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Asus CineVibe Gaming Headset

Asus sent us this regular-looking CineVibe headphones and I’ve been using it for a week now while playing Starcraft 2. Nothing too fancy — just your regular headset, although this one hooks up via the USB port and not the 3.5mm headphone port.

Installation was quick and easy you can say it’s practically plug-and-play. The USB connection means you can only use this with a PC and not your usual MP3 player.

The headphones is pretty neatly built, with the combination of the black with red accents made it look a bit stylish. It also comes with a microphone which can be used for chatting with team-mates while playing a game. It’s got a fairly small form-factor with the leather-covered soft pads just covering enough of the ear but not entirely (sits on top of the ears, not around it).

At first, I didn’t notice anything spectacular — good audio quality and very decent volume range. The in-line control is attached on the thick cord midway and contains adjustment for volume, microphone mute and a slider to activate the Rumble Feedback.

Once turned on, the bass becomes more prominent and ambient sound effects are much more noticeable (again, I was playing Starcraft 2 while using this headset so you can just imagine the type of cinematic soundtracks used here). It definitely adds more umph to the whole gaming experience. There’s really a huge difference between the rumble feedback turned on and off though sometimes it seems a bit noisy.

I’m not big on headsets so I cannot say that I like using one of these while playing games. It’s a decent pair of headsets but it’s something I don’t think I’d pick off the store shelves. Besides, the retail price of around Php2,800 seems a bit too step for me.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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16 Responses

  1. Pusang Kulog says:

    First to post!!! Nice!

    But the headset’s price sucks…

  2. paulkev09 says:

    i am willing to buy one of these in christmas for my asus notebook…i really need a good headphone for my multimedia needs. if this performs very great, then the high price will satisfy

  3. reirei says:

    eck, I prefer my headphones to cover the enttirety of my ears — It gives more immersion and significantly shuts out the outside world too :P (I just don’t use it while walking outside or something similar, that’s dangerous :P )

  4. Cawamelly says:

    will buy one if it’s in 3.5mm jack

  5. Mike W. says:

    cdr-king headset nalang, only 150 php…

  6. orgl says:

    does it have a usb driver? Can i use it with virtual dj?

  7. poche says:

    “the retail price of around Php2,800 seems a bit too STEP for me. ”

    baka you mean steep

  8. Ethan says:

    Sorry, but any headset that has a USB plug instead of a 3.5 mm connector isn’t worth my time.

  9. igoydude says:

    looks real nice, but the price, ahrgg.

  10. maktos says:

    I have used quite a few different gaming headsets but, the best resource I found to get an impartial view on them can be found at http://www.gamingheadsetreport.com they are constantly adding new headset reviews.

  11. audyt seo says:

    Niesamowicie cudny artykuł przedstawiający temat w miły dla oka sposób.
    A co państwo o tym sądzą?.

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  13. Crisger Cancicio says:

    saan mo nabili yung headset?

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