Amazingly, despite having reviewed peripherals for over a decade, I don’t think I’ve ever tried a Philips gaming headset. While headphones and audio aren’t generally a big focus for Philips, they’re a huge company with a massive range of quality products, so I have high expectations of their new 5000 Series. It’s undoubtedly well-equipped though and can be used with the USB dongle for wireless, with a 3.5mm cable and even Bluetooth, so it should be broadly compatible with just about everything; PC, Mac, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and mobile devices!
Philips 5000 Series
As part of their new 5000 series, the Philips TAG5106 certainly comes well-equipped. It features a pair of 50mm drivers and uses the DTS Headphones:X surround sound processing for multi-channel audio. You’ve got lots of connectivity y, long battery life, and built-in lighting, so it’s certainly competitively matched with many of its similarly priced rivals.
DTS Headphone: X 2.0 technology features 7.1 surround sound – DTS Headphone: X 2.0 technology features 7.1 surround sound, the optimal spatial imaging for complete 360-degree immersion could help you survive and thrive in games.
2.4 G + BT5.2 + 3.5 mm ensure multi-platform compatibility – 2.4 G and Bluetooth 5.2 dual wireless system, together with a 3.5 mm wired connection, ensure multi-platform compatibility with PC, Mac, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and mobile devices
50 mm drivers, closed-back, tuned for gaming – 50 mm neodymium magnets drivers, with closed-back design, tuned by professional acoustic engineers, deliver a wide frequency range and rich accurate sound for gaming
Bluetooth 5.2 can connect many devices with Bluetooth – Bluetooth 5.2 can help you connect your gaming headset with many gaming devices integrated with Bluetooth technology, and you can answer calls or listen to music by streaming
Ultra-long battery life (more than 45 hours with LED off) – Ultra-long battery life(more than 45 hours with LED lighting off) gives you continuous gaming sessions without any disruption
Fascinating LED lighting creates more fun for gaming – Fascinating LED lighting creates more cooling atmosphere in your gaming world by providing RED, GREEN and BLUE colours, and Heartbeat LED lighting
2.4 G wireless delivers dependable, lossless gaming audio – Professional-grade 2.4 G wireless technology delivers dependable, lossless audio with ultra-low latency for gaming
As a child still in my 30's, I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!