Saitek Cyborg 5.1 Headset

Posted on January 4, 2008
Author: Sean Potter
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Final Thoughts and Conclusion

The Saitek Cyborg 5.1 Headset delivers. Installation and configuration were easy, and gaming was a blast. Whether you're using all six channels of audio or only two through the stereo jack, the audio is crisp and crystal clear. Cloth padding and a leather headband make for a comfortable fit, and a control panel on the cable makes for easy volume adjustment. The headset delivers sensational sounds, with a seemingly full range of highs, mids, and lows. Users will be blown away by the bass these headphones provide if nothing else. Regardless of whether you're gaming or watching a movie, this headset will not let you down.

Another large plus is that the headset works with Linux provided that snd-usb-audio is compiled as a module. Although 6 channels of audio aren't enabled by default, we feel that with a little tweaking they should work just fine.

Saitek has delivered a headset that meets the standard of their cyborg line: the ultimate man/machine interface.


  • Six sonic drivers for a true 5.1 experience
  • USB Audio Connection for those without a 5.1 Soundcard
  • 3.5mm Connections for Stereo Sound (PC, iPod, etc)
  • Work in Linux!
  • Fantastic Sound!
  • Comfortable


  • Doesn't take advantage of hardware-accelerated audio, such as Creative's Soundblaster line-up
  • Generic Configuration Utility
  • 5.1 Audio requires some work in Linux (if possible at all)
  • No sample audio clips or demos!



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