Asus have continued the Republic of Gamers red and black colour scheme onto the headset itself. The majority of the headset is black in colour but red has been used selectively to infuse some excitement into the design. There are also two small imitation carbon fibre panels on the backs of the earcups to add a touch of exclusivity.
Unlike a lot of gaming headset manufacturers, Asus haven’t overbranded the headset and have gone for a very subtle approach. In fact, the only Asus logos to be seen on the unit are very small and are embossed into the metal trim just above the earcups.
We feel a little underwhelmed by the quality of the materials used in construction. Even it was one of Asus’ main aims to keep weight down, the overall construction feels slightly less impressive when compared to a headset like the SteelSeries 7H.
For those who love LAN parties or generally travel around frequently, the Vulcan ANC is ideal as it folds up into a compact form. It then fits into the included carrying case which will provide it with an extra layer of protection. This carrying cases is definitely one of the best we’ve seen.
The cable plugs into the left earcup using a single 3.5mm connector but the headphone and microphone signals are separated out at the end of the cable as it terminates in two connectors. The cable carries a thin rubber shielding which seems to be good quality and should prove reasonably durable. All three of the connectors on the cable carry a high quality gold plating to ensure that the best possible audio signal is received by the headset.
About half way down the cable we find the in-line control which lets you mute the microphone and adjust the sound volume. Even though it doesn’t weigh down much on the cable, Asus have thoughtfully attached a clip to the back, should you want to attach it to your shirt.