Regarding gaming headsets and other gaming related peripherals, there are really a lot of brands competing in this market such as CM Storm, Steelseries, Ozone Gaming Gear, Mionix, just to name a few. They all have different types of products featuring various aesthetical traits, special features, striking looks, and much more.
We do need some kind of sound device with our computers, since a desktop does not typically have a speaker built-in. If you like music, play games or simply watch movies on your computer, then I really recommend a good set of speakers or a headset/headphones. With these we will just have much a better sound experience then we would with sound from a monitor. One aspect that I really like to see on a headset is good comfort and ergonomics. For instance; if you watch a movie, listen to music, or if you are in the middle of a multiplayer game it is always nice if the headset you are wearing sits comfortably on your head. Otherwise you will the experience painful. Secondly, I really like to see retractable microphones on a headset; removable microphones can get lost and permanent microphones can really get in your way. I am also a really big fan of braided cables so to see that (or flat tangle free cables) is also great. And at last a really obvious thing is the sound quality, if you buy a headset you do want to have some good graded sound quality.
Today we will take a look at the CM Storm Pulse-R Aluminum gaming headset, and like the name says an important feature of the headset is the aluminum accents on it. The headset also has a removable mic, and soft ear cushions/headband. So let us get onto the reviewing shall we?
Firstly, I would like to thank Cooler Master for providing the review sample. I guess most of you already know Cooler Master’s gaming subsidiary CM Storm, but for those of you who do not know them here is a little snippet from their website:
“Owning the PC trenches for almost two decades, Cooler Master ’s veterans present their scars from battles past as claims of triumph over the competition. United with a new generation of eSports athletes and engineers, now marching under the flag of CM Storm, the time has come to reveal truly ground-breaking, military grade hardware for the gaming revolution.
Through long-standing research programs, CM Storm is co-developed with the world’s most prolific enthusiasts and eSports prodigies. Thanks to intensive testing and continuous feedback, the CM Storm division has been able to encompass and improve upon gamers’ needs and their tough to handle scenarios.
By working directly with the gaming community we have injected our Storm Tactics into each and every product we make. Storm Tactics, with a heavily dedicated focus on Strength, Security and Control, will keep your most vital gear fortified and well tuned at all times.
2008 marks a new era for Cooler Master, as its fierce Storm Gear stands ready at bay to mobilize and back up your gaming skills.
CM Storm – Arming the Gaming Revolution”