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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

Gaming Headset Final Thoughts

Genius has always been known for producing quality products for cheaper than the alternative brands. There are a countless number of headsets on the market so why did they decide to put out their own? Well The Cavimanus headset is built of high quality material, has brilliant intuitive features such as on ear controls vs a control box somewhere along the cord, unique high quality vibration that produces powerful bass, and this headset was designed with a slick clean look with gamers first in mind. It does take about a day to adjust to the weight of the headset while its not extremely heavy it is built solid and everything is built into the headset itself which adds weight such as all the controls, metal reinforcing, and vibration devices. I would have to say that they should have provided and option for people who do not enjoy blinking blue lights, while the person using the headset can not see the light unless they have a mirror facing their left side others in the room can be bothered, or people who play in the dark will notice a blue light projecting on the wall to their left side.

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Genius Cavimanus Conclusion

If you like bass then the Cavimanus is the headset for you. The bass produced in this headset while the vibration toggle is on is comparable to a sub woofer. The vibration function combined with 40mm neodymium sound drivers and virtual 7.1 surround sound provides top notch playback and brings games, music, movies or any application to life. These features provide an exceptional gaming experience by providing the user with detailed sound and awareness of ones surroundings. The software provided is very customizable and took very little time to tune the settings for my own liking.

The construction of the headset is very sturdy, the top support band is made of a breathable material which is beneficial during long periods of use. The earcups are soft and comfortable as well, that last thing anyone would want is a headset thats painful or uncomfortable to wear in a 6 hour gaming session. It also comes with a gold plated usb connector. The microphone works well picks up voice clearly, without picking up much background noise unless the microphone gain is turned to maximum.

The Cavimanus bears the scorption logo on both sides which I quickly grew to like. The foldable microphone is a very convienient feature to have, no more accidentally muting yourself mid game. Its nice that the vibration function has an easy to use button on the side to toggle on and off. Analog volume control allows a person to smoothly and quickly turn the volume level up and down.

As mid-October, the Genius Cavimanus is available for $64.00 (Amazon); a fair price considering all the features and versatility this headset comes with. Just about every other 7.1 channel headsets start $20.00 more in cost, and the vibration function is exclusive at this price.

I would recommend this headset to anyone who is a smart shopper and enjoys purchasing the best products at the lowest prices and appreciates high quality sound and features.

Pros:

+ 7.1 virtual surround sound
+ Vibration function
+ Foldable auto mute microphone
+ Analog volume control
+ No control box in cord
+ Intense bass
+ Easy to use software
+ Slick black, red, and silver design

Cons:

- Blue led continuously blinking
- A bit heavy
- Corded

Ratings:

  • Performance: 9.00
  • Appearance: 8.50
  • Construction: 8.75
  • Functionality: 9.00
  • Value: 9.25

Final Score: 8.9 out of 10.

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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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