Cyber Snipa Sonar 5.1 Championship Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Cyber Snipa Sonar 5.1 Championship Review

Introduction

Surround sound is one element of a gaming setup that can make a huge difference to your performance. No matter if you're playing a racing game, spotting enemy flag runners, or annihilating the Zerg, those little audio direction cues really help save a tenth or two in either killing them, or at least being aware of your surroundings.

For a long while those of us who use headphones were limited either to a pseudo-surround effect via DSP, or re-mortgaging the house for a pukka pair of 5.1s.

Thankfully as technology continues its rapid advancement of endlessly giving us better, cheaper, products the world of genuine surround headphones is now within the reach of the masses. This neatly segues us to the Cyber Snipa Sonar 5.1 Championship Headset. Lengthy indeed in name, but thankfully at only £50, not too lengthy in price.

Let's grab a look at the specifications before we take a look at the headset itself.

Technical Specifications

The Sonar comes with 4 speakers in each ear, front, center and back, and also for you bass heads includes a subwoofer as well. USB connectivity ensures that it's compatible with almost anything you choose to plug it into. It also has an inline remote for controlling your audio experience.

Connection:USB
Cord Length:3.0m

MICROPHONE
Mic Dimensions:ø9.7mmx5.0mm
Sensitivity:-39dB±3dB
Directivity:Unidirectional
Impedance:2.2KΩ

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Windows PC
CD-ROM Drive
Operating System: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Connection port: USB 2.0
Minimum hard drive space: 5.5MB

SPEAKERS

FrontCenterRearSubwoofer
Drive Diameterø30mmø40mmø30mmø27mm
Impedance32Ω32Ω32Ω
Frequency Response20~20KHz18~20KHz20~20KHz10~400Hz
Output power200mW400mW200mW600mW
Signal to noise ratio>50dB>50dB>50dB>50dB
T.H.D0.4%0.1%0.4%1%
Sensitivity (S.P.L)108dB100dB108dB


Time to have a look at the Sonar 5.1 Championship itself.

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Most Recent Comments

19-04-2011, 06:05:29

tinytomlogan
Do you fancy all the benefits of a full surround headset but without breaking the bank? Cyber Snipa might have the answer.



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19-04-2011, 06:18:39

tallun
the link is broke just takes you to amazon site its ok on the main home page

19-04-2011, 06:32:32

tallun
another great reveiw tom clear cut and honest as always. straight back into the swing off things after the gsl

sauz vonblade

19-04-2011, 08:04:23

I Hunta x
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Originally Posted by tallun View Post

another great reveiw tom
*cough* Bryan not tom *cough*

good review non the less, not a fan of fully folding headsets as ive broke my last 2 pair that did that and got sick of the one before that, and 5.1 i can live without tbh

19-04-2011, 09:43:34

tinytomlogan
Link fixed and indeed this is a review by VonBlade. I might point out if it wasnt for VB there would have been no reviews while I was at GSL....
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