LucidSound Drops the Bass at PAX South 2017

Here at Without the Sarcasm, we like to keep tabs on all the up-and-comers of the gaming hardware scene. On our latest trip to PAX South, we were invited to come check out a relatively new brand of gaming headsets that launched just last year. At the LucidSound booth, we met with CEO Chris Von Huben, who walked us through his company's current lineup as well as their vision for the future of gaming headsets.

While LucidSound is relatively new, their team is no stranger to gaming audio. Chris actually founded Tritton, one of the oldest brands in gaming audio, which was acquired by Mad Catz in 2010. However, Chris felt that there were still new ideas to be explored in gaming headsets besides "angular plastic" and "RGB LEDs." With a mission to advance the state of the art and style of gaming accessories, LucidSound was born.

Chris gave us a run down of a number of unique features in LucidSound's lineup that set them apart from other gaming headsets:

We saw a total of three LucidSound headsets at PAX South 2017:

At the con, we got a chance to try out the LS30 in a game audio session with Battlefield 1. The audio quality was quite good, although con floor noise can make it tough to get a clear picture of just how good a headset is. Chris also let us hook a pair of LS20's into his phone, where he had some music queued up. Based on our quick impression, for an on ear headphone the sound quality was superb. The bass response was particularly impressive!

We hope to get our hands on a few pairs of these babies to put them through their paces and compare them to the other models we've reviewed - we'll let you know our full impressions when we have them!