Founded on July the 23th, 2004 by Sam Mathews, Anne Mathews and Nader Atoui. Fnatic is one of the most known gaming teams in the world, being the winner of the title “Team of The Year” in 2006.
In November 2015, the gaming peripheral company Func was acquired by the eSports team Fnatic. The goal of the new brand is producing high quality peripherals.
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Packaging and accessories
The headsets are packaged in a two-tone cardboard box with orange accents.
On the front side, there is a general image of the headsets using the bigger, “over ear” cups. On the lower side, there are the name of the product and its description. On the upper left corner, there are the Fnatic logo and Gear series name.
The sides of the box are simple, on each there are listed the features of the product and the package contents.
On the backside there is a general image of the headsets using the smaller cups.
The product comes with the following accessories:
– 1x Manual
– 2x Speaker Unit
– 1x Headband
– 2x On-Ear Earpad
– 2x Over-Ear Earpad
– 1x Boom Microphone Cable
– 1x In-Line Microphone Cable
– 1x Mic Splitter
– 1x Drawstring Pouch
All the headset components are individually packaged in sealed plastic bags. Also each is correctly labeled.
Materials: PET + Titanium
Driver Unit: 40 mm, with Neodymium magnets
Impedance: 32 Ohm
Frequency response: 75 kHz
Sound pressure: 117 dB
Cable length: 12m
Input power: 30 mW
Connector: 3.5 mm Jack
COMPLETELY MODULAR DESIGN: Headband, Earpad, Earcup, Speaker Unit, Cable, Microphone, all yours to select. We’re taking customization to the next level.
DJ AUDIO QUALITY: A collaboration with Danish company AIAIAI, we guarantee premium audio for music and gaming.
VERSATILITY: Featuring both “On the Road” and “Gaming” configurations, DUEL is ready for any situation. We’ve included a protective drawstring bag to carry your DUEL wherever you go.
AESTHETIC: AIAIAI’s designs featured in the Museum of Modern Arts with Fnatic tones result in a headset you’ll be proud to display indoors or out.
The headband is a made out of a single piece, this makes the connection between the speakers. The underside of the headband is covered in leather, here there is engraved the Fnatic name, in addition the sides of the headbands are perforated in order to allow the mounting and height adjustment of the speakers.
– The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Soundtrack
– Daft Punk – Give Life Back to Music
– Daft Punk Feat Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky
– Daft Punk Feat Panda Bear – Doin’ It Right
– Lorde – Tennis Court (Flume Remix)
– Desire – Under Your Spell
– LORD FUNK – REVERIE
– Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx – Nightcall
– Gramatik – No Way Out
– Gramatik – Break Loose
– Glass Animals – Toes
– Alice Cooper – I’m Eighteen
– Dan Croll – From Nowhere
– T-Rex – Get It On
– Jimi Hendrix – Foxy Lady
– Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze
– Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son
The performance is very good, the bass is reproduced faithfully, it does not cover the low and med sounds, thus offering a clear and neutral sound.
The over-ear ear-pads offer a good sound isolation while the on-ear ear-pads offer a more open type soundstage, being ideal for outdoors activities.
The main boom microphone offers a clear sound without distortions and the background noise canceling is more than acceptable.
However, the headsets do not feature a volume adjustment button, this being an inconvenient to the users who do not use a DAC or amplifier.
For a better experience with these headsets, I recommend using them after a few hours of burn-in, thus allowing all the components to reach their optimal parameters.
In conclusion, the Duel TMA 2 model competes with the models from other well-known audio manufacturers. The main feature of these headsets is the offered modularity and vast options for customizing them.