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EPOS Earbuds reviewed

Quick review: EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid gaming earbuds – a decent choice for the commuting gamer

Don’t get me wrong. EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid gaming earbuds are good; the sound is obviously (when it’s an EPOS product) decent, the design is neat, and the battery life is excellent.

But it’s also one of those products where the optimal use case is a bit niche: If you’re gaming a lot when you’re commuting (e.g., on a Nintendo Switch), the GTW 270 Hybrid might be a good fit.

If you’re mostly gaming in front of your desktop PC or laptop, you would be better off choosing other products.

EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid comes in a nicely metal cover and with a USB-C dongle for low-latency connection.

GTW 270 Hybrid offers satisfactory sound-quality

The EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid delivers surprisingly good sound in a chaotic in-game setting with many sound inputs to attend to – and also when listening to music or watching TV shows. 

I tested the GTW 270 Hybrid during gaming, fitness, while falling asleep and listening to music.

The bass is surprisingly deep (compared to other earbuds), and high-pitch tones are clear as ice. Just like you would expect it to be on EPOS. EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid certainly promises in their “Designed for Versatility” tagline. 

But is that really what you’re looking for as a gamer?

Blue light on the charging case tells you how much the GTW 270 Hybrid is charged.

EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid is optimal for the commuter

If you really look for optimal sound quality in games like the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, why not go for the creme-de-la-creme, like the EPOS H6PRO, which Jaxon already reviewed.

However, if you’re commuting a lot, and think you look a bit too nerdy with your huge-ass headset on the bus, then the EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid might be something for you.

The design of the EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid feels extravagant – the earpods are a bit bigger than the Apple AirPods pro

Slight clunkier than Apple Airpods Pro

The earbuds and the case looks cool and exclusive. The charging case is made of metal and gives an oddly satisfactory feedback sound when you close the case, just like the AirPods Pro.

However, the GTW 270 Hybrid is a bit clunkier than the AirPods Pro, and I was irritated by the slightly bigger fit after hours of gaming.

Furthermore, it irritated me that the “one-ear playback” only works with the right pod.

GTW 270 Hybrid Final verdict

As an avid gamer who rarely games on my commutes – and who is satisfied with medium sound quality on my occasional commutes, the GTW 270 Hybrid is not for me.

I would go for state-of-the-art sound quality when I game, and even though the microphone quality is okay’ish as well, the quality is naturally better in bigger headphones.

The USB-C connector is handy for latency-free connectivity if you’re on the go. 

And that is precisely the use-case I would recommend the GTW 270 Hybrid for: 

When you’re on the go.