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CM Storm Unveils Sirus 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, today announces the release of the new CM Storm Sirus 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset. Boosting no less than 8 speakers (4 on each side) Sirus delivers powerful, immersive 5.1 surround sound and marks the beginning of a new range of CM Storm audio gear for gamers and audiophiles alike.

    Sirus delivers real 5.1 surround sound with a dedicated extra large 40mm sub driver for explosive bass sound. Thanks to no less than 6 additional 30mm drivers, each fed by a discrete audio channel, Sirus produces precise and crisp directional sounds. Combine all channels and pair it with the bundled Tactical Mixing Console and you get full 5.1 channel-adjustable, real-time 360 degree audio. In addition, Sirus is coupled with a uni-directional microphone with background noise cancellation that enables crystal clear communications with teammates to coordinate strikes or mock your enemy’s after a dominating victory.

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    Suitable for extended Missions
    Engineered to provide ultimate comfort and style, CM Storm Sirus features a futuristic military design and extra large comfortable cushions that sit around your ears and not on them. You can choose between smooth leatherette and breathable weaved earpads that can be clipped on and off in-combat within a few seconds.

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    On-the-Fly Customizations
    Setting itself apart from the competition, the CM Storm Sirus includes a Tactical Mixing Console that is capable of precise real-time adjustments to the all separate 8 speaker channels. Loading an FPS game? Quickly lower the center channel and raise the remaining channels to simultaneously reduce distractions from your own gun noise and steps and increase your ability to detect enemy footsteps with pinpoint accuracy.

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    Advanced Tuning
    CM Storm Sirus features a Tactical Software Console to further tune the performance of the headset to each user’s needs. Those with a keen ear will appreciate the ability to delve deeper into the settings to make detailed changes to various levels or disguise their voices with a few simple clicks.

    Praised with awards before hitting the battlefields!
    Sirus has already won the Red Dot Design Award 2011 and Computex Design & Innovation Award 2011, both of them praising its futuristic rugged carbon looks with smooth rubberized surfaces that not only prevent fingerprints and smears but give it a solid comfortable grip, and its innovative 8 massive speaker design with on-the-fly channel control.

    Pricing and Availability
    The CM Storm Sirus 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset will be available in EU market beginning –August 2011 at an MSRP of 119.99€ (included VAT-TX) at every serious gaming gear shop.

    For more information, visit the product page.
  2. mlee49

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    Nice headset, I'll be checking around for US availability and pricing.
  3. 1Kurgan1

    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    Not a fan of any headsets, but that is a sexy one.
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    Fourstaff Moderator Staff Member

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    Silly Coolermaster, trying to fit so many drivers into a package. Anyone can tell you that one nice big one is better than lots of small and shitty ones.
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    I tend to agree, for some reason you can get a great sounding headset, but not one with a mic or you can get one that sounds mediocre but has a good mic, if someone could nail a good mic with great sound and not need an amp or have it be done via software and USB and put it together for sub $150, I would die from shock, then buy a pair.

    Here is to hoping CM got it right.
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    Fourstaff Moderator Staff Member

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    There is, Steelseries Siberia V2. Or Sennheiser PC350. Both of them are not USB, but they sound really good for their price, as long as you have reasonable onboard. Well, you can get a cheap sound card with V2 for $150.
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    But do they require an amp to sound good ?
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    Both of them work well without an amp.
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    Will have to look into that, then.
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    Very nice design. Will definitely be my next headset once this Fatal1ty set I have wears out.
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    With this type of headseats i mean 7.1 surround we dont need a soundcard ?
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    Why not? Onboard is always going to be limited, no matter how you see it.

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