Over the course of the past few weeks I have been using the CM Storm Pulse-R headphones. I have played many rounds of BF3 and countless hours in New Eden in Firefall. While the Pulse-R are mostly being marketed towards gamers it does lack in the other areas. In order to make this headset perform at their peak you will need a dedicated sound card. With the dedicated sound card you are able to enjoy just more than gaming. Sometimes the bass is nice but it also does drown out the other sounds.
The Pulse-R is built extremely well and will hold up to the test of time, another perk is that the cushion on the ear cups and also the headband are very comfortable at first and even after hours of gaming. A few of the things that we did not enjoy were that you have to have a good sound card to enjoy more than just gaming, along with vocals being muffled out while listening to music and movies.
Right now you are currently able to get the CM Storm Pulse-R for about $88 on most retailers which is a little high priced for this headset. The build quality is amazing but the sound doesn’t offer much if any improvement over other headsets of the same price. Overall ThinkComputers gives the CM Storm Pulse-R a 7 out of 10 score.
– Lights up White
– Braided Cord
– Aluminum Plating
– Detachable Microphone
– Vocals seemed muffled
– Bass drowns out highs