The headband is slightly curved and padded on the spot that rests on the head. The Ceres 400 is quite a comfortable fit, and a stable one as well. The Ceres 400 weighs in at 241g which is about 140g lighter than the CM Storm Sonuz headset.
CM Storm seems to have dumped the glowing logo thing, but we find that sort of thing to be more of a distraction than a useful feature to begin with.
The earpads are 90mm in diameter. They are filled with soft foam and are very comfortable, which is very important during longer gaming sessions. The Sonuz’s earpads feel a tad softer or cozier, but the Ceres 400’s earpads are well designed too. Although it’s winter time, we didn’t get the impression that sweating will be an issue.
The cushions are removable, in case you want to wash them. CM Storm says that the cushions are sound absorbing, but we wouldn’t count on it that much as they provided little to none outside noise isolation.
Yet another thing that CM Storm addressed from the Sonuz is the elevated central part (picture below) that tended to get uncomfortable at times.
The Ceres 400 had no such problems but the company still used double foam pads, although the ones that directly cover the driver are glued permanently.
The Ceres 400’s driver does not allow for minor motions such as the Sonuz, but the headband design is elastic enough to provide a comfortable yet stable fit. Once we took of the pads though, we noticed a few stains that looked like burnt plastic. Closer inspection revealed that there were no burns, so perhaps it was just stray paintwork.
Users can extend the headband about 3cm on each side, which should be enough for anyone. [Except our news editor. Ed]
The locking mechanism itself offers enough resistance, so it won’t loosen halfway through your gaming session.