The uni-directional adjustable mic is a little less impressive. With 2.2k Ohms impedance and 100Hz-10kHz frequency response it is certainly better than the Logitech ClearChat Wireless Headset microphone I am used to. Being uni-directional and with -46 dB ±3dB sensitivity, it does a great job of capturing my voice clearly without background noise distortion.
Unlike my other $5 omni-directional Zalman mic, this one thankfully does not capture everything in a five-mile radius. Unfortunately the microphone on the CM Storm Sirus is not removable, so you cannot swap it from one side to the other; meaning, you will have to use it on the left side of your face as intended up to a 120 degree angle, and you are out of luck if you want it on the right as it will not swivel/rotate 270/360 degrees.
Keep in mind that with the Tactical Mixing Console you can fine-tune both the headset and microphone to your heart’s desire. The mixer is the key component that makes the Sirus worthwhile, simply due to the heavy customization. While Windows has some nice vanilla tools, such as improving speaker and microphone quality to 196000Hz 24-bit studio quality, the advanced options of bass-boost and equalization are nowhere near as good as what the mixer produces.
Of course no CM Storm product is complete without lighting, and the Sirus does not disappoint. At the top of the headset we have sleek gray Cooler Master Storm branding. On the sides of the headset we have the CM Storm flame logo which lights red, with the microphone also housing the same ambient red when muted.
The Tactical Mixer also follows the same red colour lighting, meaning every inch of the Sirus matches with its component parts. Having a complete Cooler Master Storm setup, it certainly is a beautiful sight at night looking at the matching malevolent red lighting and black/gray exterior of all Cooler Master Storm products.