ASUS STRIX PRO Gaming Headset Review

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Introduction

ASUS have made a pretty impressive impact on the peripheral and gaming market with their new STRIX range; offering gamers top quality grade gaming peripherals, graphics cards at pretty affordable prices.  With typical ROG DNA infused into the new STRIX range, ASUS hit the ground running in our previous look at the Claw mouse and the Tactical Pro gaming keyboard but we have another product from that brand new line up today.  So as I said, to top off the mouse and keyboard review we published, we have the STRIX headset or as ASUS call it, the STRIX PRO Gaming headset.  This features large 60mm drivers which are sure to pack a massive punch and although this is considered a high grade headset, it is tuned more towards gaming as opposed to music; don’t worry music lovers as ASUS have assured me it does musical tones very very well.

So aside from the 60mm drivers, the ASUS STRIX PRO features 90% ENC (environmental noise cancellation) which should provide clear and concise in-game microphone audio and in addition to this, the STRIX PRO also features foldable ear cups which allow users to take them to LANs without the risk of them taking up too much bag space.

So with the gamer in mind, you are looking at around £80 from Overclockers UK which does make it around the mid-range price for a gaming headset of its spec but I think the question on your mind right now is how good is it?  Does it pack a powerful KO punch with the 60mm drivers or is the tone as flat as a pancake?  Let’s find out, starting with the technical specifications…

Specifications

Headphones

  • Connector
    3.5 mm(1/8”) connector Audio/mic combo
    3.5 mm(1/8”) connector Audio/mic separate
    3.5 mm(1/8”) connector unique 5-pole

General Info

  • Platform
    PC
    MAC
    Mobile device
    PlayStation® 4

Headphones

  • Driver
    Driver diameter : 60 mm
    Driver material : Neodymium magnet
  • Impedance
    32 Ohm
  • Frequency Response (headphones)
    20 ~ 20000 Hz
  • Sensitivity (headphones)
    Sensitivity : 98 dB

Microphone

  • Pick-up Pattern
    Microphone boom:
    Uni-directional
  • Frequency Response
    Microphone boom:
    50 ~ 16000 Hz
  • Sensitivity
    Microphone boom:
    Sensitivity : -40 dB

General Info

  • Cable
    Braided fibre cable (headset cable 1.2M + control box 1.5M = 2.7M (Max.)
  • Cable Length
    2.7 meter
  • Weight
    320 g
  • Accessories
    Control box (with 3.5mm audio/mic separate connectors)
    Mobile adapter (type A)
    Mobile adapter (type B)
    Quick start guide
  • Note
    The Environmental Noise Cancellation (ENC) technology filters out over 90% noises for clear in-game voice.

 

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