For first person shooter games it is very important to have quality headphones for a wholesome experience. I was ready to spend some good money to get an impressive sound to complement my gameplay but not exactly splurge. So after looking around, I found the ASUS STRIX 7.1 gaming headset and it has been a wonderful investment. These headphones are pricey but not exactly of pocket burning value. The price may be off putting for some but I was prepared to spend decent amount of money for a decent pair of headphones and guess what? I found something surprisingly brilliant!
With the ASUS STRIX 7.1, I got four different game audio profiles fine tuned for first person shooter, racing, role playing games, and action games. I really like this feature because it creates a very immersive and intense experience for me no matter what game I am playing.
I absolutely love the sound. The bass is so deep and the sound surround creates a great, almost real experience. The sounds are so real, it feels like you are one with the game’s environment and I am not overstating things here – the sound quality is definitely the top points for this pair and so is the level of customization.
The design of the headphones is also something I love. They have this modern, machine like look which is very appealing. I have already received multiple compliments about how “cool” they look from my friends. Now, this may not be very important for some people but their appearance is definitely striking. However, it is not just the look which raises my feelings for the design but I also like how strong they are. The design is solid and even though it feels a little fragile, I was really surprised when I accidentally dropped them twice and there was not even a scratch to bother about.
As much as I love them, there are certain things that I do dislike but compared to the pros, they seem very insignificant. I don’t really like the quality of microphone. It is all right and does the job of transmitting my voice to the other end without any distortion but it could be better for the money I paid, in my opinion. Also, volume control over each sound channel is not as smooth as I would like it to be. It is definitely a great flexibility to have in a pair of gaming headphones but the level of adjustment is a little low – not bad but could be better.
Either way, I love them and they have enhanced my gaming experience a ton. They are slightly more expensive than the average Siberia 150 or a Razer Kraken but the features you get will be well worth it.