Cooler Master MH751 gaming headset review: High-end performance, low price

This headset sounds and fits like a dream, and it only costs a fraction of some of its more expensive competition.

When it comes to gaming headsets, things can get expensive very quickly. For many gamers, dropping a ton of money on a headset is simply not feasible; for these folks, budget headsets that perform less impressively than their more expensive counterparts are usually the answer.

That, however, has changed thanks to the fantastic performance of the Cooler Master MH751 gaming headset. Though it's not the most affordable headset, it's still far less pricey than other premium headsets — and it's nearly just as good, too.

What you'll love about the Cooler Master MH751 Headset

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Drivers40 mm
Frequency range20-20,000Hz
Microphone frequency100-10,000Hz
Connection3.5 mm
MaterialsSteel, hard plastic, leatherette, foam
Weight2.25 lbs
FeaturesFoldable swivel earcups
Compatible devicesXbox One, PlayStation 4, Mobile, PC (Y-Splitter included)

My favorite part of my experience using the Cooler Master MH751 Headset is how ridiculously comfortable it is to wear. Its foam cushions and leatherette pads strike a perfect balance between thickness, airflow, and breathing room, and the headset itself feels as light as a feather when it's on your head. Even some the more expensive headsets I own don't match this one's level of comfort, which is an incredible feat for a mid-range priced headset like the MH751. The earcups can be swiveled and folded up a bit, too, and the headband is adjustable. This is useful for finding the right fit for you, but it also allows you to make the headset more compact if you want to travel with it.

Visually, the headset is sleek and striking, offering a black-and-silver style that is simple, yet also elegant in a minimalist type of way. These neutral colors not only look great on their own, but will also pair fantastically with the appearance of other accessories that you'll be using alongside the MH751, such as keyboards, mice, and headset stands. Another bonus of this type of look is that the headset will fit right in with your outfit if you choose to take it with you on-the-go and listen to music with it, which is something you often can't say about other gaming headsets, as their neon greens and bright reds clash with most types of clothing.

For the price, the sound of the MH751 is absolutely phenomenal.

In terms of sound, the Cooler Master MH751 Headset is excellent. Extreme lows and skyscraping-highs don't sound as crisp as they do compared to premium headsets, but they still sound great, and mids sound phenomenal. The microphone sounds incredible, too, allowing you to chat with friends or make important call-outs with crystal clear efficiency. Finally, the 3.5mm connection allows you to use this headset with Xbox One, as well most other systems out there, too, making it very versatile. A Y-Splitter cable is required for PC use, but Cooler Master includes one with the purchase.

What you'll love less about the Cooler Master MH751 Headset

The only real issue I have with the Cooler Master MH751 Headset is that I don't think it would fare well if it went through a serious physical accident, such as something crushing it or it falling from several feet high onto a hard surface. The headband is made out of durable steel, but the earcups are mostly just plastic and leatherette. It can stand up to minor dings without issue, but if you live in an environment where the risk of heavy damage is high, the MH751 may not be the best choice for you.

Another thing that may disappoint you about the MH751 is that it lacks any kind of advanced features, such as onboard 7.1 surround sound, active noise cancellation, or mic-monitoring. Personally, I don't mind this as I think the awesome look, sound, and price of the headset already makes it a steal, but people who find these features important will be disappointed with this headset.

Should you buy the Cooler Master MH751 Headset?

Ultimately, if you're looking for a headset that's both affordable and high-quality, it doesn't get any better than the Cooler Master MH751. Between its superb comfort, excellent performance, and a killer price, it's a hard headset to beat.

Though the durability concerns are definitely something to keep in mind, I think most gamers won't need to worry about this problem. If you don't think you'll be putting a headset through the wringer anytime soon, then I can't recommend this headset enough.

Brendan Lowry

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.