SADES Spirit Wolf 7.1 vs VersionTech G2000 Stereo Headset

SADES Spirit Wolf 7.1 vs VersionTech G2000 Stereo Headset
Written by Alyssia Walmsley

This post is really old, there is a new version available: Best Gaming Headset Under $100 ~ Alyssia 🙂

The Spirit Wolf 7.1 is a budget gaming headset designed by Sades. If you haven’t heard of the brand name before, Sades is a China-based manufacturer of gaming peripherals. The company has been gradually gaining reputation in the tech industry. Early 2013, they were named the official Partner for the WCG (World Cyber Games) held in China. While they aren’t famous, they have a great reputation.

Specifications: SADES Spirit Wolf 7.1

  • Form Factor: Over Ear
  • Output Mode: Virtual Surround 7.1
  • Weight: 10 oz
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 115 dB
  • Impedance: 32 Ohm
  • Connectivity: USB, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Cable Length: 3 meters

Design: SADES Spirit Wolf 7.1

The Spirit Wolf looks like a sci-fi fan’s dream come true. The headset comes in a titanium white color with blue detailing sprinkled here and there. The headset’s shape has the contours of a cybernetic droid. Both of the cups on each side have an led display with the Spirit Wolf logo flashing in and out.

The futuristic color scheme combined with the sharp features of the Spirit Wolf 7.1 makes it look like something right out of Warframe. Aside from that, you also get a matching 5ft high quality USB 2.0 cable, which is pretty nifty. This headset is made up entirely of plastic. This makes it incredibly light but also a little less sturdy. Bending or flexing the headset too much, can make it feel a little fragile.

There have also been some consumer complaints of rattling being heard on the inside of the headset. Unless you are putting this headset under serious physical abuse, it should fare just fine. Usually with cheaper headsets, comfort isn’t exactly taken into consideration. This is not the case with the Spirit. Designed to be over the ears, the headset fits snugly on just about any decently proportioned head.

You might have to make adjustments the first few times to align your head in a comfortable spot. But once you do, it’s all smooth sailing from there on. The headband handles most wearing configurations just fine. The ear muffs are quite large and cup the entire ear for better sound isolation. Almost all of the padding on the Spirit Wolf consists of a synthetic bi-cast leather base with a polyurethane coating. This makes it feel just like real leather but for only a fraction of the cost, this was a great design touch.

Features: SADES Spirit Wolf 7.1

You’ll be controlling the headset’s functions with the excellent control pad provided with it. Setting the volume levels is quick and hassle free. You can even mute anything you are using with the convenient buttons. The Spirit Wolf is surprisingly loud. Even when set at 20 or 40% volume, it is enough to knock you back reeling in gut wrenching sound levels. This makes it perfect for laptop users that may not be getting the most power from their integrated sound cards. The Sades offers a choice of 4 EQ settings.

White, the default setting that keeps the EQ band flat. Blue, a music based settings that expands the frequency range allowing different instruments to feel separated. Green, the gaming based settings that scoops the mids out, increasing the bass and treble outputs. Red, the movie based setting that increases the sensitivity for a more audible dialogue. There are no real problems with compatibility.

The Sades Spirit Wolf can run of a variety of different operating systems. The headset is entirely plug and play. Since there are no external drivers required, you can just hook it up and have your PC do an automatic set up, it’s the same process for Consoles. All you do is plug in a 3.5mm connector into the jack and you’re good to go. You can plug in the provided USB cable if you want the headset to light up.

Sound Quality: SADES Spirit Wolf 7.1

The sound quality on the Spirit Wolf 7.1 is quite impressive, more so when you factor in its price. The Dolby Digital 7.1 Surround sound has been implemented well and you can clearly hear the range of environmental sounds that any game has to offer. When tested with Battlefield 1, the headset truly showed potential. Every bullet felt accurate as it swished passed your ears out of your hearing range.

The loud crackle of explosions felt very meaty and satisfying. Every sound felt like it was placed in a soundstage with careful deliberation and purpose. Perhaps one of the most notable features of the Spirit Wolf 7 is its microphone quality. Voices are picked up crystal clear and with little audio artifacts. There is almost no background noise or static happening, you even get a nice touch of natural reverb.

The spatial surrounds are represented well and voices don’t sound like they were recorded in a small basement. The mic genuinely sounds like it came off the most premium piece of gear and not just an average midrange gaming headset. Surprisingly, it even puts most dedicated desktops mics to shame. It’s a pity that the mic isn’t very flexible, you can horizontally retract the mic if you don’t want to use it.

Conclusion and Amazon Reviews (Pros and Con’s)

The headset is a great companion for the budget conscious gamer looking to spend a little money for a whole lot of features. The Spirit Wolf does not disappoint, being the best budget gaming headset.

Specifications: VersionTech G2000 Stereo Headset

The Tech G2000 Stereo Gaming Headset is manufactured by Versiontech. There is not much to report about the company other than the fact that they’ve made gaming mice and keyboards in the past. The company has been known to make decent entry level products so there’s no real concern over quality.

  • Form Factor: Closed Back, Over Ear
  • Output Mode: Virtual Surround 7.1
  • Weight: 13.5 oz
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 108dB +/- 3dB
  • Impedance: 16 Ohm
  • Connectivity: USB, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Cable Length: 2.2 meters

Design: VersionTech G2000 Stereo Headset

Build wise the G2000 is lightweight but in a way that feels more comfortable than it does cheap. The headrest comes padded with large foam pieces that cushion your head just perfectly. The headset is fairly eye-catching in appearance. A big part of the design layout of the G2000 is based around deep blues, blacks, and chromes. A surprise is when the LED’s light up, bringing the entire headset to life.

Features: VersionTech G2000 Stereo Gaming

The G2000 comes with a quality braid that does not fray easily. The cable segments into two 3.5mm plugs for the headset and the microphone, as well as an additional USB cable to power the LED lights. At the end of the cable, you get a control dongle that lets you adjust volumes levels or mute the audio. In the center of the control module is a group of LEDs, these let you know when your audio is muted.

Sound Quality: VersionTech G2000 Headset

The G2000 audio power comes from its massive 55mm neodymium drivers. What that results in is a big sound presence throughout. The bass kicks in exactly as it should, as a strong rumble and not a gentle warble. Most video game sound effects come through rather nicely; there is a big emphasis on distant sounds like enemy airships and approaching vehicles. The microphone on the G2000 is highly sensitive, it manages to effectively pick up everything from the loudest yells to the softest of whispers.

The mic is also omnidirectional, meaning all the necessary sound quality is maintained excluding the noise. The wind crackling, awful popping caused by an explosive sound and boom proximity induced bass sounds are all mitigated well. As a bonus, any mic placement will result in the same quality. This means that you don’t have to spend time finding the optimal sweet spot to talk through. Usually this can result in a layer of extra background noise but it manages to keep the noise levels to a minimum.

Conclusion and Amazon Reviews (Pros and Con’s)

When you come down to it, the VersionTech G2000 is a fantastic entry-level headset. At this price, you are not going to find much else that does so much. It may not be the best headset you’ll ever find but considering the amount of value for money you get, it is easily the best gaming headset under $50.

About the author

Alyssia Walmsley

Alyssia is a Cornell University graduate of 2003 and a former lead technology development manager for Microsoft and Cisco Networking Systems. Between writing on her blog, SkyGone Inc, loves adventures and chocolate sprinkles!

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