ASUS debuts the Strix 7.1 gaming headset
The Taiwanese hardware maker ASUS has announced the new Strix 7.1 gaming headset – a top-of-the-line device that comes with a premium design with 10 discrete drivers for incredibly immersive surround sound and precise positioning, as well as stunning lighting effects to let gamers express their own unique gaming style.
The new ASUS Strix 7.1 comes with numerous features. Named after the ancient Roman and Greek word for owl, the Strix comes with a plug-and-play USB audio station that features a headphone amplifier, 90% environmental noise cancellation performance for clear voice capture, and four game-audio spectrum profiles that enable gamers to tailor their audio experience to the type of game being played. Its premium design with 10 discrete neodymium-magnet drivers – five discrete drivers in each ear cup – enable true 7.1-channel surround sound. There’s also a fine-tuned stereo mode that gives gamers an optimized audio experience when listening to music or enjoying other two-channel content such as YouTube. The four game-audio spectrum profiles include first-person shooter (FPS) Gunfire Mode, FPS Footsteps Mode, Action RPG Mode, and Racing Mode. These profiles are instantly-selectable from the USB audio station and let gamers choose the best audio experience for the type of game they are playing. For example, FPS Footsteps Mode enhances the sound of footsteps in first-person shooter games, helping gamers to pinpoint enemies quickly and gain a competitive edge. The headset also has an HDMI speaker jack, which gives gamers the ability to connect their favorite stereo or multi-channel speakers with an included HDMI-to-3.5mm adapter.
The stunning lighting effects of the ASUS Strix 7.1 are a nice feature as well. They allow gamers to express their own unique gaming style. The ear cups of the Strix 7.1 headset feature the iconic Strix owl-eye design that lights up while it is in use. Gamers can click a dedicated button on the USB audio station to switch between a constantly-lit static lighting effect and a gently-pulsing ‘breathing’ lighting effect. Designed for long gaming sessions the Strix 7.1 is also very comfortable – it comes cushioned with ultra-soft, full-size memory foam – 130 mm across at its widest point – and is covered with highly breathable protein leather.
Looks great, doesn’t it? The Strix 7.1 will do a great job during the Christmas holidays but ASUS has failed in providing the price of the headset and the availability date. Let’s hope the Strix headset comes out before the good old man in red clothes visits us next month.