ASUS TUF Gaming H7 Wireless review: wireless gaming headset for PC, PS4 and Mac


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The first acquaintance with the ASUS TUF Gaming gaming line turned out to be successful and happened along with a review of the gaming

the keyboard of the ASUS TUF Gaming K7, which turned out to be quite good. And now to the editors gg ASUS Wireless Gaming HeadsetTUF Gaming H7 Wireless. It is part of the line of three H7 models. The neighbors in the line are ASUS TUF Gaming H7 Core with a 3.5 mm jack and ASUS TUF Gaming H7 with a USB sound card and virtual 7.1. The above models are already on sale, and the new wireless H7 will appear a bit later. In the meantime, we'll figure out how good she is and what she can do.

  1. What is interesting about the ASUS TUF Gaming H7 Wireless headset?
  2. What is included?
  3. What does the ASUS TUF Gaming H7 Wireless look like?
  4. How convenient is it to use the ASUS TUF Gaming H7 Wireless?
  5. What about sound quality, microphone and software functionality?
  6. In the dry residue

What is interesting about the ASUS TUF Gaming H7 Wireless headset?

ASUS TUF Gaming H7 Wireless - Wirelessfull-sized gaming headset with a closed acoustic design, 53 mm dynamic emitters with neodymium magnets and a removable unidirectional microphone. For wireless communication, a 2.4 GHz radio channel is used. The headset is designed for use with a PC, Mac and Sony PlayStation 4, a USB dongle is provided for connection. They promise that the headset can work up to 15 hours on a single charge. For stable communication and low delay time, a double antenna is used, the range is 25 m.

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What is included?


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Only the essentials are included in the package of delivery: the ASUS TUF Gaming H7 Wireless headset itself, a removable microphone with wind protection, a USB cable for charging and a USB dongle.

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What does the ASUS TUF Gaming H7 Wireless look like?


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Externally, the ASUS TUF Gaming H7 Wireless looks likea very successful symbiosis of gaming headsets and ordinary headphones: the gaming focus is traceable, but without extremes in design and all sorts of highlights. The headset looks stylish and neat (considering its category). The main materials are metal, plastic with soft-touch coating and artificial leather. A black and orange version came to the frames, there is also an even calmer black and gray version. The headset is large in size with large cups.


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On the cup mounts to the headband - line logosTUF Gaming, and between the cups and ear pads there are orange inserts. The main part of the cups is covered with Soft-touch plastic. It feels and looks cool. Until you touch: collects fingerprints with great pleasure.


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The TUF Gaming H7 Wireless uses verya double headband design common in gaming models. The exterior is made of black stainless steel and serves as a frame. The second movable headband is soft, upholstered in leatherette with inserts. Inside the structures with which it is attached to the cups, elastic inserts are used. This design is convenient for home use due to the fact that there is no need to adjust the size of the headband under your head. The outer part of the headband is embossed with TUF Gaming, and the edges are stitched with a yellow line:


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ASUS Hybrid ear pads are used on the cups: inside - soft foam filler, outside - fabric:


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Unidirectional removable microphone, on a flexible leg, with removable wind protection:


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All controls and functional elementsplaced on the left earphone. Bottom - MicroUSB for charging the headset, above - LED indicator, power button, microphone mute slider and volume wheel:


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The transmitter-receiver is made in the form of a USB flash drive that is familiar both in form and size. It has an LED indicator and a single Connect button:


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The headset is assembled well, it does not creak or stagger anywhere, it looks very decent.

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How convenient is it to use the ASUS TUF Gaming H7 Wireless?

The double headband design is good becauseautomatically takes the desired shape without any settings and fits any size of the head (or almost any). The external headband has an optimal downforce: the headset does not fly off the head, but it does not crush. Thanks to the large cups and ear pads, the ears fit completely inside, the sound insulation is very good. It is quite sufficient for indoor use, for which the headset is designed. With prolonged use, the ears begin to overheat a little, which is generally characteristic of full-size closed models in the summer. But in this case, it is not so critical: in TUF Gaming H7 Wireless, you can sit for 2-3 hours without taking off. The implementation of the microphone is familiar: a flexible leg allows you to install it in any desired position. During the use of the headset, I noticed only one slightly unpleasant moment: the steel headband makes a tangible ring if accidentally hooked.


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As for the connection, everything is as simple as possible: connect the USB dongle to the USB port and turn on the headset. In any case, this works with a PC on Windows 10 and Sony PlayStation 4. I suspect that with the Mac there will also be no problems. The transmitter has a Connect button for pairing, although it was never needed during testing.


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Headset keeps stable, no glitchesnot even seen through the wall. Although there was no opportunity to move back to the promised 25 meters. As for battery life, there were no questions either. It is difficult to say the exact figure, but on one charge, about half of Uncharted 4 and completely Uncharted: Lost Legacy were covered, and this is about 13-14 hours.

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What about sound quality, microphone and software functionality?

ASUS TUF Gaming H7 Wireless is responsible for the soundASUS Essence 53mm dynamic drivers with sealed acoustic cameras. Something revolutionary did not happen in terms of sound quality, but the headset sounds solidly. All shots, explosions and other game rumble sounds very convincing. At the same time, it was pleasantly pleased that there was no overt exhaustion with low frequencies, which is often found in game models: the TUF Gaming H7 Wireless sounds relatively smooth, medium and high frequencies are not lost behind the wall of the low-frequency rumble. Regarding the positioning of sound sources, there are no problems during the game. H7 Wireless is also suitable for listening to music, provided that you are not an audio nerd. For the average user, the quality will be enough. The microphone cuts off the surrounding noise and breathing very well, the voice quality is at a high level: detailed and clear. But, of course, the quality is enough for communication, but not for recording: after all, the range of such microphones is somewhat compressed, which is felt.

By and large, the headset works fine andwithout software. But to set up, it's still worth installing the Armory II app. It is common to all current gaming peripherals ASUS. In the application, you can adjust the volume of the headphones, microphone, equalizer, turn on various enhancers such as Voice Clarity, Bass Boost, adjust the compressor and Noise Gate for better clipping of ambient noise. There is also a software emulation of surround sound, which works pretty well. In general, the software is convenient, understandable and functional. Although for some reason such an obvious thing as an indication of the battery charge has not yet been provided:


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In the dry residue

ASUS TUF Gaming H7 Wireless can not be calledsome unique gaming headset, but it combines all the most important advantages of such devices. The headset sounds great in games and films, and the musical capabilities for the average listener will be enough. The microphone is good enough and cuts noise well. It looks nice and has a convenient design, so you can not remove it for hours. TUF Gaming H7 Wireless works with both PC and PS4, there are no problems with the wireless connection, and the battery life is impressive. This list can be supplemented with convenient and functional software. Of the minor claims, it is worth highlighting the ringing of the headband at the slightest touch to it. ASUS has not yet announced the cost of a headset. But you can expect somewhere near the wired TUF Gaming H7, which is equipped with an external audio card with virtual 7.1. She is standing 3500 UAH (now sold at a discount for 2600 UAH).

5 reasons to buy an ASUS TUF Gaming H7 Wireless:

  • high-quality sound of games and films;
  • convenient design and pleasant appearance;
  • sound microphone;
  • long working time and stable wireless connection;
  • functional and clear software.

1 reason not to buy the ASUS TUF Gaming H7 Wireless:

  • ringing of a metal headband.

ASUS TUF Gaming H7

Full-size gaming headset with closed acoustic design, wired connection and external audio card with support for virtual sound 7.1

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Technical specifications ASUS TUF Gaming H7 Wireless

Headphones

Speakers
dynamic, 53 mm, with neodymium magnets

Frequency range
20-20 000 Hz

Impedance
32 Ω

Cable
Not

Connection
wireless, 2.4 GHz

Weight
382 g

Microphone

Type of
unidirectional with passive noise reduction

Frequency range
50-10000 Hz

Microphone sensitivity
-40dB ± 3dB


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