Coolermaster CM Storm Sirus 5.1 Gaming Headset Review

CM Storm has been known to style their products aggressively, and they find ways to make their products demand your attention.  The Sirus full, true 5.1 gaming headset is no different, and we hope it performs as mean as it looks.  CM Storm is looking to carve out its own space in the headset market, and it looks like they really mean business.



Built for gaming enthusiasts and audiophiles alike, the CM Storm Sirus 5.1 Surround Sound Headset creates an immersive experience with hi-fidelity soundscapes and intense bass.

Sirus produces precise and crisp sounds through its 8 discrete speaker channel pairs. These consist of Front, Rear, Center, and Sub. These deliver accurate and fully adjustable real-time 360 degree audio – made possible by its Tactical Mixing Console. In addition, Sirus is coupled with a uni-directional microphone with background noise cancellation that enables crystal clear conversations with teammates and enemy combatants. This is a premium headset focused on high-end gaming purposes.


Comfort and style were the guiding principles in designing the Sirus headset. The design aesthetic reflects a forward-looking outward design while all head and ear contact areas focus on being well-cushioned to support long gaming or listening sessions. The Tactical Mixing Console draws inspiration from the ease-of-use afforded by the navigation wheel present in luxury cars.

Immersive Audio Experience

FPS players are all too familiar with the real feeling that comes from storming across enemy lines towards a capture point. Graphics set the stage while audio sucks a gamer into the fight. The CM Storm Sirus pumps out insane levels of high quality bass and sound through its four speaker channels per ear. It has impressive 30mm center, front, and rear channels to create a truly immersive 5.1 Surround Sound experience. A massive 40mm subwoofer ensures that each mortar or turret blast will test a combatant’s resolve in completing the mission.

Breathable audio and noise cancellation are equally possible options as the CM Storm Sirus includes two different sets of ear cups. One is a micro-fiber ear cup that enables breathable audio and increases comfort. The other set consists of leatherette ear cups that are engineered to reduce distractions from external sources.

Avoid embarrassing slips over voice chat with a retractable microphone that has a LED mute indicator light. Need to give marching orders to the team for the next mission or raid? When enabled and internet speeds are willing, the uni-directional microphone captures your voice in crystal clarity to avoid miscommunications.

On-the-Fly Customizations
Setting itself apart from the competition, the CM Storm Sirus includes a Tactical Mixing Console that is capable of precise adjustments to the speaker and subwoofer channel. It enables truly on demand adjustment. Each channel can be adjusted individually all from this central console. Loading a FPS game? Quickly lower the center channel and raise the remaining channels to simultaneously reduce distractions from gun noise and heighten your ability to detect enemy footsteps with pinpoint accuracy.

Advanced Tuning
The CM Storm Sirus comes with optional software to further tune the performance of the headset to each user’s needs. Bear in mind that the CM Storm Sirus is designed to function perfectly well without software assistance, but those with a keen ear will appreciate the ability to delve deeper into the settings. Users can make detailed changes to various levels or disguise their voices with a few simple clicks.



  • Channel: True 5.1
  • Driver: F/R/C: 30mm Sub: 40mm
  • Impedance: F/R/C: 32 Ohms Sub: 16 Ohms
  • Transducer principle: Dynamic closed
  • Ear coupling: Circumaural
  • Ear cushions: Detachable micro fiber
  • Sensitivity: >105dB
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz – 20,000Hz
  • Distortion: Less than 1%


  • Pick-up pattern: uni-directional
  • Frequency Response: 100Hz – 10,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 2.2k Ohms
  • Sensitivity: -46 dB ±3dB

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