The Afterglow AG 9+ is a full wireless headset that is an upgraded version of the AG 9, with on ear controls, bass boost and changeable lighting options, How does the AG 9+ perform? read our review below..
On the box:
- Plug & Play setup: Up to 40ft wireless connectivity
- Powerful 50 mm drivers: Two distinct audio modes
- Rechargeable battery: Up to 16 hrs
- Ultra comfort for long gaming sessions
- Removable & flexible noise cancelling mic
- Signature LED lighting in prismatic or blackout mode
The padding has also had an overhaul compared to the AG 9, as the cloth covered foam on the headband is now one full piece instead of being in two separate sections, and gone have the ugly looking faux leather ear cup covers, now replaced with the same cloth as used on the headband, making for a more comfortable experience with no sweaty ears. The AG 9+ also features a chat/game volume mixer along side the master volume control wheel, both are situated at the rear of the left ear cup.
The aforementioned mode button is also used for switching between the two audio settings, pressing the button will give an audible tone that differs slightly between the two modes which are “pure audio” and “bass boost” you’ll also find the mic mute button on the left side of the headset which is the same button used for power on/off the headset, pressing and holding for a few seconds will power on/off the headset, while a quick press will mute/unmute the microphone, an audible tone is heard for this too. The microphone is also detachable.
the headband is fully adjustable, so you can adjust it to fit any head size, although the sliding parts here do feel a little flimsy. the comfort level of the headset is pretty good, the cloth ear covers, as mentioned earlier help keep your ears from getting sweaty and to say that the headset has 50 mm drivers and a rechargeable battery on board is feels lighter than you would expect. It is stated that the battery life is around 16 hours and I can be sure to say that this is true. You can charge the headset using the USB cable supplied, that is also long enough to connect to the headset and charge whilst still in use, recharge time is pretty quick too, around 20-30 minutes. There’s also a 3.5 mm cable supplied so you can use the headset with mobile devices too.
The audio quality is surprisingly good for a wireless headset, pretty clear across the board with no interference, the bass boost produces some really deep bass for those that love the low end stuff. The mic quality was tested in an Xbox One party where it was said that although I came through loud and clear, it was a little “echoey”. The headset is available for Xbox One & PS4 in both black and white colours, and can be used with mobile devices via the supplied 3.5 mm cable.