While I was searching for a gaming headset for PS4 console, my budget target was about $25 to $50 (not more than that since my kids surely damage the headsets in few months or even few days!!) while searching for Best Gaming Headset for PS4 under $25 to $50 I found Mpow EG3 gaming headset and its resent upgrade for 2019 which is Mpow EG4
In this post I will be comparing the high seller gaming headsets from Mpow EG3 with its latest Upgrade EG4 which is introduced in year 2019. At the end of this post you will be able to make-out precise differences in between two headsets and which one to buy and why.
Let’s see what all you are going to get after spending around $25-$30.
Common features in between Mpow EG3 and EG4 (2019 Upgrade)
Both Mpow EG3 and EG4 looks rich as compared to what you are spending for, yes really the look like expensive headsets. The construction is metal strap screwed to the ear cups and a separate cushion which floats over the head.
Both headsets looks pretty cool as a gaming headsets and the lighting ring makes them an attractive proposition specially for kids.
Durability – USB cable is breaded nylon which is pretty durable and mostly seen on high end headsets
Mpow EG3 and EG4 are 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headphones, and really at this mode they deliver an excellent surround effect, specially for PC gaming.
The Ø50 mm neodymium drivers work on the USB power delivering perfect Bass and Treble with precise tuning.
Please keep in mind that these are not music headphones but purely gaming headsets … Surely they deliver fantastic and very detailed sound while you play games like Fortnite, Overwatch, Starcraft.
And the 7.1 surround sound works fabulous while playing FPS games. You must feel the immersive 360-degree sound that makes you hear what you really can’t see, simply beyond imagination. These gaming headsets are simply made to perfection for shooting games like Call of Duty, Destiny 2, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon, etc.
Sound quality of microphone is also great. While when I checked the performance of microphone with and without booster switch enabled, I found that the microphone booster works really great giving at least about 25% volume boost.
Somehow the microphone button is located on to the end of mic and hence not accessible after putting down the mic cover! this is where they should improve upon, but anyway I really do not need it frequently.
In latest upgrade they have introduced removable mic feature which is really cool, some of the games do not need mic and one can simply remove it and keep aside for convenience.
Wearing comfort & Controls
Both Mpow EG3 and EG4 are Over-Ear type headphones with large Ear pad cushion which covers your ears easily and feel comfortable for long time wear.
Headband is adjustable and uses kind of cables to pull in back to place or on your head, the band is comfortable for long time wearing, specially for gaming.
Rolling wheel control on the left ear-cup which is pretty easy to use for volume adjustment. Its super intuitive and simple.
The Left and Right ear-cups are clearly marked as L & R on the band, so its easy to wear in correct fashion.
You can easily locate simple ON/OFF switch on the microphone, however once you put on the foam filter on mic this button will get hidden! so one has to know that the microphone ON/OFF switch is located below the foam filter!!
Both ear-cups feature LED Light which is especially liked by kids during gaming.
What are the differences in between Mpow EG3 and EG4 (2019 Upgrade)
1) Color variants
Mpow EG3 are available in Silver, Black Blue colors as against EG4 are available only as Black
Mpow EG3 have 360 adjustable mic as against EG4 are have Removable and 360 adjustable mic
Mpow EG3 have sensitivity of 105 ±3 dB as against EG4 are having sensitivity of 112 ±3 dB
While writing this post the latest Upgrade 2019 version was selling cheaper than the predecessor EG3! Yes the EG4 were available for $25 only!
Okay, all the above features and specs are simplified and tabulated for your quick reference. And at the bottom of post there is conclusion too.
Mpow EG3 vs EG4 (2019 Upgrade) Specs comparison
Discounts & offers
|Color||Silver, Black Blue||Black|
|Driver Diameter||Ø50 mm neodymium speakers||Ø50 mm neodymium speakers|
|7.1 Channel Sound||Virtual 7.1 channel surround sound||Virtual 7.1 channel surround sound|
|Audio Controls||Volume & microphone ON/OFF function with the knob on the headset||Volume & microphone ON/OFF function with the knob on the headset|
|Sensitivity||105 ±3 dB||112 ±3 dB|
|Impedance||32Ω ± 15%||32Ω ± 15%|
|Frequency Range||20-20 KHz||20-20 KHz|
|Microphone||360 adjustable mic||Removable and 360 adjustable mic|
|MIC Dimension||Ø6.0 × 2.7 mm||Ø6.0 × 2.7 mm|
|MIC Sensitivity||38 ± 3 dB||38 ± 3 dB|
|MIC Impedance||2.2 KΩ||2.2 KΩ|
|Mic Noise Reduction||yes||yes|
|Audio Cable Length||2.2 m (7.2 ft) cable wire||2.2 m (7.2 ft) cable wire|
|Compatibility||Support PC (Win7, Win8, Win10), Mac, PlayStation 4 Console and devices with USB audio support||Support PC (Win7, Win8, Win10), Mac, PlayStation 4 Console and devices with USB audio support|
|Package Contents||Mpow EG3 Gaming Headset× 1|
User Guide× 1
Packing Box × 1
Cotton Mic Protector × 1
|Mpow EG4 Gaming Headset× 1|
User Guide× 1
Packing Box × 1
Cotton Mic Protector × 1
Well when you don’t want to spend more but get more, and need a separate headset for gaming effects, they you can really enjoy the Mpow EG gaming series of headsets.
Both the EG3 and EG3 Upgrade means EG4 are perfectly balanced in terms of price and performance.
You get more than expected by spending just $30, and while you compare them with headsets like Razer kraken or Steelseries Siberia, Mpow really perform well.
Finally my suggestion is to go for the latest upgrade i.e. EG4 which are selling cheaper as an introductory price, as on 18 May 2019, they were selling somewhere around $25 ONLY.
I suggest to quickly check the latest online price and take you call – Check latest price of Mpow EG4
Download Mpow Software: https://www.xmpow.com/drivers