As Ubisoft came out with Operation Steel Wave, we got out of our comfort zone and charged as Ace and struck back as Melusi, Banshee after Banshee. We went in style with under $100 Rainbow Six Siege-inspired headsets from Thrustmaster.
The classic T model one, inspired by SWAT-TAC headgear and invented in the 60s, made us feel one of them, even if we fought from the couch. Especially since these come with free access to the DTS Sound Unbound app, which helped us truly level up our sound experience.
What is DTS Sound Unbound? An app you absolutely should have if you’re a gamer. Check out what it can do in the clip below:
The headphones themselves are everything you’d expect from a gaming pair dedicated to this shooter. The branding is there – you can see the grungy number 6 on the outside of the ear cups and on the inside, too. Also, the plates are interchangeable.
We loved the headband cushion – not too thick, and super soft. The metallic frame that keeps everything together is slim and black, so it definitely goes with the overall design. How are the cups themselves? How’s the noise isolation? Pretty good, guys. We’re talking about memory foam cushions with a special gel layer that follow the natural shape of the ears.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE MIC AND MIC CONTROLS IN THE CLIP ABOVE!
Want a more solid pair of headphones? With more texture and more Rainbow Six Siege details? The Y model from Thrustmaster fits the bill. It has a hard plastic body, that hides a sturdy metallic frame which you simply pull and push to adjust the size. No screws here! Also the sharper edges mean it’s not for the faint of heart, only true Operators.
The headband cushion is harder and thicker than the one on the T model but it’s done so you can have another Siege detail there. Cool idea!
WHAT’S THE BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO? CUP DESIGN! SEE FOR YOURSELF, IN THE CLIP ABOVE!
Best of all? Both sell for under $150 right now, the Thrustmaster T.Assault Six Collection Edition for $57.99 and the Y-300CPX Six Collection Edition for $34.99.