ASUS is looking to stand out from the crowd with its new gaming headset. The ROG Strix Go 2.4 is the world’s first gaming headset with a 2.4GHz USB-C dongle for an ultra-stable wireless connection across PC and consoles. It also boasts a high capacity battery and AI-powered noise cancellation for improved microphone performance.
The Strix Go 2.4 weighs just 290g, so it is a very light headset. Instead of using Bluetooth for wireless connectivity, a USB-C 2.4GHz RF connection is used with dual antennas in place for speedy audio transmission across PC and consoles- including the Nintendo Switch. The wireless range is up to 20 metres, so you can move around, answer the door etc without missing out on anything. A 3.5mm cable is also included though for those that want to use a wire, this also supplies compatibility for Xbox One consoles and other devices.
One of the big standout features here though is Asus’s claimed “industry-leading AI noise cancelling mic”. Using machine learning and tens of thousands of hours of training, Asus has created an algorithm that can accurately identify and counteract up to 95 percent of environmental noises. If this all works as advertised, the Strix Go 2.4 microphone should automatically filter out keyboard clatter, background humans talking and other general noises, clearing up in-game voice communications. There is also a second hidden microphone inside the headset for use on other devices, like a smartphone.
The actual headphone drivers are 40mm ‘ASUS Essence’ drivers which use airtight chambers to deliver stronger bass and a clearer, faithful reproduction of audio for music and podcasts. In terms of wireless battery life, you should get about 25 hours of use between charges, with a 15-minute quick charge providing about three hours of extra use.
The ASUS ROG Strix Go 2.4 gaming headset should be available in December for around £159.99.
KitGuru Says: Noise cancellation is a problem I often come across when trying to set up my gaming headsets, particularly when trying to block out my Cherry Blue keyboard. It will be interesting to see how well ASUS’s AI noise cancellation microphone works in that situation. Are any of you currently in the market for a new gaming headset? What do you think of the ROG Strix Go 2.4 so far?