ASUS ROG Vulcan ANC Headset Review

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ASUS ROG Vulcan ANC Headset Review

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As befits a ROG branded product the packaging is of a very high quality. It would be tempting to plaster the box with a lot of logos and shouting of the ANC technology, but ASUS have kept things restrained with a clear and concise design. Even the rear of the packaging, usually a haven for tiny fonts and complicated specifications, is bold and simple whilst still imparting a lot of information.

ASUS ROG Vulcan ANC Headset Review     ASUS ROG Vulcan ANC Headset Review  

Within the box is the carry case for the Vulcan ANC. A very hard case guaranteed to protect it in backpacks and on the floor of LAN conventions. It's perfectly designed for the headset too, with it being a very snug fit. Given that we've seen headsets priced much higher that haven't come with a carry case it's a nice touch.

ASUS ROG Vulcan ANC Carry Case     ASUS ROG Vulcan ANC Headset Review  

The headset itself folds neatly for storage, with the height-adjustment hinges providing the pivot points. The microphone isn't the flexible type that we often see, but rigid. It is however removable which is a boon for those times when you aren't talking. Also by removing your ability to adjust it you can be certain that there wont be any people putting it right against their mouth for a wall of unintelligible noise.

ASUS ROG Vulcan ANC Folding     ASUS ROG Vulcan ANC Microphone  

The cable is removable too and is the same as the one we saw on the Echelon. Very high quality although it's only rubber-coated rather than the fabric braid that we're more used to seeing, especially at this end of the market. The inline remote is crackle free and clips on to ensure it's always within reach.

ASUS ROG Vulcan ANC Cable     ASUS ROG Vulcan ANC Inline remote  

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25-09-2013, 07:13:22

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...113452231l.JPG

Today we're looking at an active noise cancelling headset from ASUS, the ROG Vulcan ANC.


Continue Reading

25-09-2013, 07:38:17

ShaunB-91
Interesting read, deffinelty one to consider when I buy one for my rig. 80 seems reasonable too.

25-09-2013, 07:38:37

Michaeljcox24
Interesting review, I had a pair of Vulcan ANC's and I took them back to the shop. Presentation wise they are the mutts nuts, but I didn't think much of the sound quality at all.

25-09-2013, 07:40:51

ShaunB-91
Quote:
Originally Posted by Michaeljcox24 View Post
Interesting review, I had a pair of Vulcan ANC's and I took them back to the shop. Presentation wise they are the mutts nuts, but I didn't think much of the sound quality at all.
Did you use them for gaming? Could you comment on the quality in-game such as BF3? I'm looking for something that gives a punch behind the guns, and vehicles.

25-09-2013, 07:49:34

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Michaeljcox24 View Post
Interesting review, I had a pair of Vulcan ANC's and I took them back to the shop. Presentation wise they are the mutts nuts, but I didn't think much of the sound quality at all.

Bry did say turn off the noise cancelling......

25-09-2013, 08:03:45

SPS
I could have sworn these had already been reviewed when they came out..?

Also these are extremely heavy to wear over a long period of time.

25-09-2013, 08:12:35

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShaunB-91 View Post
I'm looking for something that gives a punch behind the guns, and vehicles.
You mean your beats aren't doing it for you?

25-09-2013, 08:14:04

ShaunB-91
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
You mean your beats aren't doing it for you?
Lol I doubt they'd be suitable for gaming. They are a bit irritating today actually, compressing my head!

25-09-2013, 08:15:59

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShaunB-91 View Post
Lol I doubt they'd be suitable for gaming. They are a bit irritating today actually, compressing my head!
Hate to say I told you so :P

Tbh, headsets are all well and good, but not much touches proper headphones. I'm sure james will say DT770 but I still maintain BF3 (and in a week BF4) sounds utterly superb on AKG's

25-09-2013, 08:20:47

ShaunB-91
The Mixrs are quite uncomfortable, it only takes 15 minutes before your ears are in need of a break. Super super tight fit. They work for running, I've tried it once but not something I'd like to use them for. They also block out all noise so if I run after work through the woods it's quiet and not very safe, but at the weekend when there are runners, cyclists and dog walkers it's okay.

But looking for some that are good for BF before I buy some in-ears for running. My pockets just aren't deep enough. BF4 is so close as well. :|

Edit: What's the price tag on these AKG's?

25-09-2013, 08:23:48

B0GiE
I have the Vulcans and a pair of AKG K451's.

Clarity is much better on the AKG's. ASUS Vulcan's are distincly average imo.

25-09-2013, 08:44:23

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShaunB-91 View Post
Edit: What's the price tag on these AKG's?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...rds=AKG%20K702

I have the K702's, I'd advise a Xonar Essence to go with them for best results

25-09-2013, 08:46:00

ShaunB-91
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...rds=AKG%20K702

I have the K702's, I'd advise a Xonar Essence to go with them for best results
Oh shizzle, they aren't cheap!

25-09-2013, 08:53:17

Michaeljcox24
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Bry did say turn off the noise cancelling......
Yeah even with the noise cancelling off I didn't rate them. It was probably more a case of I wanted some high end head phones, and not a headset - mic combo.

In the end I went to one of those hi fi shops and spent 150 on a pair of quality Gredo's.

For the average joe though (assuming you have fairly small ears) these would be fine.

25-09-2013, 08:55:52

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShaunB-91 View Post
Oh shizzle, they aren't cheap!
You get what you pay for

The other option is DT770's which are cheaper but are closed back. My research/preference led me to the AKG's. BUT we're totally derailing in here now. This could be discussed elsewhere if necessary.

25-09-2013, 17:22:49

critical
v-moda do a mad cable that integrates a boom mic called the BoomPro. Turns your headphones into a headset. No more sub par gaming experiences.


http://v-moda.com/boompro-microphone/

26-09-2013, 04:01:28

SuB
Or y'know Antlion modmic...

26-09-2013, 14:09:29

critical
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Or y'know Antlion modmic...
That would work but it also gives you another cable to deal with..

28-09-2013, 02:58:56

Xploited Titan
No fan of noise cancelling technology.

And I have heard enough complaints from people using such headphones, bout the tiring white noise and the feeling their ears are always "under pressure".

They should find something else imho.
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