CoolerMaster joins the new craze, in ear gaming headphones

Subject: General Tech | July 23, 2013 - 06:41 PM |
Tagged: audio, coolermaster, CMStorm Pitch

It seems that over the past month a new type of headphone has hit the market, an in-ear style gaming headset with an inline microphone.  While this might not make sense to many readers who game on a full system at home for those of you who game on laptops or at LAN parties might really appreciate the small size of these headphones.  The CMStorm Pitch do suffer from the same problem all inline mics share, the dreaded rub against the shirt interference and the quality of sound produced by the small drivers is not the highest quality.  On the other hand R&B Mods were impressed by the bass produced and liked the way the in-ear style blocks any outside noise from interfereing with your gaming.

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"Today we take a look at some earphones from gaming the manufacturer Cmstorm. They sent us their latest Pitch earphones that at least look very cool, lets find out how well they perform."

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July 23, 2013 | 10:46 PM - Posted by brisa117

Jeremy, am I missing something here? I've never had a desktop or laptop that had a combined speaker/microphone jack. And while "gaming" is expanding on tablets and phones, I would hardly buy special headsets for either. Haha. Am I just not buying nice enough laptops?

Edit: looked closer, feels like an idiot.

July 24, 2013 | 01:46 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Ya, the adapter is on the second page ... I think without it you can use it on a cellphone

July 23, 2013 | 08:43 PM - Posted by razor512

seems pretty bad for $30

no replaceable cable, crappy microphone (same as what you get with cheap cellphone headsets)

okay frequency response range but the descriptions make it seem like low quality drivers are being used.

based on their description it seems like the frequency response takes the shape of a bimodal distribution which creates a tinny sound and is common when low quality diaphragms are used (where certain frequencies will be resonate and be overrepresented, while others will be attenuated.

For a headset like that, they will need to do further testing to see if they are fudging the numbers a bit in terms of what the speakers can do, eg counting 10hz at -40 dB valid.

To fully check if it is a poor quality speaker, they will need to do a test using multiple frequencies on the low, mid, and high simultaneously o see if the speakers distort.

July 23, 2013 | 10:24 PM - Posted by icebug

I like the portability for LAN parties but I LAN on a desktop with normal audio plugs that have separate mic and speaker plugs. Why aren't more companies bundling adapters like these do?

Also there needs to be some better way of doing the mics for these type of units because the shirt rub is bad but I have a longer beard making it completely impossible to use without "the fuzz"

July 24, 2013 | 01:40 PM - Posted by Branthog

Hm... in-ear audio . . . or keep my hearing?

July 24, 2013 | 09:32 PM - Posted by praack

umm, first they hurt my ears, second- how come we bought the good stereo or 5.1 headphones and now they want us to buy these little phone headsets?


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