We reviewed the EPOS H3 closed acoustic headset back in April, and the company has recently launching the H3 Hybrid, which they sent over for this review. What makes it “hybrid”, exactly? EPOS states that it offers “multiple connectivity options, a removable boom arm, simultaneous Bluetooth for audio mixing, and a long-lasting battery for on-the-go Bluetooth audio”.
Further quoting EPOS here:
“The H3 Hybrid brings true to life gaming audio and user versatility together. The H3 Hybrid is crafted with renowned EPOS engineering and high-quality gaming audio, achieving acoustic clarity and deep bass with exchangeable USB and 3.5 mm console cables. The headset is available in Onyx Black and Ghost White colorways.”
The H3 Hybrid provides up to 37 hours of Bluetooth audio, offers multiplatform compatibility, and is equipped with simultaneous Bluetooth connection, dual microphones, EPOS Gaming Suite compatibility and a detachable boom arm for next-level gaming.”
The headset carries a list price of $179 USD, and is available now. This price is a substantial jump from the $119 USD of the original EPOS H3, but the additional connection options (the earlier model was 3.5 mm analog only) will naturally add to the headset’s versatility. In this review I’ll (subjectively) judge its performance and see if it offers value.