In the world of professional and hi-fi audio, Beyerdynamic is easily one of the most recognizable and well-respected names. The legendary German manufacturer stands behind some of the best hi-fi and studio monitoring headphones out there, as well as fantastic microphones and various types of headsets intended for pilots, television, and radio broadcasters, and-as of 2009-gamers. They keep their gaming headset portfolio very tight. In fact, so tight that the MMX 300 2nd Generation is currently one of only two gaming headsets they offer. With a price tag of $350/€300, it’s also the more expensive of the two.
Considering the price, you might expect the MMX 300 2nd Gen to impress you with a mountain of features, crazy RGB LED effects, and tons of software options, but you would be sorely mistaken. This headset is in fact as simple as they come, consisting of a pair of headphones, a microphone, and a pair of detachable cables. One of the cables terminates in a pair of 3.5-mm TRS (3-pole) plugs and is equipped with an in-line controller for the PC, while the other has a single 3.5-mm TRRS (4-pole) plug and a controller that works with consoles and mobile devices, which means the Beyerdynamic MMX 300 2nd Gen is a fully analogue headset. It’s up to the user to combine it with a sound card that is going to be good enough to bring out the best this headset has to offer.
- Dynamic drivers (neodymium magnet)
- 32 Ω impedance
- 5-35,000 Hz frequency response (specified by the manufacturer)
- Closed-back, over-ear design
- Pivotable condenser microphone
- 3.5-mm connectivity (TRRS and dual TRS)
- 2.5 m detachable rubberized cable (dual TRS) + 1.2 m detachable rubberized cable (TRRS)
- In-line volume and microphone mute controls
- Weight: 294 g