One of the most noteworthy features is the detachable microphone. The microphone easily detaches by moving it all the way up, and gently pulling outwards on it. However, the microphone just doesn’t detach, you can attach it to either side of the headset. Gone are the days of being stuck with a microphone on the left or the right side, with the Sonuz you can have it on either side, whenever you want. If you choose to completely eliminate the microphone, Cooler Master has provided a second rubber plug to cover up the hole that removing the microphone reveals.
Each earcup has the CM Storm logo, along with a black grate and accent marks, which give it a subtle yet aggressive look. The 97mm earpads live on the flip side of the earcup. The earpads are felt, which don’t look as cool as leather or velvet, but tend to feel nicer and be more comfortable. The headband has the same felt material as the earpads, but not as much padding. Although the padding provided on the headband is sufficient.
Moving to the bottom of the headset, you’ll find the braided audio cable. The audio cable on Sonuz is a bit thicker than the other wired headsets I’ve recently reviewed. While it is difficult to say if the thicker cable provides any audio benefits, it is something to at least note. Continuing southbound, the inline volume control makes its debut. It is a very simple inline control, there’s a wheel for volume, and a simple switch to mute or unmute the mic. Near the end of the cable we’ll run into a Y split and two 3.5mm headphone plugs. Both plugs are gold plated and are color coordinated, green for headphones, pink for mic.
To see more in depth coverage of the headset and what’s in the box, check out our unboxing video:
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