Zebronics Ironhead

Zebronics Iron Head Simulated 7.1 USB Headset Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Specifications and packaging
  3. Sound Quality
  4. Conclusion

Zebronics is an Indian company that usually re-brands Chinese OEM peripherals under the Zebronics brand name. Zebronics has products ranging from motherboards, tablets, power supplies to even PC Chassis. Here on review is their new headset called “Iron Head”.

While they call it a 7.1 headset its actually a 2 channel headset with just 2 x 40mm drivers like many normal headphones. A lot of headphones priced under 3k are used primarily with onboard sound solutions. These headphones suffer from the low sound output as most onboard audio sound chips provide sub-par audio quality and even max volume is inadequate. So those who use headphones with large drivers from low powered onboard sound solutions like the Realtek AC880 or similar will suffer from low max volume and generally low-quality sound.

The Iron Head seeks to redress this issue by having a built in USB sound card. The advantage of such a solution is that the user can use these headphones on laptops and on any PC without a dedicated sound card like solutions from ASUS or Creative. The disadvantage is that you can only use this headphone on a PC or laptop. You cannot, for instance, use it with an XBOX 360 or with a TV.

The Iron Head is powered by a single USB port and via its built in controller you can control the volume, mute/unmute option and microphone mute/unmute. However to use these functions you require to install the drivers bundled on the CD provided with the package.

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  1. Nice review.This is the only review i found which tested the sound properly. I want to know more about the 7.1 surround sound feature of this headphone. Is it really good ? I am buying this headphones for 7.1 gaming and movie experience and i am expecting a big difference from my Logitech X 540 2.1 setup.Please reply.

    1. Thanks for the feedback Duke ! :)

      Well if you are asking if this budget headphone can beat your Logitech speakers then the short answer is no.

      No 5.1 channel headphone that I have had the pleasure to review be it the Coolermaster Sirus, CM Sonuz, Rosewill 5.1 etc. could ever match even a budget 5.1 speaker system for movies or gaming.

      Mind you these above mentioned headsets actually use multiple headphone drivers to provide a real 5.1 effect. The Zebronics Iron Head is actually just a 2 channel headphone with a simulated 7.1 effect via software.

      That said using a speaker system requires proper placement and customization and there is a limit to how loud you can play it at depending where you stay.

      I always prefer my headphones for gaming over my 2 channel speaker system but for movies I prefer my speaker system over my Rosewill 5.1 headphones.

      I hope that partially answers your query.

  2. Very brief and nice review.
    My only question is since it’s usb powered can we use it cellphone or iPod ?
    Maybe with connector or something ?

    1. Hi Sahil. Thanks for writing in. Unfortunately no there is no way to use these with a cellphone or ipod. :(

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