Published on November 18th, 2011 | by Greg0
TekNmotion Intruder: An Inexpensive Headset
It's all too easy to overlook smaller companies. Bigger firms have lavish marketing budgets and can promote their gear in a number of ways- but these can end up affecting your cost of course. Which is why we enjoy it greatly when we find gear that is solid, at a reasonable price, that we can recommend to those willing to look beyond the big brand names.
The TekNmotion Intruder headset isn't going to be a great upgrade headset. If you already have one that you like, there isn't much here that will win you over. The company's website is pretty poor, seems to be missing information on this product, and perhaps was last updated in 2010. The design on these will catch some attention, as the triangular earcups are pretty unusual- but that's because the shape is a bit uncomfortable. We had some issues with the microphone cutting out, and the earcups feel a bit cheap and not as comfortable as we'd like for marathon gaming sessions.
But despite all of this, we couldn't help but like this underdog headset. Part of it was audio- quality was decent and with pretty solid separation. While you didn't get the wide soundstage that some Dolby units can provide using multiple drivers, the balance was good and music got high marks for fidelity without being too warm or bass-heavy. There was plenty of adjustability, and the padded headband helped keep the earcups in place. The lengthy (twelve foot) breakaway cable was handy, and we liked the interesting detachable dual-microphone system that can use a standard mobile mic for use with a smartphone or switch to a gaming microphone for use with a PC or Mac or VoIP software like Skype. A travel bag is included as well. And for a price of about $60, available online, it's a decent choice for a multi-use headset.