Review of ieGeek Butfulake SL-320 Stereo Gaming Headset


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Up for review today I’ve got another set of gaming headphones from Butfulake, these are the SL-320 model which are a bit more expensive than the ones I just reviewed. The SL-320 are a large set of headphones, and I mean that in both size and weight, but they look good and they sounds great. The headphones have in-line audio controls and LEDs built into the earpieces and microphone making for a nice appearance. These headphones aren’t bad at all, but they do have one small issue. Read on to learn more…

Specifications and Features

ieGeek SL320 Playstation 4 Stereo Gaming Headset, Over Ear Headphones with Retractable Mic for PS4 / Xbox One (S), Mac/Computer Games, Comfy Earmuffs, Noise Cancelling, Bass Surround, LED Light, Blue

Enjoy in-game audio and communicate with teammates with this BUTFULAKE SL-320 headset microphone.
It works with most PCs and the PlayStation 4 for versatile gaming applications, and the retractable mic ensures your personal conversations stay out of battle scenes.

Sound isolation
Reduces background noise to help eliminate distractions.

Noise-cancelling boom mic
Promotes clear communication with other players during gameplay and retracts and out of the way when not in use.

On-cable sound controls
Enable you to alter the volume or mute sound entirely without interrupting your game.

Glaring LED lights
Stylize your gaming atmosphere with the signature blue Cobra lighting

Specifications:

Key Specs:
Headphone Fit: Over-The-Ear
Noise Isolation: Yes
Sound Mode: Stereo Surround
Compatible Platform(s): PS 4, Xbox One, Windows 7 / 8 / 10, etc
Controls: Mute, Volume

Audio:
Driver diameter: 50mm
Frequency Range: 20Hz-20KHz

Connectivity: Connector Size: 1/8 in. (3.5mm), USB (for lighting)

Design:
Adjustable Headband: Yes
Adjustable Earcups: Yes
LED Lighting: Yes (Earcups, Mic)
Retractable Microphone: Yes

General:
Brand: BUTFULAKE
Model Number: SL-320
Color: Blue
Cable length: 2.1m /82.68in
Headset size: 3.7*8.3*7.8in
Headset weight: 0.99Lbs

What’s Included:
1x Gaming Headset
1x 1-to-2 3.5mm Jack Y-Splitter Cable for PC
1x User Manual

Price: $34.99 (from Amazon at time of review)

The Review

Let’s start with a video unboxing and then move on:

 

The packaging for the SL-320 headphones is attractive with pictures and specs and features listed for you. Once you unpack everything you’ll find the headphones wrapped in bubble wrap for protection and then a user guide and audio adapter on the side.

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The SL-320 headphones are made of plastic and metal, the metal part being the frame and headband and the earpieces are rather large and they’re a bit on the heavy side weighing in at almost a pound at .99lbs. That might not seem like much but have them on your head for an extended period of time and you’ll understand.

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The headphones have a 2 meter or about 6.5 foot cord that seems well made and durable, it’s rubber coated and thick and they even include a velcro strap for when you’re not using them to keep the cord tidy. The cord ends in a Y which splits into a USB connection and a 3.5mm audio connector which carries both audio and microphone so you can plug it directly into the newer Xbox One controller with the 3.5mm jack and you’re ready to go. They do include the adapter I mentioned earlier so you can use the headset with your computer.

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In-line on the cord is a a controller with a dial for volume control on the top and then an on/off switch for the microphone on the side.

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The headband is padded and it sort of floats under that main metal frame, it’s attached to spring loaded metal wires and moves up and down to automatically adjust to your head and to support the weight of the headphones.

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The microphone is in the left earpiece and it stores inside of it actually, you just pull it out and push it back in as needed. The microphone is on a flexible metal arm so you can position it where you want and it will stay there. The earpieces are large, they’re about 4 inches in diameter and about 3 inches thick.

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Both earpieces are well padded offering comfort and sound reduction, they go over my ear on the outside of it and are comfortable, nice and soft really. They do a decent job of keeping outside noises out.

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There are LEDs in the microphone tip or end and then in both earpieces on the outside. The Butfulake logo lights up a bright blue as does the microphone. The LEDs are powered by the USB connector so you don’t have to use them if you don’t want to. They do look nice, and they’re very bright, especially the microphone.

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For testing I used them with my PC for gaming, music and movies and the sound is very good, but a bit light on the treble for my tastes.

Bass is very good, but not overpowering, the bass does vibrate the earpieces slightly, but not a lot. There is little to no distortion even when playing bass heavy music, it’s still clear and you can make out all the words.

Volume can get very loud, more than loud enough I think, if you take them off your head you can clearly hear what is playing.

The in-line control works fine, no issues there, microphone on and off and the volume works great.

I also tested these with my Xbox One controller that has a 3.5mm jack built-in and they worked fine, good sound and the microphone worked well.

My only complaint about these headphones is the weight of them, they’re basically 1 pound in weight and that’s heavy for a set of headphones. The spring headband does a decent job of of holding the weight up but you will feel and notice that you’re wearing them, my neck did feel fatigued after a couple hours.

 

Conclusion

The Butfulake SL-320 headphones are very well made, they’re sturdy, and they sound great and they look good too.

The headband works well to support the weight of them but not as good as I’d like as these headphones are very heavy and I found that they can get uncomfortable after a couple hours of wearing them.

The cord is nice a long and thick and the in-line controls are helpful.

The lighting effects look good, but they’re powered by the USB connector so you don’t have to use them and if you want to you’ll need to provide power which might be difficult playing on a console.

All in all these aren’t bad for the price, but just be warned they are very heavy and just really big.


 

Pros:
+Well made
+Look great
+Great sounding
+Includes adapter
+Long cable
+In-line controls
+Little to no distortion at high volumes
+Good noise isolation

Cons:
-Very heavy headphones
-Large size
-Light on treble

score-8-10 

Grading

Scores Out of 10
Overallscore-8-10
Design / Aestheticscore-8-10
Value / Pricescore-9-10
Performance / Usagescore-8-10

Disclosure: This product was given to me for review by the company for review purposes only for free or at a discounted price.

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  2 comments for “Review of ieGeek Butfulake SL-320 Stereo Gaming Headset

  1. Moonsun
    January 13, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Hi, I didn’t know where else to ask about this because I’ve never heard of this brand before and my sister bought me this headset for Christmas. When she bought them, she tried them out and flipped the switch from off to on, it resulted in them switching from headphone function to a speaker function and it was heard outside of the headset. Now, as I’ve mentioned I know nothing of this brand and this headset, but I haven’t found anything about them having a double feature, or maybe I’m just misunderstanding the descriptions and instructions that come along with the headset, I’m not native in English so I’m sorry if I got something wrong. She proceeded to tell me that they double as a speaker when she gifted them to me and I tried it out myself, the sound from inside the headset would cut out for a second and continue playing outside of them as if they’re a speaker when you switched from off to on. As far as I know, it says in the booklet that it’s just used to turn the microphone on and nothing much. So a few days pass and I haven’t used them since I first tried them because I didn’t have time for that, and I tried the feature again and it still worked. Fast forward a day and I come home from my sister’s, I want to show someone what they can do and suddenly it won’t work anymore even though I tried it on the same phone and same app and everything. I don’t understand what happened there but maybe you can help clear some confusion or something, thanks!

    • leonardesign
      March 21, 2018 at 7:00 am

      Hello, the mic switch is for using on PC / game consoles only, if you are using with mobiles / tablets, just keep the mic switch off. Hope it is helpful.

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