Subsonic Pro Fight Review

Subsonic SA4516
PriceAmazon
ReleaseMay 28, 2017
CompatibilityXSX / XB1 / X360 / PS4 / PS3 / PC
Dimensions10.2” x 7.5” x 3.9”
Cable2 m
Weight1.65 lbs

Quick Facts

  • The Subsonic SA4516 is slightly smaller than most mini arcade sticks.
  • There are turbo, macros, and LEDs.
  • This is a clone of the PXN-0082.

Performance

The joystick makes too many clicking sounds. Also, the suction cups sometimes make the arcade stick to hard to detach from a surface. The arcade stick should have been made heavier instead. At least there are no problems with input lag or dead zones.

Hardware

The build itself is fine, but, unfortunately, native controllers are needed to play on major consoles. You need to precisely nail the order of what you turn on first for this to actually work. It is even more of a hassle on the PlayStation 4 as you need to turn it on and then the arcade stick without turning on the controller.

Appearance

The only interesting choice that Subsonic made is having wrist resting space on one side only, probably to limit weight, which was actually counterproductive as discussed earlier. Besides that, the contrast between black and red is not a novelty, and it was not pulled off elegantly as the color scheme has a cheap appearance.

Conclusion

Pros

  • No sliding risk
  • No latency problem
  • No dead zone

Cons

  • Clicky joystick
  • Aggressive suction
  • Complicated connectivity

Rating

⭐⭐⭐

Link

Amazon