Beyerdynamic MMX 100 Gaming Headset Review

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(Pocket-lint) – The Beyerdynamic MMX 100 is a gaming headset analog wired and closed, which is an interesting alternative to Beyerdynamic MM 150.

While the more expensive MM 150 is designed to run on a PC with a USB connection, the MMX 100 uses 3.5mm cables, making it compatible with more devices.

Still, the Beyerdynamic MMX 100 promises high-end studio-quality sound with drivers specially designed for gamers by the company’s engineers.

So if you want accurate sound for your gaming sessions without breaking the bank, this product may be an option.

But how does it behave in use? We played around with this headset to find out.

Our quick review

The Beyerdynamic MMX 100 is another excellent gaming headset from the brand.

Not only is it more affordable than other headphones on offer, but it’s also great for the price.

In use, the MMX 100 benefits from a rich soundscape with well-felt bass and pleasing audio range. The soundscape is accurate for FPS games and easy on the ears for music and movies.

All this topped with a fantastic microphone. The only drawback for us is the size of the earphones, which are too small for our liking.

Beyerdynamic MMX 100 review: Great sound for the price

Beyerdynamic MMX 100 review: Great sound for the price

Pour

  • Excellent passive noise cancellation
  • plush padding
  • Excellent microphone.
Versus

  • Headphones are a bit small

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Sound insulation design

  • Closed rear hull
  • 40mm drivers with a frequency response of 5-30,000Hz
  • Bypass Wall Sound Coupling
  • Softskin Memory Foam Earbuds

The first thing that struck us about the Beyerdynamic MMX 100 headphones is the design of the headphones. This headset features a closed-back design with memory foam padded ear cups and a faux-leather exterior. The result of this combination is excellent passive noise cancellation that blocks out a fair amount of ambient noise and allows you to focus on your game.

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The MMX 100 is also equipped with 40mm drivers, which the company claims provide “studio-quality” sound.

We certainly enjoyed a rich soundscape with pleasingly warm bass and plenty of punch. This is a stereo gaming headset, so there’s no virtual surround sound as standard (although you can use Dolby Atmos or Windows Sonic Sound), but the MMX 100 offers pleasingly accurate gaming audio.

It’s equally impressive for listening to music or watching movies, and it’s certainly easy on the ears.

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Our problem, however, is the size of the headphones. For us, they’re a bit too small, and their round shape means they tend to squish your ears a bit during long gaming sessions. They can be easily removed, so they can be upgraded.

Light

  • 296g
  • 4-pin 1.2m jack plug and 3.5mm and 2m split cable for PC

That said, the clamping force is perfectly balanced, and the hinges that hold the ear cups tilt nicely to fit the shape of your head.

The headband is also elastic and flexible, so it’s easy to get a good fit. Weighing 296g, the MMX 100 is quite light and won’t weigh you down throughout the day. The headband is well padded which also helps with comfort.

When it comes to connectivity, we already mentioned that the MMX 100 uses 3.5mm. Two cables are included in the box: a short 3.5mm cable for use on a console or otherwise, and a longer 3.5mm cable that plugs into your PC’s microphone and headphone jacks.

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They are good quality cables with a braided finish. They’re also removable, so you can swap them out depending on what you’re using the headset for, which is a bonus.

A word of warning though: we found that the cables rub against clothing too easily, and sound can be heard in the earpiece of the headphones.

And, if it’s very animated, the sound is also picked up through the microphone, which is not ideal.

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The headset is equipped with an easily accessible volume wheel and microphone mute button located on the headset, which is very convenient for gaming.

Excellent microphone quality

  • Detachable electret condenser microphone
  • Cardioid pickup pattern

Perhaps the main asset of the MMX 100 is its microphone.

Like the MMX 150, this model is equipped with a metavoice microphone that not only eliminates background noise, but also produces natural sound.

A bold statement, but one that turned out to be true. This headset has a great quality microphone, which is not compressed and blurry like other microphones in lesser quality headsets.

It’s not quite as good as a dedicated mic, but it’s still pretty fantastic.

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To remember

The Beyerdynamic MMX 100 are excellent headphones for their price. It offers excellent sound, a good fit, a powerful microphone and much more. It’s worth considering, especially if you have small ears.

Written by Adrian Willings. Edited by Conor Allison.

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