The reason the Mobius is such a pricey headset is that it uses high-end planar magnetic drivers instead of dynamic drivers; the sort you'll find in most gaming headsets. Even at $400, the Mobius is actually on the affordable end of the planar headset price spectrum, with some costing upwards of $1,800. And if you're spending that much on a headset, you're probably working in music production or just a hardcore audiophile. So if you were wondering why you don't see more gaming headsets with planar magnetic drivers, the cost is likely it..

As soon as you put these bad boys on, it's easy to hear the difference in sound quality from your usual gaming headset. It's almost shocking that games and music could sound this awesome. The wider range provided by the Mobius' planar drivers, especially in shooters, did a spectacular job of delivering a rich and detailed sound stage. I heard every shot whizz by my head and every creeping footstep before my eventual demise in my matches of Call of Duty Warzone. Its Hi-Res mode also gave me the bass I wanted when listening to music, something I found lacking in both the 3D and digital 7.1 surround sound modes. The Audeze Mobius provided one of the best listening experiences I've had in a while.......You could make a case that this may be beneficial, while playing something like a battle royale, for pinpointing where shots or footsteps are coming from. Honestly, digital 7.1 surround sound already does a pretty decent job at that anyway if you're looking to get from audio from all angles, and this just seems like overkill. I generally just ended up switching off 3D sound when playing shooters..

That being said, this headset should mostly be used wired chiefly because I got a measly nine hours of battery life, by no means should you treat this as a genuine wireless gaming headset. I was also a little disappointed in seeing limited EQ settings with only 8 sound profiles. As someone who needs an aggressive amount of bass to sustain life, I was surprised to see that the AudezeHQ software goes deep as far as HRTF customization goes with settings for head circumference, and even room ambiance, but nothing for EQ settings, just 8 sound profiles."