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EKSA E1000 Gaming Headset Review

EKSA E1000 Gaming Headphone

Eksa E1000
PlatformColor OptionsConnectionFrequency Response
PC, PS4 & MacRed, Blue, Green & GreyCable (USB)20Hz – 20kHz

For those looking for a colorful headset under $50, the EKSA E1000 gaming headphones offer an affordable option. They appear to blend seamlessly into an RGB LED setup with the various color trims that are available. Although we’d have liked to have seen better performance when it comes to directional sound, the audio quality is on par with that of other small brand competitors.

Over the past ten years, gaming headsets have experienced some of the fastest growth in the audio industry. We noticed an increase in demand for inexpensive gaming headsets as a result of modern consoles implementing USB compatibility. A budget headset with eye-catching visuals and respectable sound for the price is the EKSA E1000.

These are by no means premium headphones, just to keep things realistic. However, you won’t find premium quality for less than $50. Younger audiences or those who don’t want to spend a fortune on a hobby should use this headset. There are many high-quality gaming headsets available for less than $100, but the sub-$50 market is cluttered with products from smaller manufacturers who are unable to match the standards set by serious gamers.

The EKSA E1000 competes in a crowded market, especially given the similar pricing of products from well-known brands like the Hyper-X Cloud Stinger and SteelSeries – Arctis 1.


The E1000 appears to be louder visually than it is audibly. It has a youthful appeal thanks to the colorful earcup and headband lining that works really well with an RGB LED setup. Green, grey, red, and blue are the available color accents, giving you a good selection when it comes to coordinating your “battle station.”

A hexagonal, pulsating RGB light and RGB lighting across the EKSA brand name are also present on the exterior of the earcup. The EKSA E1000 is not about subtlety if that’s what you’re looking for. But the E1000 is designed for you if you want something reasonably priced that enhances your gaming experience visually.

Eksa E1000 Cables


The EKSA E1000’s construction quality is a bit uneven. First, as is typical with many more recent headphone models, the cable is wrapped in rope for protection. However, the rope’s thickness may have been a little bit excessive.

The earcups move smoothly forward and backward and don’t feel fragile, but when one moves the left and right earcups in opposite directions as one would when putting the headphones on, the opposite is true. They do seem a little more exposed to people with bigger heads, in my opinion.

Even with the significantly more expensive Hyper-X Cloud IIs, I’ve found that the USB cable’s volume and mic controller feels like it might be vulnerable to accidental damage. This appears to be a frequent error made by headphone manufacturers. When the headphones are momentarily perched on a chair or table, it’s simple for us to unintentionally step on the controller.

Regarding comfort and feel, the materials used for the earcups and headphones could be improved. I do believe that after some time one might start to experience some displaced padding because similar materials were used in earlier models. Although I must admit that during my testing period, I didn’t have any immediate proof of this.

Plastic makes up almost all of the EKSA E1000’s construction. It’s not the most fragile or robust pair of headphones we’ve held in our hands, and it mostly meets expectations for the price range.


It’s challenging to avoid making comparisons to one’s daily driver when evaluating headphones, and given that I’ve been using the Sivga sv021 recently, I’ve grown accustomed to an absurd degree of comfort. I then had to take out a set of Redragon headphones from a rival company in order to compare them in order to determine where the EKSA E1000 stands.

Although I believe that the comfort levels are perfectly acceptable for children or people with small heads, I did feel some pressure when wearing them, especially just in front of the ears. However, they do fit snugly and don’t leave significant spaces between the face and the headphones where sound can leak out. However, this does not imply that noise is isolated; in fact, noise isolation could be improved.

I need to know that as a gamer, I can wear a headset for a long time without feeling uncomfortable. The EKSA E1000 fell short of my expectations, and I thought the pressure on my head was a little excessive. I think this is caused by the relatively tight fit that they are intended to produce. I had the impression that these might be geared more toward younger people, which they most likely are. Therefore, if you’re looking to purchase these for a child or young adolescent, they might not have the same issues.

Now that the criticism is out of the way, I should say that while the EKSA E1000 falls short of brands like Hyper-X, Steelseries, or Razor, they do manage to compete with other low-cost brands on the market.

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It’s crucial to note at the outset of this section that we chose to evaluate the E1000 in terms of music and in-game sound quality. The majority of us will, in fact, be either using the same headphones for all audio needs or listening to music while we wait for our lobbies to pop.

Game Audio

The EKSA E1000 will be effective enough for casual gamers to justify purchases. As a former competitive gamer, the one thing I test for in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s audio is how accurate the directional sound is. Having a good sense of space is what really makes a gaming headset shine, whether you’re listening for enemy footsteps or need to know how far that HE grenade is dropping behind you.

Though they don’t have much sub-bass, I thought HE grenades had a decent sound. When it comes to flashbang explosions, the E1000 benefits from the decline in the highs. They don’t emit that high-pitched ringing, which, despite its intended use, frequently serves as an annoyance or even a painful substitute for immursion.

Given the budget, I may be being overly critical, but I do believe that driver placement could be improved, or that work could be done to better provide depth to the directional sound. The gun sounded like it was slightly behind me whenever I fired. Similar to footsteps, I occasionally thought the enemy was further behind than they actually were.


The EKSA E1000 does a good job of providing all the necessary components for in-game audio. However, it doesn’t perform as well as more expensive devices would. For instance, you won’t experience the rattling sub-bass that high-end headsets can deliver. The frequency response, however, isn’t as poor as I had anticipated and still seems to have a lot to offer in the bass range.

If you want to get the most out of the EKSA E1000, I would strongly advise turning up the volume. They seem to perform significantly better in most sound aspects when they are turned up, including the mids and lows, which simply feel more full. I noticed that as I lowered the volume, the midrange in particular seemed to lose definition and become muddier.

In the end, I actually forgot I was testing them out after wearing them for a few hours. I had also grown accustomed to the sound and it didn’t feel as much of a quality issue as when I switched directly from my Sivga.

The EKSA E1000 is more than capable of producing a sound that is on par with models from rival manufacturers.


When tested, the microphone quality was surprisingly clear; there was no noticeable static or other issues. If I could change anything, it would probably just be the microphone’s volume. During testing, I consistently noticed that the recorded audio lacked volume, which could make it difficult to communicate with your teammates if they are being attacked.


You don’t have to worry about plugging in two cables to get both the sound and the mic working with these gaming headphones because they connect via USB rather than AUX.

They are designed to function with Apple Mac, Sony PlayStation 4, and PCs.


Kids and teenagers who play video games casually and need an affordable gaming headset should consider the EKSA E1000 gaming headphones. The tightness of the headphones might be an issue for adults with larger heads.

The tasteful inclusion of the pulsating LED lights, which aren’t overtly in your face and aren’t brightening up the house next door but are enough to bring some life to the aesthetic and will fit well into an RGB PC setup, is what distinguishes the EKSA E1000 from many other budget headsets.

If you’re a serious gamer who plays a lot of first-person shooters, you’re probably going to do better choosing something more expensive. Personally, I’d advise getting the Razor Kraken instead because it offers $15 more in comfort and better overall sound quality.

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