ASUS ROG Strix Go 2.4RM 699.00
- Refreshed Design
- Multi-Platform Compatibility
- Well mapped controls
- Comfy ear-cup cushion
- Excellent Battery-life
- Deeper bass and crystal highs
- Good microphone quality
- Hi-Res Feature
- Lacks Bluetooth feature
The ASUS Strix Go 2.4 is a gaming headset from ASUS niche towards gamers. The headset as per claim by ASUS, is the world’s first wireless gaming headset featuring USB-C that operates over a 2.4GHz radio frequency.
Looking at what does the Strix Go 2.4 offers, the Strix Go 2.4 designed to to deliver a better audio transmission via radio-frequency under 2.4GHz compared to the laggier transmission rate by using Bluetooth technology. The Strix Go 2.4 features ASUS’s AI-Powered Noise-Cancelling microphone for a crystal clear communication and one of a few gaming newly launched headset that are Discord and TeamSpeak certified.
The headset features a carrying case, a charging cable, a detachable microphone, a quick start guide, a 3.5mm cable and a USB-C to 2.0 (Type-A) adapter. Similarly with Elite 85h, the Strix Go 2.4 is an ideal gaming headset made for the on-the-go gaming, resulting in being one of the portable gaming headset available currently.
The Strix Go 2.4 features the following: Source.
|Connector||USB (wireless 2.4GHz)
3.5 mm(1/8”) connector Audio/mic combo
|Driver||Driver diameter : 40 mm
Driver material : Neodymium magnet
|Frequency Response||3.5mm: 10 ~ 40000 Hz
Wireless: 20 ~ 20000 Hz
|Noise-Cancellation||AI Noise Cancellation|
|Wireless Technology||RF 2.4GHz|
|Operation Time||Listen time (per charge) : Up to 25 Hours|
As for the microphone division, the specifications are as follows:
|Pick-up Pattern||Microphone boom:
|Frequency Response||Microphone boom:
100 ~ 8000 HzHidden Microphone:
100 ~ 8000 Hz
Sensitivity : -54 dB
The Strix Go 2.4 appears to be a premium gaming headset with a lighter in terms of weight, making this as one of the lightest gaming headset out there. Unlike ROG Delta and TUF H7 gaming headset from the same manufacturer, the Strix Go 2.4 has a better touch from the engineer.
By looking at the cup, my initial impression was, I might face discomfort while using the headset for a long period of time. However, thanks to uniquely shaped ear cup design, with a softer fabric that lessens the clamping force, using the Strix Go 2.4 for a longer session is possible now. Being a productive person, I need a suitable gaming headset that is light and offers features to fit my needs. The Strix Go nailed it.
Next, looking into the physically accessible features available on the both cups. A volume shift lever that serves as a volume adjustment, a play button where if the button were pressed once the track will play or pause and when the buttons were pressed twice, next track can be switched, and when pressed thrice, previous track can be switched, speaking about how well the headset was programmed to handle such command. A toggle switch is present to allow the users to switch in between wireless mode and power off mode. By switching the headset to power off mode, this will allow the unit can be used over a wired connection without needing to sacrificing its battery life. A 3.5mm audio jack is present for connecting the 3.5mm male-to-male audio cable to your PC or gaming consoles. On the right side of the cup, a USB-C power-charging port is present.
Before begin reviewing the headset, I’ve charged the headset and the total time-taken for the headset to be fully charged is 2 hours est. Although according to the manufacturer’s claim of having 15 minutes of fast charge allows 3-hour battery life, I decided to go for a full charge, instead. In addition, the headset offers power-saving feature under wireless mode which further can be customized under Armoury II driver. The headset comes with an indicator, red for charging and blue for the headset in use.
Subsequently, the Strix Go 2.4 requires its own dedicated driver to allow the true potential of the gaming headset to be unleashed. If you’re already using an ASUS peripherals that requires the similar driver, then the headset can be directly plugged in and can be customized from the driver dashboard. For the purpose of this review, I am demonstrating combining the Pugio and Strix Go 2.4 together under the same driver.
The Strix Go 2.4 underwent a standard burning in session for two-hours. During the period, I experience an average audio quality due to the drivers are heating up to reach the peak performance for first use. After two-hours, the 40 mm ASUS Essence drivers embedded in both cups starting to reach their true purpose of producing a rich audio quality with a deeper bass and crystal clear highs. Being an audio enthusiast, I prefer a headset that allows me to get high with highest mp3 rated quality songs while being productive.
Similar with Elite 85h, the Strix Go 2.4 has its own noise-cancelling technology to allow a better voice-communication is possible by reducing the noise made when the keys were clattered in the background when gaming intensively. However, the downside are, this feature only can be used over a wireless connection. But over the bright side, you still can use this headset in PC via wirelessly thanks to its USB-C to 2.0 (Type-A) adapter.
Being an advantages of allowing the users to switch in between wired and wireless, the Strix Go 2.4 allows an efficient way of protecting its built-in batteries for a better longevity. In addition, the headset supports Hi-Res only over a wired connection. This feature enables the listeners to experience a better audio quality over CDs by granting the music a wider room to breathe.
The Strix Go 2.4 offers everything of a headset’s functionality as standard. This premium gaming headset lacks Bluetooth functionality, thus marking the absence of this feature, a big letdown for such premium headset. On the other hand, being a multi-platform gaming headset, the Strix Go 2.4 will be a great addition to gamers who always game both indoor and outdoor, let it be via a desktop or via a smartphone. If you’re a left-handed person, the well-mapped buttons on the left-cup will be convenient for you. For right-handed people, it will take time to get used to access of the buttons. Overall, the Strix Go 2.4 deserves a full-star from me.
I’ve been informed by ASUS that, this headset isn’t available in Malaysia yet. It is recommended if you’re interested to buy this headset, please wait until further notice from ASUS.