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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 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound Headset Features

Vibration function

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.

Foldable Microphone

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.



 

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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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