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Friday, 20 July 2012 16:16

Cooler Master Storm Sonuz tested - Conclusion

Written by Sanjin Rados

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Review: All in one headset with 53mm drivers

Sonuz is Cooler Master's new gaming headset that goes for about €59 in the EU. As you can see, it's not cheap, but Sonuz comes with several features that make it a good value for money. Firstly, sound quality is crucial and the large 53mm drivers deliver plenty of bass and a wide sound spectrum. Note however that although it boasts quality sound, it's not surround, which means it won't help much when you need directional hints from the sound you hear. Sirus 5.1 surround headset, on the other hand, costs some €30 more but it blew us away with how neatly it handles such tasks. Whether it's worth the cash is ultimately users' call, but Sonuz did quite well in our gaming tests. The 53mm drivers push out enough quality sound to provide a nice listening/gaming experience. If we were to put in words the comparison between Sonuz and  Sirus headsets, we'd say Sonuz is like listening to a nearby thunderstorm while Sirius is like being in the eye of the storm. Still, you'll definitely feel it in both cases. The mic is omni-directional and worked flawlessly.

The computer is not the only device you may use Sonuz with. While it may look a bit silly wearing a large headset and using it with a phone on a public place, removing the mic will turn it into a bit bulky headphones. However, once you put it on, it won't be a problem. Despite its weight of 380 grams, Sonuz fits nicely and remains comfortable in long sessions. The headset uses 3.5mm gold-plated connectors, which means you can use it with any device with a 3.5mm out there.

Sonuz was designed to fit comfortably and stay in place, which it definitely does. In fact, you can relax and headbang as much as you won't and Sonuz will still stay on. Same goes for gaming and sharp head movement will not send it flying. We welcomed this because we've lost much precious gaming time messing with loose fitting headsets. The in-line controller is well positioned and you won't have to take your eyes off the screen to reach it.

Although the product description lists the Sonuz as good for at-home and on-the-go, it gaming headset is more likely to remain the former, chiefly due to its size. However, removing the mic turns the Sonuz into very comfortable, albeit a bit bulky headphones that really turned out to be a good companion on-the-go as well as at-home.

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