- 50 mm FullSpectrum neodymium magnet speaker;
- Frequency response: 20 – 20,000 Hz;
- Sensitivity: 114 dB / mW @ 1 kHz;
- Connectivity: USB 2.0, 3.5 mm combo jack;
- Detachable microphone with frequency response of 50 – 15000 Hz, impedance <2.2 kohm, sensitivity -42 dB @ 1kHz;
- Weight of 307 grams without microphone, 319 grams with microphone.
Creative Sound BlasterX H6 Gaming Headphones Design
The Creative Sound BlasterX H6 headphones come in a cardboard box, in which we find a 2-meter-long micro-USB – USB 2.0 cable, a 3.5-mm TRRS combo jack on both ends, 1.5 meters long, removable microphone, use, and the international guarantee certificate.
Creative Sound BlasterX H6 is solidly built, seem solid enough and durable over time. Although on the surface we see only plastic, it is of good quality, slightly rough, but pleasant to the touch.
The only metal parts you can see are the adjustable elements of the band that sits on the head. The strip is finished on the outside with eco-friendly leather, while on the inside, on the area that sits on the head, it is made of mesh textile material.
In the same material are covered the cups, and this means that even after long wearing, the ears will not overheat. Some heat still builds up there, but not so much as to become disturbing.
The cups are removable, with a slight twist they come off their support, allowing small adjustments on all axes. These fine adjustments, along with the soft foam, with memory foam, ensure that long wear does not become uncomfortable. I’d say you can keep these headphones on your head for as long as I didn’t find them uncomfortable even after more than 3 hours.
The cups have a large diameter, they are over-ear type, that is they will not touch the ears, but they sit directly on the head.
Creative Sound BlasterX H6 bring RGB LED lighting. The illumination is represented by a thin circular band towards the edges of the cups.
The cup on the left is the one crowded with controls and connectivity ports. There are 3 buttons, the volume control wheel, the jack for the removable microphone, the combo and the micro-USB port.
The detachable microphone can be brought into the correct position immediately, adjusting the flexible rod does not require any effort from the user.
Without necessarily impressing the construction side, Creative Sound BlasterX H6 looks like durable, well-finished headphones with the right materials. They are very comfortable even after good hours of continuous wear.
Creative Sound BlasterX H6 Gaming Headphones Sound
Creative Sound BlasterX H6 uses 50mm FullSpectrum speakers, made of neodymium magenta. However, the main argument for these headphones is the internal DAC, which offers 7.1 channel sound emulation. The converter from digital to analog also brings 3 preset modes for sound equalization, which can be accessed via the EQ button on the left cup.
Let’s talk about that first. The sound provided by Creative Sound BlasterX H6 via USB connection is of very good quality, regardless of the EQ option chosen. Honestly, the differences are not extremely great, but they exist and can be easily noticed. We did not find information about the 3 predefined equalization modes directly in the headset, but I can say this: we have the flat mode, practically with EQ off, the mode, I mean, music, when we have a better defined sound on high and bass, the gaming mode, with a 7.1 surround emulation that brings “spatiality”, and the bass mode, with… more bass.
For control of all functions and to benefit from all that these headphones can offer, you must install the Sound Blaster Connect 2 software, available for free on the Creative.com website. This app will automatically detect all compatible Creative peripherals and give you the ability to adjust both sound and RGB lighting in detail.
For lighting, there are modes of continuous ignition, pulsation, adjustable rhythm, rhythm with music or in most shades. You can set the color of the lighting in almost 16 million brides, as an idea.
In terms of sound, the Creative Sound BlasterX H6 is up. Clearly, for their price it offers pretty much everything I expected. We have high and sharp edges. The average frequencies are correctly reproduced, all over the beach, with the clear voice regardless of the stamp, but it does not represent the strong range. The bass is present all the time, but it doesn’t bother, it is not intrusive. It’s a warm bass, deep enough. It could have been a little deeper, but, overall, I have nothing to say, I repeat, considering the price of these headphones.
Surround 7.1 emulation is good to very good. The sense of space, the direction of the sounds and their differentiation is accurate. Again, not perfect, but more than enough.
I tried the headphones and connected via 3.5mm jack to the Creative Sound BlasterX G6 audio board. Here you can see the difference between a DAC integrated in headphones and that of a dedicated audio board. The sound is even better from all directions, a sign that the Creative Sound BlasterX H6 headphone speakers are above what the internal DAC can.
In games, because for that reason it seems that these headphones are recommended, I can say that Creative Sound BlasterX H6 does admirably. Clearly, surround emulation makes its presence felt, with all its limitations. You have a clear sound direction, you can “feel” even the front / back direction. The clear delineation of each sound helps you understand pretty much everything that is going on around you.
With the Creative Sound Blaster Connect app you can choose from sound presets for many types of games, from FPS, RPG, Real Time Strategy or Adventure and Action to Driving Simulation. Also, there are presets for different game titles: Call Of Duty Series, CounterStrike: Global Offensive, DOTA 2, Fortnite, Arena Of Valor, League Of Legends, Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain, Overwatch, Project Cars, Playerunknowns Battlegrounds , Rocket Leauge and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Also from the Creative Sound Blaster Connect app you can also activate Scout Mode, an exclusive Creative one. It brings out those less noticeable sounds to help you in games. Basically, you will hear louder not only the approaching enemy, but also the noise of trees, for example, which will not necessarily help you. However, once you get used to this activated mode, I recognize that it can make the difference in your favor.
The detachable microphone does its job well. It’s sensitive enough that you don’t have to raise your voice to be heard, but it doesn’t do so well with canceling background noise as it promises. It is obvious that the pressing of the keyboard buttons or the mouse click is faded, but other types of ambient sounds are quite clear and loud taken by the microphone.
There is also Monitoring mode, when, with the help of the microphone, all the sounds outside the cups are brought into the headset. This mode is useful when you do not want to be isolated from the environment. This matters when you have a high volume in headphones because passive isolation is not the best one. The sounds outside the cups reach your ears at a medium level. Creative Sound Blaster Connect 2 does not offer the best passive isolation, but they are not weaker either.
Finish the analysis with the maximum volume. It is high enough via USB connectivity, but not necessarily huge. Some may prefer a higher intensity. With the 3.5mm jack, depending on the audio card, you can receive a higher volume. Anyway, it is worth noting that at 100% of the capacity there are no distortions and no other quality degradation.
Creative Sound BlasterX H6 is not just gaming headsets, they are good headphones at all, ideal for music and movies alike. The Creative Sound Blaster Connect PC app pulls out all these headphones, so you really need it.
Creative Sound BlasterX H6 connectivity
The most common way to use the Creative Sound BlasterX H6 headphones will be to connect them via USB. Otherwise, if you already have a quality audio card, it is advisable to buy a pair of headphones without integrated DAC.
In addition to the USB port that activates both the integrated DAC and the RGB lighting, there is also the possibility to connect the headphones to the sound source through 3.5 mm combo jack, TRRS with 4 contacts, which supports both stereo signal reception, as well as sending the sound captured by the microphone.
The headphones are compatible with Xbox, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, either directly via USB or with adapters, as the case may be.
Using an adapter from USB Type-C to USB 2.0 I connected the Creative Sound BlasterX H6 headphones to my own smartphone, a OnePlus 6T. The headphones worked perfectly so connected, with all the functional controls and active RGB lights.
There is the Creative Sound BlasterX Connect app for Android as well, but it does not recognize these headphones once connected to the phone. You can activate different sound presets, with some dedicated to certain game titles, but you can’t control the RGB lighting mode.
On the left cup, we have the micro-USB port, the 3.5mm combo jack, the jack where we insert the removable microphone, the EQ button, the microphone on/off button, the volume adjustment wheel, and the Monitoring button.
Creative Sound BlasterX H6 Gaming Headphones Conclusion
Creative Sound BlasterX H6 headphones are worth the money. Not necessarily for RGB lighting, but for the fact that they come with integrated DAC, which is activated when the headphones are connected via USB.
If you already have a good audio card, then you should not necessarily consider these headphones, because the price includes the integrated DAC.
Creative Sound BlasterX H6 is headphones recommended not just for gaming, they are suitable for any kind of hearing. The headphones come with many pluses, of which the most important, from my point of view, is the value for money.
Creative Sound BlasterX H6 Pros:
- very good quality sound, balanced, with Virtual Surround mode that works extremely well;
- recommended not only for gaming but also for music and movies at least to the same extent;
- The integrated DAC holds the place of a dedicated audio card;
- The Creative Sound Blaster Connect app is full of sound options that really make a difference.
- very comfortable for long periods of use;
- good value for money.
Creative Sound BlasterX H6 Cons:
- although it boasts an active noise canceling function, the microphone picks up all the sounds around it, even the farthest ones;
- RGB lighting customization or even the ignition mode can only be configured from the Creative Sound Blaster Connect application.