In the world of professional and hi-fi audio, Beyerdynamic is easily one of the most recognizable and well-respected names. The legendary German manufacturer stands behind some of the best hi-fi and studio monitoring headphones out there, as well as fantastic microphones and various types of headsets intended for pilots, television, and radio broadcasters, and—as of 2009—gamers. They keep their gaming headset portfolio very tight. In fact, so tight that the MMX 300 2nd Generation is currently one of only two gaming headsets they offer. With a price tag of $350/€300, it’s also the more expensive of the two.
Considering the price, you might expect the MMX 300 2nd Gen to impress you with a mountain of features, crazy RGB LED effects, and tons of software options, but you would be sorely mistaken. This headset is in fact as simple as they come, consisting of a pair of headphones, a microphone, and a pair of detachable cables. One of the cables terminates in a pair of 3.5-mm TRS (3-pole) plugs and is equipped with an in-line controller for the PC, while the other has a single 3.5-mm TRRS (4-pole) plug and a controller that works with consoles and mobile devices, which means the Beyerdynamic MMX 300 2nd Gen is a fully analogue headset. It’s up to the user to combine it with a sound card that is going to be good enough to bring out the best this headset has to offer.
- Dynamic drivers (neodymium magnet)
- 32 Ω impedance
- 5-35,000 Hz frequency response (specified by the manufacturer)
- Closed-back, over-ear design
- Pivotable condenser microphone
- 3.5-mm connectivity (TRRS and dual TRS)
- 2.5 m detachable rubberized cable (dual TRS) + 1.2 m detachable rubberized cable (TRRS)
- In-line volume and microphone mute controls
- Weight: 294 g