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Written by Mark Pedersen   
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
Genius GX-Gaming Cavimanus 7.1 Headset
Closer Look: Genius Cavimanus Headset
GX-Gaming Cavimanus Virtual 7.1 Headset Detailed Features
GX-Gaming Cavimanus Virtual 7.1 Headset Features and Specifications
Cavimanus Virtual 7.1 Headset Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Genius GX-Gaming Cavimanus Virtual 7.1 Headset

Manufacturer: KYE Systems/Genius
Product Name: GX-Gaming Cavimanus Virtual 7.1 Channel Gaming Headset
Model Number: HS-G700V
UPC: 9116323908 EAN: 710268239086
Price As Tested: $64.00 (Amazon)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article was self-supplied.

There are headsets that are nice for listening to music, and then there are headsets specifically designed to enhance the gaming experience. Genius presents the GX-Gaming Cavimanus 7.1 channel corded Headset and takes pro gaming audio to a whole new plateau. The Cavimanus has combined a high quality neodymium 40mm sound driver, with a well calibrated vibration feature that provides incredible explosive bass that sounds like its coming from a sub woofer. With a mid-range retail price point of $64.99 (Amazon), Benchmark Reviews will analyze the Cavimanus (HS-G700V) for quality, performance, and value.

The Cavimanus delivers virtual 7.1 surround sound, the optimal gaming mode. Clearly identify the origin of the most subtle sounds ranging from enemy footsteps closing in on your location, to the ambience of the environment. The vibration function amplifies the sensation of a boom, you not only hear clean powerful bass, but you can feel it pulsing through your head.

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Cavimanus Specifications

Headset:

  • Sensitivity: 95dB±3dB
  • Frequency response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • Driver unit: 40mm Neodymium
  • Impedance: 32ohm
  • Cable Length: 2.5 Meters (8.2ft)
  • Connector: Gold plated USB

Microphone:

  • Sensitivity: -39dB+/-3dB
  • Type: Unidirectional microphone
  • Frequency response: 100 - 16,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 2.2kohm / 3VDC

Benchmark Reviews will be examining the gaming functionality of this headset as well as the audio quality for simply listening to music and comfort over long periods of time. Upon reviewing the specifications of the product we will put them to the test and see how well they deliver in the latest PC games, to see exactly what advantages virtual 7.1 surround sound and vibration functionality offer.



 

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# RE: Genius GX-Gaming Cavimanus 7.1 HeadsetSkidmarks 2012-11-16 03:27
Looks like Genius did quite a decent job of this headset. I like the idea of the controls on the ear cup but I wish they wouldn't make these things from shiny plastic as it's just a fingerprint & smudge magnet. A nice rubberized coating like ROCCAT use on their Kave's would be the ticket.
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# RE: Genius GX-Gaming Cavimanus 7.1 Headsetrory 2013-02-25 15:27
just bought this headset not many comments or reviews anywhere about it but it is amazing better IMO to my friends razor charcarias or however you spell it XD. but yeah the surround sound is amazing and i find the vibration is actually awesome.
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