With 2021, A lot of brands are cutting wires off their peripherals. We had wireless gaming mice, wireless gaming keyboards and now gaming headsets. ASUS just sent us their TUF Gaming H3 Wireless Gaming Headset to review. It is a new version of the TUF Gaming H3 Gaming Headset we reviewed a while back. Let’s see if where this headset will stack up to the gaming headset market.
UNBOXING AND SPECIFICATIONS
PACKAGING AND ACCESSORIES
- Asus TUF Gaming H3 Wireless Headset
- Type-C 2.4GHz Wireless Dongle
- Type-C Charging Cable
- Type-C to USB 2.0 Adapter
|Frequency Response:||20-20000 Hz|
|Length and type of cable:||–|
|Microphone Pickup Pattern:||Unidirectional|
|Sensivity:||-40 dB ± 3 dB|
|Frequency Response:||50 – 10000 Hz|
|AI Noise Cancelling:||No|
DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY
The design still is the same as the TUF Gaming H3. It is still has the same metal yokes and exposed wire design. Even the buttons are still in the same location which is on the back of the left earcup. Basically, this is a wireless version of the TUF Gaming H3 Gaming Headset.
The Asus TUF H3 Gaming Headset is wireless. We won’t be using any amp or DAC here.
AB Testing with Cooler Master MH752
SONG USED FOR TESTING:
- Marvel’s Avengers
- League of Legends: Wild Rift
SOUND SIGNATURE AND IMPRESSIONS
The amount of bass here is heavy and quite boomy. It overpowers the other frequencies which ruins the enjoyment for me especially I am a guy who appreciate vocals on tracks but if you are a person who likes dubstep and other bass-heavy tracks. I think this is a good pickup.
Mids are mediocre and it lacks clarity when female vocals are on and struggles to give a proper detail.
Treble are very toned down here and don’t expect any sparkle to tracks that are treble-heavy as well.
Overall, The TUF H3 Wireless is gaming headset that has a bass-heavy sound signature. I quite expected it for a gaming headset is focused on cinematics and immersive gameplay.
SOUNDSTAGE, IMAGING, AND ISOLATION
The soundstage here is decent, and it does well as expected especially in gaming. I can easily pinpoint enemy locations with its good imaging and give call outs to my teammates.
The isolation on this one very good. Since this is a closed-back headset, it isolates well that can make you be more immersed in gaming.
The headset is decent in comfort. It has good padding all throughout the headset. It has a wide range of adjustments to accommodate different head sizes. The only gripe I had in most of ASUS headset I’ve reviewed is the how wide the earpads is and my ears don’t rest on the pad itself on the wall itself. I would suggest for Asus is to change diameter of the earpads or add padding on the driver wall.
And I suggest is to take breaks on using the headset or you will feel the fatigue or pressure of using this for a long time.
The microphone here is mediocre. It struggles to eliminate the hissing sound picked up from the fan and the popping sounds. It could have been nice if they added the AI Noise Cancelling feature here but that would make the headset cost a bit more.
The headset can be configured or customize via the Armoury Crate. I wouldn’t go much in-depth here but you can fine tune the headset to your liking in the software as well checking the battery percentage.
CONNECTIVITY & BATTERY LIFE
It performs well, as expected. I would recommend to put somewhere on a higher. I tested that the headset would have issues in when the dongle was connected on PC directly which is below my desk.
Battery life is quite solid as well. They rated it to last around 15 hours. I could use it for 2 days before needing a charge. Keep that in mind that the headset will turn off if no audio is playing for around 2-3 mins and you need to turn it on again to use it.
The ASUS TUF Gaming H3 Wireless is a no-BS type of gaming headset. It does what it needs to do and be over the top or give extra. Considering the price, this is a good recommendation to people who just want a good performing wireless headset and not care in other areas. But in this competitive market, there are a lot of other good options that overshadowed this headset.
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Overall, The ASUS TUF Gaming H3 Wireless Headset is a solid performing headset especially in gaming. I would gladly recommend it but it lacks what other gaming headsets are doing right now which is better sound or audio performance.
We would like to thank ASUS for sending this to us for a review. You can get the TUF Gaming H3 in any Asus affiliated stores nationwide.