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Written by Joey Peng   
Friday, 03 May 2013
Table of Contents: Page Index
Mad Catz Cyborg F.R.E.Q. 5 Gaming Headset
Closer Look: Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 5
Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 5 Detailed Features
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Mad Catz Cyborg F.R.E.Q. 5 Stereo Headset Review

Manufacturer: Mad Catz Interactive
Product Name: Cyborg F.R.E.Q. 5 Stereo Gaming Headset
Model Number:
UPC: 728658032333
Price As Tested: $149 (Amazon | Newegg)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Mad Catz.

Mad Catz is continuing to broaden their Cyborg hardware line-up and up next is the Cyborg FREQ 5 stereo gaming headset. It supports both PC and devices so it's not just your stay-at-home gaming headset. It includes both a USB and 3.5mm analog connection. Naturally the USB connection unlocks additional mic/audio adjustment capabilities. The Mad Catz FREQ 5 comes with 50 drivers for deep bass and crisp highs. It is the younger brother of Mad Catz's FREQ 7, which delivers surround sound at a slightly higher price range. Benchmark Reviews will be taking a look at how this stereo headset performs among its numerous competitors.

The Mad Catz Cyborg FREQ 5 inherits the same techy design as everything else in the product family and gives you an option of red, black or white colors. For Mac users, there's also a white/blue version. Mad Catz has never been shy when it comes down to design and they've nailed it with each product release.

The design and functionality comes at a hefty $150, while its older brother, the FREQ 7, comes to about $200. The $150 price tag sits at the upper end of stereo gaming headsets. The same bundle of cash is enough to easily pick up a Dolby Digital surround sound headset from Mad Catz's competitors like Logitech or Corsair, or even Mad Catz's own Tritton brand headsets. Benchmark Reviews will evaluate the functionality and performance of the FREQ 5 to see if it's worth the high price tag.


Features & Specifications


  • Powerful Stereo Sound
  • Precision-balanced, extra large 50mm speakers for deep bass and crisp highs
  • Tough yet lightweight metal components enhance strength and reliability for extended comfort
  • Coordinate your team with the detachable noise-canceling microphone
  • Easy to locate on-ear controls: Volume, Mute microphone, Equalizer
  • Compatible with MP3 Players and Smartphones (Apple iPhone, BlackBerry and HTC handsets)


  • Driver size: 50mm
  • Neodymium magnets: N38 Grade
  • Diaphragm material: Mylar/PET 50mm
  • Voice Coil: Copper Round edge-wound
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Cable length: Braided 6.6ft (USB) / Braided 3.3ft (3.5mm)
  • Microphone: Detachable
  • Cable Support: USB or 3.5mm analog


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