If you've ever looked for a cheap gaming headset, it's very likely that you ran into various Onikuma products already. The sub-50$ price category is their natural habitat. Buying a device this cheap without trying it out first is hit and miss—it can be decent and well worth the money or completely unsuitable due to horrible comfort, bad acoustics, or an awful microphone. Usually, it's a combination of all three. In this review, we'll examine the Onikuma K5, a simple analogue headset with aggressive gaming aesthetics and a very affordable $25 price tag, but also the "Amazon's Choice" badge, should you happen to look it up in Amazon's store.
With almost 1,500 overwhelmingly positive customer reviews, I figured the Onikuma K5 was definitely worth checking out. As I was lucky enough to test most of the newer gaming headsets manufactured by all major brands, I was particularly interested to find out how the Onikuma K5 compared to them. If this $25 headset is any good at all, it just might be the go-to device for gamers on a tight budget. Well, let's find out what's what!
50-mm dynamic drivers (neodymium magnet)
16 Ω impedance
20-20,000 Hz frequency response (specified by the manufacturer)
Closed-back, over-ear design
In-line remote control with volume dial and microphone mute switch
2.2 m braided cable (TRRS) + 0.15 m braided cable with TRRS-to-TRS adapter