CM Storm, the gaming subsidiary of Cooler Master, has been delivering gaming specific peripherals to the PC community quite a while now, and for the most part they haven’t disappointed. We here at Techreaction.net have reviewed a few of these products, and for the most part we had nothing but good things to report.
Today we get a chance to review an upcoming gaming headset CM Storm plans to release in early July. As a matter of fact the product should be available at the time this review goes live. Introducing the CM Storm Sonuz.
The following is from CM Storm’s website:
“A lightweight and multi-purpose gaming headset, CM Storm Sonuz is designed to be your single powerful solution for crisp and clear sound for any use. At home or on-the-go, the large high quality drivers in Sonuz will blow you away. It includes huge breathable on-ear padding that is both soft and comfortable while facilitating the delivery of deep full sounds far beyond your expectations. With its precise reproduction of audio, Sonuz is your gateway to hearing sounds as they are meant to be heard in your favorite games, movies, and music.”
Pretty intriguing words. Let’s see if the Sonuz is all that CM Storm says it is.
The Sonuz comes in a black, and red box as you can see. The box itself seems to be able to take a bit of punishment so there is little worry the headset itself would be damaged in transport from whatever retailer you purchase the headset from to it’s targeted destination.
The rear, and sides of the box gives you a bit more information on what to expect from the Sonuz itself as any product box should.
Opening the box you can see the Sonuz rests in a hard plastic shell, and is secured in said shell by twist ties. This, to us, reinforces the idea that the headset won’t be bouncing around, and possibly damaged while it gets to your awaiting hears.
With all the packaging, and protection gone you are left with…well the Sonuz.
The headset itself is pretty big. The size is on par with CM Storm’s Sirus, and gives you the impression that it was made to take some punishment. The frame is made of a hard plastic in dark grey with the CM Storm logo being found in various areas on the headset itself. Found on the inner top of the frame is a cushioned padding to increase comfort while in use.
The Sonuz is adjustable, and can pretty much fit any size head you throw at it.
The Sonuz utilizes 3.5mm audio jack connections. This would be something old school headset users may appreciate, but we found it a bit odd that only 3.5mm jacks would available as the current trend seems to suggest USB connections to be the preferred connection for headsets.But honestly not a deal breaker at least to some. If anything not having 3.5mm jacks would be a deal breaker to some.
The jacks themselves sport the CM Storm logos which adds to the aesthetic value. Pretty cool in our eyes. The cord length is 2.0mm. Its a decent length if you are plugging in the headsets to the front panel of your rig, but if you plan to plug the jacks directly to your sound card you may wish that the cord was a bit longer.
The volume controller of the Sonuz features a standard volume control wheel as well as a mic on / off switch. The frame of the headset does seem to be able to take some damage like the frame of the headset, although we wouldn’t advise putting .45 rounds into it to test its toughness.