MSI DS501 Review

MSI gaming headset review. Updated 2020 Amazon pricing, audio specs, and review - using scores built around ratings such as volume control, material quality, sound quality, battery life and noise cancellation. Are these MSI headphones right for a PC gamer?

Should you buy the MSI DS501?

PCGameBenchmark has reviewed pretty much every PC gaming headset available on Amazon. We've ignored some of the smaller and generic brands. We've filtered to only show the best gaming headsets wireless and wired available to buy right now - this MSI gaming headset made our 2020 list.

Now's a great time to buy a new PC gaming headset. So many games are enhanced with great audio, there are always MSI deals to be had (no need to wait for Black Friday 2020) and there's a massive range to chose from. High quality sound is super important when you’re playing and the speakers built into gaming monitors are pretty rubbish. If you’re looking to hear someone creep up on you in Fortnite or love the bass on Apex Legends, you need a proper immersive audio experience and the privacy that brings.

This headset weighs 0.99 lb (0.45 kg).

PCGameBenchmark ratings are built up from the scores the Amazon community give the most important aspects of a PC gaming headset. We merge those scores to create a percentage rating.

On volume control this headset scores 4.1 stars out of five, while sound quality itself is rated at 3.9 stars. Specifically on whether the sound is good for gaming these MSI headphones rate at 4.0.

Noise cancellation rates at 3.0 stars.

Build quality is important - you will want your headphones to last - these score a 4.4. Put all that together and we have our final percentage score.

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PCGameBenchmark Rating: 78%

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MSI DS501 Specs


0.99 lb (447.93 g)

Dimensions (L x W x H)

24.89 cm x 21.59 cm x 10.41 cm
9.8 in x 8.5 in x 4.1 in




DS501 GAMING Headset

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MSI DS501 Features

  • Two large 40mm drivers for quality audio
  • Improved noise reduction
  • High quality speakers
  • Ergonomic design: extra lightweight and Self-adjusting headband
  • Adjustable omnidirectional microphone
  • Quick access to volume, microphone, and vibration control via full function remote controller

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