ASUS Republic of Gamers today announced ROG Delta and ROG Delta Core, a new series of gaming headsets which they say have been tuned especially for FPS gaming. The headsets feature Sony-certified Hi-Res Audio and are designed to be incredibly lightweight and comfortable.
ASUS ROG Shows Off New ROG Delta and Delta Core Work with PS4, Xbox One Nintendo Switch, and PCs
ROG Delta is the world's first gaming headset with the hi-fi-grade ESS ES9218 QUAD DAC, which they say delivers a clear and detailed sound which may hopefully give serious gamers the edge they need to win. ROG Delta features a USB-C connector and comes with a USB-C to USB 2.0 adapter for gaming on PC, console or mobile devices without changing headsets. A, circular rainbow RGB lighting effect provides more lighting I guess? A practical purpose for this might be to find your headset in the dark...Anyways
The Delta Core uses the standard 3.5 mm connector and will likely be the cheaper option, as well as supporting mobile devices more easily with the semi ubiquitous headphone jack (iPhone, Pixel and Essential Phone users be damned)
ROG Delta and ROG Delta Core are both equipped with ASUS' exclusive Essence drivers, airtight chambers and audio signal diversion technology which is said to deliver high-resolution sound and deep, punchy bass for full gaming immersion. Ergonomic D-shaped ear cups with ROG Hybrid ear cushions provide upgraded comfort for gaming without fatigue.
ROG Delta features an ESS ES9218 QUAD DAC which was previously used in the HTC V20 and provides lossless audio processing with each DAC devoting its processing power to a subset of the audible frequency range, from lows, mids, highs to ultrahighs. The four signals are then combined, which produces clearer sound with an impressive 127dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) that's much higher than any similar technology that's currently available in the market. As a result, gamers can hear and place in-game sounds with pinpoint accuracy, this they say will allow them precisely judge enemy distance, direction of footsteps, gunshot locations and more. I would have to test this to see if this bold claim is true, but this does seem better than most gaming headsets.
ROG Delta also features exclusive Hyper-Grounding technology that prevents electromagnetic interference via a multilayer PCB and special layout design, this should lower noise from static or any other type of interference. The ROG Delta is the world's first gaming headset with RGB lighting that is able to include an ESS QUAD DAC to unlock its full potential, providing gamers with rich, powerful audio.
Both ROG Delta and ROG Delta Core include a new generation of exclusive ASUS Essence drivers. The drivers have been updated with Audio Signal Diversion technology, giving them a circular wall that helps separate high-, low- and mid-frequency sounds, reducing interference between frequency ranges for purer and clearer audio. The drivers also feature a wide frequency response of 20Hz-40kHz to provide incredibly strong bass and optimized gaming sound, so gamers can hear every detail while enjoying an all-around immersive acoustic experience. Housing the ASUS Essence drivers is an exclusive airtight-chamber design fine-tuned by ASUS audio engineers to provide a wider soundstage and balanced output for pristine, natural-sounding audio.
The Delta and Delta core also have ergonomic ear cups that are D-shaped to better match the shape of the ear, for a more comfortable fit, which is quite helpful during long marathon gaming sessions.
Inside each ear cup, the drivers are tilted by 12 degrees to closely match the natural angle of the ear, further improving comfort. The sloped design also helps to improve sound quality by enabling the audio signal to travel directly into the ear canal, resulting in a more immersive gaming experience. Each headset also features a lightweight design with carefully optimized clamping force to reduce ear fatigue and discomfort when worn for long periods.
Finally, they use a combination of protein leather and mesh fabric to make them thick and breathable, while packing a second set of cushions made of protein leather and are thinner and softer for on the go use.
Pricing And Availability
I have reached out to ASUS on the release date and price of these products as unfortunately they were not shown in the press release.