Cooler Master CM Storm Sonuz Gaming Headset Review - Final Thoughts

 

Final Thoughts

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Now, let's talk price.  The Sirus trimmed much of the bulk of the Sirus, by going from 5.1 to a single, large 53mm driver, and also ditched the "control pod" to put together a budget package.  It has all the performance of $80-100 headsets, but is currently a bit lacking in the sofware department, so we'd expect it to be a bit less.  However, Cooler Master is pricing the Sonuz at an aggressive $70, which we think is a pretty solid value.  And although software options aren't packaged neatly like we saw on the Sirus or the competitively-priced GameCom 780, the standard windows options are likely satisfactory for most.  Ontop of that, the out-of-the-box voicing is probably pretty close to what the average gamer is looking for:  punchy bass to amplify explosions and strong mids for immersive environments.

The headset is very well-built, and we haven't identified any reas that indicate they'll  fail before you've gotten your money's worth out of them.  They're also snug to the point that if you have a larger head, you may feel a bit concerned about the headband, but the metal will hold up, and we found it loosened up a bit.  The swivelling earcups also mean that any shape or size should feel the headset settle in nicely, and although the overall weight may get to you after awhile, they're overall very comfortable.  The weight is a necessary evil of most gamer-focused headsets, but the headband padding helps dampen the perception of that weight.

The fact that the Sonuz is great for music and movies adds a dash of extra appeal in versatility, and the removable microphone which can be positioned on either side is a great selling point.  The $70 price tag warrants a serious look at the Sonuz, as it surpassed our expectations in sound performance, and if the lack of dedicated software doesn't bother you, the CM Storm Sonuz will be another solid peripheral from the reputable case, cooling, and power supply manufacturer who is making a persistent and confident expansion into the peripheral universe.

 

The Good

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The Bad

  • Swivelling Earcups
  • Great lows and mids
  • Sturdy build
  • Quite comfortable
  • Removable/Repositionable Microphone
  • Relatively bulky
  • Somewhat heavy
  • No dedicated software options

 

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