Now it was time to put it to the test of SOUND! You see, I work a lot with sound. I actually make music in different genres for different artists so I could say that I have to know what good sound is. Well, the first impression of the sound, was that the bass was too loud to my taste. It affected the sound too much. Luckily Creative knows their customers, so they provided an interface where you can adjust the settings of the sound to your own liking. More bass, more surround (virtual), more depth. They even included an equalizer to really fine-tune the sound to your own liking.
I am amazed at the sound quality offered by the EVO, the sound clarity is unbelievable and the bass is so loud it makes your cheeks and nose vibrate! As a PC gamer the software for Windows has different sound profiles which cater to Gaming, Movies and Music which are fully editable and the first thing I done was reduce the bass which is mind-boggling! The ear pads are very soft and comfortable, the headset folds and fits in to the free case supplied, the microphone which is built in to the earpiece somehow works better than the traditional ones which stick out on a separate attachment and overall this headset is very stylish. This headset absolutely blows the Tactic 3D Rage (previous generation headset) out of the water!! I previously owned the Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Rage and found the ear pads too hard and the sound volume too low when used with a 3.5mm jack vs. USB.
An extremely slick well made looking folding headset, a very sturdy build and not a wire in sight apart from the one you plug into your player. The sound is crisp and loud and the accompanying software has some nice whistles and bells to play with. The only small points that detract a mark from the headset are the slightly small ear cups that could be larger to enclose rather than press my ears in and the usb>USB cable is quite stiff and clunky, imo it should made from very flexible multi strand soft wire. Apart from those small points the Evo is top notch!