ASUS Cerberus Gaming Headset review — especially made for gaming
+ Nice looking design
+ Light weight
+ Detachable boom microphone
- Non-detachable in-line audio cable
- Lack of clarity on some music genre
Okay let’s finish up the ASUS’ Cerberus gaming peripheral set with its final part, the gaming headset. Compared to the other peripherals in this line up which also consist of a gaming keyboard, a gaming mouse and mousepad, the gaming headset is the one that piqued my interest the most. Without further ado let’s begin with the product unboxing.
The ASUS Cerberus gaming headset’s packaging comes in a square box with blister packaging on the front. I received the white variant, or what ASUS calls the “Artic Edition” and from the front we learn that it’s also compatible with the Sony PlayStation.
At the back, we have more detailed information printed. The headset comes with two microphones, one which is detachable and another one which is built in the in-line volume control. The specifications of the headset is available at the bottom part.
Inside the box we have the ASUS Cerberus gaming headset, a quick start guide and the warranty notice. For the accessories, we have two adapter cables and the detachable microphone.
ASUS Cerberus gaming headset actually has two color options, white and black. The headset is made from plastic and help a lot to keep the weight low. From the picture, we can see the 60mm audio drivers used in this headset.
The headband is quite simple and isn’t padded. With the fabric and leather I wonder how many sweaty gaming sessions it can endure.
On the left earcup we have the detachable microphone’s jack and the audio in-line cable.
Here is what it looks like when the microphone is plugged and unplugged.
The headset’s earcups are wrapped with pleather with vibrant red fabric inside.
On the in-line volume dial we have the volume wheel and mute button for the built-in microphone. The braided cable is 1.3-meter-long and for this review I plugged it to my PC with its included adapter.
The headset overall look is quite simple but acceptable. Its full plastic build make it light in weigh and flexible. I saw the black version and I personally thought the Artic Edition looks better, although it might get dirty easier, especially the braided cable which will rub against your body and collect all kinds of dirt over time. The ASUS Cerberus gaming headset is quite comfortable for long hours’ usage but they make my ears sweaty after some time. For me, this is common for headphones with pleather earcups.
Before using the headset, I let it burn-in for about 24 hours. After several weeks of usage, I found that the gaming headset is really made for gaming. The headset did a good job when playing shooters and some game genre with many sounds effect such as DOTA2. This is because the stereo separation and bass quality is pretty good. The 60mm driver delivers a great experience when watching anime and other series on iflix. The only downside with the sound signature is the clarity, which can make vocals sound harsh in certain songs songs. But after connecting the headset to a DAC like the Fiio K1 the sound quality improved and the sound stage was much better.
I tested the mic-boom and the quality is pretty good. The voice quality is clear and it doesn’t add any unwanted noise.
I would say the ASUS Cerberus gaming headset is a decent gaming headset. Judging it as a gaming headset alone, the headset did produce a good immersive sound experience. With a great soundcard, it can deliver an enjoyable experience listening to just about anything.
ASUS Cerberus gaming headset is priced at around RM 239, personally I find the headset most suited for gaming. If you’re looking for good soundstage with good clarity, you might get other headsets or purchase a sound card or USB DAC. I award the ASUS Cerberus gaming headset with Bronze Pokdeward.