The design of the headset is a little reminiscent of the look of the SteelSeries Siberia 350. Especially the two struts, which run to the auricle, give the model a very loose look. In contrast to other comparison models, the DS502 does not use a fixed headband, instead a moveable headband provides support on the head. The headset saves weight and is much more flexible.
The handsets are circular in shape and have some mesh elements from the outside. The design looks a bit more rustic than many other headset. The headset also has something of very high quality thanks to two round aluminum-look attachments. Most of it is in black, only the fabric cover over the audio drivers is in red, adding the MSI accent. In addition, there is a red light behind the mesh grid on the listeners, but more on that later.
The microphone is housed in one arm, this can be folded down on the left handset. In addition, it is slightly flexible and can be adjusted slightly. If the microphone is no longer needed, the microphone boom is simply folded up. However, the microphone is not disabled, this is done via the remote control on the USB cable. In addition to a volume knob, there is also the microphone button and a knob for controlling the bass vibration. The remote control is located about the first third of the headset output.
The headset sits on a USB port, the cable is 2 meters long and firmly attached to the left handset. The USB port is especially important for the virtual surround sound and the connection to the additional software. Because without the USB connection, the PC can not access the integrated chip, which allows functions such as LED lighting and surround sound.
The DS502 makes a very solid impression despite the light construction and scores particularly with its flexibility with the customizable headband. The headset is also very comfortable, which is made possible by soft ear cushions with artificial leather cover. Even after a long usage while listening to music or a longer game session, the DS502 did not attract attention. No pressure, no creaking, no headache.
MSI installs an omnidirectional microphone in a fold-out arm on the DS502 Gaming Headset. The sensitivity is -36 ± 3dB @ 1KHz, the impedance is ≤2.2kΩ. The recorded voice (see list below) is clear and clear. Noise is not detectable, the micro filters out any noise well