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Cooler Master Storm Sirus 5.1 Gaming Headset Review – A Perfect Blend Of Versatility And Affordability

Cooler Master have done very well when it comes to releasing new products. Clearly, a lot of research goes before designing and building, a fact well advertised by the CM Storm Series line. To complete the trifecta consisting of hit gaming mice and mechanical keyboards, Cooler Master released their first headset called the Cooler Master Storm Sirus.

Cooler Master Storm Sirus

Sound and sound quality are largely in the realm of heavy subjectivity, so it can be difficult reviewing something based on preferences. When you throw in comfort and feel, those are just two extra variables that make it more challenging.

Even price. The usual argument between gamers is if a headset exceeds the $150 range, the better deal is to get quality headphones paired with a cheap $5 microphone. While it may seem like a pedantic alternative, there is a point to be made. Headsets, cheap or expensive, rarely ever come with outstanding microphones.

Cooler Master Storm Sirus

Manufacturers tend to prioritize sound quality (and rightly so); the ability to voice chat is an amazing immersive social connection, but you do not necessarily need a studio microphone to converse, especially when you also have text chat in games…which brings the entire argument back full-circle.

Why pay for a headset instead headphones when sound quality is the main feature? Aesthetics come to mind, as well as having everything attached to one piece. Exterior additions and different jacks for connecting are also two enticing features. Again, the argument comes back to preference.

Cooler Master Storm Sirus

In this case the CM Storm Sirus 5.1 headset will undoubtedly look to break this cycle. For $100 it comes jam packed with a ton of unique features and goodies - moreso than any headset we have seen to date. What matters most though is how it performs, and if it is worth paying for it, or going the alternative route.

PACKAGING

The CM Storm Sirus comes in the usual CM Storm packaging – red, black, and a see-through window. I love the detail and excellent meld of colours Cooler Master uses for their Storm line, giving the peripherals a menacing feel:

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The sides and back contain features specifications, and contact information, outlining exactly what to expect from the Storm Sirus:

Cooler Master Storm Sirus Cooler Master Storm Sirus

Opening it up we have the Storm Sirus 5.1 headset nicely wrapped around a solid plastic clamshell layer:

Cooler Master Storm Sirus

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  • Igor

    Thanks for the review!

    It’s nice to know someone is not that skeptical about it’s microphone.

    Though, I think there’s a typo in:
    “100Hz-10Hz frequency response”
    , it should be “-10KHz”

    • http://TechnologyX.com Deepak Sharma

      Thanks for the kind words and keen eye. The fix has been made :)

      You’re right. The microphone is pretty darn good. No background noise or static, and a clear, crisp output. When you know historically not to expect studio-quality microphones on headsets, it allows for more objective thinking and hence less skepticism.

      Thanks again!

    • RxUrien

      Thanks for the kind words and keen eye. The fix has been made

      You’re right. The microphone is pretty darn good. No background noise or static, and a clear, crisp output. When you know historically not to expect studio-quality microphones on headsets, it allows for more objective thinking and hence less skepticism.

      Thanks again!

      • Igor

        Cool, thanks for the fix!

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