Since audio is such an intimate personal experience, and highly subject to individual preferences, it’s not an easy market to tackle. However, as we’ve seen Mionix make careful jumps into new peripheral markets, they’ve shown a willingness to get things done right as opposed to fast. This seems to be the smart approach, and with Mionix moving further into the audio market as the next step, it seems the company has again taken a successful strategy with the NASH 20 headset.
The design and aesthetics are wonderfully minimalist and stylish, the build quality is excellent, and the comfort is impressive. The microphone itself is solid and will stay in place, though you can’t swivel it out of the way. However, the raise-to-mute function is unique and smartly done, and the earcup volume control is also a smart move rather than an in-line cable design.
In terms of audio quality, the NASH 20 really shines in games, achieving a successful balance between the more aggressive lower-range for immersivity and the upper-range for acute positioning, managing to maintain a clear bass that is just a bit lacking overall though. If you love bass then you’ll need to do some tweaking in an equalizer. Music and movies are also nicely represented, though that’s not the forte here. Again, depending on your preferences, some work in an equalizer will improve things and balance out the minor nuances.
Retailing for about $130, the NASH 20 is a solid buy, showcasing a strong balance of gaming and non-gaming audio performance. The design and build quality are excellent, though the price is a bit high compared to the competition in the market for a non-5.1 surround headset. That said, the Mionix NASH 20 is a great gaming headset, and earns our recommendation.
Mionix NASH 20 Gaming Headset