The Beyerdynamic MMX 300 2nd Generation is a high-end gaming headset that has made a significant impact in the gaming headphone industry. In this in-depth review, we will explore the various features, design elements, and audio quality of this exceptional product.
The Beyerdynamic MMX 300 2nd Generation is a premium headset designed for gamers who demand the best audio performance. This model is a successor to the first Generation of the MMX 300, with some notable improvements. As a product of Beyerdynamic, a renowned German brand known for its high-quality audio equipment, the MMX 300 2nd Generation boasts an impressive pedigree.
The drivers and overall design are based on the infamous Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro studio headphones, a staple in the audiophile community.
Design & Comfort
The Beyerdynamic MMX 300 2nd Generation sports a sleek and professional look with a matte black finish and silver accents. The ear cups are constructed out of high-grade plastic, while the headband is fashioned from metal. Unlike many gaming headsets, the MMX 300 2nd Generation does not scream “gaming headset” at first glance but somewhat resembles a pair of high-end studio headphones.
Ear Cups & Padding
The MMX 300 2nd Generation comes with ear cups that are generously padded with soft microfiber, providing a plush and comfortable fit. These cups are capable of rotating and adjusting to comfortably fit over the ears. However, some users have reported that the headset can get warm after extended periods of use, which might cause some discomfort. This is typical of closed-back headphones, however.
The headband of the Beyerdynamic MMX 300 2nd Generation is adjustable and flexible, allowing it to fit a variety of head sizes while maintaining a secure fit. The headband is padded with a soft leather covering, adding to the overall comfort of the headset. The clamping force is also just right, not too tight but not too loose. This will be a blessing for those that found the DT 770 Pro to have a bit too tight of a fit.
One of the standout features of the Beyerdynamic MMX 300 2nd Generation is its high-quality condenser microphone. This microphone is designed to deliver clear and natural-sounding voice transmission, making it ideal for in-game communication, streaming, and even podcasting. The microphone is also equipped with a pop shield that reduces ambient noise, ensuring your voice is heard clearly without any unwanted background noise.
In-Line Remote Control
The MMX 300 2nd Generation comes with two cables, both sporting an in-line remote control on the cable. This remote control allows you to easily adjust the volume, mute the microphone, and perform other functions without needing to access the device it’s connected to. I did find myself accidentally changing the volume on several occasions due to the positioning of the controls, and how easy the volume wheel is to move.
The Beyerdynamic MMX 300 2nd Generation offers wired connectivity, with the ability to connect to various devices, including PCs, consoles, and mobile devices. As previously mentioned, the headset comes with two cables – a shorter 3.5mm 4-pole cable for connecting to consoles and mobile devices and a longer one for connecting to a PC. The longer 3.5mm cable ends with two 3-pole 3.5mm connections, allowing you to split your audio and voice connections to suit your needs.
While the included cable selection is great, the connection to headphone is rather poor. Several times I noticed the sound to be off, and it was due to the cable not being entirely pushed into the 3.5mm connection properly. Sometimes you have to really push it in to get a secure fit. This is definitely an area that could be improved.
The Beyerdynamic MMX 300 2nd Generation truly shines when it comes to sound quality. The headset produces a well-balanced sound output with deep bass, clear mids, and bright highs. This makes it ideal for gaming, as it allows you to hear every detail in the game – from the environmental sounds in games like Metro Exodus to the footsteps and enemy positions in Call of Duty multiplayer and Warzone.
Comparing this to the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 32ohm, I found the MMX 300 2nd Generation to have a slight edge in the lower frequencies, making it easier to hear sounds like footsteps or the thud of gunshots.
Comparing the MMX 300 2nd Generation to the DT 770 Pro 80ohm, I found the MMX 300 2nd Generation to lack soundstage and bass, the DT 770 Pro 80ohm edging it out in both categories.
For music, the Beyerdynamic MMX 300 2nd Generation sounds excellent, just like the DT 770 Pro. The DT 700 Pro 80ohm still edges it out here, too, primarily due to the better bass and larger soundstage. Fortunately the Beyerdynamic MMX 300 2nd Generation still sounds great in its own right, making it an excellent all in one headphone for music, gaming, and watching videos.
The Beyerdynamic MMX 300 2nd Generation is a formidable gaming headset boasting excellent sound quality, a high-quality microphone, and a comfortable design. However, its premium price tag may deter some potential buyers, especially since you can get essentially the same headphone in the DT 770 Pro 32ohm and slightly better headphone in the DT 770 Pro 80ohm, for cheaper too.
Nevertheless, for those who value top-notch audio performance and comfort in their gaming sessions, the MMX 300 2nd Generation is definitely worth considering.
The Beyerdynamic MMX 300 2nd Generation combines the best of both worlds – the audio prowess of a high-end headphone company and the practicality required of a gaming accessory. This fusion makes it a solid choice for hardcore gamers and dedicated audiophiles alike. The price might be steep, but the quality you get in return is unparalleled in the realm of gaming headsets.
HiFi Oasis Overall RatingHiFi Oasis Overall Rating
- Design & Comfort7/10 Good
- Features7/10 Good
- Sound7/10 Good
- Well balanced audio for gaming, music, videos
- Excellent microphone quality
- Headphones are very comfortable, clamping force just right
- Great build quality
- Microphone not detachable, limits use cases
- Poor cable connection
- More expensive than the DT 770 Pro for slightly worse sound quality