Model: Echelon Forest
Price: £59.99 (at time of review)
Since opening its doors in 1989, the Taiwanese technology manufacturer ASUS has gone from strength to strength. From humble beginnings as a simple motherboard manufacturer they, like other Taiwan giants, have evolved to meet the demands of the ever growing IT industry.
Recently ASUS have been making great strides with their peripherals both on the ROG side with products like the Gladius and of course also on the still young Strix range with solid products like the Tactic Pro keyboard and the great value Strix Claw mouse.
Existing outside of both of those two brands are some gaming headsets such as the Echelon and the Cerberus. The product we have on test today is the Echelon Forest, a new headset descended from the Echelon, which itself was a repainted ROG Orion – I hope you’re keeping up. It is more than just another paint job however, the Echelon Forest has one key revision, PS4 compatibility, which brings it firmly in sight of the immensely popular (and rather bloody good) Kingston HyperX Cloud.
So, let’s start the review and see how the compatibility revision affects the desirability of this headset in that £60-65 price point that Kingston have currently put a barbed fence around with the HyperX Clouds.
More about ASUS:
ASUS takes its name from Pegasus, the winged horse in Greek mythology that symbolises wisdom and knowledge. ASUS embodies the strength, purity, and adventurous spirit of this fantastic creature and soars to new heights with each new product it creates.
Taiwan’s Information Technology industry has grown enormously over the last few decades and the country is now a dominant force in the global market. ASUS has long been at the forefront of this growth and while the company started life as a humble motherboard manufacturer with just a handful of employees, it is now the leading technology company in Taiwan with over 12,500 employees worldwide.