Cougar’s Atilla headset is here, seeking to join other highly impressive Cougar gear such as the K700 Evo and Surpassion RX mouse, reviewed late last year.
Before we got further, I can tell you right now that the Attila’s sonic performance is middle of the road. Cougar has a better sounding set in the Havoc BT, but that’s double the price. The Atilla makes a case for itself in pure value proposition and in its versatility. As such, these may not deliver the best sonic performance in Cougar’s range, but nothing else matches them for value. At $29.90 (Local ZAR price TBA), you’ll have a tough tome finding a better headset anywhere.
There are plenty of gaming headsets that sound amazing and of course even more regular sets of cans that sound even better. However past sound quality, there are other factors to consider, including connectivity options, size, weight, build quality, accessories etc. It is in these disciplines that the Attila scores well. In many ways making up for whatever may be sacrificed in the quality of the delivered audio (mind you this isn’t bad, just not at the level of the Cougar Havoc BT).
|Interface||3.5mm 3-pole jack|
|Drivers||7mm Graphene Diaphragm|
|Headphone Sensitivity||94dB (1KHz)|
|Frequency response||20 – 40,000 Hz|
|Impedance||32 Ohms @ 1KHz|
|Ext. Mic Sensitivity||47dB @ 1KHz|
|Frequency Response||20Hz – 20,000 Hz|
|Ext.Microphone Type||Noise Cancelling|
|Ext.Microphone Impedance||< 2.2K Ohms|
|In Line Mic Type||Omni-Directional|
|In Line Mic Sensitivity||42dB @ 1KHz|
|In Line Mic Frequency||20Hz – 20,000Hz|
|Compatibility||PC, iOS, Andoird phone, console|
“Attilaʼs 4 pole connector provides full compatibility with the vast majority of mobile devices (iOS & Android phone, laptop, console) and it also includes 3 pole adapter/splitter which allow one to separate audio input and output for use in desktop computers. The cougar Attila is compatible with virtually any device you might want to use it with. ” – This is directly from the manual and it so happens to be true as well. Versatility and compatibility is one of the Attila’s main draw card.