Cyber Snipa Sonar 5.1 Championship Review

Cyber Snipa Sonar 5.1 Championship Review


Surround sound is one element of a gaming setup that can make a huge difference to your performance. No matter if you’re playing a racing game, spotting enemy flag runners, or annihilating the Zerg, those little audio direction cues really help save a tenth or two in either killing them, or at least being aware of your surroundings.

For a long while those of us who use headphones were limited either to a pseudo-surround effect via DSP, or re-mortgaging the house for a pukka pair of 5.1s.

Thankfully as technology continues its rapid advancement of endlessly giving us better, cheaper, products the world of genuine surround headphones is now within the reach of the masses. This neatly segues us to the Cyber Snipa Sonar 5.1 Championship Headset. Lengthy indeed in name, but thankfully at only £50, not too lengthy in price.

Let’s grab a look at the specifications before we take a look at the headset itself.

Technical Specifications

The Sonar comes with 4 speakers in each ear, front, center and back, and also for you bass heads includes a subwoofer as well. USB connectivity ensures that it’s compatible with almost anything you choose to plug it into. It also has an inline remote for controlling your audio experience.

Connection: USB
Cord Length: 3.0m
Mic Dimensions: ø9.7mmx5.0mm
Sensitivity: -39dB±3dB
Directivity: Unidirectional
Impedance: 2.2KΩ
Windows PC
CD-ROM Drive
Operating System: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Connection port: USB 2.0
Minimum hard drive space: 5.5MB
Front Center Rear Subwoofer
Drive Diameter ø30mm ø40mm ø30mm ø27mm
Impedance 32Ω 32Ω 32Ω 8Ω
Frequency Response 20~20KHz 18~20KHz 20~20KHz 10~400Hz
Output power 200mW 400mW 200mW 600mW
Signal to noise ratio >50dB >50dB >50dB >50dB
T.H.D 0.4% 0.1% 0.4% 1%
Sensitivity (S.P.L) 108dB 100dB 108dB

Time to have a look at the Sonar 5.1 Championship itself.