Cyber Snipa Sonar 5.1 Headset - Software and Final Thoughts

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Cyber Snipa Sonar 5.1 Headset
Software and Final Thoughts

Software:

The software is basically an updated version of the software that ships with the Zalman USB surround headset I looked at in the past.  It has a different name but the interface and functions are pretty much the same.

The “Main Setting” tab was the place to configure the speaker setup. Since there are a 5.1 surround sound system inside the headphones I set it to that option, but it works with the headphone setting as well.  The “Mixer” allowed me to control volume of specific aspects of the headset, and how sensitive the microphone would be.  The “Effect” tab is the more advanced sound control place. It included the frequency of the sound waves, a set of preset equalization's were available. The environment size and place were all able to be set to provide the best sound for the situation.  The “Information” tab is simply the place that shows what version of software is being used; basically all the sound related drivers are being used in the computer system.

 Main Tab
Main Tab
 Mixer Tab
Mixer Tab
   
 Effects Tab
Effects Tab
 Info Tab
Info Tab

 

Conclusion:

All in all, very good headset, excellent sound quality as well as good looks makes this a perfect accessory for LAN parties. The software is simple and easy to use, and the microphone makes it easy to communicate with teammates over the internet. Hours upon hours of gameplay will be comfortable with soft earpieces. Only one small annoyance, the bright LED that blinks whenever sound is playing. At ~$65 it is getting up there, but still way more affordable than some of those super duper Able Planet headphones we’ve reviewed earlier this year.

Pros:

  • Good Looks
  • Quality Microphone
  • Comfortable
  • 5.1 Surround
  • Very good sound quality
  • Price


Cons:

  • Blinking LED

 

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Top Pick

The Cyber Snipa Sonar 5.1 headset just squeaked in to earn our "Top Pick" award and rightly so.  There may be better sounding stereo headsets around, but they don't offer the positional audio features of the Sonar.  They are also a lot more expensive.

I'd like to thank Cyber Snipa for sending this headset out for a review.  Please feel free to post your feedback in our forum at the "Comments" link below.