|CM Storm Ceres 400 Wired Gaming Headset|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Audio|
|Written by Greg Schepers|
|Thursday, 08 November 2012|
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CM Storm Ceres-400 Detailed Features
Cooler Master accomplished its goal when designing the CM Storm Ceres-400; to provided budget-conscious gamers with high-performing, great sounding headset. Having said that, it is absent of some of the features that come with high-end headphones. However, you will not be disappointed with Cooler Master's attention to detail when designing and constructing the Ceres-400.
There are really no surprises when looking at the 3.5mm audio jacks. The jacks are adorned with CM Storm lettering and logos. Also, on each jack, you will find bands of color that indicate which is for the headphone (green) and which is for the microphone (red). I would suggest stamping a headphone and microphone logo on each jack for our colorblind friends out there.
The control "capsule," as termed by Cooler Master, is on the large side making it easy to find and manipulate, which removes the necessity of taking your eyes off of the screen when an audio adjustment is needed. It is very simple to trigger the on/off button due to its size and position on the control capsule. The volume dial, however, could be a bit larger.
From a standpoint of functionality, the boom-style microphone is nothing out of the ordinary. Its range of movement and positioning is anywhere from parallel to the headband (straight up) to about 75 degrees beyond perpendicular to the headband (straight out). In other words, its overall range is approximately 165 degrees. Also, it doesn't glide when moving it. The movement is slightly restricted every 10 degrees or so giving it more of a mechanical feel, which, to me at least, proves to be more solid. Finally, the boom microphone is a bit shorter than most, yet it is very flexible, so you may position it closer to your mouth if you desire.
We discussed the headband earlier, but the above image provides a better perspective to see the positions of adjustability that the headset provides its users. Whether you have a large or small head, the CM Storm Ceres-400 should accommodate you and wear very comfortably.