Review: MPow EG3 Pro Gaming Headset

A few years ago I bought my son the Kotion Each G2000 headset and since they are cheap, comfortable and have decent sound range I could have grabbed myself a set except.. while the Kotion Each look fine on a 12 year old, I’m 38 and really want something that looks a little less “go faster” Enter the MPow EG3 Pro Gaming Headset, a budget gaming headset that doesn’t look like a prop from Tron, but are they any good?

PRODUCT: MPow EG3 Pro Gaming Headset
FROM: Amazon
£27.99 (-£8 coupon when I bought)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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I’m not an audiophile so if you want to hear about frequency response, distortion or other things like that this isn’t a review for you.

I don’t want to spend a fortune on a headset I just want something that will allow me to game without waking the kids, have a decent sound that’s not too boomy, not too tinny and a mic that allows folk to understand me when I’m telling them how angry I am at being shot.

Oh, and it needs to work on my PC and PlayStation because I’m way too tight to buy two sets.


I know these wouldn’t make me look good, they’re not magic, but I did want something that won’t make me look like I’ve bought my headphones from the toy shop and with their metal headband, matt plastic ear cups and industrial look these look a little more grown up, than most gaming headsets on the market.

The headset has subtle white led’s in the cups and on the microphone, which aren’t offensive at all, I wouldn’t have minded if these were on all the time, rather than optional (via USB). With them being subtle, I’m not sure if they’ll still improve your gaming skill and FPS as much as RGB.


I want to use these on PC and console, so the connectors on the MPow EG3 Pro are perfect, the 3.5mm combined plug fits straight into the PS4 controller and there’s a splitter in the box which splits this into separate headphone / microphone plugs for the PC.

On the braded cable there’s a little control switch allowing you to quickly change the volume when you think the kids have woke up, but you still want to hear gunshots in the game, and mute/unmute button for the microphone when the inevitable interruptions come and you don’t want to broadcast your conversation about who’s turn it is to do the dishes to your squad.

The microphone has a light on it so you can see when you are broadcasting or not, although this will only work on PC if plugged into USB, or I guess you could use a powerbank, on console, but the weight and bulk really wouldn’t make that much sense. Unfortunately the microphone light is useless as you’ll want to put the supplied filter over the mic else it just picks up too much.


These are very comfy, the ear cups are big and my whole ear fits inside so there’s no pinching or squashing. I wore them for over an hour during my latest stream and they were very comfortable throughout, they are nice and light. I also didn’t feel my ears getting hot or sweaty, which is nice.

The design seems to fit all head sizes well, even with a 2 year old’s size head, these fit Lucifer, my son’s head without slipping off or pinching to a point where he wanted to take them off immediately.

Sound Quality

These sound good in games, I’m certainly not going to complain, the cups block out a lot of external noise, and with no interference, you can really get immersed in the game. The balance is great, I can pinpoint which direction the gunshots come from so I know where to either run towards in COD or away from in Rust. The sound levels are good too, not too tinny and the base is nice without clipping or distorting. I had a quick blast of music and that sounded good too.

The microphone is good enough quality, just as good as the cheap condenser mic I use normally use on my PC, it’s nice and clear and as long as you use the included filter and adjust it right, it doesn’t pick up every little movement so you’re annoying your squad or constantly live on games that detect when you’re speaking. The switch to turn on/off the mic makes a loud click through the system when used.

Overall I’m very happy with these, and while I’m sure there are better headsets on the market, I’m not sure you can get much better for the price of £27.99 and if you’re lucky like me, and there is a £8 discount coupon when you’re buying these are even better value at £19.99!

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