MSI Immerse GH50 Review 1

MSI Immerse GH50 Review

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Last year, I reviewed the $50 MSI Immerse GH30, an inexpensive analogue gaming headset with surprisingly good acoustics and a great overall price-performance ratio. The MSI Immerse GH50 is a step up from that model. It's priced at $70 and offers USB connectivity, along with everything else that usually comes with it—namely, 7.1 surround sound and RGB illumination. The RGB ecosystem in question is, of course, MSI Mystic Light.

The MSI Immerse GH50 uses a pair of 40-millimeter dynamic speaker drivers. It comes with a detachable, unidirectional microphone and has a 2.2-meter braided cable with an in-line remote control and a USB termination. MSI also added an "Enhanced Bass" feature, which boosts low frequencies and causes the ear cups to vibrate. This feature is toggleable via a switch on the aforementioned in-line remote control.


  • 40-mm dynamic drivers (neodymium magnet)
  • 20–20,000 Hz frequency response (specified by the manufacturer)
  • 32 Ω impedance
  • Wired USB connectivity
  • Closed-back, over-ear design
  • Detachable unidirectional microphone
  • 7.1 virtual surround sound
  • Vibrating ear cups (can be toggled on/off)
  • Customizable RGB lighting system (MSI Mystic Light)
  • In-line remote control with a volume dial, microphone mute button, 7.1 surround button, and "Enhanced Bass" switch
  • 2.2-meter braided USB cable (not removable)
  • Weight: 300 g

The Package

The MSI Immerse GH50 comes in a simple cardboard box. Its front and back depict the headset and all of its key features. Other than a basic cardboard cutout, there is not much protecting it inside, so it's good the cardboard box is thick.

Inside the box, you'll find the headset, a detachable microphone, quick start guide, and cloth carrying pouch.
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