KZ GP20 Wireless Gaming Headset Review

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Experience high-quality audio and seamless connectivity with the KZ GP20 wireless gaming headphones. Using a 2.4GHz wireless connection via a USB dongle, these headphones provide a lag-free experience for all your gaming needs. And with a built-in microphone, you can easily communicate with your teammates. The GP20 is priced at $56.

Disclaimer: This sample was provided by Linsoul for an honest review. All observations and opinions here are my own based on my experience with the product.

KZ GP20 Wireless Gaming Headset Review
Verdict
The KZ GP20 headphones offer a sleek design, robust construction, and impressive audio, making them a reliable and budget-friendly choice for gamers.
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Pros
Bold V-shaped sound with powerful bass
Robust build quality
Excellent battery life
Consistent, fast, reliable wireless connectivity
Decent microphone
Cons
RGB lighting drastically reduces battery life
Microphone is non-detachable
4
Our Score

KZ GP20

In the Box
  • KZ GP20 headset
  • Wireless 2.4Ghz USB dongle
  • 3.5mm aux cable
  • User guide
KZ GP20 design

Design

Introducing the KZ GP20 wireless gaming headphones – the perfect blend of style and substance! With a sleek all-black matte design reminiscent of the HyperX Cloud, these headphones are fairly low-key but still manage to make a statement. And with generous padding on the headband and thick, plush earpads, you can game in comfort for hours on end.

But don’t let their good looks fool you – these headphones are built to last. The steel yokes and robust construction make them feel extremely durable, while the plastic faceplates add a touch of style with their RGB LEDs that cycle through various colours (although, fortunately, they can be easily turned off with the press of a button).

On the left earcup, you’ll find a power On/Off button, an LED On/Off button, and a volume wheel that’s easier to quickly manipulate than volume up/down buttons. On the right earcup, there’s a USB-C charging port and a microphone mute button with an LED indicator that glows green when the mic is On and red when charging the battery. And if you’re feeling chatty, you can use the flexible but non-detachable microphone to communicate with your friends and teammates.

Overall, the KZ GP20 headphones are a reliable choice for gamers looking for comfort, durability, and a touch of flair. Just be prepared for your ears to get a bit warm due to the closed-back design – but hey, at least you’ll look cool!

GP20 with purple LED

Wireless Connectivity and Latency

During testing, I found the GP20’s wireless connection to be extremely consistent and reliable. I plugged the dongle into a spare USB port on my computer, powered up the headset and was connected in a matter of seconds. After extensive testing (I’ve been gaming far too much lately), I have not had a single cutout or any signal loss, even though my computer is sitting underneath my desk.

As soon as I power on the headphones, I hear a voice prompt saying: “Power On”, followed immediately by: “Connected”. The GP20 is very responsive and I haven’t noticed any latency or sync issues whatsoever, even when playing fast-paced first-person shooters.

KZ GP20 profile purple

Battery Life and Microphone Quality

The KZ GP20 is rated for up to 68 hours of playback time (with RGB lighting Off). I haven’t measured the exact time but I’ve literally been using these headphones every day for a couple of weeks and I’ve only charged them for about 30 minutes during that time. The battery life is exceptional!

The microphone quality is not too shabby. There’s a little bit of compression but the sound is reasonably clear. Most importantly, the microphone doesn’t distort when you get excited and start shouting at your teammates.

KZ GP20 from side purple LED

Sound

The KZ GP20 gaming headset delivers powerful audio with a v-shaped signature, boosted bass and treble. The bass is especially impressive, with deep rumbling sub-bass and impactful mid-bass that make explosions in games feel like they’re shaking the room.

Despite the quantity of bass, it doesn’t distort even during intense gaming or bass-heavy music. The midrange is clear and articulated, despite being recessed, and the lower treble is lively and crisp, creating some balance to the exuberant lows.

The upper treble is subdued but still delivers a good amount of detail. There’s no sibilance and crash cymbals sound smooth, rather than sharp or grainy. The soundstage is average in size, but the imaging is precise, making it easy to hear enemies moving in games.

Overall, the GP20’s sound is impressive for wireless headphones at this price point, making them a great choice for gamers who also sometimes listen to music. While they may not be suitable for those looking for high-fidelity audio, they offer great value for gamers. I think the KZ GP20 still has better audio quality than most other gaming headsets in this price range.

KZ GP20 faceplate closeup blue

Verdict

In conclusion, the KZ GP20 wireless gaming headphones offer a great combination of style, durability, and audio quality for their price point. With a sleek all-black matte design, robust construction, and impressive audio with a v-shaped signature, they’re a reliable choice for gamers.

The flexible but non-detachable microphone and convenient buttons and controls make them easy to use, and the thick, plush earpads ensure comfort even during long gaming sessions. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly gaming headset with good sound and a touch of flair, the KZ GP20 is definitely worth considering.


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