LucidSound LS31 wireless headset specifications and review

The mission of LucidSound is to serve gamers everywhere by making headsets with excellent sound, feel, and appearance. Bringing premium build quality, audiophile-grade sound, and a fresh take on design to gaming audio in 2016, a small team of industry veterans leveraged their collective experience to pioneer a new direction. The dedicated community of partners and fans has helped LucidSound become an industry leader right from the start. In gaming and in life, LucidSound LS31 wireless strives to be the audio brand you can trust. A leading global supplier of video gaming peripherals, PowerA acquired LucidSound in 2020.

Retailers worldwide sell LucidSound gaming headsets and accessories

A new generation of LucidSound headsets has been released over the past year. With the new lineup, there are no more firmware and software issues; it’s all smooth, great-sounding, and highly comfortable. With its sleek, professional grey design, light but sturdy construction, and outstanding audio, the LS31 continues the trend.

Specifications of LucidSound L31 wireless

Product Dimensions: 7.87 x 3.94 x 7.87 inches

Binding: Video Game

Item model number: 1519626-02

Item Weight: 1.5 pounds

Manufacturer: LucidSound

Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No

Features of LucidSound L31 Wireless

It is the next generation of wireless audio for gaming from LucidSound. As with the LS31 GY, this one also features lag-free wireless for playing games on Playstations, Xboxes, PCs, and mobile devices. A lightweight, flexible headband and oval leatherette ear cups deliver Surround Sound on Xbox One and Windows 10, and quick access controls make the LS31 GY an ideal choice for gamers. Acoustically engineered for gaming, the 50 mm drivers deliver powerful bass and crisp highs without distortion.

Compatible with multiple platforms

The PS4 and Xbox One are supported, as well as PC, Mac, Windows, Android, iOS, and PS Vita devices, along with the Nintendo Switch 3DSs and PS Vitas.

Compatible with multiple games

These are ideal for various games, such as battle royal, fortnight, pub, red dead redemption 2, black ops 4, overwatch, and world of warcraft’s legion.

Sound with crystal clarity

A 50mm speaker with Neodymium magnets provides deep bass and clear highs. Wireless technology 2.4GHz and channel hopping for interference-free audio (INCLUDES CABLE FOR Xbox LIVE CHAT).

The perfect gaming experience

It has a 15-hour rechargeable battery. An integrated game and chat control and three unique EQ presets are available.

Microphone monitoring & dual microphones

This dual microphone features a flexible boom mic that can be removed and used as an integrated microphone on the go. Hearing your voice is possible with Mic Monitoring.

Product Description

For Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, iPad, iOS, Android, & mobile devices, Lucid Sound developed the LS31 GY wireless gaming headset. It is a great product, from the innovative control interface to the great comfort and style. You can easily set the volume of the game, chat, game, and mic while playing due to the intuitive controls. A specially designed ear cushion moulds gamers’ to reduce fatigue for long gaming sessions, keeping the LS31 comfortable for every size head. It clamps securely for the perfect amount of force while keeping them secure.

What are the benefits of Lucid Sound LS31 gaming headsets?

LS31 gaming

  • A surround sound experience for Xbox One and Windows 10
  • For consoles and PCs, interference-free wireless is available
  • Controls for quick access that revolutionize the industry
  • Tough, lightweight construction and a soft design make it impossible to break
  • The most comfortable design available
  • Monitoring system for dual microphones with advanced features
  • A precise adjustment of the tonal balance has been made
  • Drivers with a 50 mm diameter are high-fidelity

This item includes the 3.5mm cable you need to use Xbox Live chat and your mobile device. Separately sold Xbox One audio adapters may be necessary depending on which Xbox One Controller is used.

What makes the LucidSound LS31 wireless so unique?

The frame

A premium framework, metal materials, and generous cushioning distinguish the LucidSound LS31 wireless from other current-generation LucidSound headsets. With oval over-ear cups and memory foam leatherette cushions, the LS35X doesn’t have the cooling gel present in the LS35X.

The Earcups

Each ear cup has large dials to independently control the game volume and chat volume, just like other wireless LucidSound headsets. Each cup has a red LED that informs you visually when your microphone is muted so that you can mute your game sound or microphone. A micro-USB cable is included to charge the headset, with a playback time of about 15 hours.

The controls

Although the LucidSound LS31 offers a decent control scheme with many options, it might be a bit confusing initially. There are dials and buttons on each cup. The left ear cup dial controls game audio (audio that doesn’t come from third-party voice-chat apps). So if you have a Spotify application or a video player, you can adjust the volume from the volume dial.

A right dial controls the chat volume (for example, how loud you can hear your friends in Discord). You can completely silence the headphones, game, and chat audio by pressing the left ear cup button. By tapping the right ear cup, you can mute/unmute the microphone; while holding it for three seconds, you can monitor it. However, microphone monitoring, or sidetone, is controlled by the game audio dial (left), which is counterproductive since reducing your voice will also reduce game audio.

Additionally, in-game chat systems count as game audio, not chat audio. Therefore, you cannot mute your online teammates without muting the game audio. 

Furthermore, an EQ button switches it between treble, bass, and default sound profiles. It is also possible for some users who may find the buttons to be very sensitive and may register unwanted actions frequently.

Quality of sound

A pair of beefy 50-mm neodymium speakers drive the LS31’s sound quality to a high degree. You won’t be able to experience 7.1 surround, but Windows Sonic and Dolby Atmos can help you get some of it back.

Stability of headphones

On the head, this headset does not feel very stable. You won’t see much movement when you tilt your head, but the cups’ weight will cause them to slide off as soon as you tilt. Because the headset is wireless, there is no risk of the cable getting caught and pulling off your head.

However, this bulky headset is not designed for physical activity, so it shouldn’t be a problem during gaming sessions.

Recording and Speech

There is no doubt that the LucidSound LS31 wireless has excellent recording quality with its boom mic. The LFE (low-frequency extension) is 24Hz, which is excellent. The result is a full-bodied recording/transmission of speech. The HFE (high-frequency extension) of 4.7kHz ensures good detail and presence in recorded speech. Speech sounds natural because the LFE and HFE points have a flat, even response. Since the microphone’s volume on the test PC couldn’t be controlled, the audio playback sounds distorted.

Its pronounced highs make it a good choice for tactical play, separating footsteps, reloads, and other audio cues that can offer you an advantage. In multiplayer games such as Battlefield V and Call of Duty, the LS31 created an immersive sound stage with little distortion using Dolby Atmos. In addition, the maximum volume is quite generous if you prefer louder sounds. The sound quality of wired headsets in this price range is slightly better, but you won’t get the wireless signal.

The LS31 uses LucidSound’s channel-hopping 2.5GHz USB dongle rather than Bluetooth or Xbox Wireless, and it worked flawlessly even in extremely overcrowded 2.5GHz conditions. Also impressive is the range, which should serve home theatre users well.

It performs well in the mid-range. The low-mids are overemphasized by about 4dB, resulting in thick and cluttered vocals and lead instruments. While this is the case, the rest of the range is fairly flat and even, with a slight dip in the mids barely obscuring vocals.

Accessories in box

  • LucidSound LS31 headphones
  • Detachable mic
  • Optical cable
  • 1/8″ TRRS cable
  • Micro-USB charging cable
  • USB dongle
  • Mic port cover
  • Manuals

Final verdict

There is no doubt that the LS31 is not a perfect device. The LucidSound LS31 continues the company’s tradition of producing quality, with solid materials and a focus on comfort, to contribute to the company’s reputation for quality. It is an excellent audio experience overall, and even though the microphone is a bit disappointing, it can still be used for most general purposes.

The area in which I would like to see LucidSound LS31 wireless improve is its PC software, or more specifically, its lack of it. For recommendations, it would be nice if there was a way to control how loud the sidetone is without lobbying for a firmware update. The EQ boosting features would feel a little redundant compared to sidetone control. Considering that this product can function across Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 4, I would say it is a great buy if you’re looking for something in this price range that will work across these platforms.



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