ASUS ROG Centurion review: True Surround


Introduction

Courtesy of ASUS.

ASUS has revamped their lineup of peripherals in the first quarter of 2017. We’ve already taken a look at their input peripherals in the form of the ASUS ROG Gladius II and ROG Claymore. But let’s not forget that they also create peripherals for gaming audio. Much like other gaming headsets in the market, ASUS has also been pushing 7.1 surround sound to their headsets. Their latest gaming headset, the ROG Centurion, separates itself from the competition by having discrete drivers to deliver true 7.1 surround instead of having simulated 7.1 surround. ASUS is by no means the first brand to equip their headset with several drivers in each cup. Cooler Master also equipped their CM Storm Sirus S 5.1 with multiple drivers to deliver true surround sound. Let’s dive in and see how the ASUS ROG Centurion performs in the field.

Before we get into the review, check out the specifications of the ASUS ROG Centurion below:

ASUS ROG Centurion

Drivers

Neodymium Magnets: 40mm Front, 40mm Subwoofer, 30mm Center, 20mm Side, 20mm Rear

Form Factor Circumaural, Closed-back
Impedance 32ohms
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20,000Hz
Microphone Pattern Uni-directional
Microphone Frequency Response 50Hz - 12,000Hz
Microphone Sensitivity -26dB
Cables Braided Fiber Cable: Headset 1.5 meters, USB cable 1.5 meters
Connection USB

 

8.5
Design
8
Performance
8.5
Features
9
The Good
Comprehensive package
Includes a DAC/AMP
Sold Build
Good performance in games
Good bass and mids
The Bad
Average reproduction of high notes
A bit heavy due to the five-driver setup
Lacks RGB lighting