Technology and Equipment
As mentioned at the beginning, the headset comes with rather extraordinary technology. It is the first headset ever to be equipped with the “ESS ES9218 QUAD” DAC, which can process high-resolution audio files with up to 32 bits and 384 KHz.
The DAC used has four channels, which are used for different frequency responses. One channel is responsible for low frequencies from 20 to 150 Hz, one for mid frequencies from 150 to 5,000 Hz, one for treble frequencies from 5,000 to 20,000 Hz and one for combining these different frequencies. ASUS, however, relies on the proven 50 mm Essence models as drivers. The impedance is 32 ohms, the signal-to-noise ratio 127 decibels.
Furthermore, the headset has a USB type C port, which is quite unusual as USB type A interfaces are normally used. Since very few users are likely to have the right equipment, the headset comes with a USB type A adapter. With the modern connection ASUS positions the headset future-proof and it can also be used on smartphones with the connection. Particularly noteworthy: the RGB LED lighting also works perfectly on the smartphone.
The technical equipment of the headphones is certainly interesting. Already here it stands out from competing products. The test point will show whether these apparent advantages also exist in practice.
|Design||Ear hoop headphones, circumaural, closed|
|Driver||50mm Neodymium magnet|
|Playback||20 – 40.000 Hz|
|Recording||100 – 10.000 Hz|
|Operation||Volume rocker & microphone mute in left auricle|
|Lighting||Addressable RGBs with Aura Sync|
|Platform||PC, Mac, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, Mobile|
|Connection||1.5m USB-C cable + 2m USB-A adapter cable|