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EXCLUSIVE: Spy Shots of the BMW Thermaltake Level 10 M Headset

CES is a place where companies figuratively dress up in their best and show off what they've been doing all year, and sometimes, what they'll be doing in the year to come. Naturally, then, not everything at CES is out on display for the public.

We spent some time with Thermaltake at its suite in the Venetian hotel. During our visit, we saw much of what the company was exhibiting to everyone. But we deviated from the tour at one point and managed to find something that caught our eye. Something that wasn't out in the open or for public consumption.

The design heritage was unmistakable; we had discovered an unannounced, upcoming product from BMW DesignworksUSA and Tt eSPORTS. Given our familiarity with both the Level 10 GT case as well as the Level 10 M mouse, we are absolutely confident that we had found what will certainly be a Level 10 M Headset.

Its colors were the signature black and red, highlighted with aluminum finish. It also featured the same honeycomb-like cutout design that we first saw from the Level 10 M mouse. We picked it up quickly, and the headset felt sturdy in-hand. As a representative snatched the unannounced product away from us, we discovered that the headband is easily adjustable. And the cups were shaped nicely to fit over our ears, with ample cushioning. We noticed that the microphone adjusted vertically and horizontally, and could be tucked up out of the way when you aren't feeling chatty.

We didn't have time to play any audio through the headset before we were spotted, but we're looking forward to auditioning the forthcoming product. Until then, feast your eyes on our spy shots!

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  • Spooderman
    Okay, that actually looks kinda cool.
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  • ironmb
    Spy shots? looks more like a photoshoot.
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  • rebel1280
    those are most def not spy shots and yeah, its looks freaking cool :D
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  • warezme
    They look huge, besides pictures of headphones are meaningless. Even reviews don't matter because it's all about how it sounds and specifically how it sounds to you.
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  • edogawa
    Pretty cool looking, it's unique, but how it sounds is critical.

    Gotta say though, gaming head-phones is one thing I will never purchase, audiophile headphones do a fantastic job with stereo/virtual surround + clip on mic.

    Never found any gaming headphones to date that are worth of 100+ price tag. Headphones can be kind of personal, got to find the one that sounds best to you too.
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  • Abion47
    edogawaPretty cool looking, it's unique, but how it sounds is critical. Gotta say though, gaming head-phones is one thing I will never purchase, audiophile headphones do a fantastic job with stereo/virtual surround + clip on mic.Never found any gaming headphones to date that are worth of 100+ price tag. Headphones can be kind of personal, got to find the one that sounds best to you too.
    Admittedly, I've never had the opportunity to really listen to audiophile headphones (other than about 15 seconds damo of a Dr. Dre headphones at BestBuy). That said, the dual bass drivers in a Razer Tiamat 2.2 make it sound way sexy, much better than the Corsair HS1A I had previously.
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  • dragonsqrrl
    ... when form is greater than function.

    warezmeThey look huge, besides pictures of headphones are meaningless. Even reviews don't matter because it's all about how it sounds and specifically how it sounds to you.Unfortunately I have known people who genuinely love terrible sounding headphones, but I guess it all depends on what you like to hear. If you love low-fi boomy sound then hey, some of those headphones probably sound fantastic. However I would argue that audio reviews can matter a great deal, depending on the source.
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  • alidan
    here are some major questions

    what parts are metal,
    is anything that holds the headphones together plastic
    what price range do they preform in, and what price range are they?

    see for full metal, as in it will not break because of use, headphones i will pay a bit of a premium for, or accept a bit lesser sound quality.
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  • Lutfij
    Yeah that I'd def get for myself!!!
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  • edogawa
    Abion47Admittedly, I've never had the opportunity to really listen to audiophile headphones (other than about 15 seconds damo of a Dr. Dre headphones at BestBuy). That said, the dual bass drivers in a Razer Tiamat 2.2 make it sound way sexy, much better than the Corsair HS1A I had previously.
    Eek, Dr. Dre headphones are a terrible, they are not real audiophile headphones. They are are the apple of headphones. (Over priced, trendy looking junk.)

    Razer Tiamat 2.2 probably has cheap audio drivers most likely, so they won't really sound good compared to a real set of headphones, maybe they sound decent, never tried those ones specifically though. Gaming headphones are typically flashy junk.

    You can buy a decent pair of headphones for 100+ off Amazon from good companies like AKG, Audio-Technica, Grado, Sennheiser.
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