Genius Cavimanus Gaming Headset Review

Gaming is an art, a combination of amazing visuals and sounds that help bring together some of the best games for you to play for hours on end. For PCs, it is important to have a quality headset to take advantage of amazing soundtracks or even needing to hear the slightest of noises in FPS games to get an advantage and know everything that is going on around you. There are so many brands on the market at different prices, the more you pay, the more features you get. What about when you want a quality one for under $100? Well here is one that I can suggest. Released back in June 2012, the Cavimanus boasts Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound, a vibration function, and a 2.5 meter cable.

Thanks to Genius, we had a chance to review the Cavimanus to see how it stacks up against the rest. Genius isn’t a slouch when it comes to PC gaming and quality without the high cost. I’ve had a few different headsets, and recently Tritton’s have been my current favorite brand due to the sound quality for the more casual gaming and for skype chats. The Cavimanus is the first Genius product I’ve gotten to use, and right out of the box you notice the colors and design. Genius went with a black gloss with red stripe, a volume control wheel and a small button to control the vibration.

Final Thoughts

After about 3 weeks of using the Genius for everything, I am fairly happy with it. It has some differences that put it on par with my previous go to headset, the Tritton AX 720. The Cavimanus really offers quality and power that goes along with my new gaming PC which is capable of running some high quality games, taking full advantage of all the sounds.

While made for gaming, the Genius Cavimanus Gaming Headset is great for everything. The Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound feature really comes to life when playing Solo as it is with any game. When it comes to Multiplayer, everything sounds clear including your teammate(s) as well as the background, allowing you to hear the tiniest of noises. The unidirectional microphone is a great idea and being able to fold into the earcup is a great feature, rather than it sicking out all the time or being detachable like others.

Simple and easy volume and vibration control on the left side of the headset gives you the ability to crank up the volume to the max and turn on and off the vibration. The Vibration function is a great addition giving you a massage along with more output of the bass, which is almost non-existent with the vibration function turned off. Overall, this a great headset for its affordable price range.

The Cavimanus retails for $79.99, but you can find it for $58.99 on Amazon. In my opinion, it is well worth the price for the features, sleek design, and its great look and feel. This is one headset you can wear for hours on end with no problem, which is very solid altogether.

Grade: A-

(This has become my new go-to Headset, not just for PC gaming, but video editing and listening to music and streaming.)

Technical Specifications: 

Frequency response 20Hz~20KHz
Sensitivity 95dB
Impedance 32 ohm
Driver unit 40mm
Cable Length 250cm
Volume Control YES
Adjustable headband YES
Bass Vibration YES
Microphone YES
Swivel ear cup YES

  • Driver unit dimensions: 40mm
  • Frequency response: 20Hz ~ 20KHz
  • Impedance: 32 ohm
  • Sensitivity: 95dB
  • Cable length: 2.5 meters


  • Sensitivity: -39±3 dB
  • Directivity: Unidirectional
  • Frequency response: 100Hz~10KHz
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Growing up Chris watched a lot of the original Saturday morning cartoons and developed a love for arts and animation. Growing up he tried his hand at animation and eventually script writing, but even more his love of video games, anime and technology grew.