Creative Draco HS880 Review – A Simple, Low-Cost Entry

The Creative Draco HS880 is yet another low-cost entry to the company’s line-up, but this one is centered more on gaming rather than listening to your favorite tracks. It is a wired headset that includes features in which serious gamers require. It comes with a light weight but is also quite sturdy. It has a detachable boom-style microphone and in-line volume controls. Furthermore, it comes with some features that may be unusual especially when you consider its price. For instance, the microphone has noise cancellation, it comes with a carry case right out of the standard packaging, and it the earcups are even rotatable.

Creative Draco HS880 Review - A Simple, Low-Cost Entry

The Creative Draco HS880 Comes With Some Features That are Usually Found in Higher-End Models

In terms of design, the Creative Draco HS880 promote the gaming headset look, although in a more minimalistic sense. It has an understated look that looks appealing. It is covered in a black and red motif, which looks great especially if you look into some gaming headsets found in the same price class. The dark red trim found at the earcups is happily modest, and the Creative logo is anything but inconspicuous. The overall size for the unit is relatively small, but this also means that it is more portable than other incredibly large units on the market.

Even though the Draco HS880 is entirely made out of a creaky and cheap-feeling plastic, it is very well made. It can stand up to being thrown inside a rucksack, or to your bed if you want to rage about a particular gaming experience. But not everything about it feels cheap as there are faux-leather padding found around the ears and across the headband. This gives long playing sessions a great sense of comfort.

In terms of audio quality, it reflects the price and design of the device – basic. It will be able to play stereo audio, and that’s about it. If you’re used to high-end headsets, then you would definitely find its audio performance to be lacking. Nonetheless, if you’re on a tight budget and are looking for a solid headset for gaming, then this might prove to attract your tastes.

Even though the Creative Draco HS880 does sound pretty decent, it does come with an excellent boom mic. The packaging and the build quality is pretty sturdy, and the design is pretty decent and not way out there. Overall, it is a very decent budget-friendly gaming headset.


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