Over the last few years, ASUS’ Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand has developed an excellent reputation thanks to the quality of its gaming products. Today we are looking at the new ROG Centurion 7.1 headset, a premium headset that does not come cheap given its £219.95 price. It does feature true 7.1 surround sound, though – and I mean proper surround sound, not a virtual solution. Let’s see if it is worth the money.
It will be interesting to try out the ASUS ROG Centurion 7.1 as it is a true 7.1 surround sound headset – most headsets only support virtual 7.1 due to the added cost of having multiple drivers in each ear-cup. ASUS have clearly cut no corners with the surround sound, though, something that is made abundantly clear by the steep £219.95 price-tag. This price positions the Centurion firmly at the top-end of gaming peripherals. Read on for the full review, including an analysis of the sound quality, software and features.
- Connector: HDMI connector, USB for PCs (through the audio station)
- Speaker driver dimension: Front: 40mm, Sub-woofer: 40mm, Center: 30mm, Rear: 20mm, Side: 20mm
- Driver material: Neodymium magnet
- Impedance: 32 ohms
- Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz
- Ear-cup: Two pairs of ear-cup, Protein leather and memory foam cloth
- Weight: 50g (without cable)
- Size: 221.5*229*111mm
- Cable: Braided cable: 1.5M + 1.5M = 3M
- Lighting effect: Static/Breathing/Off
- Microphone Type: Retractable Digital Microphone
- Pick-up pattern: Uni-directional
- Frequency response: 100Hz–12kHz
- Sensitivity: -26 ± 3dB