Cooler Master, well known around the world for their Desktop cabinets, has only recently started foraying into the PC gaming products scene. With the launch of their range of quirkily named gaming mouse pads and mice, the arrival of a gaming headset was inevitable.
The noise cancelling headsets are fairly large in size, comfortably covering the ears fully, for an immersive gaming experience. The headset build is fairly sturdy, although this results in a fairly heavy body. Extensive sessions with the headphones end up causing mild pain to the neck, because of the slight extra weight.
The headset comes with a console called the “Tactical Mixing Console”, which is basically the remote control for the headsets levels. The Console, which is a disc shaped device, allows the users to change levels for the headset’s master, rear, front, centre and bass channels on the go. Unlike the console, however, the device’s PC software counterpart is far less intuitive to use. In fact it is cumbersome and the console would be the convenient way to tweak the headphones’ audio.
The CM Storm Sirius comes with 5.1 surround sound, which means pinpointing any noise in the virtual world is a piece of cake. Every small detail- the direction, the distance, etc. is crystal clear. The built in microphone also performs well, although making it retractable would have been a good move on CM’s part. It is priced at $130.