About Cooler Master doesn’t need to say much. This brand is known to most in the world thanks to the proven in the market stylish buildings and modern powerful power supply units. We do not open America if I let that Cooler Master for quite a long time actively engaged in the production and promotion of gaming peripherals.
Today we would like to draw your attention to a new product that expands the range series headsets MasterPulse, and has already attracted the attention of many fans and connoisseurs of quality sound. Stereo gaming headset MASTERPULSE PRO 7.1 is positioned as the top model with unusual design and with modern developments in the field of sound. The model has a built-in sound card with virtual surround 7.1 sound 44-millimeter speakers with colorful color lighting.
The large size of the box is gray with the image of the headset MASTER MASTERPULSE PRO 7.1 on the front panel tells you that inside is one of the main products from Cooler Master. On the front of the packaging in the upper left corner is the company logo and motto, and in the lower right shows the iris, confirming that the headset has a color adjustment feature. The name of the device and key features large printed on the bottom of the front packaging.
If you pull the front panel, open a large plastic window, which is of interest to us the headset MASTER MASTERPULSE PRO 7.1. On the inner part of the front panel again in detail about the unique features of the device, given the specification and shows the individual parts of the device.
Back and lateral side of the package is full of tiny text about the capabilities of headsets in various languages.
Inside the package is a black box from the dense cardboard with a hole on top that allows to conveniently extract the case. The headset firmly fixed with zip ties in a plastic black mold.
The headset MASTERPULSE PRO 7.1 has a fairly significant weight and the reason for that 44-mm speakers located at the edges of the headband. The ear cups are larger and fully cover ear pads made of black leatherette. It’s convenient and nice for prolonged use, not to mention the excellent sound insulation.
Headband is made of solid and lightweight aluminum alloy and is presented in the form of two thin strips, in a single closed loop by which the recorded dynamics.
Center of the headband has a soft suspension, which is plastic springy on two thin steel wires. The inside of the headband is made of soft plastic and has five leather cushions with memory function. Inside the suspension passes freely connecting cable, combining the speakers into one sound system. It is worth noting that there has been found an excellent compromise between practicality and stylish design.
The rotary mechanism of the speaker is implemented using a thin but strong metal grommets. So the speakers are not damaged and did not hit his body on the staples during use, on the inside of the clamps have soft limiters, which are perfectly cope with the task.
On the outer side of each of the speakers, right in the centre is the area with the glowing logo of the company. Over speakers at the four magnets are fixed to a transparent plastic plugs that let in light. The headset can be given a classy look by replacing these stubs own by printing them on a 3D printer. The original file can be found on the official website of the headset MASTERPULSE PRO 7.1.
Colors of luminescence can be changed by using the Central keys on the remote control.The fixed colors are convenient because you can opt for any of seven colors or to completely disable it. Mode rainbow overflow scrolls through all colors in a circle.
The microphone is made in the form of a small hole on the left earpiece is slightly in front. In our case it is Omni-directional and transmits the voice of his master.
Connection cable red color has a flat structure and is not twisted during operation. Two meter cable is enough for manipulation with the headset MASTERPULSE PRO 7.1, and the wire end is crowned by a gold-plated USB connector for connection to a personal computer. Close to headset on the cable is a remote control, which is located inside the filling that gives you virtual surround 7.1 sound.
A wide panel of opaque black plastic fits comfortably in the hand and has five key switches for control. The Central button is responsible for switching modes of illumination. She is highlighted in white when involved the surround mode 7.1.
The volume wheel is located on the left lateral edge of the panel. The volume is changed by pressing one of two buttons + / -. On the same side at the bottom of the remote control button is responsible for switching three preset EQ modes. Each of the modes are highlighted with led indicator: red (music), blue (movie) and purple (the game).
On the upper right side edge of the panel is a switch responsible for switching off the microphone, and the bottom switch set the power-on mode surround sound. On the back of the remote is a lock in common, “crocodile”, which can attach the unit to any convenient part of your clothing.
It is obvious that we have on hand a good gaming headset MASTERPULSE PRO 7.1. Soft leatherette ear pads do not press on the ears and do an excellent job with soundproofing. No discomfort, pressure, or discomfort not.
Properly organized headband is comfortable and securely holds the headset on the head. Even the considerable weight of the headset does not cause discomfort and is not felt in the long run. Design and form created by the engineers of the company, cause only positive emotions.
As for the filling, the quality of the transmitted sound is implemented well, but I would like to note a number of issues that cause complaints. Format sound 7.1, of course, extends the capabilities of the player and creates a feeling of space. This functionality is appreciable and is implemented on a hardware level. However, in standard mode sound user doesn’t leave the feeling that some of the frequencies cut off. The sound is muted and clearly a noticeable lack of medium and high frequencies. Clearly not enough range of transmitted frequencies.
Patented Bass FX technology from AMD, which aims to provide a unique headset MASTERPULSE PRO 7.1 bass nothing but aesthetics, not making the headphones work. Detaching a plastic panel from the speakers, you only get a design change.
After listening to various musical compositions from classical to rock and jazz, the changes in the bass were not marked with the function of Bass FX. And no matter whether the plate is attached or detached at that moment. A similar situation was repeated during gameplay. No increased bass response was not observed. But the orientation in space and the realization 7.1 surround sound noticeable noticeable. In the gaming space with opponents, especially in shooters, is clearly recorded their location and shooting. The surround sound is perfectly realized with the integrated sound card.
The microphone is made in the form of small holes, although it has a noise reduction system, but due to its omnidirectional captures outside noise and excessive noise, which make adjustments to voice. When loud ambient background level of voice as the quality of transmission decreases significantly, but the voice distinguishable from the noise and recognizable.
The lack of software to fine-tune the headset alarming. Market trends dictate that to release the device ready to work without additional configuration, that is to say – “on wheels”, and that is understandable. But here we are dealing with high-end product, working with sound, which should have a high quality surround sound 7.1, no adjustment is provided.
Remote control is implemented conveniently, the wide body is comfortable in the hand during the switch buttons. Only concern is that there is no indicator of the microphone.Not to say that this is the primary function, but almost all these headsets have an indicator. Moreover, the indication of the three EQ modes implemented on the remote.
Good function recognition device operating system Windows 10. After the initial connection, the operating system quickly determine what device has been connected, installed the necessary files and less than a minute the device worked.
To sum up. Honestly, MasterPulse Pro 7.1 headset with Bass FX causes an ambiguous feeling. Without a doubt, the headset can be attributed to the production of high-end, and the engineers at Cooler Master have tried to combine in one model not only excellent design but also modern technology. However, the audio component has flaws, and these flaws cause concern. Whether this product of the recommended 100 euros, and if the headset will find its owner?
Of course, excellent design, excellent execution and high – quality materials-an essential attribute of any high-end headset. But the implementation of sound this model is a bit lame. Virtual sound 7.1, without a doubt, expanding the boundaries of sound, as in music and games, but the standard sound mode roughly castrated. And the saddest change is not possible, as the software for more detailed setup is not included.
It should be noted that the patented Bass FX technology is responsible for improving the bass sound, has no clear understanding. The change of magnetic panels Bass FX only changes the design element of the headset and no more. Significant changes in the bass were not observed during the entire testing time.
The presence of RGB color illumination is now no surprise. Every manufacturer to attract a buyer, has increasingly resorted to this kind of manipulation. And this feature gives a slight advantage headset MASTERPULSE PRO 7.1. The microphone and its function, which in some gaming headsets is an integral part, is implemented here in the form of small holes and rather designed only as a Supplement and not an essential element of the device.