ASUS ROG Vulcan Pro ANC Gaming Headset 0

ASUS ROG Vulcan Pro ANC Gaming Headset Review

Value and Conclusion

  • The ASUS ROG Vulcan Pro retails for around $120
  • Great build-quality
  • Nice padding
  • Feature rich
  • Extensive bundle
  • Active Noise Cancellation
  • Comes with a USB sound card
  • Active noise cancellation not as effective as expected
  • USB sound card not better than most integrated sound cards
  • Sound quality per dollar is not as good as that of non-ANC headset we have tested as of late
The ASUS ROG Vulcan Pro headset is a well-equipped headset in terms of features. It does, however, seem to miss some points. For one, the ANC and its sound quality are not good enough to warrant the price. The CM Storm Sonuz will give you similar sound quality at roughly half the price. Of course, the Vulcan Pro includes a semi-effective ANC system and a USB sound card, but the USB sound card is just dead weight if you don't plan on using it. The ANC system does have its advantages in some scenarios as it proved effective at dampening midrange noise; however, it does raise the noise floor considerably while doing so, which goes against the point of having it in the first place.

The Vulcan Pro's strong point is its bass, which is huge, so if you are a bass lover, this headset might bring enough rumble to satisfy you. The bass is very dominant, which definitely enhances the fun factor while gaming, but an EQ bass drop by a few dB would net you better spatial awareness for serious FPS gaming. Its build quality does, of course, match its price-tier, which is great. The ASUS ROG Vulcan Pro has a lot of general things going for it, but it misses out on some key-performance aspects, which is a shame.