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Zalman ZM-RS6F

alaTest has collected and analyzed 235 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the bass quality and usability are generally positive. The comfort and value for money also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the size. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Zalman ZM-RS6F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 10 user reviews of Zalman ZM-RS6F from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

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90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Zalman ZM-RS6F


alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Zalman ZM-RS6F from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

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75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Zalman ZM-RS6FM Virtual 5.1-channel stereo headphones with microphoneZalman ZM-RS6F-USB Virtual 5.1-Channel USB Stereo HeadphonesZalman ZM-RS6F 5.1 Surround Headphone

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Zalman ZM-RS6F USB Surround Sound Headphones


Getting yelled at by neighbors or family members while gaming late at night? Still want that surround sound experience? Zalman has the solution for you. The Zalman ZM-RS6F USB Surround Sound Headphones will solve your problem. With its easy install USB...


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Zalman Headsets (ZM-RS6F USB and ZM-DS4F)


It seems everyone in the technology industry is branching out into new areas nowadays; in fact it is hard to think of one major company who specialises in a single product type. Zalman have been known for some time now as specialists in PC cooling but...

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Zalman ZM-RS6F USB Headphones


What we have here is a set of headphones from Zalman, featuring surround sound 6 speaker headphones. This review will give you the low-down on what you can expect from them.

Good quality of sound ; Comfortable ; Low sound "distortion ; Folding design ; Software utilities

Heavy ; Slightly awkward ; No mic

I've been watching Naruto for quite a while now on old crappy home made speakers, so when I put these headphones on and started watching; it was like Heaven surrounding my ears. The sound quality was amazing, it was definitely surround sound. And it...

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Zalman ZM-RS6F USB Headphones


Zalman's latest ZM-RS6F USB headphones are based on a C-Media USB sound card and a 5.1 capable headset that can do real surround sound. The whole unit has been built to deliver a maximum of comfort while still being rugged and easy to transport....

USB sound card (a major plus for laptop users) ; True surround sound via six independent audio drives ; Sturdy design ; Comfort ; Sound isolation properties of the ear cups ; Sound card control panel easy to use ; Affordable

Sound quality ; Takes some time to adjust the sound scape properly ; Out of the box audio performance

The ZM-RS6F USB has a lot going for it, but it has some major faults that makes it that less attractive. First of all the sound quality is nowhere near as good as what can be achieved with a decent sound card and a headset. This is probably due to the...

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REVIEWS: Zalman ZM-RS6F USB Headphones (11th August 2007)


Zalman have recently added USB connectivity to their six speaker ZM-RS6Fs. Read on to see the benefits.

b>, Six channel sound, Built-in sound card, Hardware volume control, Reasonably comfortable due to padding

b>, Heavy, Uncomfortable when wearing glasses, USB sound card location, Generic drivers

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Zalman ZM-RS6F+M Surround Sound Headphones


1.Great sound quality ; 2. Comfortable ; 3. Long cord ; 4. Cable clips for the microphone ; 5. Excellent Price

Absolutely None

Date: June 2, 2006 - Author: Will Pope

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Review: Altec Lansing AHP712i Headphones


Good, peaceful sound with comfortable ear pads

Very comfortable headphones. Easy to fold and store. Includes carry bag. Airline and stereo adapters included. Active Noise Reduction works well

Sound without ANR is less bright and tonally flat, but white noise may be distracting. The ANR controller is not removable. Need to carry spare AAA battery

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ZALMAN Theatre 6 (ZM-RS6F) Review: First 5.1 Headphones from the Cooler Maker


Today we are going to take a closer look at a new product from ZALMAN: a nice headphone set, which will undoubtedly enjoy a warm welcome in the gaming community. Find out more about this solution in our detailed review!

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Zalman ZM-RS6F Theatre 6 Headphones Review


The Dolby Digital standard has been available since 1992 and was originally developed as a format for 35mm theatrical film prints to carry multi-channel digital audio along with analog optical soundtracks. Dolby Digital is the current standard when it...

Aesthetically pleasing design ; 6 speaker channels ; Dolby Digital 5.1 support ; Can be folded away for easy transport ; Enhances the overall gaming experience ; Strong bass tones

Some application adjustment is required to achieve Dolby Digital 5.1 sound or emulation ; Rear and Center channels need more volume ; Audio playback is poor

The ZM-RS6F Theatre 6 Headphones represent a unique and different direction for a company whose previous focus has been on silent computing and performance based products. Zalman's first entry into the gaming market can be summed up with one word...

Product Specifications

Zalman Real Surround Sound Headphones "Theatre 6" produce a real surround field as if it is being reproduced from a complete multi-channel speaker system with separate front, rear, and center channel speakers, and thus enhance discrete sound source, directional, spatial, and realistic effects. PRODUCT FEATURES: Enhanced spatial and realistic effects by separating front, rear, and center speakers; Easy achievement of real surround-sound 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; Real Surround Sound field close to a complete multi-channel speaker system; Excellent fidelity, enhanced localization of on-screen sound, clear dialogue hearing and better feeling on a discrete sound. Zalman Real Surround Sound Headphones "Theatre 6" come bundled with High Sensitivity Headphone Mic ZM-MIC 1 (features 3 Mini Clips for Tidy Arrangement and Attractive & Compact Design).

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Behind-the-neck/Ear-bud/Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:50 - 20000Hz/60 - 20000Hz/85 - 20000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo/Surround Sound

Audio System

Recommended Use:Game console / Home audio system / PC multimedia/PC multimedia/Portable audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:Altec Lansing Technologies/ZALMAN
Model:112/212/ZM-RS6F/ZM-RS6F USB
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Altec Lansing AHP/ZALMAN/ZALMAN Real Surround Sound Headphones "Theatre 6" / ZALMAN Real Surround Sound Headphones Theatre 6

Remote Control

Type: None