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Zalman ZM-RS6F 5.1 surround sound headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Zalman

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  • Real surround field comparable to a complete multi-channel speaker system and thus enhances directional, spatial, and realistic effects
  • Enhanced spatial and realistic effects by separating front, rear, and center speakers
  • Easy setup with sound card in your PC equipped with a DVD-ROM for games or DVD movies
  • Excellent fidelity, enhanced localization of on-screen sound, clear dialogue and discrete sound audibility
  • Ample 9.8-foot cord
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Technical Details

  • Microphone

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 82.7 x 55.1 x 96.5 inches ; 11.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0001OYMFO
  • Item model number: ZM-RS6F
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

Product Description

5.1 Channel Equivalent 6 speaker real surround sound headphones. Electro Dynamic Round Type Micro Speaker. Frequency Response - 50Hz 20KHz (Extension Effective).

From the Manufacturer

Zalman ZM-RS6F 5.1 Real Surround Sound Headphones produce a real surround field comparable to a complete multi-channel speaker system and thus enhances directional, spatial, and realistic effects. With enhanced spatial and realistic effects by separating front, rear, and center speakers, setup of real surround-sound is easy by connecting the front, rear, center jacks to the 5-channel (or more) sound card in your PC equipped with a DVD-ROM for games or DVD movies. Excellent fidelity, enhanced localization of on-screen sound, clear dialogue and discrete sound audibility.

Great for:

  • PCs equipped with 5 channel (or more) sound cards
  • Multi-channel home audio and video systems (Including home theater systems, HDTVs, portable DVD players, DVD car audio systems, etc.)
  • DVD-based Home Game Consoles (Including X-BOX, PlayStation 2, Game Cube etc.)

What is 5.1 channel?
5.1 channel system is composed of six speakers, front right and left, a center, rear right and left, and a sub-woofer for a Low Frequency Effect(LFE). ".1" refers to the subwoofer.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

You will have to tweak the settings to get these to sound pretty good.
P. Dempsey
I was pleasantly surprised, however, to find the surround effects and overall sound quality were very good.
Erik C. Grant
The headphones sold here have three cables for the 5.1 surround sound plugs in your sound card.
Kyle Harris

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Y. Yang on April 29, 2005
Not bad. No subwoofer but I don't even like subs that much. When 1st plugged into sound card (creative SB AUD2 NX) the sound was muddled. But if you tweak with the graphic equilizer on the sound card and the tone control utility. you could make it sound clear. Im doing that now as I write, haven't found the perfect combination yet, so that's one of the hassle for it (ie. it doesn't have a tone adjustment knob on the headset, you need to tweak the equilizer). Another bad thing is it doesn't have a volume control knob either, but you could solve that easily by tweaking the master volume on sound card. That's why I'm giving it a 4, the hassles of finding the perfect combination of tone and volume, detracts from its enjoyment (but once you get it right, its awesome).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Phil on October 12, 2005
When i first plugged the Zalmans into my system i was a little confused with the 3 leads as i have a Sound Blaster Audigy card with no front, rear or center ports. Having borrowed a mate's sound card i was now ready for the Zalman 5.1 experience.

I am very big on gaming and sound, and i have to say that Zalman's sounds great with games that have support for 5.1 sound output. The best sounding game i found was Half Life 2. The sounds were just amazing especially when the music starts up and you're in one of those caves, that's when you can really appreciate the 5.1 experience.

As for the bass, yes i agree it lacks power but you can crank up the bass output in Windows advanced volume settings to some degree.

----PROS:

-Nice long lead, good for LAN sessions.

-Comfortable to wear, even for prolonged periods of time.

-Great sounding 5.1 surround sound

-Does not suppress outside noise too much, so you can still hear things in emergencies etc. to some extent.

----CONS:

-No volume control on headphones

-Lack of bass

-Price tag @$60AU-Could have volume control and better bass for that price.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By John E. Pombrio on March 16, 2005
I am really impressed how well these work for computer games. Sounds are tack sharp and there is a good spatial sense between fore and aft. No real booming bass. Good fit and pretty comfortable in the long haul. Bulky and somewhat heavy. The ends are somewhat noticeable in the corner of my eyes. Works well for shooters, RTS, KOTR, WOW, hmm just about everything. Doom3, scary as hell... Completely encloses the ear. The really nice thing is that I can play games and HEAR what is going on. Also muffles outside noise. For movies on my PC (you need front, rear, and center/sub 1/8" stereo phone jacks) they again makes everything sharp. One star for that missing booming bass.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Israel Andrews on September 18, 2008
I've been using these headphones for 3 years now. These are gaming headphones pure and simple. Yes, you can listen to music and watch movies and such but don't you have a HDTV and stereo system?

For FPS and MMORPG's you MUST have headphones and mic if you are going to be in anyway competive. These headphones were the first surround sound headphones on the market and they are still the best for the money.

Only 2 things keep these from being 5 star headphones. No volume control and no built in mic. But the Zalman mic is also very good, make sure and buy 3 or so mics as they seem to break down after a year or two of use, but for 7$ how can you complain.

These are THE gaming headphones you need. If you bought these looking for something else, maybe you should have done a little more reasearch. But for gaming purposes none of the other headphones compare, please trust me on this I've tried them all and I ALWAYS come back to my good ol' reliable Zalman's.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kyle Eldridge on June 29, 2005
Zalman Headphones are a great addon for any serious gamers. You can hear pretty much anything around you while you play FPS's. I have personally tried other headsets such as the Sony MDR-700DJ's and they didnt even compare. There isnt much bass, but its such a small loss in the big picture. Make sure you get a Creative Labs LIVE 24 BIT card or any sound card with 4 plugs. Dont hesitate; they are the best. All your competitors at a LANParty will be so jealous.
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28 of 39 people found the following review helpful By John L. Berger on August 7, 2006
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While these are without a doubt 5 channel headphones, the spacial effects (no, that wasn't a misspelling of "special") are not impressive. I played numerous instances of "Battlefield 2" with these headphones. I also ran the various 5.1 diagnostics for my sound card. Whereas I clearly hear the 5-channel positioning with my speakers, the surround effects with the headphones are negligible. The difference can be heard if you listen closely enough, but you might need to really listen hard to hear any positional effects. I realize that headphones cannot have large a depth of field as speakers, but it should still be relatively simple to come up with a design to separate the speakers farther than they currently are.

I was also bothered by the fact that these headphones do not allow any pass-through capabilities. These headphones were not purchased to *replace* my 5.1 system - they were purchased to *augment*. When it's late at night, I like to turn my speakers off and use headphones so as not to disturb the rest of the house. The plugs on these headphones assume that you will *only* be using the headphones. So, in order to have both connected, I had to have the extra expense of purchasing stereo, Y adapters for each of the connectors. That's quiet a bit of arrogance on the designers' part to assume that these headphones will completely replace a loaded, 5.1 speaker system.

There is also no volume control - at all! I normally have the sound card at a medium-high level with speakers at a medium-low level so that I have room to adjust my speakers upwards if necessary. This is very loud for the headphones. I can easily hear the audio from the headphones if they're under my desk when the speakers are off.
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