CM Storm introduces a multi-platform gaming headphone for all the PC and console gamers, CM Storm Ceres-500. CM Storm doing good in gaming peripherals all these while, let’s see what we can expect from this budget headphone. Comes with an inline switch between PC and console, allow volume adjustment and microphone volume adjustment. Provides a great noise isolation with the full ear cups coverage.
Product Link : http://gaming.coolermaster.com/en/products/audio/ceres-500/
Suggested Retail Price : RM 159
Music - With the big ear cups, the noise isolation is superb. The bass is quite sturdy and punchy, but for high mid range the sound quality is not so detailed and it’s muffled. Since this is a gaming series headphone, we are not expecting much from songs.
Gaming - Since this headphone comes with a USB soundcard and it’s not a 7.1 headphone, not able to set Virtual Surround for gaming. With the 40mm drivers the gaming experience is quite awesome, the bass is punchy and you can hear in depth especially during FPS game when enemy getting near to you.
Movie - Will not feel muddy or distortion when going to the climax of action movie, where a lot of bass comes in. It’s very clear and detailed during conversation, even there’s background music you still can hear the vocal in detailed.
At this price tag, CM Storm Ceres-500 can outperform a lot of other headphones in this price range. The big 40mm drivers and breathable mesh ear cups provides good sound and high comfort level. The USB output is a little disappointing for this headphone since you can only amplify the headphone by using the built-in sound card. However, audio can be very subjective, so review might be different from other users.
Performance/Price Value: 5/5
+ Comfort ear cups and headband
+ Good noise isolation
+ Dual mode for console and PC
+ Easy to carry around
- USB output
- Inline switch quite big size
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