Published on Wednesday, 26 October 2016 17:34
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If you've been following my reviews then you probably know that i strongly believe that consumers almost always get what they pay for and that opinion is the result not only of the countless reviews I’ve released up until this very day but also from all the things I’ve bought and used in my life so far. Certainly there have been some strong exceptions to that rule so it's not as they say "ironclad" but as expected the "bad" thing about exceptions is that they are very rare and only come banging on our door once in a while. For good or bad because of the very large number of manufacturers currently in the industry we see more such exceptions when it comes to gaming peripherals than any other segment of the PC market and one of the latest "bright" examples is the Viper V360 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset by Patriot.
Patriot is a leading manufacturer of high performance, enthusiast memory modules, SSDs, flash storage, gaming peripherals and mobile accessories. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Fremont, CA, USA, Patriot is committed to technology innovation, customer satisfaction and providing the best price for performance on the market. Patriot products have become world renown for their extreme performance, reliability and innovation. Patriot sells its products through original equipment manufacturers, retailers, e-tailers and distributors throughout the world with operations in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.
Just like the vast majority of similar gaming headsets in the market the Viper 360 7.1 surround sound headset is actually a stereo headset based on two 40mm neodymium magnet drivers (30mm integrated sub-drivers) that feature a frequency response of 20Hz-20KHz with 105dB (+/- 3dB) sensitivity, and impedance of 32 Ohms at 1kHz. The signal is then "translated" to 7.1 virtual surround sound with the help of a USB card intergrated into the headset itself (control software is also available). A pull down omnidirectional microphone is also present and features a frequency response of 100Hz-10KHz with -44dB (+/- 3dB) sensitivity, -60dB signal to noise ratio and 2.2KOhm impedance. However there's one thing the Viper V360 has that not many headsets have currently and that's a vibration system (Patriot calls it Ultra Bass Response) which not only adds more power to bass but also pulsates the earpads thus adding to the overall user experience.