The headband: Adding massive value to this headset, the leather headband is actually good enough to push this headset into competition with $80-level headsets, even though it's only $55 in stores.
Comfort in the long-run: Once again related to the headband, the comfort is great. As long as you're not taking it on and off lots - the headset will last you just fine for extended gaming sessions.
Price tag: This headset looks like it's worth around $200 and functions like its $75 - all wrapped up in a $55 price tag, it's certainly value for money.
Compatibility: We haven't touched on this too much in the review, but for $55, you get compatibility with multiple consoles and the PC platform - this greatly outweighs almost every other headset rated at a similar price.
Lack of bass: Sure, it's pretty good for some FPS implementations, but I would love to see CM Storm pack a little more punch into their 40mm drivers.
Cloth ear cups: To really tie off the leather headband, leather ear cups should have been brought into the design equation. Even if they added $5 to the shelf-value of the headset, it would be a worthy investment for any end-user to make.
Recommended for anyone looking for a sub-$80 headset, the CM Storm Ceres 500 will provide you with a treble-heavy comfortable headset that will look $200, perform like a $75 offering and only set you back $55 from the store. You can't argue with that.
However, if you're an audiophile, we suggest you look elsewhere and scold you for even thinking about a $55 option.
PRICING: You can find the Cooler Master Ceres-500 Foldable Gaming Headset for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.
United States: The Cooler Master Ceres-500 Foldable Gaming Headset retails for $59.99 at Amazon.
Product Summary Breakdown
|Performance (audio quality)||75%|
|Quality including Design and Build||90%|
|Bundle and Packaging||75%|
|Value for Money||90%|
|Overall TweakTown Rating||83%|
The Bottom Line: Cooler Master's CM Storm Ceres 500 gaming headset looks like it's worth around $200, performs like its worth $75, and costs you only $55 - you can't really argue with that.
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