A headset for platform agnostic gamers
We obviously favor gaming on the PC, and that’s not about to change. However, we also recognize that some gamers like to groove on multiple platforms. Apparently so does Asus, which just announced its Strix 2.0 headset with support for PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, smartphones, and tablets. Granted, you may look a little funny wearing one of these things on the bus as you battle enemies on your smartphone, but hey, the option is there.
It comes with the usual separate 3.5mm headphone and microphone plugs for PCs and Macs, though Asus also includes a Y-adapter that converts them into a native four-pole 3.5mm audio/mic combined connector and a 1.5m extension cable so that it can be used with the other types of devices mentioned above.
Regardless of platform, the Strix 2.0 delivers audio through large 60mm Neodymium magnet drivers. Asus promises “deep bass” and clear in-game chat through its dual-microphone design consisting of a detachable boom mic and an in-line mic for on-the-go use.
- Impedance: 32-ohms
- Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
- Sensitivity: 98dB SPL
- Weight: 320g (w/o cable)
From the pictures we’ve seen, Asus is clearly going after an aggressive look with an angled design at nearly every turn. It’s also shooting for convenience by way of foldable earcups, making them a bit easier to pack away.
Unfortunately, Asus didn’t say how much the Strix 2.0 will cost or when it will be available for purchase.