Included in the retail box is the headset itself, a control dial that terminates into two USB 2.0 connectors, an optional set of padded "leatherette" ear covers and a set of analog connections that allow for direct connection to your sound card (and include a USB connector for additional power).
As far as aesthetics go, this headset looks great. The black and grey color scheme works well together and the unit generally looks quite solid and well-built. The CM Storm name is printed on the outside of each ear cup and the logo lights up red when in use. The headband is fully adjustable on each side, the cans have a small amount of swivel and can rock back and forth a bit where they are attached to the main frame. There isn't as much flexibility as we found on Logitech's Wireless Gaming Headset G930 but I was still able to get a comfortable over-head fit from the unit.
Large "L" and "R" letters on each side signify left and right orientation while the CM Storm name is embossed across the top of the headband. The left ear cup is identical to the one on the right with the exception of a fold-down microphone. The microphone is flexible and features a subtle red indicator light on the tip. The light isn't overly bright and was only visible if I was actually looking down for it. This means it won't be a distraction while gaming which is of course a good thing.
More just ahead.