The line of gaming peripherals Asus Cerberus included headset, which, on the one hand, is designed for use on PC games, and on the other – could be useful on the road in conjunction with a smartphone. This headset is offered at an attractive price, and therefore, it makes sense to sort out the details.
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The headset comes in a large box, decorated in red and black colors, which emphasize the affiliation to the lineup Asus Cerberus devices. The box is easily identified by a clearly distinguishable logo and the name of a size close to the front. Headphones located beneath the blister, through which they can be considered in detail. On the back side of the package are the specs the model and its key features.
Asus Cerberus headset is aimed at a wide audience of consumers and is equipped with two microphones. One microphone is located on a removable bar and for negotiations in online gaming. The bar had a flexible, and the microphone is covered with foam filter.
A second microphone is built into the remote control, located on the interface cable. This microphone is convenient to use in the way when the headset is connected to the smartphone. The remote control is equipped with a mute button, volume control wheel and a clip for attaching to clothing.
Headset ear pads are made of a dense synthetic black leather that provides a snug and comfortable fit to the head, providing good sound insulation. Manufacturer emphasizes the ear pads diameter of 100 mm, which ensures reliable coverage even of large user ears. The speakers are covered by a plastic grid, which is covered with soft red zvukopronitsaemoy matter.
Ear cups made of smooth black plastic with red accent on the perimeter. The plates are not rigidly fixed and freely deflected by a small angle.
The interface cable is encased in textile braid and equipped with a plug type mini-jack. This is logical, based on the scenario that the road will connect the headset to the phone or tablet. If the user is behind a desktop PC, it is proposed to use an extension cord that has two connectors type mini-jack for connection to a separate sound card jacks.
Asus Cerberus headband headset consists of two independent parts. The outer part consists of two flexible metal rods which are covered with rubber and good bend. The internal part of the headband is made of synthetic leather, and from the user’s head, the soft tissue is stapled. This design distributes the load on the user side of the head, which should reduce the discomfort and fatigue. In any case, if there is an opportunity to purchase it makes sense to try on the headset and listen to her music at least some time to decide on the sensations.
To use the headset does not require proprietary software. The headset Asus Cerberus is not built sound card, so the sound is dependent on an external sound card and its settings equalizer.
To measure the frequency band we played involved stand Bruel Kjaer 4153 – Artificial Ear / Ear Simulator (corresponding to IEC 60318-1 standard), which is able to emulate the ear impedance at frequencies up to 16 kHz.
Asus Cerberus headset shows exploitation by the equalizer. If you climb to lay low and high frequencies, the sound becomes suitable for listening to music. Number distortion is average. The overall sound is quite good, especially considering the cost of the headset. Usually low-end models to listen to music can not be longer than 10 seconds, a migraine begins, but in the case of other than Asus Cerberus timbral skew no other problems, and the headset can be used for a long time. Emphasis on bass uniform, devoid of mumbling. The rise in the HF is also no single piercing frequencies. Manufacturer makes sense to try to pick up a little more balanced frequency response of the sound emitters.
Headset Asus Cerberus, primarily focused on the use of a PC in the games, so with this and start the tests. Using the headset Asus Cerberus, we passed Doom campaign and talked to a Skype, and also played in the FPS are, like Arma 3 and CS: GO. In general, the headset Asus Cerberus copes with the playback of special effects and sound track. The sounds of steps and opponents shots clearly audible and recognizable, pleasing music tracks well-designed low and medium frequencies, but high frequency sound inexpressive, lacking the expected field.
In games, we compared the Asus Cerberus work with our reference ones headphones Sennheiser HD 449 headphones and were connected to an external sound card Creative Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1.
When using a microphone on a removable bar of our interlocutors pointed out that our voice is recognizable, but can be heard slightly muffled, as if to cut off part of the high frequencies. Plus noted noises in the background. If you turn off the post with a microphone, it automatically connects the microphone, built-in remote control. Through it expected trapped more than background noise.
We checked the work of the headset, plug it to the gamepad for Playstation 4. No problems arose – a bunch of working correctly.
Some users prefer to use big headphones and on the road. It is for them in the headset Asus Cerberus detachable microphone and built-in remote control microphone on a short cable with a standard plug. This mobile with a different arrangement of contacts in the connection slot bundled with a headset adapter available. In practice, it turned out that the remote control too close to the headphones, which limits the user in choosing a site, where you can catch the clip.
Asus Cerberus Headset is well suited to play sounds in the game, made with quality materials and is equipped with two microphones. One microphone is located on a removable bar and for the negotiations in the games, and the second – the built-in control panel, and can be used for phone calls on the road. This headset is sold at very affordable price.