Edifier G4, When ExtraBass is not Enough
The Edifier G4 overview
Let’s go through with the basic spec first. The Edifier G4 has several impressive features up its sleeve. First, it has a Built-in sound card, the Edifier G4 carries a CM108B SOC on board, it is capable of 7.1 virtual surround sound with DSP.
The ear cup comes with LED ring around the 40mm neodymium driver and with Metal Mesh as an air intake. The ear cup used PU leather, is breathable and comfortable, allow prolonged time of wearing the G4 without ear feeling uncomfortable. Finally, the G4 comes with an impressive retractable, flexible mic with a LED ring on it.
Now let’s get into it, the Edifier G4 are currently the most premium offer of Gaming Headphone Edifier have to offer. Its build quality reflects so, with the always welcome offer of a flexible and retractable headband with breathable cushion.
The external of the ear cup is made from glossy plastic, and the inner part made with the same type of breathable cushion. You can definitely wear this headphone for more than 2 hour gaming season with comfort. Within the metal mesh served as an air intake hole, you can see the spring loaded 40mm neodymium driver within, surrounded by a ring of LED. Personally, I’m not a fan of the glossy casing, but with the wire mesh and the LED ring, it definitely gave the Edifier G4 a bad ass look.
Finally, we look into the refined version of the Mic. Edifier G2 and G3 have a mic performance that is not as good as it should. Taking the feedback, Edifier has specifically improved in 2 area of the mic, Flexibility and Receiving quality.
First, the flexibility, the G2 and G3 come equipped with a fixed length rotation mic, by using rotation to save space for the mic but sacrifice the flexibility of the mic length. Now with the Edifier G4, Edifier include a fully Retractable Mic Stick to counter the length issue, and making flexible, helping the user to reach the Mic with ease.
Now this headphone has 2 profile, the vibrate mode & the normal mode. The 2 mode offer distinctively different experience.
The Game mode:
The Game mode is a sound locating mode design to assist gamer on identifying the sound origin. In this mode, the mid and high range of the audio is highly active, where low frequency (bass) were almost undetectable.
These kind of configuration are familiar from experience of Steel Series gaming headphones. And the similar trend of no bass signature can also be found on HyperX and Logitech gaming headphones.
With sensitive mid and high frequency give us is that footsteps are easily pick up, and with the virtual 7.1 channel, the where about of the origin is easy to be picked up.
Now on the account that the no bass, the driver, Edifier Audio Center (which is required to install) have an equaliser to allow further tuning to enable the bass.
In the program itself, you can explore other function, these are mainly Technologies supported by C-Media Xear. You may enable 7.1 sound, shift the position of the channel and so on. It is a painless process that worth to play around. For a first-hand experience, check out this link from C-Media.
The Vibrate mode:
The cherry on top with the rather impressive package is the Vibrate Mode from Edifier G3, the Vibrating Mode. What is the difference? See it for yourself:
This function is more keep for Bass Lover, you can hear the bass punch your ear drum with full force. But, for anyone who finds the bass punch too strong, remember to play around with the equaliser, with the bass lower, the punch is also less powerful.