31 July, 2017   Rakesh Sharma    Reviews .  CRONOS Riing RGB 7.1 Headset Review

Today we are going to review a headset especially made for gamers in mind from Tt eSports by Thermaltake, the CRONOS Riing RGB 7.1 headset aimed for hardcore gamers featuring an oversized 50mm state-of-the-art tilting neodymium driver and true RGB engineered with 16.8 million color illumination with 8 different lighting effects for maximum customization of lighting effects for enthusiasts.

Now let’s see what CRONOS Riing RGB 7.1 Headset have for us.

Features

  • 16.8 million RGB Colors on Battle Dragon LED with 8 Lighting Effect
  • New generation tilting 50mm driver immersive sound performance
  • Oversized 50mm driver for ultimate sound performance
  • 4 preset EQ settings for FPS, MMORPG, ARPG and RTS genres
  • Ultimate 3D 7.1 Premium Virtual Surround Sound Performance
  • Convenient in-line control for instant gaming sound control, 3D 7.1, EQ and microphone
  • Synchronizing of ear cups and in-line box LED
  • Auto – adjusting headband for hassle free perfect fit
  • Enlarge the ear cushion thickness up to 25mm for best ear comfort.
  • Foldable for convenient transport

Oversized 50mm neodymium drivers for supreme audio quality. CRONOS Riing RGB comes with oversized 50mm neodymium drivers, a 50mm driver has 56% more surface area than a 40mm driver. It also has a proportional increase in what audio scientists call “volume velocity,” or “acoustic impedance.” This translates into a measurement that the same scientists refer to as “acoustic power” or “sound power.” A 50mm driver has an increased sound power of 143%.

A 50mm driver is constructed with a bigger diaphragm, which provides less distortion; and is capable of producing a much clearer and precise sound at both high and low frequencies. This makes audio quality softer and more elastic, which in-turn enables users to experience sound in greater clarity and detail when playing games, watching movies and music listening.

50mm tilting driver for immersive sound performance. The CRONOS Riing RGB gaming headset comes with a new generation tilting 50mm driver that is capable of channeling precision sound into the ear for a more precise audio experience. The use of a tilting driver also provides more space for ear comfort and is ideally suited for gamers who desired comfort with long playtime.

16.8 MILLION RGB COLOR ILLUMINATION. The CRONOS Riing RGB provides 3 different setting categories: speaker, microphone and LED.Maximum customization of sound and lighting effects for enthusiasts.16.8 million color selection (0 to 255) across 2 zones.

8 STUNNING LIGHTING EFFECTS. Illuminate your ear cups with 8 stunning lighting effects: Static, Pulse, Spectrum Running, Music Rhythm, Single Blink, Double Blink, Rapid Blink and Rapid Pulse.

ULTIMATE 7.1 PREMIUM VIRTUAL SURROUND SOUND PERFORMANCE. The CRONOS Riing RGB 7.1 comes with a powerful and accurate 50mm neodymium magnetic driver that can produce 96KHz/24 bit of high quality audio sound from the state-of-the-art internal digital sound card.

3D 7.1 VIRTUALIZED SURROUND SOUNDS FOR IMMERSIVE IN-GAME EXPERIENCE. Equipped with virtualized surround some technology, users can immerse themselves with a 360° sound field game experience to ensure you’ll always know what’s coming and where it’s coming from.

CONVENIENT IN-LINE CONTROL FOR INSTANT GAMING SOUND CONTROL, 3D 7.1, EQ AND MICROPHONE. With an in-line control design, the CRONOS Riing RGB 7.1 allows you adjust the volume, 3D 7.1 surround sound, 4 present EQ and microphone mute in seconds.

SYNCHRONIZING OF EAR CUPS AND IN-LINE BOX LED. When turn on the lighting effect, LED of ear cups and in-line box will flash synchronized, user can easily recognize the mode of lighting effects through battle dragon LED logo.

ENLARGED 25MM EAR CUSHIONS. CRONOS Riing RGB 7.1 features a signature soft foam and premium fabric design for optimal ear comfort. Ear cushion thickness has also been increase to 25mm to provide increased comfort for longer gaming sessions.

AUTO – ADJUSTING HEADBAND FOR HASSLE FREE PERFECT FIT. The CRONOS Riing RGB features an auto-adjusting headband for utmost comfort and suitable for all head sizes.

Specifications

Speaker

  • DRIVER UNIT(MM): 50mm Neodymium Magnet
  • CHANNEL: Virtual 3D 7.1 Surround
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20 Hz ~ 20 KHz
  • IMPEDANCE: 32 ohm
  • SENSITIVITY: 99 +/-3dB

Microphone

  • Mic Directivity : Omni-directional
  • Mic Noise Cancelling : Yes
  • Mic Sensitivity : -42+/-3dB
  • Mic Frequency : 100Hz ~ 10 KHz
  • Mic Impedance : 2.2k ohm

Package

Headset comes in a nice cardboard box with model number and details about features listed.

Inside the box

Inside the box along with the headset we find manual and warranty booklet.

Looks

Inside

Headset is having a nice 50mm neodymium drive installed with an angle inside the earcups which are having a double shelled chamber type design. Where first chamber is very close to the back of the drive. This creates depth in the lower frequency response, like you can easily distinguish between a boom blast near and far away from the player during gaming in DOOM. Which is very good for gaming for which this headset is designed.

But while playing hard rock or bass filled music, this also creates depth in low bass nods too. I personally don’t like this type of unwanted depth in my music, so for testing I applied a layer of cotton tape on inside of first chamber.. and boom now all drum beats sound natural and perfect. But this mod reduces the surround effects while gaming.

Heart of the whole headset is this in-line controller. Which have a single chip solution from Cmedia CM6533X1 USB Audio Chip featuring inbuild DAC and ADC support from 8 ~ 96 KHz sampling rate and 16/24 bits resolution, Integrated Tri-Colors PWM LED driver and Built-in 30mW @ R=32 ohms headphone amplifier.

Testing

CPU Gaming Desktop
Board ASUS Xonar U7 USB sound card and Xonar DX sound card.
OS Windows 10

Bundled Softwares

Audio Experience

Over all music listening experience was very good with this headset. My above mentioned mod inside the earcups made it a perfect natural sounding headset for my ears. Being a single chip USB solution at very high volume you starts to feel sound quality degradation. For best music experience suggested to disable all the “Xear” features in the software.

Gaming Experience

Gaming experience on this headset was superb. Surround effect was perfect and clear during game play. CRONOS Riing RGB 7.1 Headset is designed with great effort to give best to gamers. Good job Thermaltake.

Pros

  • Excellent Gaming experience
  • Foldable design
  • Light weight
  • Very Comfortable
  • RGB Earcups
  • 7.1 virtual surround
  • Long cable

Cons

  • USB only

Conclusion

CRONOS Riing RGB 7.1 Headset is designed for gamers and give very good gaming experience and comfort during long game play. Being big in size, this headset is surprisingly light in weight and RGB lighting makes it stand different from the crowd.

Finally, with an affordable price tag of Rs.5.5K(approx) , the CRONOS Riing RGB 7.1 is a amazing gaming headset, with a must to have recommendation for all gamers out there and CRONOS Riing RGB 7.1 is worthy of our PC TeK INDIA Choice Award.

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