Date: May 27th, 2008
Article by: Karl Van der Walt (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Cyber Snipa
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CYBER SNIPA SONAR INTRODUCTION
Here we go again, yet another headset up for review. This time however it hails from Cyber Snipa and boasts genuine 5.1 surround. I have used several “5.1 surround” headsets and to be honest, thus far, I have not found any that warrant the higher price tag over standard stereo units. Here though it seems the price tag issue has been taken out of the equation.
In most cases the simulated surround support provided by most current soundcards sound just as good on stereo headsets as the “genuine” surround provided by 5.1 sets. The fact that the driver units need to be smaller to accommodate there being more of them in each ear cup usually means lower overall sound quality as well. Lets see how the Cyber Snipa Sonar 5.1 stacks up; hopefully they have avoided at least some of the common pitfalls associated with this type of product. The price point is already a step in the right direction.
CYBER SNIPA CORPORATE PROFILE
The Cyber Snipa™ product range has been developed by Flexiglow™ Hong Kong, a global supplier of PC modding and gaming accessories.
Flexiglow™ specializes in the development and manufacture of custom PC modification and gaming accessory products. Our key focus is on meeting the ever changing needs of the gaming community - one of the fastest growing communities in the world today.
The Cyber Snipa™ range of gaming peripherals is specifically focused on complimenting and enhancing the gamers experience.
Established in 1998, founding members have over 18 years combined experience in OEM (Order for Exclusive Manufacture) based projects.
Our expertise spans a range of areas including:
Electronic component design
Industrial design processes