Cooler Master GS750 Headset Review: Far More Than a Stand
Most gamers have at least one thing in common: a gaming headset. Whether it’s cheap or expensive, it’s an important tool and you need to take care of it. What you might not have is a good headset stand to hang it on. Thankfully, Cooler Master is here to redefine what a headset stand can be. Featuring wireless Qi charging, RGB, and full 7.1 surround sound, is it the next best thing for your desk? Let’s find out.
- Price: $79.99 USD
- Color: Black
- Arm: Aluminum
- Base: Plastic, Natural Rubber
- Audio: USB audio codec with 3.5mm jack, 7.1 Surround Sound, Bass and Treble
- Adapter Power: 18 Watts
- Adapter Cable Length: 1.2m
- Wireless Charging: Qi Standard certified up to 10 W
- Wireless Charging Area: Top of the base, centered on the CM Logo
- Smart Micro Processor: Prevents overheating, overcharging and prevents charging when a foreign object is detected on the pad
- Dimensions: 10 x 15 x 28.5cm
- Software Support: RGB, Audio Equalizer Controls
- Qi Wireless Charging Base
- USB Hub with Two USB 3.0 Ports
- Onboard 7.1 Surround Sound
- Customizable RGB Beam Lighting
- 13 LEDs around the edges for endless customizability
- Software Customization
- 16.7 Million Colors via software control
- 3.5mm port for headset connection
- Warranty: 2 Years
Cooler Master has always taken pride the products its produced but the GS750 took us by surprise. It’s a testament to function, quality, and minimalist design and has earned a place on my desk. It features much more than your average headset stand, perfect for gamers looking for that “something extra” to tie their setup together. It’s also well crafted, using aluminum for extra durability, natural rubber for grip, and a plastic base which holds the Qi charging station.
That leads me into the basic functions and features of the holder. The first thing is the Qi wireless charging station. It is compatible with iPhones and Samsung phones as well. It uses different wattages for charging between the two brands and should be compatible with any Qi device that would meet the standards of these major brands.This allows you to charge your phones and ditch the other cables you would normally use to charge them. The Qi Fast charge works pretty well as it didn’t take very long to charge up my Samsung phone. I don’t normally let it fall below 50% but it only took about 35-45 minutes to fully charge from there. It would take a little bit longer from a lesser percent, so keep that in mind.
The device also acts as both a sound card and a USB hub. On either side of the base, you will find a USB 3.0 port as well as a 3.5mm headset jack on one side. The 3.5mm jack allows you to plug your headset directly into the base, giving you you to access the equalizer and surround sound profiles inside the Portal software. Portal is where you change your different settings for the equalizer settings, lighting, and surround sound. It is very simple to change your audio settings to a different preset or to adjust the sliders as you see fit.
I also thought surround sound was great out of the box. The base settings for gaming modes are pretty good to start with, and they worked very well in games like PUBG and Apex Legends. It really helped me keep positionality and I appreciated that I could customize how far away the surround sound should be from me, adding more depth to the sound. This type of customization helps will help you know if an explosion or a person is close to you or further away, really widening the soundstage.
When it comes to lighting, the GS750 does well. It is equipped with RGB strip illumination and it hits on every hue across more than 16M colors. Like most of the other peripherals with RGB, you can adjust how the lighting works within the Portal software. I currently have mine matched with everything else to color cycle. There are other modes you can select to fit your needs, or if you have a specific color in mind for your setup, then you can set it to a single color as well. RGB enthusiasts love their rainbow colors, and this is a very functional way to give your desk that nice shine.
Another feature that makes this interesting is the ability to display your cell phone screen to a computer, a monitor, or a TV screen through the use of wireless display on the GS750. It can be used as a hub for this purpose and all you have to do is plug your phone into it with a cable. This is one feature that is pretty cool for a headset stand and very unique in the market today.
The GS750 headset holder from Cooler Master may seem like one of those devices that helps you in a game like a mouse or a keyboard. I was surprised to find that it actually did, however. The built-in surround sound is clutch when it comes to multiplayer games. For the price point, it still seems rather expensive but offers more value than I expected. As far as gaming headset stands, this is the best on the market today.
- Compact design for your headset and desk
- Qi Charging base
- RGB lighting effects
- Price is a little steep for gamers on a budget
The product described in this article was provided by the manufacturer for the purpose of review.