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Tt eSPORTS SHOCK (Marina Blue) gaming headset: review and testing

Manufacturers of computer peripherals and accessories are paying great attention to the segment of devices for gamers. Why is this happening? The fact that the industry of eSports is a traditional engine that supports the development of the entire PC market as a whole. Judge for yourself, the release of new games motivate many producers to update the configuration of their systems. In addition, from year to year the number of participants and spectators of different eSports is rapidly increasing.

 Infatuated by the games people can to spend considerable amounts for own hobby. The help provides company Thermaltake that organizes a special game division Tt eSPORTS. It produces mouse pads, keyboards, headsets and various accessories, among which we can find the external sound cards and gaming gloves.

Tt eSPORTS SHOCK (Marina Blue)

We decided to pay attention to the headset Tt eSPORTS and get acquainted with one of the relatively low-cost model Tt eSPORTS SHOCK (Marina Blue). But first with offer to learn the specification table.

The specs:




Black and blue

Cable length, m



2 х mini-jack 3,5 mm (gold-plated)


noise blanking, foldable design, pull-out microphone, gold-plated sockets

Controls functions

volume change, microphone shutdown


Q-ty of sound channels


Diameter of speaker dome, mm


Impedance, Оhm


Max capacity, mW


Frequency range, Hz

20 – 20 000

Sensitivity, dB


114 ± 3




Frequency characteristic, Hz

100 – 10 000

Microphone sensitivity, dB

-45 ± 3

Impedance, KОhm


Producer website

Producer website

Product page

Packaging and content

Tt eSPORTS SHOCK (Marina Blue)

Headset is packed in a cardboard box with a transparent plastic opening to view the content.

Tt eSPORTS SHOCK (Marina Blue)

The front side of the package tells us the name of the headset and its color scheme (Marina Blue), as well as the main features of this model. Manufacturer has mentioned about folding design, volume control, microphone noise reduction and improved bass sounds, as well as gold-plated mini-jack connectors.

Tt eSPORTS SHOCK (Marina Blue)

The reverse side of the box has the list of headset features complemented by photos of controls elements, connectors and a microphone.

Tt eSPORTS SHOCK (Marina Blue)

One side has the specifications of Tt eSPORTS SHOCK (Marina Blue). Some of them are even not available on the official website of this model for example, the impedance (32 Ohms) or maximum input power (100 mW). To confirm the words about the quality of the bass, the company Thermaltake provides the segment of amplitude-frequency characteristic in the range 19 - 120 Hz.

Tt eSPORTS SHOCK (Marina Blue)

The package includes a black cloth cover with symbols of the manufacturer intended for transporting the headset. Also in the box you will find a quick start guide and warranty brochure.

Design and structure quality

Tt eSPORTS SHOCK (Marina Blue) Tt eSPORTS SHOCK (Marina Blue)

Tt eSPORTS SHOCK (Marina Blue) Tt eSPORTS SHOCK (Marina Blue)

Headset Tt eSPORTS SHOCK (Marina Blue) looks quite gaudy but not tasteless. In addition to the relatively calm sea-green colors other six color options are available.

Tt eSPORTS SHOCK (Marina Blue) Tt eSPORTS SHOCK (Marina Blue)

Rather big headphones cup have trapezoidal shape. The cable is fed to the left cup. The soft velvet ear cushions allow ears to less sweat in comparison with leather counterparts. After using the headset for a long time there is no desire to take off it: in case of tight fit of the cups do not have a lot of pressure on the ears.

Tt eSPORTS SHOCK (Marina Blue)

Tt eSPORTS SHOCK (Marina Blue)

Tt eSPORTS SHOCK (Marina Blue)

Massive headband does not squeezing the head, but softening gasket at the bottom part provides pressure. It is made of: leather or leather-substitute. To fit the size of the headset under the head of a particular user the headband has ten steps height adjustment.

Tt eSPORTS SHOCK (Marina Blue)

Tt eSPORTS SHOCK (Marina Blue)

Folding microphone can be folded within reasonable limits, but it does not show the wonders of flexibility as some other models. Due to this, the microphone will always be at some distance from the mouth. However, due to the high sensitivity it provides good quality of transmits the user's voice at any distance. The reverse side of the high sensitivity is the recording of background noise.

But the listener is well insulated from outside noise, especially at high playback volume. Only really loud external noise will be heard in such conditions.

Tt eSPORTS SHOCK (Marina Blue) Tt eSPORTS SHOCK (Marina Blue)

Small external unit allows you to adjust the volume in the headphones and go off the record from the microphone. On the reverse side there is a clip for attaching to cloth. The cable length from the outdoor unit to the headphone cups is 53 cm.

Tt eSPORTS SHOCK (Marina Blue) Tt eSPORTS SHOCK (Marina Blue)

Tt eSPORTS SHOCK (Marina Blue)

Tt eSPORTS SHOCK (Marina Blue)

During the testing, we did not have any complaints regarding the quality of construction. Plastic parts do not emit extraneous overtones or crackle. Folding the headphones also is performed without any problems.

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