Zalman ZM-RS6F USB Headphones

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Product: ZM-RS6F USB surround sound headphones
Provided By: ZalmanUSA
Price: $49.95 @ MemoryExpress



What we have here is a set of headphones from Zalman, featuring surround sound 6 speaker headphones.  This review will give you the low-down on what you can expect from them.

What’s in the package:


  • In-Line 5.1 Channel USB Soundcard
  • SB Based 6-Speaker Surround Sound Headphones
  • Ideal for Surround Sound with Notebooks for DVD Movies and Games
  • Real Surround Field Comparable to a Complete Multi-Channel Speaker System
  • Programmable Spatial Processing, Graphic EQ and More

Basically in simple words what it has is 3 things, the pair of headphones (obviously), a cd with some cool software for the headphones, and a paper manual. It doesn’t have an actual soundcard that you can put inside your computer. The “soundcard” that it refers to is the control box on the cord with a USB port at the end of the cord.

 Headphone Package - Bottom
Headphone Package - Bottom
 Headphone Package - Bottom
Headphone - Top of Package


First Impression:

The design of this headset made it look very sturdy, but a bit larger than standard ones. This made the headphones feel heavier on the head than most, putting a slightly larger load on the neck muscles. Also the folding design made them less likely to break while folded. However, when they were unfolded I found it somewhat awkward to carry around.

 Package Bundle
Package Bundle


What It Takes For What It Gives:




  • Unit Type : Electro Dynamic Round Type Micro Speaker
  • Frequency Response : 50Hz ~ 20kHz
  • Sound Pressure Level : 89dB ± 3dB at 1kHz
  • Impedance : 16 Ohm at 1kHz / 32 Ohm at 1kHz (center speaker unit)
  • Weight : 13.64oz (386.6g) *Headphones only(excluding the cable)
  • Cord: 7.9ft (240cm)


  • Input: 1 USB Connection Port(USB 1.1 / 2.0 Compatible)
  • Chipset: C-Media CM6206 5.1 Sound
  • Sampling Rate: 16bit 44.1kHz, 48kHz Compatible
  • Size(W*H*D): 34*18*91mm
  • Power Consumption: Minimum 3.3V, 150mA(Standard 5V, 500mA)
  • Output: 0.3W per channel


What It Needs For Life:

System Requirements


  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista



  • Notebook: Pentium III 700MHz or greater (1GHz or greater recommended)
  • Desktop: Pentium III 800MHz or greater (1GHz or greater recommended), Celeron 1.3GHz or greater
  • Memory: 256MB or greater
  • USB Port: USB 1.1 / 2.0 compatible