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Written by Dan Ferguson   
Monday, 18 July 2011
Table of Contents: Page Index
CM Storm Sirus 5.1 Gaming Headset
Closer Look: CM Storm Sirus
Sirus Gaming Headset Detailed Features
Features and Specifications
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Sirus 5.1 Surround Sound Features

  • True 5.1 Surround Sound
  • 8 discrete speaker channel pairs
  • 40 mm Sub-woofers
  • Inline Tactical Mixing Console
  • Retractable, Noise-Canceling Microphone
  • LED Mute Indicator Light
  • Breathable or Noise-Canceling Ear Cup Options
  • Advanced Software Tuning
  • Functions without software

Sirus 5.1 Surround Sound Software

  • Volume Control - Speakers / Mic
  • Sample Rate - Speakers / Mic
  • Choose Stereo, Quadraphonic or 5.1 Surround
  • Equalizer - Presets and Custom
  • Environment Effects
  • 7.1 Virtual Speaker Shifter
  • Flex Bass II
  • Xear SingFX -Magic Voice
  • Sound Profiles - Preset and Custom

CM Storm Sirus 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

Having a GUI makes advanced settings easy to access. The software can be used to accomplish the same tasks as the Tactical Mixing Console and much more. With audio profiles huge changes can be made with a single button press.

CM Storm Sirus 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

A status bar is available which summarizes the current audio settings. For convenience the software minimizes to system tray, but the Sirus can even be used without software for basic features.

The software was fairly simple to use, but the sample provided did not include instructions. The layout of buttons and options was scattered all-over the page and did not have an intuitive, consistent flow. For this reason it took longer to learn the software than normal, and even still I spend time hunting for little things that could easily be organized into tabbed pages. Once you find the right page the interface is fairly straight forward. It would be nice to have more descriptive tooltips and explanations on each page describing the purpose and instructions of each advanced feature.

SGH-6000-KK5R1 Specifications

Not Yet Released.



 

Comments 

 
# RE: CM Storm Sirus 5.1 Gaming HeadsetGanjaSMK 2011-07-22 12:41
How does this compare to using (as audiophiles would recommend) basic in-game support for 3D positioning by using normal stereo headsets?
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# RE: RE: CM Storm Sirus 5.1 Gaming HeadsetAustin Downing 2011-07-23 22:31
I don't know about these but I have used three sets of true 5.1 headphones and while they are awesome for gaming I find them to be underwhelming in every other area.

I went from a true 5.1 setup to a 2.0 setup and using my X-fi sound card use the 3D positioning in game all the time. The benefit of this is I can also watching TV or listen to music without loosing any quality.
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# RE: RE: RE: CM Storm Sirus 5.1 Gaming Headsetsam 2011-11-08 16:37
but loose quality on directional/positional audio?
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# VSsam 2011-11-08 16:34
What is the better of theese: CM Storm Sirus, Roccat Kave, Turtle Beach HPA2 ?
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# RE: CM Storm Sirus 5.1 Gaming HeadsetJOhn 2011-11-29 10:30
Why won't the headphone logo on the controler light up? The headset does not make any sound either. I can't make it work.
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# RE: CM Storm Sirus 5.1 Gaming HeadsetBora 2011-12-26 06:07
I don't entirely get your conclusion "But as a gamer I like not having to spend hours fiddling with settings. Just give me something that works quickly and works well without much fuss."

So do you recommend these over a virtual ones e.g. Corsair H1. for gaming or the other way around?
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