If you're on the hunt for a new headset, your next upgrade could be just around the corner.
The new ASUS ROG Delta S Animate gaming headset packs a punch 'under the hood' but also with unique design, and what's more, it's console compatible if you've managed to bag yourself a PS5...we're not jealous, honestly.
The upcoming Asus Rog Delta S Animate looks like it'll tick all the boxes and even has a welcome alternative to RGB that we think will be a lot of fun.
Here's our quick breakdown.
ASUS ROG Delta S Animate
Drivers: 50mm | Connectivity: Wired/ USB-C | Weight: 310g | Mic: AI Noise-Canceling Unidirectional | Compatibility: PCs, Macs, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and mobile
One of the first things we noticed here was the lack of RGB when it comes to the design. Sure, we love a bit of RGB from time to time, but it's not for everyone and Asus look to have found a middle ground here.
Instead of a galaxy of ever-changing colours, we've now got an AniMe Matrix display featuring a ton of mini-LEDs that can actually be programmed yourself.
Displays can be anything from unique animations to live audio visualisations, which could serve as an interesting addition if you're streaming.
Is This Thing On?
Another standout feature of the headset is its AI active noise-cancelling mic, to block out any unwanted background noise when you're speaking.
The mic is TeamSpeak and Discord certified, detachable, and has a small light at the tip of the boom that'll flash red when you're muted.
If you head over to the official site, you can actually hear how the difference the AI noise-cancellation makes, and spoiler alert, it's a lot.
The Comfort Factor
Interesting the Asus Rog Delta S Animate features a slightly less traditional style of ear cup.
Rather than the standard circles you'd see even on some of the best PC gaming headsets, these have more of a D-shape and slope downwards too.
This design is said to reduce unnecessary contact areas by up to 20% and assist in directing audio directly into the ear canal.
Add that to the fact it weighs in at only 310g and you've got a bit of a winner in our books.
So there are a few interesting highlights here with this headset.
First off, the drivers boast a wide frequency response of 20-40Khz, which should allow for strong punchy bass for those high action moments, and a crisp clear sound too.
It's also got a high signal-to-noise ratio, which comes in handy with positional awareness (or hearing footsteps for instance) in FPS titles.
As many people know, it's features like these that can give you a bit of a competitive edge.
The Price Tag
This is a premium headset through and through that's for sure, and the price certainly reflects that. These are said to come in at £220, which is very expensive by most standards.
However, if you're a fan of the endless possibilities with the mini LEDs and play competitively, we'd say they look like a great upgrade if you're looking.