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ASUS TUF Gaming H5 Wired 7.1 Headset Review

Rating: 6.5.

In this review we take a look at one of the peripherals from ASUS’ TUF lineup. The TUF name originally appeared on a range of motherboards, and now with the start of the TUF Gaming Alliance there has been a shift to create an entire range of more affordable TUF components. The H5 is a multi-platform wired headset with 7.1 virtual surround sound, a dual microphone setup and a stainless steel headband design.

It uses the same grey and yellow colour scheme that is a staple of the TUF family, but is this headset worthy of the TUF name and can it justify the £79.99 asking price? 

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Specifications: 

  • Connector: USB, 3.5mm connector Audio/mic combo
  • Platform:PC,MAC,Mobile device, PlayStation® 4, Xbox One®
  • Driver diameter : 50 mm
  • Driver material : Neodymium magnet
  • Microphone: Uni-directional
  • Impedance: 32 Ohm
  • Frequency Response (headphones): 20 ~ 20000 Hz
  • Cable Length: 1.2 meter
  • Accessories: Detachable microphone: Quick start guide

Microphone: 

  • Microphone boom : Uni-directional
  • In-line Microphone: Omni-directional
  • Frequency Response of Microphone boom:100 ~ 10000 Hz
  • Frequency response of In-line Microphone: 50 ~ 10000 Hz
  • Sensitivity of Microphone boom: -40 dB
  • Sensitivity of In-line Microphone: -45 dB

The ASUS H5 TUF Gaming headset can be found for £79.99 on Amazon HERE

Pros: 

  • Multi platform compatible.
  • Decent audio quality.
  • Lightweight and comfortable.
  • Good range of adjustability.
  • Industrial design matches well with TUF lineup.
  • Removable boom microphone & inline microphone.

Cons: 

  • Braided cable is poor, and too short.
  • Virtual 7.1 surround only supported on PC.
  • Build quality doesn’t feel “TUF”.
  • A little more headband padding would be beneficial.
  • Toggle for 7.1 surround is hard to reach when plugged into back of a PC.
  • Microphones are poor.

KitGuru says: Overall the H5 has acceptable sound quality and is comfortable to wear, but apart from the colour scheme we aren’t sure this really fits in with the TUF family.

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Rating: 6.5.

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