The Sonuz comes with 97mm ear pads which basically makes having any outside noise a virtual impossibility to bother you while using the headset. Removing the pads you can see the heart of what drives the Sonuz’s audio capabilities.
The microphone of the Sonuz is unidirectional, and is flexible enough to allow for decent adjustment away from, or closer to your pie hole. The mic itself, like the rest of the Sonuz, is pretty tough so don’t worry about being a little rough with it. Not too rough of course.
On the right side of the Sonuz you will notice a rubber cap with the word “Mic” across it. The function we’ll explain below.
The rubber cap is removable. Once it is removed it reveals a port to plug the microphone into. Yup you guessed it the microphone can be detached from Sonuz itself, and can be moved from its default position on the left side of the headset, to the right side, or removed altogether giving the Sonuz the ability to be used as a stand alone headphone. This handy little fact is made known on the packaging of the Sonuz itself, but oddly it is not mentioned in the quick start guide. CM Storm bundled two replacement rubber caps just in you lose the first. Wasn’t that nice of them? : )
Switching the position of the microphone from the right to the left side of the headset makes the Sonuz logo appear to be upside down. To people who are ultra picky about aesthetics may find this bothersome, but to us its no real biggie. To be honest we didn’t even notice the logo until we had to take close up pictures of the microphone. We sure as heck didn’t think it was a problem when we were testing the Sonuz out, and we don’t even see the logo while in use anyways so eh.
Removal of the microphone is pretty simple. Position the microphone so that the tip of it is facing up at about less then a 45 degree angle. The microphone should be to the left of the CM Storm logo. Once it is in position just give the microphone a little pull, and there you go. We provided a picture to help clarify our instructions.
Although the removal of the microphone is relatively simple we feel that a little instruction on how to remove the microphone should of been shown on the guide.