CoolerMaster CM Storm Sonuz Gaming Headset
OverviewHardware: PC Audio, Peripherals
WHAT WE LIKED:Large 53MM Drivers, Detachable Omni-Directional Microphone, Inline Mic and Volume Controls, Light Weight, Long Braided 2.0M cable, Gold Plated Connectors, 97.0MM Ear Cups.
WHAT WE DISLIKED:A little bulky in size, Ear cups could be a little softer.
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As a friend of mine once said, because sound is such a personal encounter it is hard to be truly objective when looking at any type of audio equipment. Even if you use some type of testing equipment where real measurements can be taken, sometimes measurements mean nothing. Ultimately, the enjoyment of sound can be a highly subjective topic. An audiophile with a good ear can point out a dozen things he likes or dislikes about a product, while some folks aren’t picky at all. Most of us are somewhere in between. I have been in many listening rooms trying to pick out the perfect sounding speakers and, for each user, you will know it when you hear it. Regardless, this headset can appeal to a wide range of enthusiasts.
The aesthetics of the Cooler Master Storm Sonuz headset, like its predecessor, are tastefully done. The CM Sonuz are a bit large and bulky, but are surprisingly light-weight. They easily match or exceed what they have achieved in the Storm series of products in the past. The build quality in our opinion is also excellent, and they were very comfortable through many hours of use. I think some users may find the ear cup padding just a touch firmer compared to say, a Sennheiser set of cans.
To sum things up, the Sonuz is designed for the general gaming audience by providing them with a good balance between movies, music and gaming performance. This is in contrast to their previous Cooler Masters CM Sirus, which was designed to target gamers who already own a high quality pair of headphones and were looking for a true 5.1 surround experience. When you look at average headsets and the size of the drivers they offer, you see numbers in the 30mm to 40mm sizes. The CM Sonuz has 53mm drivers which give you much more depth of range, and clarity at every level. I was very impressed at the performance of the CM Sonuz both with music and gaming as well. As headsets go, if you’re in the market for a set of headphones that are light-weight and comfortable to wear, and at a price point that won’t break the bank, the CM Sonuz are a good fit. With a price of $69.99 on Newegg they are an excellent value.
Good Performance and Great Value