Earlier this year, I wrote about the Cougar Immersa, a longtime favorite headset in the $50 price bracket, universally acclaimed as one of the best choices for anyone whose budget won't stretch any further. It is well made and comfortable, looks nice and has a fun, explosive, although not particularly accurate sound.
Now, Cougar is upping their game with the Immersa Pro, a gaming headset that's more ambitious in every conceivable way - it has bigger sound drivers (50 mm, compared to 40 mm of the "regular" Immersa), comes with its own USB sound card, supports 7.1 virtual surround sound, offers interesting RGB effects, and costs more too. Luckily, Cougar stayed true to their habit of not going overboard with the price. The Immersa Pro can be bought for $85, while, feature-wise, competing with $100 headsets.
The design and microphone implementation haven't changed from the original Immersa at all, so it will be interesting to find out what the Immersa Pro has to offer in other ways to justify the price bump.
- 50 mm dynamic driver (neodymium magnet)
- 32 Ω impedance
- 20-20,000 Hz frequency response (specified by the manufacturer)
- Closed-back, over-ear design
- Retractable boom microphone
- 2 m braided cable
- Weight: 360 g