CM Storm Ceres 500 Review

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 Introduction

Manufacturer: Coolermaster
Model: Ceres 500
RRP: £50

Following on from our Klipsch KG-200 and Ozone Onda Pro reviews, today I’ll be covering the CM Storm Ceres 500 (here on Ceres 500) for the next chapter of our headset battery. Like the two aforementioned headsets, the Ceres 500 follow suits in being USB powered and driven but like the KG-200, the Ceres 500  has the capability to be linked with a PlayStation 3/4 and also an Xbox 360 for both game audio and voice chat. The Ceres 500 itself doesn’t look too different from the Onda Pro, with both headsets seemingly sharing design tips that seem to come from the Corsair HS1 from yesteryear – certainly where the headband is concerned – although the Ceres 500 seems to follow the Corsair design down to the earcups, too.

Specifications

  • Product Number: SGH-4600-KWTA1
  • Driver: 40mm driver
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20,000Hz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω
  • [email protected]: 116dB ± 4dB
  • Connector: 3.5mm jack/ USB
  • Cable length: 3m
  • Microphone Pick-up Pattern: Omni-Directional
  • Frequency Response: 100 Hz – 10,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 54 ± 3dB
  • In-line remote Removable Mic / Volume control / Mic mute / PC/ Console mode switch

What Coolermaster say about the Ceres 500:

Ceres-500 is designed with full ear coverage and breathable mesh ear cups that not only provide great comfort, but noise isolation as well. Its foldable, swivel ear cup design gives gamers easier storage and transportation around LAN parties or during downtimes in between battles. Ceres-500 offers a dual usage mode to switch between Console/PC mode. A built-in amplifier paired with 40mm drivers provides gamers with a deep, full-range, and booming sound to give them the competitive edge in a match.

It’s clear then that, at £50 and similar looks to match, the Ceres 500 is definitely competing with the Onda Pro at least. How does Coolermaster’s take on the middle-range headset market play out? Let’s find out.

 

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