Sharkoon Launches Rush Core Headset for Gamers on a Budget

Paul Lilly

Premium design in a low cost pacakge

Sharkoon is claiming that its Rush Core headset for gamers teeters on the high end with a premium design and feature-set, yet manages to carry a low price tag of just 17 euros (~$23 in U.S. currency). We're a little skeptical at how well a budget priced headset can sound, but on paper and in pictures, it certainly has the look of a quality set of cans (we'll reserve judgement until we get a chance to audition them).

The Rush Core is built with a padded headband and soft, supra-aural ear pads for "excellent comfort," even after hours of use, Sharkoon claims. It's not a noise cancelling headset, though the closed design is supposed to beat down ambient noise.

There's an integrated microphone that can be swiveled vertically and has a flexible arm. You'll also find volume controls integrated into the cable, which connects to any standard sound source with a 3.5mm jack.

Some specs:

  • Speaker = Ø 40 mm
  • Sensitivity = 105 dB SPL by 1 KHz
  • Impedance = 32 Ω
  • Frequency response = 20 Hz - 20.000 Hz
  • Rated power = 15 mW
  • Max. performance = 150 mW
  • Cable length = ~ 250 cm
  • Connection type = 3.5 mm jack plug (stereo)
  • Weight: ~244 g (with cable)

Sharkoon says the Rush Core is suitable for gaming, multimedia, and voice applications. What the company didn't say, however, is when or if the Rush Core will ship to the U.S. We've reached out to Sharkoon about this and will update when we hear back.

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