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EKSA E1000 WT Review – Worthy Gaming Headset?

by Stuart Charles Black
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EKSA E1000WT

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In The Box

USB-A Wireless Dongle

3.5mm Audio Cable

Type-C Charging Cable

User Manual

Operation Guide

Carry Pouch

EKSA E1000 WT Review

Specifications

  • Driver Size: 50 mm
  • Unit impedance (Ω): 32 Ω
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity (dB/mW): 105 ± 3 dB
  • Type: Lithium Battery
  • Use Time: Up to 36 hours (light off)
  • Rated Power: 5 V 1 A
  • Charging Time: 2.5 H
  • Type: Condenser Mic
  • Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional
  • Sensitivity: -42 ± 3 dB
  • Impedance: 2.2 KΩ

Introduction

EKSA E1000 WT Review

Last time we reviewed the E1000 and though I thought it was a decent product, I ultimately did not recommend it because I prefer EKSA’S StarEngine E5000 – a fantastic headset. 

In any event, how does the wireless E1000 WT stack up?

First off, you may be surprised to learn that this is actually not a Bluetooth headset.

It instead utilizes a 2.4GHz gaming-grade wireless connection which EKSA says offers better performance and lossless audio quality in addition to ultra-low latency of less than 30ms to ensure audio and video sync correctly.

We’ll see if that holds up later.

Build

EKSA E1000 WT Review

Right off the bat, the headphone is pretty bulky and contains a lot of plastic.

Still, it feels pretty sturdy and reminds me a lot of Sennheiser’s HD280.

I don’t feel as if the E1000 WT is going to break and don’t mind being a bit reckless with it.

The headband is a traditional click mechanism, the ear pads are made of faux leather, and the headset screams “I’m a nerdy gamer who eats Cheetos and plays World of Warcraft.”

I actually play Call of Duty and don’t eat Cheetos, but that’s neither here nor there.

Comfort

EKSA E1000 WT Review

is pretty darn good, but expect these to start digging into your ears after a couple of hours.

Still, they fit nicely and snugly and don’t seem overly intrusive.

If you have earrings, go ahead and remove them before wearing this headset because the cups will press into them causing pain.

A WORLD of pain like Smokey in Big Lebowski.

The headphones don’t fold up or rotate in any way, but there’s a nifty feature of the mic which I’ve never seen before.

It’s built-in and actually rotates up and down which I thought was pretty cool.

Most mics bend around and what have you, but a cool benefit is that you can flip it up and down as needed which adds a really neat additional gamer nerd element to the equation.

Sometimes if I get pissed off at things in the game that aren’t real, I will aggressively flippy it down and start complaining to let everyone know I mean business.

EKSA E1000 WT Review

EKSA E1000 WT ReviewKind of like James Scott Farrin.

If that wasn’t enough, the outside of the cups light up in colors which adds the proverbial cherry on top.

Just don’t walk around in public with these; robe on and your controller in your hand as you may get some looks from your weird neighbors; you know, the ones who still go outside.

Yeah, I know; who does that any more?

Features

EKSA E1000 WT Review

On the back of the left ear cup are your navigation buttons.

There’s a rotary dial on the top for volume, below that a mic on/off button, and at the bottom is your multi-function power button.

Press and hold to turn on and off, and short click to cycle between Surround Sound On and Off.

You can also double-click it to turn the light off and on.

While we’re at it, we may as well discuss how these sound.

EKSA E1000 WT Review

EKSA E1000 WT Review

EKSA E1000 WT ReviewSound

I really like them with Surround Sound mode on, and hardly ever have it off.

This mode adds a realistic element to gameplay and ensures you’re hearing everything that’s going on around you.

In fact,

at times it can be a bit unnerving because you’ll wonder if the sounds are actually coming from outside of the headphones.

I’ve taken them off quite a few times to make sure I wasn’t about to be mauled by Freddy Krueger.

EKSA calls, thinking you’re getting mauled, their “7.1 SoundBase.”

From their website:

EKSA E1000 WT gaming headset contains SoundBase, a 7.1 surround sound system. The 7.1 surround sound technology includes eight sound channels to create a three-dimensional sound effect. EKSA 7.1 SoundBase offers richer sound quality and an immersive experience. Eight speakers are strategically arranged in the headsets to create room for sound. With these headsets, you can identify the opponent’s direction by listening to their footsteps, gunfire, and vehicle sound.EKSA

EKSA E1000 WT Review

I’d say this is pretty accurate considering what I touched on above + the fact that I’m hearing everything going on.

It can be pretty overwhelming at times!

They really do sound lusher and crisper than most headsets I’ve tried and this is not an exaggeration. You kind of almost feel like you’re in the midst of the action, but the effect is subtle.

I also like the convenience of them; I simply plug in the supplied USB adapter into my PS4 and I’m ready to shoot enemy bots for hours and hours without moving a muscle.

In addition to that,

the earcups are clearly marked with giant block R and L indicators.

This means not a second is wasted when you’re gearing up for a session.

Just make sure you have plenty of soda on hand like me.

EKSA E1000 WT Review

EKSA E1000 WT ReviewBattery Life

If there’s one thing I’m a tad miffed about, it’s that the battery life isn’t quite as good as I was hoping.

I can get roughly 7-8 hours of non-stop DEDICATED play time before I need a charge.

Perhaps I should do more than sit around in my apartment playing video games, but it feels like a super short time before I’m reaching for the charging cable and being out of commission (so to speak) for a while.

Speaking of,

Charge time is approximately 2.5 hours which is about right.

Mic Quality

didn’t seem all that great when I was recording, but it sounds very good after transferring the games to my laptop and having a listen.

Before giving a final verdict, let’s go over some things I liked and disliked:

What I liked:

  • Ultra-low latency wireless gaming. I’ve had issues with latency in the past and this is a welcome breath of fresh air at less than 30ms.
  • Super convenient and easy to use. You’re up and running in 4.537 seconds via the supplied adapter.
  • The mic sounds pretty good and I like that you can flippy it up and down. It also does a very good job of blocking most everything out but your voice.
  • The headphones, while containing a lot of plastic, seem rather durable.
  • R and L indicators on the inside of each cup allow you to quickly get the headset on your head.
  • Surround Sound Mode is rather excellent; I feel like I could pinpoint footsteps and enemies pretty easily.
  • Versatile. You can use these with your PC, PS4/PS5, Xbox One S/X, Laptop, Nintendo Switch, and Mobile devices via the supplied 3.5mm cable.
  • The overall sound is much better than your typical “headset.” I poo-pooed headsets in the past but the sound here is lively and doesn’t lack the punch and slam that you’re craving.

What can be improved:

  • Battery life seems a bit low and doesn’t match the advertised numbers of 36 hours. I turn the unit off after each use and I’m still charging much more frequently than I would like.
  • They are a tad bulky.

Aside from that, there’s really not much to complain about.

Final Verdict

EKSA E1000 WT Review

I didn’t recommend the E1000, but I think the addition of wireless makes this version a bit more appealing.

No, I’m still not a huge fan of the aesthetic, but it’s something I can live with given its wireless nature and incredibly good ease of use factor.

In addition to that,

the E1000 had a non-detachable cable (Yuck) and the WT improves on that by making it a detachable 3.5mm.

So you can easily use it wired or wireless which adds a nice amount of flexibility.

You’ll love the benefit of being able to game immediately, and the simple intuitive buttons make it really easy to sit on the couch for hours.

Just don’t forget to pee!!

And wipe your dusty orange fingers off every now and then OK?

To say I had a blast with these would be an understatement.

Here’s video proof. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you:

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M249 SAW (Shipment, Regular, 18-Kill Streak)

 

As you can hear, the audio from the mic is very clear and sounds great.

I’ll have some more games posted soon on a harder difficulty.

For now, are you ready to dive into the wonderful world of gaming and give these a whirl?

Act Now:

 

For those interested, since writing this article I have tried countless times to get 150 kills on Shipment (on Hardened difficulty) but it’s proving to be a lot more of a challenge than anticipated.

I got this 143-kill game, but most of my scores top out in the 120s and 130s.

I will update this article if I ever get it!

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M60E4 (Shipment, Hardened)

I was too lazy to cut the beginning so just go to 4:20 for the match.

 

Update: Finally got it!

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M60E4 (Shipment, Hardened)

 

Well, that’s about it for today folks! I hope you’ve enjoyed this EKSA E1000 review and came away with some valuable insight.

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Is the E1000 worth a purchase to YOU? Do you have any experience with gaming headsets? I’d love to hear from you. Until next time…

All the best and God bless,

 

 

-Stu

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EKSA E1000 WT

4.7

Build

4.4/5

Comfort

4.6/5

Ease Of Use/Versatility

5.0/5

Sound

4.8/5

Mic Quality

4.8/5

Pros

  • Great mic quality
  • Lush, dense, crisp sound
  • Love surround sound mode
  • Super convenient and easy to use
  • Low latency

Cons

  • Still a bit bulky/aesthetic
  • True play time is underwhelming

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2 comments

Dzaieri August 24, 2023 - 11:55 pm

Hello. Thank you very much for the amazing review, it really helps taking a decision to buy it or not. Keep it up.

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Stuart Charles Black August 25, 2023 - 4:58 pm

Thank you so much for the nice comment, Dzaieri! And you’re welcome. Let me know if you need more help 🙂

-Stu

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