Cooler Master Storm Sirus 5.1 Gaming Headset

Logan King
Aron Schatz
July 19, 2011
Cooler Master
Cooler Master Storm Sirus 5.1 Gaming Headset
The Cooler Master Storm Sirus is a high quality headset built to last, and the audio quality and channel separation are quite good for a 5.1 headset. With that in mind, the $129 MSRP is fairly close to the top of the market.

Page 1: Introduction, About Cooler Master, Packaging


Surround sound headsets are a controversial thing. With relatively low-priced 5.1 speaker sets available which were designed with computers in mind, some think that the 5.1 function of surround sound headsets is a gimmick at best. Others swear by the channel separation that they bring to the table for the leg up they can give you in online play. With those two viewpoints in mind, ASE Labs has the Cooler Master Storm Sirus 5.1 Gaming Headset for review, to truly determine just how much a "true 5.1" surround sound experience can bring to the table.

About Cooler Master


Cooler Master was founded with the mission of providing the industry's best thermal solutions. Since its establishment a decade ago, the company has remained faithful to this mission, emerging as a world leader in products and services for companies dealing with devices where heat issues must be resolved.

In pursuing this mission, Cooler Master is absolutely committed to delivering solutions that precisely meet customer requirements for features, performance, and quality. Moreover, we strive to be a reliable long-term partner for our customers that they can truly depend on. Cooler Master aims to be the first and foremost name that comes to mind for companies around the world seeking thermal solutions, and seeks to build such a reputation through outstanding technology, sophisticated design, and superior service.

Cooler Master's current business encompasses a comprehensive lineup of thermal solutions for a full range of applications. Our products range from heat sinks and fans to component housing, chassis, and ducting for computers, industrial machinery, telecommunications equipment, and many other devices.

A critical component of Cooler Master's ability to successfully pursue its mission is an unstinting commitment to quality, as demonstrated by the ISO 9001 certification granted to its main manufacturing plant in Taiwan. We have also enforced ISO guidelines and is in the process of applying for ISO 9002 certification at its second and third plants, located in China. Cooler Master has also implemented a number of analytical and testing protocols to ensure top quality, including at subcontractors, to further ensure thorough quality control. Moreover, Cooler Master's dedication to quality extends beyond manufacturing to every aspect of its operation, including service.


Because the Storm had not been released yet at the time of review, the packaging for our test model is not the final retail packaging. However, based on a visual comparison between our test packaging and the mockup of the final retail packaging, they look identical enough for us to go over the packaging anyways. The only visual difference appears to be that our test packaging is a plain white box, whereas the final packaging has the typical Cooler Master Storm design elements.

Sirius Retail Packaging

From the front of the packaging, there is a plastic window that takes up roughly one third of the front of the box, and continues to wrap around to the right side. This gives a good view of the cans for the headset, the microphone for the headset and the "Tactical Mixing Console" control puck for the headset.

Headset Packaging


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