Asus unveils USB-C gaming headset with a quad-DAC built in

Asus announced a gaming headset called ROG Delta Type-C, which as its name implies, has a USB Type-C connector. It also comes with an A-type adapter for compatibility with previous versions of legacy ports.

Inside, the headset has a quad-DAC matrix that divides the sound, with each DAC dedicated to a frequency range: low of 20-150 Hz, medium of 150-5,000Hz, maximum of 5,000-20,000Hz and ultrahighs of 20,000-40,000Hz. These four signals are combined, and Asus says that the resulting SNR (signal-to-noise ratio, a comparison of the signal power level with the background noise level) is 127 dB. Complementing the DACs are the 50mm Essence drivers, the same ones seen in Asus' Strix Fusion headsets.

The lighting of the headphones is obviously a focal point. It can be customized through the desktop application, and although the lights will be available as a single area after launch, a planned update later in the fall will divide the LEDs into eight zones that can be individually programmed.

Other small touches on the handset include an LED on the analog microphone, which illuminates when muted, two types of cushions and a lighter clamping force of 515 grams, a decision that Asus says is based on comments from "internal testers, players and professional esports in different regions."

The Asus ROG Delta Type-C will arrive this summer, although the company has not provided an exact date or price.

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