A Comprehensive Gaming by Philips Evnia

Deep in the belly of a London gaming club, Philips has launched its first gaming peripherals, the recent additions to its Evnia gaming brand. There I had the opportunity to get my hands on his new gaming headset, keyboard and mouse. And I was a little unsure about the new gaming equipment from Philips. Especially in terms of Envia’s color limitation and whether the various gaming peripherals live up to their final price in my experience.

I was there on the platform-Canary Wharf’s newest Philips-backed game bar — where there were rows upon rows of booths littered with exceptionally large Philips TVs. The place was partially “inhabited” by a flashing, dancing robot, which somehow frightened most of us, but I was able to sneak past our new Overlord robot for light helmet, mouse and keyboard tests.

As the crowd of influencers, critics and potential esports partners sipped on their Philips-themed purple cocktails, I set out to get a feel for the peripherals and find out if they live up to the Philips legacy.

Overall, the helmets all look good. At the lower end, the Evnia 3000 series headset includes a black speckled headband, and maybe maybe sapphire? It’s very hard to tell with all that RGB all over the place. It has the “I’m made of recycled plastic” aesthetic that many technology brands focus on. And I must say, it works for me.

However, the headband is a bit strange.

Instead of opting for a strap, as with the other Evnia series, it’s as if Philips had inserted a muddy whoopee pad between the frame and the user’s head. Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t look bad and it doesn’t make that noise when you put it on, but it definitely doesn’t look like every gaming headset I’ve ever tried.

It is comfortable enough for a short session, but, despite the large auricles, there is not much space in their closed design. These thick ear pads mean better passive sound insulation, but they may be less attractive to our gamer friends with larger ears. The design is similar on the other levels, with the main differences being more RGB as it progresses and the wireless capability at the top.

However, none of the helmets is a heavy kit. Even at the top end, the Evnia 7000 series TAG7208 headphones are damn light with the RGB strip on the ear cups. However, the comfort here is supported by a much more effective ribbon headband. There are fewer whoopee pillow styles there.

In general, I take a lack of weight as a warning, but the overall quality of the workmanship seems to be consistent with what we expect from Philips manufacturing. That’s a good thing.

The adjustable tilt microphone looks a little fragile, but we’ll see how to do it when we get our hands on it for a longer time. In any matter, all the headphones sound as if the 50 mm drivers have a really rich audio quality.