Value and Conclusion
- The MSI Immerse GH50 is available online for $69.99.
- Very good all-around sound quality
- Excellent wearing comfort
- Reasonably priced
- Detachable microphone
- Microphone monitoring functionality
- Foldable design
- Long, braided USB cable
- "Enhanced Bass" feature is a silly gimmick
- Dragon Center software isn't very intuitive to use
The MSI Immerse GH50 is a welcome addition to the USB gaming headset market. Coming in at $70, it's very reasonably priced, especially considering everything it offers: likable, unassuming aesthetics, terrific wearing comfort, and very good sound quality. Even though it's mostly made out of plastic, it feels sturdy. I used it daily for over a month, and it still looks like I've just taken it out of the box. It also successfully survived a couple of table-height falls onto the floor because of its flexible frame.
The built-in 40-millimeter dynamic drivers are nicely tuned. No part of the frequency range is overengineered or overdone. Thanks to that, the MSI Immerse GH50 sounds lively and fun with just the right amount of bass, a clean and informative mids, and detailed highs. You can make it sound even more energetic through the system-wide equalizer (find my suggestion in the sound performance section of this review), but the built-in speaker drivers don't do well with aggressive equalization, so don't overdo it.
The microphone of this headset isn't particularly good or bad; you'll have no issues communicating with your teammates over Discord or TeamSpeak, but don't expect them to compliment you on the quality of your voice. I'd rate it as good enough—no more, no less.
The "Enhanced Bass" feature is a gimmick. It artificially bloats the bass and makes the ear cups vibrate, which is extremely annoying and unpleasant. You thankfully never really have to turn it on or use it. One slight drawback of the Immerse GH50 is the Dragon Center software driver. It offers many useful features, but they're buried in confusing tabs and drop-down menus. A visual overhaul would go a long way in making it more user friendly.
With all that in mind, if you're after a USB gaming headset but don't have too much money to spend, the MSI Immerse GH50 is a very good choice.