Written By David “AnjelusX” Slauenwhite from Anjel Syndicate. Original Review can be found Here
TITLE: GX Series HS-G700V Cavimanus Virtual 7.1 Channel Gaming Headset
- Driver unit dimensions: 40mm
- Frequency response: 20Hz~20KHz
- Impedance: 32ohm
- Sensitivity: 96dB
- Cable length: 2.5 meters
- Sensitivity: -39+/-3 dB
- Frequency response: 100Hz~10KHz
There’s always new gaming related hardware hitting the market, ranging from headsets, gaming mouse, keyboards, and so on. Today I’m taking a look at the GX Series HS-G700V Cavimanus Virtual 7.1 Channel Gaming Headset for PC. On top of the usual bells and whistles that comes with a gaming headset the Cavimanus comes with a vibration function. Yes you read that right, a vibration function, much akin to a rumble pack on the controller. Which makes for a somewhat interesting experience when you’re moving stealthily along getting ready to make the kill and as you fire off a round your ears rattle with the vibration.
The Cavimanus comes packed with it’s own suite of settings that allow you to customize all sorts of features, including surround sound settings, equalizer, environmental controls, and karaoke functionality. Also the information page helps you track down your own audio device information (codecs, drivers, etc)
The tools are handy for customizing the way you experience sound through the headset and recording your voice either for your own amusement or when you’re playing online. Which is always nice if you’re playing say World of Tanks, you don’t need to have your ears rattled off by engine noises.
Now of the things going for the Cavimanus aside from the tool suite which is helpful but not astounding, and it’s pretty basic design aesthetic (though I do rather like the GX series Scorpion logo). The headset itself is actually pretty comfortable, even during long term gaming sessions. The padding doesn’t rub or slide around when you’re moving your head to scream at someone, and while they’re heavier in weight compared to say the Turtle Beach X12?s they’re not cumbersome and the weight is largely due to the vibration mechanism. Additionally you can toggle the vibration functionality with a simple button press on the one side of the set just above built in volume dial.
The microphone build into the headset on the other hand while being stationary works fairly well and draws in your voice without having the raise your voice. There is some exterior noise bleed in that can be picked up depending on how loud or far away that sound is. It is solid and doesn’t bend around for better placement, however turning it off is simple enough just by folding it up and back into the headset itself for quick muting/deployment.
One final feature that I particularly like is that it’s a simple USB plugin rather than a three cord affair making it easier to just slide in when I need it rather than arranging my USB devices to make sure I can plug in the a whole mess of cords for one device.
My primary complaint or perhaps the better way to say it, is my main negative thought about the Cavimanus headset is that the vibration does seem to be bound to the bass of whatever you happen to be listening too. Which, this in a way makes sense as explosions and the like have a deeper sound quality to them to create a more resonating effect, when you’re just listening to music it comes off as they’re trying to hard to increase the sound experience with the vibration. Likewise, extended play with the vibration engaged can get tiresome, there’s only so much vibration your ears can handle before it becomes annoying. Extended fire situations in games or heavy bass songs can easily live without the vibration so quickly toggling it off is essential I’ve found.
Overall, I’m really digging the Cavimanus set and while it doesn’t have the brand recognition of hardware company’s we’re more familiar with here in the west, it’s a solid headset for PC gamers who might be looking for headset that’s a bit off the radar while delivering a comparable level of quality. That said, in the same price range you can find something just as good for perhaps something cheaper, however if you’re willing to drop the coin and you’ve already gotten some of the other components of the GX Series, then by all means, pick the Cavimanus up.
“It’s a solid gaming headset, and while it delivers quality sound, the microphone isn’t adjustable, and the vibration function does come off as trying too hard and can get tiresome.”
Disclaimer:All scores given within our reviews are based on the artist’s personal opinion; this should in no way impede your decision to purchase the game.