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Cooler Master CM Storm unveils Sirus headset

by Hugo Jobling on 19 July 2011, 16:53

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Cooler Master has revealed its CM Storm brand's latest gaming headset, the Sirus. The headset is aimed primarily at gamers but, says Cooler Master, has audio quality fit for discerning audiophiles, too.  

The design is definitely what you would expect of a gaming headset, with a black, carbon-effect finish. The headset is fairly chunky, although as it fits eight speakers into the housing that's hardly surprising.  These combine to let the Sirus deliver 5.1-channel and '3D' sound - with appropriate input material.

The headset is connected via a USB port, and features an in-line remote that controls the rear, centre and front channels independently. A so-called 'Tactical Tuning Centre' also allows adjustment of other audio settings, such as EQ tweaks.

A small, potentially useful feature is the mute indicator LED on the microphone, putting that handy information in view of a quick glance. The Sirus also has interchangeable ear-cups, aimed at ensuring it's possible to get a comfortable fit.

The expected cost of £85 means the CM Storm Sirus headset isn't cheap, but if it lives up to the promises of its spec. sheet, it might still be worth the asking price. The headset will be available from mid-August.

 



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I was quite excited about this when I saw it mentioned in Hexus' newsletter. Unfortunately, the inclusion of a USB connector puts me off.

My Roccat Kave (which I'm happy with) has a USB connector for power only. You can also plug it into the wall; however when connected to the PC, you get volume control. The sound outputs are 3.5mm, my personal preference.

It would be nice if these sets could include USB and 4x3.5mm (inc mic) options. It might be a bit more complex to implement, but not that much more.
baius
I was quite excited about this when I saw it mentioned in Hexus' newsletter. Unfortunately, the inclusion of a USB connector puts me off.

My Roccat Kave (which I'm happy with) has a USB connector for power only. You can also plug it into the wall; however when connected to the PC, you get volume control. The sound outputs are 3.5mm, my personal preference.

It would be nice if these sets could include USB and 4x3.5mm (inc mic) options. It might be a bit more complex to implement, but not that much more.


But it does have both USB and 3.5mm options. Check out HWC's review on it.
Hacksaw907
But it does have both USB and 3.5mm options. Check out HWC's review on it.
Thanks, Hacksaw907, and welcome to Hexus!

I evidently spoke too early, and your curt correction helps me to reassess how quickly I condemn products; nevertheless, unless I'm mistaken, the 3.5mm input wasn't mentioned in Hexus' article. (It should have been!)