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CM MasterPulse Pro Gaming Headset Introduction:
It's getting colder out and if you're not planning on hitting the slopes on opening day, you're probably at least planning a grind or two of pandas or some other gaming session inside where it's warm this winter. Who wants to shovel that white stuff anyway just to get "out?" Those of you who don't have the luck of snow – well I'm sorry: enjoy a look at the CM MasterPulse Pro anyway.
So Cooler Master brought us the Sirus variations, Ceres, the wireless Pulse-R (which almost seem ancient having reviewed those ages ago) and now deemed the MasterPulse collection. Perhaps it's less of a collection right now, but rather two options: the MasterPulse and the MasterPulse Pro. Today we'll take a look at the MasterPulse Pro and what it's got to offer besides some flashy colors, a neat tangle free cable, and in-line control.
The CM MasterPulse Pro will hit the market for $99 USD MSRP; a not too farfetched price for a good, quality gaming set. The MasterPulse Pro comes with virtual 7.1 surround sound (when enabled) and a lightweight, comfortable, and stylish design. It's designed for those gamers who care about sound quality, want to utilize surround, and appreciate a tailored listening experience depending on what they are doing. Music and movie enthusiasts will be able to enjoy a convenient way to enhance bass with Bass FX and enhanced audio profiles for gaming, music, and movies alike. This sounds like a lot of promise – let's get these things on my head!
CM MasterPulse Pro Gaming Headset Closer Look:
BOX PICTURES! The front of the box shows off the headset in pretty decent detail, with a nice angle to catch the start of the cable from the base, the adjusting headband, and light up ear cup pieces. The box reads "MASTERPULSE PRO" in a neat, almost neon tube font, and further flaunts "Virtual 7.1 Channel Surround Sound with Exclusive Bass FX Technology." Both the CM logo and Make It Yours slogan are front and facing. The bottom right corner flaunts the RGB breathing and monochrome lighting modes for the ear cups.
The back of the box rattles off five features in eight different languages (see Page 3 for details). One side of the box tells you what the product is and to visit the CM website for even more details, while the other sports a side profile of the headset, which actually isn't 100% symmetrical from front to back – interesting.
The box has the magic window behind a closed front flap. You can see in to the headphones and actually get a pretty good look at what they look like, as well as their quality of build. The inside of the flap shows an epic exploded view of the headset build – and mechE can enjoy this, heck ANYONE can appreciate the detail and effort. Pulling the plastic sled out the headphones are happy for the fresh air and good look without the plastic.
Getting them out will remind you of Christmas Day as a kid getting your Barbie doll out of the packaging or new remote control firetruck (yeah, I got both). But these are just the easy twist tie types – no need to find dad's pocket knife to get to the goods.
Out of the box, they are quite light in weight, but still feel well built – not just cheap plastic. The red cables is bundled up and, although a tangle-free cable, is a bit "stuck" from being packed up awhile. It shook out a bit and was pretty okay after that – just a little of a lot of a mess at first. It's a nice flat rubber cable that doesn't really seem to stick to anything (especially itself). Should be nice to keep from getting caught up at your desk or on the go. The next "first thing to notice" is the in-line controller. It seems a bit large, but not very substantial in weight. I'll be interested to see if this adds noise to the cable (from dangling around). What you'll later find is this means no drivers!