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There's something disconcertingly slug-like about this set of cans. Visual design isn't top of the priorities list for a gaming headset, but it does mean each of the Sonuz's features has to work that much harder to compensate for the sensation of donning a slimy invertebrate when you want to hear your games. Its standout feature is a detachable mic, which can be placed on either side. We don't often see that in a headset, particularly one at this modest price, and while its purpose isn't immediately clear, it boasts the twin benefits of durability and the potential to confuse people as to which way round it's worn (if you're into sub-Rio Ferdinand practical jokes). The Sonuz's other point of interest is its frequency response range, which swoops way down to 10Hz, allowing it to pump out low-end noise that you can't technically hear, but which can be combined as sub-harmonics to give audible frequencies a meatier sound. A lot of headsets try this trick with varying degrees of success, but it doesn't quite work for the Sonuz because of that slug-like design; the inner ear cups angle outward at the bottom instead of sitting flat, resulting in a seashell noise that compromises the sound quality.
CM Storm is Cooler Master's brand for high-end gaming devices and components. Begun back in 2008, CM Storm products are developed by working directly with the gaming community to tailor products exactly to gamers' needs. CM Storm claims to have injected every product with its signature "Storm Tactics" with a focus on Strength, Security, and Control. Sure, it's just marketing, but it does inspire confidence knowing that whatever CM Storm product you buy has been shaped by the gaming community. Today I'll be taking a look at the CM Storm Sonuz, a new gaming headset that has just hit the market. It promises great things with its 53mm drivers, comfortable 97mm ear pads, and detachable microphone (which can be placed on either side of the headset). Cooler Master claims that this headset is designed for the highest sound quality. With its large drivers and simple stereo design the Sonuz looks like it might be a winner. It's not common for companies to actually push for high sound quality and hit the mark in an affordable headset, so continue on to see how the CM Storm Sonuz lives up to its tagline: "Don't let poor audio get you killed".
Ever since Cooler Master released its first headset last year, the CM Storm Sirus, folks have been wondering what the company would do for an encore. After all, the 5.1 surround sound Sirus earned a Techgage Editor's Choice award when our own Ryan Perry reviewed it last October. Now, nearly a year later, the company has introduced Sonuz. Sonuz is an interesting but logical follow-up to Sirus. Where the Sirus is a 5.1 surround sound headset, the Sonuz is purely stereo. Many gamers may like their games in surround sound, but there are people like me who strongly prefer stereo for different reasons. For music, I know I only want stereo - as most would. With the Sonuz, then, fans of the CM Storm brand now have more choice (never a bad thing). Like its CM Storm sister, the Sirus, the Sonuz is clad all in various shades of matte gray, with some smart black accents. Visually, there is less variation in the Sonuz's coloration compared to the Sirus'; the gray monochromatic presentation is austere yet very stylish and the color scheme conveys the impression that this is not a gimmicky piece of kit. But it's not just the color scheme that helps sell that impression.
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