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Positives

  • Incredible sound in a small box
  • 2.4GHz dongle makes a big difference in gaming
  • Stable and automatic connection via Bluetooth or 2.4GHz

Negatives

  • case in bulky side
  • The controls are too simplistic
  • USB-C dongle can block ports without the extended cable

Gaming headphones are not a new concept. Logitech, Razer, and others have been making wired versions for years. What’s even rarer, however, is the really relatively new form factor wireless gaming headphones.

The reason for this scarcity is simple. Most wireless earbuds are based on some version of Bluetooth. Bluetooth tends to suck for gaming. It introduces a noticeable “latency” or delay between the game (or video) and audio. Obviously in many games, this will result in you being killed by an enemy that you only hear approaching after they have already shot you. Some Bluetooth protocols reduce this, but none of them reliably match the 2.4GHz latency that undetectable wireless connections can offer.

What makes EPOS GTW 270 . Hybrid Gaming Headset Unique in this form is that it offers Bluetooth and 2.4GHz technology. This hybrid pair (hence the name) of connectivity options is popular in high-end over-ear gaming headphones like the barracuda scanner line And the SteelSeries Arctis Nova . family. But this is the first time I’ve come across such versatility in a pair of truly wireless earbuds. And let me tell you, it was a game changer…literally.

Determine

form factor Truly wireless in-ear buds
Connection Bluetooth 5.1 (with AptX), 2.4GHz (via included USB-C dongle)
Battery life 5 hours (earphones) | 20 hours (charging case)
Compatibility Bluetooth: PC, Mac, TVs, consoles, etc | 2.4GHz: PC, PlayStation 4/5, Nintendo Switch, Android
Domain 49 feet
Driver type closed dynamic
Included accessories Charging Cable, USB-C Extender Cable, USB-C Dongle, Dongle Cover with Carrying Ring, Extra Silicone Ear Covers (3 Sizes)
Controls on the device Yes: play/pause, skip track, activate digital assistant
Companion program EPOS game set

Quality of look and build

EPOS started its life as part of the high-end audio company Sennheiser. Precise engineering pedigree taught many of the traditional headphones designed by the EPOS crew while it was still part of the mother ship. The same level of quality has remained stuck with the now independent company.

Open case for EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid Wireless In-ear Gaming Headset.

They’re barely larger than most wired earbuds, although the charging case is on the bulky side.

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From top to bottom, the GTW 270 Hybrid feels solid. The charging case’s metallic outer shell provides a sturdy enclosure for charging your earbuds, while the incredibly satisfying hinge feels like something out of a high-end watch, not a budget-friendly pair of earbuds.

The buds themselves also feature a durable, lightweight, and simple design that inspires confidence in the hand and the ear.

also: Are Apple’s AirPods Pro 2 the best wireless earbuds you can get right now?

I found the buds and inserted tips to fit my ears snugly, and in the ears of family and friends I let them test. A good overall fit is vital to in-ear headphones like this, and EPOS has nailed it.

EPOS GTW 270 . Accessories

Additional eartips in small and large sizes are included in the box.

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Connection

Connectivity is a masterpiece in the GTW 270 Hybrid earbuds. You can of course pair it with your phone, TV, PC, game console or anything else via Bluetooth. But, you also have the option to use the included 2.4GHz USB-C dongle connection. The dongle (see picture below) is compatible with computers, Playstation 4 And the PlayStation 5And the Nintendo SwitchAndroid smartphones and tablets.

When used, it delivers the low-latency connectivity that competitive gamers want, delivering audio without any perceptible delay between on-screen motion and its accompanying audio. There is also a notable benefit to audio quality, which I will cover below.

also: 5 best PC gaming headphones: Excellent sound, no drops

EPOS GTW 270 . Dongle Box

You may have never realized that a case of a dongle was something you might want someday, but here we are.

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I had no issues with connection stability in my time testing the GTW 270 Hybrid earbuds. They pair reliably and quickly with the supplied mini dongle every time I remove it from the charging case. Switching between the 2.4GHz and Bluetooth dongle was also a simple and intuitive event, with the earbuds automatically handling it well.

power and charging

The EPOS GTW 270 Hyrbid case is shipped via USB-C. It comes with one charging cable and a second cable to extend the reach of its dongle. Perhaps it would have been better if EPOS instead chose something similar to the coupler-based settings that many gaming mice use now. This will allow you to use one cable for both tasks. However, that would have prevented you from charging your case while listening at above 2.4GHz, so their route might be best for most users.

Like most USB-C accessories, it charges quickly. A full charge provides five hours of listening on the earbuds, and an additional 20 hours of audio when recharged using the charging case, according to EPOS.

I did notice some fluctuations, but the advertised usage times were very accurate and impressive given the low weight of the earbuds. The case is on the heavier side. It is hardly noticeable when placed in a bag, but the slightly bulky rectangular shape does not make it the best pocket companion.

EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid Earphones in the Charging Case.

The earbuds fit into the charging case with a confidence-inspiring fit.

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How do they look?

All this comfort and dual connectivity means little if the sound of the EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid earphones doesn’t deliver the competitive fidelity gamers want. Fortunately, all the leverage that EPOS holds from its Sennheiser predecessors is shown in these incredibly small earbuds.

When used above 2.4GHz, it delivers clear and powerful bass, and the highest levels of fidelity and fidelity. The latter is very important because this is where the audio cues that alert you to enemies in the game tend to live. I did not feel any loss in directional accuracy or hearing acuity when using these ear buds in place of the main speakers for a long time, Razer BlackShark V2 Pro. That’s not something I can say for any other earbuds I’ve tested or played with or not.

The music performance was equally impressive. The instrumentals and vocals showed an incredible amount of separation between drivers and it’s as small as those used in these earbuds, with a wider sound range than many (more expensive) headphones and headphones.

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Simply put, this is the best game sound I’ve heard from any earbuds (wired or wireless), and some of the best audio I’ve had in a truly wireless set. Outperform The first generation of Apple AirPods Proand even outperforms the wonderful but problematic sound Drop + Grill pair I tested earlier this year.

Connecting via bluetooth, I would say everything you just wrote is about 80% correct. I would not recommend using Bluetooth for gaming if you have the option to use 2.4GHz. But, if you are listening to music or videos, the audio is almost the same quality. Unfortunately, the maximum volume is noticeably lower, and little clarity, separation, and overall sound stage are lost. In this mode, the buds are in almost direct association with the aforementioned AirPods Pro.

microphone performance

As usual, this is a section that is best to let the thing speak for itself, literally. The provided video should tell you everything you need to know. Overall, the microphone in the 2.4GHz mode is fully serviceable for everything from Zoom calls to in-game chat. I won’t start podcasting with it, but I’ve heard boom mics much worse on expensive wireless headphones.

minimum

I had to check the price of the GTW 270 Hybrid on the EPOS website while testing. I was sure I was remembering it wrong. Something with these features that looked good couldn’t have been $150, but it was.

To be clear, there are some areas where the earbuds are surprisingly simplistic. The controls on the device come down to a single button that offers the usual pause/play, track skip, and digital assistant options, but there are no volume controls. To be fair, the AirPods Pro It also lacked the volume buttons on the device until its second iteration, which is $250. The larger case may also be a turn off for some active users who love pocket-sized portability.

also: AirPods Pro 2 vs AirPods Pro: Was it worth the wait?

But, if you are a gamer who travels to LAN parties and tournaments, or even someone who hardly leaves their desk but prefers clean, simple and wire-free options, I would say the EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid earphones offer one of the best combinations of amazing sound, reliable performance and excellent build quality. I’ve seen in a gaming headset at this price, not to mention one in a truly wireless earbud form factor.

Other gaming audio makers should take note: This is how you make a powerful and legitimately competitive pair of truly wireless gaming buds. I only hope that the competition that will almost certainly grow in this product category can match the very high level set by the EPOS earlycomer.

Alternatives to consider

A cheaper option based exclusively on Bluetooth. Latency is rated at 60ms, which is higher than the 2.4GHz latency offered by the EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid, but still very good for Bluetooth. Good for casual and mobile games.

If you want EPOS quality in a more traditional, but still wireless, gaming headset, the GSP 670 is the closest in price choice. It’s been praised for its comfort and sound, and it retains the same excellent structural engineering mentioned in this review.

Want the best tuned game sound for under $1000? Ready to deal with a wire to get it? This is your berry. The microphone is also one of the best boom mics on any gaming headset, period.

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