Published on Thursday, 28 August 2014 21:13
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August is without doubt the hottest month of the year where i live but this year things got even hotter since during the past 10 days we witnessed the introduction of the redux versions of Metro 2033 and Metro last light, the closed beta of The Crew by Ubisoft and the latest alpha version of Star Citizen by Cloud Imperium (Chris Roberts). So as I’m sure you can all understand we took this great opportunity to test several game peripherals we have here ranging from gaming mice and mousepads to gaming keyboards, headsets and even 4k resolution gaming LCD screens (upcoming reviews). A while back Tt eSPORTS launched the CRONOS a rather unique looking stereo gaming headset aimed towards casual users and gamers on a tight budget and as you can see from the title today we are going to take a closer look at it.
“Challenge is the game” highlights the philosophy to bring out gamers’ addiction in gaming and the ambition of reaching to the extreme. Tt eSPORTS, a gaming obsessed division from Thermaltake, is uniting gamers from all over the world in a unique & fascinating eSPORTS culture, inherited the spirits of Thermaltake, is an energetic, powerful, bold and intelligent challenger who never says “no” to the extreme competition. We do not only provide gamers the ultimate gaming gears but also fulfills the passion to achieve the ultimate success. Thermaltake has been a well-known brand in the gaming & DIY market for PC Chassis, Coolers and Power Supplies PSU for many years. The brand personality of unique, aggressive, vivid and stylish makes Thermaltake an expert in creating exciting things and fascinating environment for gamers and enthusiasts. Tt eSPORTS inherited the brand personality with unique and creative design by observing users’ behaviors and requirements. The fan cooling design on Tt eSPORTS Challenger keyboard demonstrate the brand spirit. It is the worldwide first keyboard with fan cooling function that could dry your hand sweats and blow tension away during cut-throat competition.
The CRONOS (Father of the Greek Mythology Gods) is a full sized gaming headset and so because of that Tt eSPORTS decided on using 40mm stereo neodymium magnet drivers that feature a frequency response of 20Hz-20KHz with 32Ohm impedance and 117db (+_3dB) sensitivity. Personally i prefer the larger 50mm drivers over 40mm ones since they offer higher volume and bass levels but since the CRONOS belongs in the entry level product line by Tt eSPORTS i really didn't expect to see something like that. The CRONOS also comes ready with a rather long Omni-directional boom microphone which is placed on the exterior of the right earcup (features a frequency response of 100Hz-10KHz with 2.2KOhm of impedance and -54dB (+-3dB) sensitivity) and a very nice illumination theme via multiple LEDs in each earcup and at the tip of the microphone. So although the CRONOS seems to be a budget-friendly headset we can't wait to put it to the test.