A Closer Look… Design
Cooler Master took some time on the design of the Storm Sirus Headset to ensure that both comfort and style are balanced. Comfort and style were the principles in designing from Cooler Master for the Sirus headset. The design aesthetic reproduce a forward-looking design while all the head and ear contact areas focus on being well-cushioned to support long gaming or listening sessions.
Looking at the Sirus headset we can see that it consist of 2 basic colors – when turned off- which I will say is a gun metal grey that seems to have a slight metallic finish and black. The ear pieces are of a darker black while the rest of the headset is a charcoal grey with a matte finish. The entire headset is made out of a heavy duty plastic which does fell very study and durable.
Turning to the left side of the Sirus headset we can see that it looks much like the other side with the exception of the microphone.
Looking at the top the headset we can see that it has been branded with the CM Storm name in the charcoal black band in the headrest support. The support is made from plastic and is 2.25 inches at it widest point and gradually goes down to 1.75 where the headset extends apart from the ear pieces.
Here is the control center for the Sirus headset and it allows you to adjust and fine tune the sounds.
In a box that is hidden, well the best you can with a clear support, under the headset you are given all the things that you need to connect the headset to your PC You get a cable that has the mini connectors that will plug directly into you sound source. hopefully you have a at least a 5.1 audio card to get the maximum performance. Extra ear cups are tucked away too.
What we are looking at here are a couple of the ways that the headset can be configured to connect to the PC. On the right we see a eight pin female connector that will match up with the male counterpart (the middle pin connector) Also on the cable is a USB connector that will help supply the needed power to the headset. The two covered USB connectors are another way to get sound to the headset. You use these two USB to turn the Storm Sirus into a USB sound device. The connectors on the one end of the cable that comes on the sound control center.
Two different styles of ear comfort cushion pieces come with the headset. A pair of soft, leather like, vinyl pieces come in the box with a set of cloth ones pre-installed onto the ear pieces. The micro-fiber cloth ear cup allow the audio to breathe while given you increased comfort. The other pieces are designed to help reduce outside noise distractions. Both pieces are about .75 of an inch thick and can be easily and quickly switched out.
FPS (first person shooter) players are all too familiar with the real feeling that comes from storming across your enemies line towards the capture point. While the graphics set the visual stage the audio sucks a gamer into the battle. The CM Storm Sirus pumps out insane levels of high quality bass with and sound through its four speaker channels per ear. It has impressive 30mm center, front, and rear channels to create a truly immersive 5.1 Surround Sound experience. A massive 40mm subwoofer ensures that each mortar or turret blast will test a soldier determination in completing the mission.