Conclusion: The Cyborg 5.1 headset is really a decent headset. The sound was good and I felt that they were fairly comfortable. The price of $80 is fairly reasonable, but it will make it one of the most expensive products in the Saitek Cyborg line of Gaming devices.
Excerpt: What do you do when you want to enjoy a true 5.1 experience, but you don’t have the room to set up all those speakers in your tiny bachelor suite? What if you’re rocking a laptop and it would be just too cumbersome to have a 5.1 surround sound stereo system pouring out of that portable computer?
If you are tired of having to connect multiple cables to get surround sound, the Cyborg 5.1 Headset may be just what you need. The headset offers good bass and passable positional audio all in a comfortable and compact package.
Pros: Comfortable, Great bass, Single USB port does it all
Summary: Honestly, I wasn’t expecting the sound quality that the Cyborg 5.1 Headset delivered. I was blown away by the 5.1 channel surround. Connecting the Headset to USB and installing the drivers took all of 30 seconds. After a reboot I was on my way. Once the USB connector was connected the sound card on the PC switched to the USB sound card built into the Cyborg 5.1 Headset, the microphone too.
Excerpt: There aren't many affordable solutions to those of us seeking the most atmospheric gaming experience possible, particularly on consoles. While Saitek's Cyborg headset is marketed at the PC audience, with good guality 5.1 channel sound, it also works as a comfortable and slick looking stereo headset when used with a television, MP3 player or laptop.