• SPECIFICATIONS
  • Driver size: 53mm
  • Impedance: 32 Ohm
  • Frequency range: 20 ~ 20000Hz
  • Ports: 3.5mm connector Audio/mic combo
  • Connectivity: USB
  • Others: Supports PS4 via controller
  • Dimensions: 224.83 x 198.4 x 10.33 mm
  • Weight: 344 g
  • Pros:
  • The detachable mic
  • Cons:
  • None

The Cerberus That Won’t Bite

ASUS is refreshing one of their most popular headsets – the Cerberus. Simply calling it the Cerberus V2, this version has a few changes. One of the major differences that you would notice is the style of the headset. Instead of an ASUS logo, they opted for a Cerberus logo along the cups and the headband, with no ASUS logo in sight on the headset.

This time, ASUS made the Cerberus V2 compatible for Xbox One users as well, so the Cerberus V2 would be suitable for most consoles. However, we were not able to test its compatibility with a Nintendo Switch.

Onto the meat of things, the Cerberus V2 is much lighter when compared to other recent ASUS offerings. That’s great, because not everyone likes heavy headsets that tires out your head. The headset is comfy with its leather cushion that covers our ears perfectly. However, with it being a leather headset, some might feel that it is hotter than foam cushions. Also, for those wearing glasses, prolonged use of the headset might be a little uncomfortable.

Audio wise, the headset is superb, with little to complain; voice, bass, treble all work in cohesion. The bass also sounds like it should and voices are not shrouded. On the recording side of things, the in-line mic on the headset is not as good as we hoped, but it does the job of catching your voice as long as you’re loud enough. Thankfully, there’s also a detachable mic. On it, voice sounds crisp and clear, so when you are gaming it would be best to use the detachable mic as it does improve your communication compared to the in-line mic.

The Cerberus V2 come with three distinct colour choices of red, green and blue, great for those who care about colours. There’s no street price for this locally, but if it follows the price range of its predecessor, you’re looking at a gaming headset that’s relatively affordable and is lightweight enough. You could also gear yourself up with other Cerberus peripherals such as the Cerberus Gaming Mouse and Cerberus Mech Gaming Keyboard, so you could be the 3-headed beast that you always wanted to be.

CHIP CONCLUDE: Overall a great update from the first generation. Comfy, sounds great, and delivers clear voice recording.

(previously published in issue June 2017)

ASUS Cerberus V2