Review: Surge Club's Surge 3D Headphones with Detachable Boom Mic

First there was monaural audio, then stereo, then 2.1 with a subwoofer, then 5.1 and now the Surge 3D Bluetooth Headphones (starting at $79) from Surge Club offers 71.1 Surround Sound audio! If that wasn't enough, the Surge 3D uses Bluetooth 5.0, last for a whopping 30 hours, and comes with a detachable boom microphone, which is useful for gaming sessions.

Surge 3D

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The Surge 3D headphones are stylish, with optional colorful accent lighting on the outside of the protein leatherette earcups with memory foam. Those earcups have on-ear, touch-sensitive controls, which is pretty cool. You can answer calls by sliding forward, end calls with a double click, etc. I found the headphones to be comfortable, although the round earcups could be a little larger to accommodate larger ears. I am hesitant to recommend crowdfunded projects; but the company did send me a review unit, so it's not vaporware. Keep in mind that the price goes up significantly, up to $239, after the Indiegogo campaign.

Surge 3D

Pros

  • Stylish design
  • Colorful accent lighting
  • Detachable boom microphone
  • 30-hour battery
  • On-ear controls
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Earcups could be larger
  • Price goes up after Indiegogo campaign

Final Verdict

The Surge 3D Bluetooth Headphones from Surge Club are beautiful and functional and a great deal at their Indiegogo price.

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