|Genius GX-Gaming Cavimanus 7.1 Headset|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Audio|
|Written by Mark Pedersen|
|Tuesday, 16 October 2012|
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Genius GX-Gaming Cavimanus 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound Headset Features
Most remarkable feature of Cavimanus is the vibration function. It adds to the gaming atmosphere like nothing else, Not only does it create a mild vibrating sensation but the vibration creates a deep bass tone that you can really feel. The vibration function is primarily for creating deep bass tones that you can feel, it does NOT jolt your head so much that your vision blurs out each time you fire a round at your enemy on Counter Strike as you may fear, actually the vibration is very smooth. Plus the vibration feature can be disabled with the button toggle on the left headphone. The vibration feature also works well while listening to music, it is not necessary to crank up the bass which tends to distort and choke out other sounds with this headset, simply enable the vibration feature and the bass level is perfect.
This microphone automatically mutes itself when folded away in the upright position, and automatically unmutes upon folding down. Cosmetically this is a nice feature because its almost completely concealed when not in use. It allows others around you to know there isnt an open mic every time they come to tell you something thats not for the world to hear while your wearing your headset. Other headset microphones will either fold up or be unplugable however the fact that this microphone conceals itself and automatically mutes at the same time is a huge plus.
Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound
7.1 surround sound is similar to 5.1 surround you have front center, left, and right channels. In 5.1 surround sound the rear splits into 2 channels, but in 7.1 surround sound the rear is split into 4 distinct channels. This gives you a full 360 degree very detailed sound quality that is quite advantageous in the gaming world. Aside from gaming there are a variety of movies that have been remixed to 7.1 surround sound and if you dont own a full 7.1 surround sound theatre in your living room this would definately be a good alternate choice to use.
On Headset Controls
On headset controls are a perk, the volume control, vibration toggle, and microphone mute by folding the microphone up will always be in the exact same location. While as a control box built into the cord may look fancy on other headsets it can also difficult to locate and operate if its flipped upside down or caught on something, this could cause unneccessary distractions to the user.