Asus ROG Strix headset soars without wires

Asus has released a ROG Strix headset to complement the ROG Strix laptop it announced today. True to its name, the ROG Strix Wireless gives gamers the option of cutting those pesky cables. Flip the earcups inward, and an owlish face stares back at you, too.

This unit is the first wireless headset that Asus has released under the Strix brand. It uses a 2.4GHz dongle for its wireless connection, but it can also be run wired for those of us who prefer our signals to flow over copper. The headset comes with a 900mAh rechargeable battery, which Asus claims is good for at least 10 hours of gaming.

The Strix's 60-mm neodymium drivers deliver in-game audio and music. The mic is detachable, and it can also be muted using a dedicated button beneath one of the owl’s-eye decorations. Volume controls straddle the mic mute button, but there don’t appear to be mic sensitivity controls on board. Asus throws in both a 2.5-mm four-pole cable and a Y-cable connector, ensuring support for PCs, the Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

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    • Bomber
    • 4 years ago

    I want a headset that looks like a unibrow…said no one…ever.

    • Billstevens
    • 4 years ago

    So considering they feel the need to say 2.4 ghz and not bluetooth I am guessing this is some alternate wireless tech… wtf. Why on God’s green earth would you use anything but bluetooth when all other devices use bluetooth for audio?

      • slowriot
      • 4 years ago

      Bluetooth adds too much latency to be usable in games.

      • p3ngwin
      • 4 years ago

      “Bluetooth” as you know it, is a specific protocol, and as such is not very well suited for interactive games.

      Same as you wouldn’t want a “Bluetooth” mouse, or router, even though you think it’s using an advertised “2.4 Ghz” in the same way.

    • odizzido
    • 4 years ago

    Those headphones are pissed.

    • albundy
    • 4 years ago

    ROFLMAO at the design. looks like angry birds headphones.

      • Krogoth
      • 4 years ago

      That’s kinda the point.

      ASUS’s ROG brand has been using “Glaring Owl” motif since its inception. It is nod to hardcore gamers who tend to pull overnighters.

    • sweatshopking
    • 4 years ago

    why does all this crap have to be so ugly?

      • albundy
      • 4 years ago

      no design talent.

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 4 years ago

    Give me wires or give me death!

      • Grigory
      • 4 years ago

      Why not both?

    • biffzinker
    • 4 years ago

    [quote=”Robert Wild”<][b<]owl[/b<]’s-eye decorations[/quote<] So I wasn't the only one then.

      • RAGEPRO
      • 4 years ago

      [url<]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strix_(genus)[/url<]

        • biffzinker
        • 4 years ago

        Didn’t know the Strix name Asus uses related to a genus of owls. Thanks RAGEPRO

          • SkippyAdam
          • 4 years ago

          Although ironically, Strix refers to a genus of owls with no visible ears.

      • BIF
      • 4 years ago

      They are the eyes of a new species called an “ostrix”. Part ostrich, part owl. 🙂

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