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Review: Coolermaster Sirus 5.1 Gaming Headset
4 July 2012
Conclusion: Coolermaster’s Sirus headset may not be the flashiest headset. But what it lacks in visual flare it more than makes up for in audio performance. As people who constantly jump between games and music playback, we most appreciate the Sirus 5.1 headset for being able to handle not only gunfire and engine sounds, but complex music playback, too. Catering to one or the other is easy enough.
Conclusion: The Cooler Master Sirus gaming headset is a fantastic first time attempt for the company. At an affordable $129, most hardcore gamers will find the Sirus work great, and thanks to their excellent build quality, are sure to last for quite some time. Cooler Master has some work to do when it comes to tweaking their software and default sound settings, but because our review unit came with beta software, we have no doubt that the final version will address the issues we ran...
Pros: Excellent build quality, Great for gaming once settings are adjusted, Good value, Desktop control works great
Cons: Bass is way too overwhelming, Volume control works in reverse, Not good for music playback
Excerpt: Cooler Master has a branded line of products called Storm that includes, cases, mice, and gaming surfaces. The only thing that seems to be missing are headsets…until now. Sirus is the first in the headset line for Cooler Master Storm line and they jumped in all the way with this pair of headphones. Let us take a look and see what they created.
Excerpt: If I told you that there was a magic genie in a bottle that could help you own the masses on every game server that you played on would you fork out any amount of money to have that advantage? Of course we all would; that’s the reason we game in the first place, to win. Now what if I told you that there was a killer new headset that has all of the makings of said genie in a bottle?
Summary: With the CM Storm name attached, Cooler Master has a lot of hype to live up to. I am happy to report they have exceeded my expectations. The headset provides crystal clear surround sound with the best bass response I have experienced in a 5.1 headset. The positional audio had me hunting down my old Lucas Film THX test DVD to see how accurate I could tune the system for that perfect sound.
Pros: Crystal clear 5.1 positioning, Best in class bass, Choice of ear cups, Quality of construction, Swing away mic with mute, Choice of Analog or USB connection
Excerpt: CM Storm has made quite a splash into the PC audio market with the Sirus 5.1 headset. It exudes quality throughout with rugged construction, interchangeable ear cups, a braided cord, and a desktop controller that is heavy enough to double as a paperweight. The sound that comes out of this headset is equally fantastic and with adjustable volume for front, rear, and center channels, it allows for a lot of fine-tuning.
Summary: Whether your headphone use is for gaming, music, or movies, the Storm Sirus 5.1 gaming headset is a great choice. The sound quality is impressive; providing solid bass reproduction, while the other channels are clear and crisp. Using the control pod, the sound quality can be adjusted to meet any need. In addition, the microphone is easily able to pick up your voice to allow for clear voice chat while gaming.
Pros: » Very comfortable ear pads, » Impressive sound quality, » Fabric and leather ear pads included, » Nice braided cables, » High quality construction, » Heavy control base
Cons: » Short cable from base to headset, » Can't turn earpiece away from ear, » No "tick" marks when extending earpieces, » Microphone light very dim, » Heavy
Summary: The Cooler Master Storm Sirus is a high quality headset built to last, and the audio quality and channel separation are quite good for a 5.1 headset. With that in mind, the $129 MSRP is fairly close to the top of the market.