19 Nov, 2018   Rakesh Sharma    Reviews . ASUS ROG DELTA Gaming Headset Review

Today we are review a headset from ASUS ROG products line, the ROG DELTA Gaming Headset. An RGB gaming headset with Hi-Res ESS Quad-DAC, circular RGB lighting effect and USB-C connector for PCs, consoles and mobile gaming. ROG is one of the best-known name in gaming and enthusiast community for their all round and innovative gaming peripherals and products.

ROG Delta is the world's first gaming headset with the industry-leading, hi-fi-grade ESS 9218 quad DAC and which promises to delivers impeccably clear and detailed sound for PC, console and mobile gamers.

Now let’s see what ROG DELTA Gaming Headset have for us.

Features

  • Industry-leading hi-res ESS quad-DAC for impeccably detailed and true-to-life audio
  • USB-C connector for true multiplatform support, including PCs, Mac, mobile phones and PS4*
  • Customizable, multi-color circular RGB lighting lets you shine in style
  • Exclusive ASUS Essence drivers, airtight chamber and audio signal diversion technology for immersive audio experiences
  • Upgraded comfort with ergonomic D-shape and ROG Hybrid ear cushions

Hi-Resolution ESS ES9218 SABRE Quad-DAC
Some people say there is no good sounding gaming headset. Those people have not heard ROG Delta. The hi-fi-grade ESS 9218 Quad-DAC provides lossless audio processing with each DAC devoting its processing power to a subset of the audible frequency range, from lows, mids, highs to ultra-highs. The four signals are then combined, which produces clearer sound with an impressive 127-dB SNR that's much higher than any device in the market. As a result, you can hear and place in-game sounds with pinpoint accuracy, letting you precisely judge enemy distance, direction of footsteps, gunshot locations and more. Hear every detail and enjoy crisp, clear sound for a true-to-life audio experience.

Exclusive Hyper-Grounding Technology
Hyper-Grounding is ROG's exclusive technology, which utilizes a multi-layer PCB and a special layout design to prevent electromagnetic interference, resulting in pure, noise-free audio. Due to this innovative technology, ROG Delta is the world's first gaming headset with RGB lighting that is able to include an ESS Quad DAC and unlock its full potential to provide gamers rich, powerful sound unmatched by other gaming headsets.

High SNR in FPS Games
Signal to noise ratio is a critical specification for gaming headsets, especially in FPS games. A higher SNR allows you to precisely pinpoint the origin of enemy footsteps, or hone in on the location of gunfire or explosions on battlefield. With its quad-DAC design, ROG Delta is capable of achieving an unprecedented signal-to-noise ratio of 127 dB, a level untouchable by single-DAC gaming headsets.

Crystal-Clear Highs and Punchy Bass
With ROG Delta, the exclusive ASUS Essence drivers have been updated with Audio Signal Diversion technology, giving them a circular wall that helps separate high, low and medium frequency sounds, reducing interference between frequency ranges for purer and clearer audio. Additionally, the drivers feature a wide frequency response of 20Hz-40kHz to provide incredibly strong bass and optimized gaming sound, so you'll hear every detail while enjoying an all-around immersive acoustic experience.

Exclusive Circular Rainbow RGB Lighting
Show your style with customizable Aura RGB lighting. ROG Delta leaves single-color lighting behind as the world's first gaming headset to feature rainbow circular RGB lighting. This captivating effect features seven independent lighting zones with dazzling multicolor cycling displays. Choose from over 16.8 million color combinations and six preset lighting effects.

ASUS Aura Sync Technology
ROG Delta features ASUS Aura Sync technology, allowing you to synchronize lighting effects across Aura-enabled products* to create a unique and captivating gaming atmosphere.

Specifications

Package

Headset comes in a nice cardboard box with model number, image of the product and details about features listed.

Inside the box

Inside the box we find headset, Detachable microphone, User guide, ROG Hybrid ear cushion and USB-C to USB 2.0 (Type-A) adapter.

Looks

First look and the headset having this nice ergonomic, D-shaped ear cups that more closely match the shape of human ears compared to traditional headphone’s earcup design.

ROG Delta comes with a USB-C connector and include in the box a USB-C to USB 2.0 (Type-A) adapter, which allows headset to connect with nearly every gaming platform, including PCs, consoles and mobile devices.

Intuitive control buttons on the ear cup let you control volume and RGB lighting, and a durable rocker switch lets you easily mute the microphone during gameplay.

The headset is light weight and have a very soft padded headband, giving great comfort to your head and neck even after hours of gaming.

You can easily adjust the height of the headset according to your comfort and the sliders joints are very strong and gives complete control over the adjustment of headset.

Testing

PCDesktop PC
Sound Card ASUS Xonar U7
Headset ROG Delta, Corsair HS70 and HyperX Cloud
OS Windows 10

Bundled Software

ROG ARMOURY II
ROG Armoury II is a software that offers extensive controls and an intuitive UI, so you can easily tune ROG Delta to play your way. Take full control of your audio experience, from equalization (EQ) to 7.1-speaker level-balancing, and even create and apply audio profiles for different game types and scenarios, such as first-person shooters and racing, with ease.

Audio Experience

Since being a gaming headset, the audio lover will get little disappointed by the music experience. High frequency are not very clear, headset outputs good bass, but I feel some deep bass part (boom-boom) is little missing. On the other hand gaming experience was good. When tuned with ROG Armoury II Software package, the headset enhanced the in-game audio experience, especially in first-person shooters.

Pros

  • Nice Design
  • Very Comfortable
  • USB-C connector
  • Included a USB-C to USB 2.0 (Type-A) adapter
  • Multiplatform Compatibility
  • Nice in-game audio experience

Cons

  • Not for music lovers

Conclusion

ROG DELTA Gaming Headset is serially a pretty impressive headset for gaming. Nice to see here that ASUS featured a USB-C connector for this ROG DELTA headset which allows the headset to connect with nearly every gaming platform, including PCs, consoles and mobile devices. It’s great to see a universal connectivity on this headset and hope other manufacturers implement this too.

On the other end, the music experience on ROG DELTA headset was not that good. High tones and vocals feel little suppressed on this headset when compared with HyperX Cloud paired with ASUS Xonar U7 USB sound card. Nice headphone amp in Xonar U7 USB sound card delivers great audio experience.

Finally, if you want a luxury universal gaming headset, the ROG DELTA Gaming Headset is my personal option to choose.

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