ASUS chose to
equip their gaming headset with two 50 millimeter drivers, which turned out to
provide a reasonable sound quality. For gaming and multimedia purpose they do a very good job like most
of the gaming headsets. But the real question is, can it handle music? Typically,
gaming oriented headsets are really bad to listen to music due to their nature.
They are completely lacking transparency, comes with an unbalanced preset, have
too loud bass (low tones) and tire the listener very quickly. But the Echelon is
far from that! Actually we were very surprised by the audio quality of this
headset while listening to music. Of course it is lightyears away from an
expensive high-end headphone quality wise but is way better than most of the
gaming headsets out there.
Although this is an analogue
stereo headset we would love to see a software from ASUS offering
different audio profiles. We think this would be a very nice addition that
people will love and enjoy.
From a technical
point of view the microphone is very good.
Furthermore it is practical thanks to his flexible and retractable abilities,
SteelSeries-like. The distance to the mouth
is ok and ajustable so people on the other end of the line will understand you lound and clear.
Also the noise cancelling is working well and there will be no white noise on
the far side.
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