Thursday, May 22nd 2014

ASUS Announces Strix Pro Gaming Headset

ASUS today announced its new Strix brand and Strix Pro, a multi-platform gaming headset engineered with powerful 60mm neodymium-magnet drivers, full-size hexagonal ear cushions (130mm across at the widest point) and technology that filters our over 90% of environmental noise. Strix Pro is compatible with PCs, Macs, PlayStation 4 consoles and many smartphones and tablets.

Taken from the ancient Roman and Greek word for owl, Strix is the brand name for the stunning new ASUS gaming-gear series. Strix means the keenest hearing and sharpest eyesight and the ability to feel the environment, enabling the player to detect and react to even the slightest movement. Strix means survival on the very edge of instinct. Strix is in gamers' blood, just as it is in ours.
The Strix brand will this year expand to include a wide variety of gaming gear, including exceptionally-agile mice, boundary-pushing keyboards, super-cool graphics cards and awesome gaming headsets. The first products to appear are graphics cards and Strix Pro - a high-style gaming headset inspired by the owl's unique combination of supreme hunting agility, great speed and highly-attuned hearing.

Game immersed - thunderous 60mm drivers
The Strix Pro gaming headset is engineered with powerful 60mm neodymium-magnet drivers that deliver unrivalled punch and audio immersion that is utterly convincing. Gamers are treated to an audio experience that allows them to hear every gunshot and know enemies are nearby from their footsteps alone.
Strix Pro also offers a superb listening experience for any kind of audio, adapting to faithfully reproduce roomy stadium rock and crisp, clear spoken-word audio. The thunderous bass produced by Strix Pro's large drivers brings movie soundtracks to life.

Game with enhanced clarity - greater than 90% environmental-noise cancellation
Strix Pro is supplied with a USB-powered control box that includes a built-in microphone (mic) to enable highly-effective environmental-noise-cancellation (ENC) technology.
Strix Pro's ENC technology actively detects and effectively counters more than 90% of environmental noise. In this mode, gamers are assured that teammates won't be distracted in chat by noises occurring nearby, such as the tapping of mechanical keyboards.

Game across devices - compatibility with PCs, Macs, PlayStation 4 and smart devices
Strix Pro is an exceptionally versatile gaming headset that works with most popular devices and it is engineered for convenience and flexibility. The USB control box is accompanied by a 1.5m extension lead with separate headphone and mic plugs, for great compatibility with PC and Mac. The unique five-pole connector eliminates crosstalk for audio, giving communication quality that surpasses many other headsets.

Strix Pro is also perfect for smartphones, tablets and PlayStation 4, with a combined audio/mic supplied for instant compatibility. ASUS research shows that a 1.2m cable is the perfect length for mobile or PlayStation 4 controller use, so Strix Pro is equipped with precisely this span. The connecting cable is manufactured with a braided-fiber sheath for added style, comfort and superb durability.

Game everywhere - travel-friendly foldable design, low weight and great comfort
Strix Pro's full-size hexagonal ear cushions provide a snug fit, great comfort and easy customization - the cushions are user-replaceable. The headset also benefits from a clever foldable design that allows the ear cups to lay flat, making it ideal for packing and bringing to a LAN party or tournament, while the detachable microphone boom is perfect for easy removal, travel and storage. Weighing just 320g, Strix Pro is also highly portable and supremely comfortable to wear.

  • Connectivity: Unique 5-pole 3.5mm connector from headset
  • 4-pole 3.5mm combined audio connector for mobile devices
  • 3-pole 3.5mm connectors + USB for audio box (PC/Mac)
  • Speaker driver dimension 60mm diameter
  • Driver material Neodymium magnet
  • Impedance 32ohms
  • Frequency response 20Hz-20kHz
  • Sensitivity 98dB SPL
  • Weight 320 g (without cable)
  • Cable 2.7m (1.2m + 1.5m); braided-fiber protection
  • Microphone:
  • Type Detachable
  • Pick-up pattern Unidirectional
  • Frequency Response 50Hz-16kHz
  • Sensitivity -40 ± 3dB
  • ENC performance Greater than 90% environmental-noise cancellation
  • Power USB
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8 Comments on ASUS Announces Strix Pro Gaming Headset

MxPhenom 216
ASIC Engineer
Asus went full retard when designing this headset in an aethetics point of view.
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MxPhenom 216
Asus went full retard when designing this headset in an aethetics point of view.
I have to agree. There are $20 headsets that are better looking than this
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Strix Pro's full-size hexagonal ear cushions provide a snug fit, great comfort and easy customization - the only one that ok
the rest is duh
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I'm more interested on the performance of the 60 mm speakers... :)
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Ok ASUS you got some explaining to do... what is this pigeon nonsense. Where are you going with this ?
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Why does the "sharp hearing" point to the eyes and the "tactical mind" point to the wings? I'm not a Strix expert, but I don't think that's how they work.
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I'm more interested on the performance of the 60 mm speakers... :)
Bigger drive doesn't mean better sound quality.... With ASUS maybe this headphone maybe just good but not good enough.
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I'm more interested on the performance of the 60 mm speakers... :)
I'm going to go out on a fairly stable limb and guess the highs will sound pretty effing terrible, but for dat bass (or the scale of most fps' for instance), it will probably make dude-bros happy.

IMHO, there is a reason 40mm is prevalent. Below that can have a great natural sound but lacking the deeper register and persistance, while 50mm is certainly generally better at encompassing the low-end, you really start to lose the upper end on most headphones (that don't cost a fortune) at that size. This is probably even a 15'' sub strapped to your head with no tweets.

Still waiting on someone that masters a dsp and incorporates something to the effect of small, medium, and large drivers within a headphone. Whomever cracks the ideal range per driver, crams them all in, separates the frequencies accordingly (and hopefully somehow makes them affordable) will really crack the scene imho.
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