With mobile games being more competitive than before, Asus ROG sent us the latest ROG Strix Go BT. A gaming headset that can be used both wired and wirelessly via Bluetooth. Let us see if the headset hits the boxes of mobile gamer needs.
UNBOXING AND SPECIFICATIONS
PACKAGING AND ACCESSORIES
- Asus ROG Strix Go BT Headset
- Type-C to Type A Cable
- 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable
- Aviation adapter
|Frequency Response:||20-20 000 Hz|
|Length and type of cable:||1.2 m|
|Connection:||Wired; Wireless via Bluetooth|
|Microphone Pickup Pattern:||Omnidirectional|
|Frequency Response:||100 Hz – 10 000 Hz|
|AI Noise Cancelling:||Yes|
DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY
The ROG Strix Go BT reminds me of those sleek and minimalist designs from well-known brands like Sony, Bose and many more. It is mostly made of premium plastic with some parts that are made with metal. I think this is an excellent choice to make the headset for flexible and foldable. Padding wise, it has a decent amount of padding on to it.
The media controls are on the left earcup while the right cup has the type-c port for charging.
|DAC/AMPs used:||Fiio E10K|
|Headsets/Headphones used:||Cooler Master MH752 Gaming Headset|
The ROG Strix Go BT can be both used in wired and wireless via Bluetooth. For the wired, we will be AB Testing it with the Cooler Master MH752 gaming headset. We will be also using our DAC/Amp combos that we have lying around which are the Fiio E10k and the ROG Clavis.
For wireless, we don’t have any ANC BT headset to compare to but we will give our thoughts about the headset.
SONG USED FOR TESTING:
- Super Animal Royale
- League of Legends: Wild Rift
SOUND SIGNATURE AND IMPRESSIONS
The bass here feels boomy. It over powers some frequencies in the mix.
The Mids here are decent. There isn’t much clarity and detail in the vocals and gets easily overpowered in the mix.
The treble are tamed and you can’t hear much of the sparkle in the high frequencies.
The overall sound is a bass boosted to warm signature where the bass is very prominent. Another thing to note is the distortion of the sound in high volumes.
SOUNDSTAGE, IMAGING, AND ISOLATION
The soundstage is where most ROG headset hits well; it does well as expected especially in gaming. I can easily pinpoint enemy locations with a very good imaging.
The isolation is one of its strong points because of the ANC feature of the headset. It has 3 modes for isolation, The Low noise cancellation. The high noise cancellation and the ambient sound. A thing to note is that it will affect the sound quality when you change the modes.
Comfort wise, the headset is decent. It has a good of padding on the areas where you make contact but like most of ROG’s headsets. I would like them to add some foam padding on the drivers’ wall area. This is where most people will make contact and the most pressure when wearing a headset. If it was added here, I could have worn the headset longer than without the padding (around 1-2 hours max)
Microphone quality is decent as expected. I expected little from the headset, especially you cram both the audio and microphone into it. The only good thing here is that they added the AI Noise Cancellation which eliminates the noise to give a good microphone performance.
The headset has a software for android. This is where you tweak the headset to your liking. No software on PC but you can get away by using the Peace Equalizer.
CONNECTIVITY & BATTERY LIFE
This is the first time I am impressed by the Bluetooth 5.0 connection. The range is quite superb; I could still hear the audio from my room (which is on the first floor) while I was downstairs to grab something. You can still hear it from a good range with no interference.
I am quite impressed on the battery life of the headset. It took me around 3 days (with 8 hours of usage a day) just to drain the battery. It also saves its battery if there aren’t any audio playing for 3-5 mins.
Overall, The ASUS ROG Strix Go BT Headset is a solid option for on-the-go gaming. Especially with its solid battery life, the Noise Cancellation features on both audio and microphone. But the problem is that the audio quality here is not really that great especially on this competitive market that this headset is competing.. And also the build quality, I am having doubts on the longevity of the headset if it’s foldable.
Asus ROG Strix Go BT Wireless Gaming Headset Review
Overall, The ASUS ROG Strix Go BT Headset is a solid on-the-go gaming headset. It may lack in the sound department but it makes up with the other features it offers.
We would like to thank ASUS for sending this to us for a review. You can get the Asus ROG Strix BT in any Asus affiliated stores nationwide.