- Driver size: 50mm
- Impedance: 32 Ohms
- Frequency Range: 20 ~ 40,000 Hz
- Ports: USB Type-C
- Connectivity: USB Type-C, USB
- Others: Aura Sync, Additional Hybrid Earpads, USB Type-C to USB cable, Detachable microphone
- Dimensions: 170 x 70 x 160 mm
- Weight: 387 g
- Microphone could be longer
Take The Delta Head On
The ASUS ROG Delta is the latest headset in their peripheral line-up, and it comes with a few new additions that will make most gamers happy. However, upon unboxing the headset, you might realise that something is quite different, and that is with the shape of the headset. Instead of your regular rounded or oval size, the Delta is designed with a somewhat triangular shape that ASUS dubbed “D-shaped” earcups. According to ASUS, the earcups match the shape of human ears, thus reducing unnecessary contact areas for a more comfortable fit.
The headset is indeed quite comfortable but in our experience, for those with glasses, you will have to sometimes push your glasses back in as the headset somehow pushes them outwards. It’ll take some getting used to, but you’ll eventually be accustomed to the headset. Other than that, the other thing you’ll notice will be the RGB lighting of the headset. It can be configured with ASUS Aura Sync to sync up the lighting of all your other Aura Sync capable peripherals or components, letting them glow together in harmony. You will have to download the ROG Armoury to change up the lighting effects of the headset.
The Delta does require a USB Type-C port to connect to your devices, but luckily ASUS has provided a USB Type-C to USB cable in the box, so you can still connect it to your consoles or PC without any issues. In the box you can also find an additional pair of ear cushions for you to choose from. We found the hybrid cushions a little more comfortable in the long run as it combines leather and fabric for additional comfort.
On the earcups, you can find a lighting on/off toggle, volume adjustment with mic mute knob and a microphone jack. The microphone of the headset is bendable, allowing you to easily position it however you like. In terms of audio quality, the sound is as you would expect out of a gaming headset with boomy bass and clear trebles. It is by no means an audiophile grade headset, but you can still hear enemy footsteps when they are creeping towards you. Positional audio is also pretty good thanks to the Quad DAC setup. The mic quality of the headset is pretty decent too, with teammates chiming in saying that it’s pretty clear and they can hear us clearly without much issues.
Overall the ROG Delta functions pretty well for what it is set out to do, with the addition of RGB and extra pads for those that do not like leather pads. It is comfortable and features a unique design as well, compared to the normal oval or round headsets.
CHIP CONCLUDE: The ROG Delta is a well made pair of gaming headset with RGB capabilities and will easily pair up with your other ASUS devices. Coupled with USB Type-C connectivity and a USB adapter, you can use it with most consoles in the market.
(to be published in issue January 2019)