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CoolerMaster CM Storm Ceres-400

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Posted August 28, 2012 by Kenny in Peripherals

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Overview

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Price at time of Review: $50
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Large 40mm Drivers, Soft Padding for the ear cups, ease of use and adjustment, Pricing per Performance
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Mic not Detachable
 
BOTTOM LINE:
Provides excellent value with good performance and a good price.
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by Kenny
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Summary

Cooler Master really hit in the nail on the head with both quality and affordability. At $49.99, you will not find a better headset with the same performance to value ratio. The 40mm drivers and the 90mm ear cushions are the real key here in making this a great unit. Although this headset is not targeted to the high-end audiophile, most users will be impressed as this really is a remarkable headset. The features are matched to today’s standards and come at an attractive price, without compromising the quality of craftsmanship.

The aesthetics of the CM Storm Ceres-400 are tastefully done, and the light weight hits the mark if you are looking for comfort while looking great. While we mentioned that the mic is not detachable we can’t discount this from the value of this headset. The mic is still fully adjustable and a quick rotation of the mic will put it out of the way.

To sum things up, we feel that this headset is a great value priced at $50. Although this is not the high-end audiophile headset you might be searching for, the performance for value earns high marks. The CoolerMaster CM Storm Ceres-400 gets our Great Value Approval.

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2 Comments


  1.  
    Hannes

    I suppose you didn’t bother yourself with reviewing the actual sound quality of the microphone when speaking of it, huh? Should go without saying that since it has one, that we as consumers want to know some things related to that very thing.




    •  
      Kenny

      Hi Hannes,
      Thanks for taking the time to read our review. If you take a look at the review “impressions” section we did test the mic in the review, We did it in multiples ways as far in game chat and chat via teamspeak and webchat via skype. The users on the other end did not report any unusual distortion or feedback at the time of testing. Also during in game chat with a couple of friends for testing, they were able to understand me perfectly fine and clear and reported no problems.

      Have you tried to adjust the settings on your computer if you are having problems with sound quality? Although the headset doesn’t have its own software to make adjustment you can make inline adjustments within windows and via other software you may be using. IE: Teamspeak as mic volume settings to adjust to make sure your mic is not set to loud. Without proper adjustments some can experience distortion or other feedback, however at the time of you testing we didn’t experience any problems.

      If you tried all instances and you feel it has not resolved the issue, maybe contact Cooler Master tech support and see if they can help and possible RMA the product for you.

      If you have other questions or concerns please feel free to join our forum and open a discussion.
      Thanks
      Kenny





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