Sounds Like A Good Deal For $95
The list of specifications on Thermaltake’s RIING Pro RGB 7.1 headset is impressive, it contains both an ESS ES9018 DAC and SABRE 9601K amplifier, a retractable mic, 50mm neodymium drivers and plenty of RGBs, of course. The over the ear headphones are rated with a frequency response range of 20–20,000 Hz at 32 Ω impedance which should, in theory, work with just about any onboard sound card as well as higher end ones.
Unfortunately, the honeymoon was over once TechPowerUp put these headphones on. There was a constant quiet buzzing noise produced by the headphones; the noise wasn’t obvious at higher volumes but when listening to quiet audio it was a definite distraction. In addition, the signal from the retractable microphone was so muffled and quiet that people may well have difficulty understanding you on the RIING Pro. As for the virtual 7.1 surround? It is every bit as effective as you should expect, which is to say you shouldn’t bother using it.
Still, if you like loud music and want a relatively inexpensive and comfortable headset with fancy RGBs, you might want to take a look.
The Thermaltake RIING Pro RGB 7.1 is a $95 USB gaming headset equipped with the ESS ES9018 DAC and SABRE 9601K headphone amplifier, and based on a dual-headband design. It also offers a retractable microphone and fully supports the TT RGB Plus and Razer Chroma RGB ecosystems.