Beyerdynamic MMX 150 closed back gaming headset review

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REVIEW – Wired vs wireless headphones have been an ongoing debate between my friend and I for a long while. I’ve been wireless for quite some time, while he finally succumbed to the dark side recently. The Beyerdynamic MMX 150 gaming headset, while wired, intrigued me enough to check them out, and came very close to turning me back to the light.

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What is it?

The Beyerdynamic MMX 150 closed back gaming headset is a wired, plug and play, gaming headset.

Hardware specs

  • Closed back headset
  • 40 mm drivers
  • Detachable cardioid condenser microphone
  • 2.4 meter USB cable

What’s in the box?

  • Beyerdynamic MMX 150 closed back gaming headset
  • Detachable microphone with removable foam cover
  • 1.2 m USB-C to 3.5mm cable
  • 2.4 m USB-A to USB-C cable
  • Instructions

Design and features

The first and only thing I had to do when setting up the headset was deciding which cable to use. The USB-A to USB-C cable has the most functionality overall, so I went with that one. It does have a USB-C to 3.5 mm cable if needed, however.
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While the Beyerdynamic MMX 150 gaming headset comes in both black and grey, I was pleased to get the light-colored model as it was different from the norm that I was used to. They ended up being a light grey, which I preferred because they won’t look dirty after months of use. The orange accents were a nice touch as well.
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The microphone is detachable, though to be honest, I wouldn’t want to detach it unless I had a very high quality microphone to replace it. I was genuinely surprised with how well the microphone quality was with this headset. Unbeknownst to me, a buddy picked up these exact headphones and came into a voice chat with a group. Every person commented on how good he sounded, and I was shocked when I then heard it was this headset he had been using! It definitely gets a 10/10 on headset microphone quality.

A sampling of the Beyerdynamic MMX 150 gaming headset and Blue Yeti X microphone are in the video above.
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At first, the comfort level of the ear cuffs took a bit to get used to. My friend even agreed. However, after a week of wear, they broke into where they felt alright. They are quite lightweight and flexible, though they definitely feel like they are made of plastic. Even so, they were dropped a few times and have held up so far.
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A single button / dial is on the side of the left earpiece. This button serves as a volume control dial, mute button, and Augmented Mode. Press it down once and the orange light will turn red, indicating the headset is now muted. Hold the dial button down a little longer and it will go into Augmented Mode, which is like reverse noise canceling. You can hear outside sounds much easier. Kinda useful if you have people you are talking to in the room or perhaps kids running around.
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The sound quality of the Beyerdynamic MMX 150 gaming headset was pretty good. It was not as good as the microphone, but coupled with the microphone, the sound quality to price ratio seemed very worth it. Footsteps were able to be heard, voices came in clear, and music and videos sounded good. There were distinctions between the booming bass of a grenade and the mid range sound of a car engine roaring by. The highs were heard fine on music videos. Not outstanding, but still quite nice. Someone could easily use these for every day use and they would sound great, hear decently, and stream solidly. Since there is no special software to install, pretty much anyone can use them out of the gate, and it would be one less application running for those who stream with one PC like myself.

What I like

  • Amazing microphone
  • Good sound quality
  • Long USB cable

What needs to be improved

  • Just a tiny bit more foam would make it perfect

Final thoughts

Overall, despite being a wired set of headphones, the Beyerdynamic MMX 150 gaming headset gave my other headset a run for its money. In the end, I decided to stick with my wireless version, but only because I have a Yeti mic to go with it. If you are looking for a set of headphones with a very good microphone and are fine with wired, I would hands down recommend the Beyerdynamic MMX 150 gaming headset.

Price: $149
Where to buy: Beyerdynamic Website, Amazon,
Source: The sample of this product was provided by Beyerdynamic.

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