset.
- Gavin Scott
- August 12, 2018
They're big and pretty heavy. They connect with a four conductor 3.5mm plug, and a Y-splitter to separate headphone and mic stereo plugs is included.
The L and R side indication is printed on the inside face of the speakers, which I only figured out because the manual mentions it. The mic pulls out from the left side and is on a flexible gooseneck.
There is no volume or mute or any other sort of control that I can find.
The fatal flaw is the headband design, which is unable to produce enough lateral force to hold the leather ear cups against your head. As a result, there are large gaps between the ear cups and your head (at least my head) at the bottom of the cups, resulting in tinny sound with little bass, and a seashell-to-your-ear background noise. If I press them against my head then the noise goes away and the sound quality becomes much better with lots more bass etc.
Maybe my head is shaped differently than yours and you might have different results but even assuming that, these headphones just feel cheaper than their price would suggest.
Also because of the weak lateral pressure, all of their substantial weight rests right on the top of your head and it started to give me a headache after about 15 minutes.
I have an Acer Predator Helios 300 laptop that I absolutely love (I'm typing this on it right now) but unfortunately I honestly cannot recommend this pair of headphones, and they appear to simply be trying to leverage their gaming brand to sell an overpriced cheap product here.
A disappointed two stars.