Beyerdynamic Refreshes $400 MMX 300 Gaming Headset

Beyerdynamic is a name usually associated with ultra-mega-super-high-end headphones for the audiophile crowd. With “Made in Germany” proudly stamped on every piece of marketing literature I’ve seen, audio solutions from these guys are akin to BMW or Porsche or, well, you get the idea.

The MMX 300 has been around since 2007-08, but it’s gotten a refresh of sorts for 2013. New earpads (in color, at least), as well as a redesigned 3.5mm cable. Aside from the aesthetic changes, it’s business as usual for the MMX 300, which isn’t a bad thing.

Are they exorbitantly priced at $399.99? Yes, so these are for the white collar gamers in the audience. But that $400 is well spent, as the 300′s are some of the lightest cans I’ve ever strapped to my noggin. That dough can also go towards color customization and laser engraving, which should clue everyone else at the LAN party to your baller status.

The best part of the MMX 300? The headband is a friend to large craniums; there was still plenty of space left on the band expander when I put the MMX 300′s on my massive melon. The featherweight design doesn’t compromise on the audio, as you get all the accurate, mudless mids you would expect at this price point. Granted, a convention center isn’t the best place to test out audio (although the closed-back design does block out a fair amount of noise), but Game Front should be reviewing these in the coming weeks.

Game Front was on-site at CES 2013 (January 8-11), covering all the latest gaming gadgets. Check out all of our CES 2013 news, previews and features.

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