Published on Sunday, 20 April 2014 17:34
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If you happen to live alone the best and ideal scenario for you to enjoy all the latest movies and game titles is to use a powerful surround sound speaker system since nothing can really beat the positional audio offered by such a setup. Unfortunately the "harsh" reality is that not everyone lives alone thus making it extremely hard not to own such a system but rather to use it at will especially if you like to crank the volume all the way up. Manufacturers are well aware of that issue and so their answer are the well-known 5.1/7.1 virtual and "real" surround sound headsets which not only offer sufficient positioning audio for most people but they also save you from the trouble of using a separate microphone with which you can communicate with your friends when participating in online games. Till today however one could only find 5.1/7.2 virtual surround sound headsets in the market at a bargain price. Well X2 seems dedicated to change that and so today we will be taking a closer look at their brand new SATURN 5.1 HD Gaming Audio Headset.
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For a system to offer real 5.1 surround audio it needs to have 4 surround speakers (effects), one center speaker (dialogs) and one subwoofer (bass) so all manufacturers had to do was to figure out a way to squeeze all these into a headset. Of course due to limitations with current technology each earcup can currently have up to 4 individual drivers (for 7.1 surround) shooting into the ear from similar direction and that's pretty much why positioning audio can't be on par with a properly setup 5.1/7.1 speaker system. That being said the SATURN 5.1 HD Audio Headset packs 3 individual drivers in each earcup featuring a frequency response of 10Hz-20KHz, 110dB sensitivity (+-3dB) and 32Ohm impedance (+-10%) for the front ones, 20Hz-20KHz, 95dB (+-3dB) and 32Ohm (+-10%) for the center one and 20Hz-20Khz, 100dB (+-3dB) and 32Ohm (+-10%) for the rear ones. It's also equipped with a flexible Omni-directional microphone featuring -36dB sensitivity (+-3dB) with 2.2KOhm impedance and a tiny vibrator inside each earcup which add realism. On paper we have to admit that the SATURN 5.1 HD Gaming Audio Headset seems really nice but whether or not that's really the case remains to be seen.