CM Storm are known for their decent performing peripherals, which have often walked away with an award. They have not been around for long in comparison to other peripheral companies, but have already produced an extensive range of products and still have many more in the pipeline. We’ve had a look at their keyboards and mice in the past, but today we have their latest product – the Sonuz gaming headset.
Before we launch into the review, we’ll briefly highlight the points we’ll be looking out for, as headsets play a crucial part when it comes to gaming, especially when it’s competitive as it can mean all the different between first and second place. First off, whilst style isn’t necessarily that important, comfort is, so as long as they are comfortable for long periods of time and look fairly good, we’re on the way to a winner. Obviously the most important feature of headsets should be the sound quality – from low tones, all the way up to the high tones. The bass must be deep and rich, and in effect, sound like like you are actually there. Whether or not true surround sound or virtual comes into this, it could be debated that having some form of surround sound is essential for when you are trying to differentiate from whether the gunfire is coming from the front or back/ left or right.
The microphone must also be of a decent quality, as what is the point of having one if no one can understand or hear you? All of these points and some others, we will pay close attention to, to decide whether or not CM Storm should be walking away with yet another award. The CM Storm Sonuz gaming headset is the first headset we’ve had in to review from CM Storm, so it will be interesting for us to see how it compares to other headsets in the same range.
It features 53mm drivers in each earcup so we’re expecting to get a lot of bass out of it and hear some lovely crisp tones. From an initial look it doesn’t look very appealing due to it’s very large headband to ear cup ratio, but we’ll reserve judgement until we’ve had a much close look and have tested them out. Before we do jump in, lets just take a quick look at the specs:
- Driver diameter: φ53mm
- Frequency range: 10 – 20,000 Hz
- Impedance: 45 Ω
- Sensitivities(@1kHz): 98 dB ± 3 dB
- Connector: 3.5 mm gold-plated headphone jack
- Inner Ear Cup Diameter: 97.0 mm
- Cable Length: 2.0m
- Max Output: 200mW
- Frequency range: 100–10,000 Hz
- Sensitivities(@1kHz): -47 dB ± 3 dB
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 58dB
- Pick Up pattern: Omni-Directional
- Diameter: 4×1.5mm