Summary: CM Storm's Sonuz is a good headset for the price and is, for the casual FFA gamer, close to perfect with stock configurations. The sound stage is coherent and makes it quite easy to tell from where an enemy is coming. It is, in fact, better than the 5.1 ROCCAT Kave headset we tested a while ago. The bass is a bit over-emphasized with the stock foam inside the ear cups, and removing the foam brightens up the headset, allowing you to tweak the sound to your liking.
Pros: Comfortable, Durable design, Good price performance ratio, Tweakable tonality, Quality cable, Good sound stage coherency
Cons: Midrange does not sound that natural, Not the most neutral headset for competitive gaming, Ear pads slightly too shallow (tip of ear touches driver base)
There’s no denying that Cooler Master has created a solid headset. Oversized 53mm drivers, detachable mic, and gold plated 3.5mm headphone plugs provide the versatility to work on many devices. It is almost a perfect headset. I can overlook the spike at 1kHz, but the bit of discomfort after prolonged use is an issue. At an
MSRP of $69.99
, it is cheaper than most virtual surround headsets while still providing great audio quality.