In a rush? The headphones:
- Pro Audio Quality
- Superior Fit & Finish
Note: there are many other resources suggesting that CaptainSparklez uses the Triton Headset. This is clearly incorrect. It will take only a moment for you to realize that his headphones are not from Triton (you can have a look for yourself in the video below.)
CaptainSparklez, otherwise known as Jordan Maron, is an American YouTube content creator. His channel primarily focuses on Minecraft “Let’s Play” videos. First beginning in 2010, his YouTube channel has attracted over 9 million subscribers with 2 billion views in total. His videos also covers animations and mod/command block reviews. He is also know for covering the video game Trials.
Similar to other successful YouTube content creators, Jordan has made significant income from his channel. He was featured on the Forbes Under 30 list. He has also created a second channel called Maron Music in March 2016 to promote electronic music artist (as well as his own music).
If you are wanting to follow in Jordans’s footstep and create your own YouTube channel you are probably looking for equipment that will make you sound professional.
Unfortunately, if you want the same equipment as the pros you are going to have to shell out some money. For some, these headphones will be a bit over budget.
Good news is, you can always use them for gaming as well (their primary intended use). As mentioned above, there are a few people who think that he is using a Triton Headset. Have a look at the video below and you can clearly see the Astro A40 TRs.
- 7.1 surround sound
- Professional gamer quality
- Changes from open-back to closed-back with mod kit
- Comes with a headphone amp.
These headphones are exceptional headphones for gaming. They give you everything you should be looking for in a gaming headphone: mic, surround sound, good bass response, and comfort. You also get a headphone amp to boost the signal to ensure you are getting the most out of your headphones.
In terms of headphones that you can use for VLogging they are not terrible. They still check off a lot of boxes that a good content creation headphone should have.
The sound quality for instance is top notch. While you won’t be getting audiophile sound quality you will be getting a sound quality that is good enough to produce professional sounding audio for your viewers.
These headphones will be comfortable. They are lightweight and have soft, over-ear earpads. While they aren’t velor earpads, you should still be able to wear them for long periods of time.
There have been a few comments praising the quality of the microphone. This is essential if you need to communicate during gaming, but I suggest going with a standalone microphone for recording your video audio.
I love the option of switching the headphones from open to closed-back. Open-back headphones are significantly more airy and gives you a wider listening experience but they can be terrible to use in loud environments. If you’re planning on using them at home you’ll love the open-backed feature.
Bottom Line: A great headphone for gaming and you can get away with using them for Vlogging. If you are primarily looking for a Vlogging headphone, you can go with something a little cheaper. I’d recommend the Audio-Technica ATH-M30x if you are on a tight budget.