GX Gaming Mordax Review – The gaming headsets we’ve reviewed in the past several months all ship with either a USB connector or a phono plug connector. Powered amplification, LED lighting, and some virtual surround sound features are possible with the former headsets. With the latter, you aren’t restricted to only using them with a PC. GX Gaming’s Mordax universal amplified gaming headset stands apart thanks to its inclusion of both connector types. The dirty little secret for most of us is that, while we love PC gaming, we are also big fans of games in general, regardless of the platform. The Mordax is unique in that we can use it with a PS3, Xbox 360, Mac, and, of course, PC. When plugged into a PC or Mac, the Mordax uses the USB connector to transmit audio and power the internal amp.
If you want to use the phono plug with a smartphone, tablet, or other analog audio device, you’ll need a power source for the headset’s USB connector. RCA cables and a 2.5mm headphone cable are also bundled for connecting the Mordax to a game console. When it comes to sound quality, the powered amp really delivers. The 40mm drivers in the Mordax absolutely hum with deep bass, and midrange and higher frequency sounds come across with a rich clarity you’ll not get with an unpowered headset.
Frequency response is a wide 20Hz to 20kHz, and sensitivity is rated at 117dB. The omnidirectional flexible mic is detachable and has a 100Hz to 10kHz frequency response and a -54dB sensitivity (+/-3dB). The Mordax features large oval cans with pleather-covered foam cushions. The padded headband is similarly outfitted, and you can add about an inch of length to either side with a gentle tug.
Both cans have a shiny black plastic finish, with the GX Gaming logos and a U-shaped piece of green plastic to add some color. The unit is comfortable to wear for long gaming sessions. We also like the in-line volume and mute controller. This part also features a PC/GAME switch, which lets you switch between USB-based or analog audio sources. If you’re looking for a headset that can do double duty for a game console or PC, out of the box, then the GX Gaming Mordax should be at the top of your list.
GX Gaming Mordax Specifications
- Drivers: 40mm neodymium
- Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
- Sensitivity: 117dB
- Impedance: 32 ohm
- Mic sensitivity: -54dB +/-3dB
- Mic frequency response: 100Hz to 10kHz
- In-line volume control
- Cable length: 10 feet
- Connectors: USB, phono
- Extras: Removable flexible microphone, built-in amplifier, RCA cable, 2.5mm phono cable