Tt eSports Cronos AD Gaming Headset Review


Price / Where to Buy:

US – Approx. US$69.99 – Tt eSports Store, Amazon ($89.99)
PH – Approx. PHP2790

We’ve taken a look at a couple of headsets from Tt eSports and as a whole, we’re really getting a ton of products from Thermaltake lately which shows just how much the company is refining their product line ups. Over in the gaming department, Tt eSports’ has just released a slew of new products including their first RGB keyboard, the Poseidon Z RGB which we’ve reviewed just a while ago. Now we have one of their latest headsets, the latest iteration of the Cronos brand: the Cronos AD gaming headset. Let’s take a look at this new audio solution and see what it brings to the table. Read on!

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Features

  • Powerful Bass: a powerful 40mm driver and high-energy neodymium magnets produce a high frequency response (20Hz – 22KHz) to strive for an exceptionally powerful bass output
  • Premium Comfort for Long Gaming Session: Auto adjusting headband, detachable cable, optimized weight, and fitted large ear cups allow you to play long hours without hassle.
  • Full Retractable & Bendable Microphone: An upgraded retractable microphone that can be hidden neatly at the base of the left ear-cup. Flexible construction allows easy audio streaming and direction adjusting into necessary position.
  • PC, Console, Mobile Gaming Ready: We’ve selected specific drivers and microphone hardware that enables full compatibility for PCs, MAC, PlayStation 4 and mobile devices.
  • Warranty: 2 year.

Specifications

COLOR DIAMOND BLACK
CONNECTOR 3.5MM PLUG X2 & USB PLUG X1
DRIVER UNIT (MM) 40MM NEODYMIUM MAGNET
CHANNEL STEREO
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20HZ-22KHZ
IMPEDANCE 32 Ω
SENSITIVITY 98 ±3 DB
MAX INPUT 100 MW
CABLE LENGTH 2.0 METERS
PLUG&PLAY MICROPHONE YES
EXTERNAL IN-LINE CONTROLLER YES
MIC DIRECTIVITY OMNI-DIRECTIONAL
MIC SENSITIVITY -42DB ± 3DB
MIC FREQUENCY 100HZ~10KHZ
MIC IMPEDANCE < 2.2KΩ
ACCESSORIES WARRANTY CARD X 1、MOBILE DEVICE CABLE X 1、3.5MM PLUG & USB PLUG CABLE X 1

Official product page

Closer Look

Reminiscent of the other Tt eSports headset we’ve reviewed, we once again see them employing a clear window to let you view the product inside the package. Along with that is a glamor shot of the product in the front together with some of the features of the Cronos AD. In the back are more defined features and specifications of the Cronos AD. The package includes the Cronos AD gaming headset, a wire for mobile, a wire for PC with inline controller and an instruction manual. HEADSET STAND (Luxa2 E-One) FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY. NOT INCLUDED.

The Cronos AD comes in black with a touch of red in the headband and inner cup cushions. There’s more of that red later but let’s focus on other aesthetics such as the headband, where the Cronos AD utilizes dual-bands, similar to that of the Shock Spin. Its self-adjusting so no need to pull on the bands and worry about breakage due to weakening of the bands.

The Cronos AD’s build quality is quite exquisite and while its not as refined as other brands that use leatherette or velvet in their cushions, the mesh cushion of the Cronos AD still look good. The rest of the body is plastic and that may sound cheap, it isn’t and the overall feel of the headset is quite good. One little nitpick are those silver accents on the headband hinges. They’re really just there for cosmetic purposes and serve no real purpose than to look metallic.

Tt eSports Cronos AD Gaming Headset Review
Tt eSports Cronos AD Gaming Headset Review

The microphone tucks inside the left earcup when not in use and has a flexible boom for easy adjustments.

Tt eSports Cronos AD Gaming Headset Review
Tt eSports Cronos AD Gaming Headset Review

The Cronos AD uses detachable cables with a proprietary connector interface. As pictured prior, we’ve got two cables included in the Cronos AD and both of which attach to the left earcup as pictured above.

 

Tt eSports Cronos AD Gaming Headset Review
Tt eSports Cronos AD Gaming Headset Review

The PC connector for the Cronos AD has an extra USB head and its not for audio use but rather for power as the Cronos AD has illuminated rings around the earcups and microphone together with the Tt eSports dragon logo.

User Experience & Conclusion

Tt eSports Cronos AD Gaming Headset Review
Tt eSports Cronos AD Gaming Headset Review

We used a Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 5 RX and Playstation 4 for our tests. The Sennheiser GAME ONE headset was burned-in for 100 hours before we formed our conclusion.

Let’s start of with listening experience: the Cronos AD is bassy and that’s pretty much how Tt eSports’ house sound is shaping up to be with some products either a hit or miss on the overall quality department. In the case of the Cronos AD, it hits just the right spot with a good amount of bass balanced with a good presence of highs and mids. For music, this can be offputting for purists that want a flat listening experience but for games, this is the touted “preference” as it brings out the bass. This is completely subjective and totally up to you. The Cronos AD has good details overall and controlled bass, without noticeable rumble or distortion even on high gains.

Going over the comfort and wearability of the Cronos AD, we’d like to note first that its one light headset. It basically just rides with you and despite its deceptively large arch, its really light. The earcups and cushions are breathable and have a good feel to them but the cups don’t really form a perfect seal around your ear, so isolation isn’t 100% and there’s some leakage going through on a touch higher volumes.

Overall though, for its price of $69.99 there’s really something about the Tt eSports Cronos AD gaming headset that really sets it apart. While its gimmicky illumination may just be that for some folks, its really an alluring feature to have and really makes a desktop pop while on display. Audio quality is decent enough to satisfy many gamers who aren’t that picky about audio and the Cronos AD itself is quite easy to drive, not requiring a discrete audio card. This is proven when we used it on our PS4 and mobile phone which also shows just how flexible this headset is with the ability to go from PC gaming to console and on mobile.

Price / Where to Buy:

US – Approx. US$69.99 – Tt eSports Store, Amazon ($89.99)
PH – Approx. PHP2790

The Tt eSports Cronos AD gaming headset is a decent gaming headset for general use be it mobile or PC which makes it a really flexible solution for highly active gamers that play on multiple platforms. Well-built and priced just right, the Tt eSports Cronos AD is an easy recommendation.

Tt eSports backs the Cronos AD headset with a 2-year warranty. We give it our B2G Silver Award!

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