Review of ASUS TUF Gaming H3 and TUF Gaming M3: inexpensive gaming headset and mouse for beginners


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ASUS has different lines of gaming devices with different positioning: ROG (and ROG Strix) - flagship,

the most stuffed solutions withrelevant prices. And TUF Gaming is a more affordable range with an emphasis on reliability and durability. More recently, we used the ASUS TUF Gaming H7 Wireless, a universal universal headset. Today we will meet two new representatives of TUF - the budget gaming headset ASUS TUF Gaming H3 and the mouse TUF Gaming M3.

  1. What is interesting about the ASUS TUF Gaming H3 headset and the TUF Gaming M3 mouse?
  2. What is included?
  3. What do the ASUS TUF Gaming H3 and TUF Gaming M3 look like?
  4. How convenient is it to use the ASUS TUF Gaming H3 and TUF Gaming M3?
  5. What can ASUS TUF Gaming H3 and TUF Gaming M3 do?
  6. In the dry residue

What is interesting about the ASUS TUF Gaming H3 headset and the TUF Gaming M3 mouse?


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ASUS TUF Gaming H3 - full-size gamingheadset with a closed acoustic design, 50 mm dynamic emitters with neodymium magnets and a unidirectional non-removable microphone. The headset is compatible with PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and mobile devices, supports 7.1 virtual sound. TUF Gaming M3 is a wired gaming mouse equipped with a PixArt optical sensor with a resolution of 7000 DPI and Omron switches for 20 million clicks in the main buttons. The form is designed for right-handed use, it has customizable buttons and RGB-backlight.

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What is included?


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ASUS TUF Gaming H3 and TUF Gaming M3 packaged invery presentable black boxes with a lot of printing. Including images of the devices themselves and information on technical features. The set in each case is minimal (after all, we have budget models). In the box with the ASUS TUF Gaming H3 headset, there was an extension cable adapter for connecting to a PC with separate connectors for a microphone and headphones and documentation.


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At ASUS TUF Gaming M3, the equipment is also minimal. Actually, the mouse itself and the documentation.


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What do the ASUS TUF Gaming H3 and TUF Gaming M3 look like?


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ASUS TUF Gaming H3 - typical full-sizeThe headset is moderately large. It is worth noting that it feels and looks more expensive than its value. The headset is almost completely black, only the metal mounts of the cups to the headband differ. In addition to red, there are also blue, silver and gray options. TUF Gaming H3 looks quite restrained, gaming positioning is not striking.


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The design is made of metal and plastic. Plastic is only opaque, no gloss collecting the prints. On the outside of the cups are metal inserts with polished texture and TUF logos. Along the perimeter of the cups is plastic.


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The entire headband and cup mounts to it are made ofbecome. The headband is moderately flexible, and the adjustment is implemented by the usual sliding mechanism with reliable fixation on serifs. The headband is upholstered in faux leather with soft padding. On the outside - TUF Gaming embossing.


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The ear pads are upholstered in faux leather, and insidememory foam filler. The site mentions that it is “fast-cooling” foam. In November, this is difficult to verify. The headset is generally not hot:


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The microphone is unidirectional, on a flexible leg, toUnfortunately, they made him fixed. This is not very convenient if it is not needed: for example, when watching a movie and listening to music. Finding a position in which he would not interfere and would not be in sight was not easy. The volume wheel and microphone mute button are on the same left earpiece:


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The headset cable is also non-removable, in the usualsilicone braid. It is of adequate quality. The overall impression of the look and design of the ASUS TUF Gaming H3 is good: it feels reliable and durable. Non-removable cable and microphone give a small cost. Which is not fatal.


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Now let's move on to the TUF Gaming M3 mouse. This is a medium-sized rodent of an asymmetric shape, suitable only for the right hand. TUF Gaming M3 is made of matte plastic in two colors: the upper part is dark gray, the sides are black. The main buttons are not separated from the top panel, so there can be no backlash or rattle. Between them is a black plastic insert with a scroll wheel and two buttons for switching DPI.


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The sides are made of matte black plastic. On the right are two long glossy additional buttons.


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The gaming accessory of the mouse gives the TUF Gaming logo on the back of the top panel. It is RGB-backlit.


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Scroll wheel without backlight, with rubberizedcoating and large “ribs” serifs. Below is a recess with cable mounting. There is protection from excess. The cable itself without a fabric braid is quite light, but not too malleable. It takes the desired shape without enthusiasm.


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Bottom - 4 large Teflon legs, optical sensor, logo and technical information.


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Like the headset, the TUF Gaming M3 looks very solid, made of practical materials and well assembled.

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How convenient is it to use the ASUS TUF Gaming H3 and TUF Gaming M3?

Let's start with the ASUS TUF Gaming H3: The size adjustment range is quite wide, you can adjust it to any head. Downforce is sufficient for normal fixation on the head, while there is no discomfort during prolonged play. The headset is comfortable, the ear pads are large and deep enough to completely cover the auricles. Foam filler is very successful, ears do not sweat. Although summer heat is now out of the question. The soundproofing of the headset is also up to par.


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The microphone on a flexible leg allows you to configure itas you wish. But we already mentioned one drawback above: it is fixed and you won’t be able to remove it at all. Formally, the headset works with all relevant consoles, PCs and mobile devices. But I’m not sure that walking along the street with such a headset is the best solution. A standard 3.5 mm jack is used for connection, while the length of the main cable is 1.3 m. An extension cable with a similar length ends with two separate connectors for connecting to separate headphone and microphone jacks in a PC.

Now a few words about the mouse. The TUF Gaming M3 is medium in size and optimally suited for palm and finger grip. In any case, with my not very big hand. The coating is pleasant, while its “dullness" allows the mouse not to slip out. The mouse is quite light, 84 g, with good balance. In general, no complaints about convenience have arisen during use.


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The main buttons use switchesOmron for 20 million clicks. They have an informative click, while being easily clicked. The side buttons themselves are quite successful, but not too distinctly divided among themselves. The scroll wheel is comfortable: it does not make noise and has a fairly easy ride, while the cutoffs feel good. We already mentioned the cable: it is without a braid 1.8 m long with a ferrite filter and anti-kink protection. Light but not too soft.

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What can ASUS TUF Gaming H3 and TUF Gaming M3 do?

ASUS TUF Gaming H3 headset uses 50 mmASUS Essence dynamic drivers with sealed acoustic cameras. From the point of view of games and films, the headset sounds great: all the explosions, shooting, the roar of the engine and other characteristic effects sound very rich, massive and large. This is what is needed from a similar model. Music is not the strongest place for headphones: there is an emphasis on the lower frequencies and the music sounds a little dull, and the detail at medium and high frequencies is slightly lost. Although it is quite excusable considering the price of the ASUS TUF Gaming H3. The model uses a unidirectional microphone: in the frequency range it is rather modest (as for most gaming headsets), but the voice transmits intelligibly and cuts off the surrounding noise quite well, and these are the most important microphone criteria in gaming headsets. There is formal support for virtual 7.1-channel sound. But in fact, it was implemented by the proprietary software Windows Sonic, the existence of which I did not even suspect. In general, it works at the level of other similar software solutions. If anyone did not know how to turn it on. Right-click on the speaker icon in the lower right corner of the screen and turn on:


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ASUS TUF Gaming M3 has an optical sensorPixArt PMW3325 with a maximum resolution of 7000 DPI. It is capable of tracking movement at speeds up to 100 inches per second and acceleration up to 20g. This is not a top-end solution, but there is enough margin of permission in most cases. There were no complaints about his work: no disruptions and other inappropriate behavior was observed. To customize the mouse uses the general proprietary software Armory II. The set of settings is almost standard. It is possible to assign buttons, adjust sensitivity (up to 4 values ​​can be set), polling frequency, button response time, angular reference and backlight. No, perhaps, only the adjustment of the separation height and calibration under different surfaces. You can also record macros in the application, synchronize backlighting with other AURA devices and record activity statistics:


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In the dry residue

ASUS managed to make a headset TUF Gaming H3one of the most interesting and optimal models for those who are not ready to spend a large amount on top solutions, but simply want to comfortably play with friends on the network from time to time or watch a movie without distracting roommates. The headset has a very good sound (as for its category), it is comfortable and has a reliable wear-resistant design. I would like a removable microphone and cable, but given the price of 1500 UAH, this can be forgiven.

4 reasons to buy an ASUS TUF Gaming H3:

  • high-quality sound of games and films;
  • convenient and reliable design;
  • nice design;
  • simple and universal connection.

1 reason not to buy the ASUS TUF Gaming H3:

  • fixed microphone and cable.

ASUS TUF Gaming H3

Inexpensive full-sized gaming headset with a reliable and convenient design, good sound quality and a unidirectional microphone.

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Technical specifications ASUS TUF Gaming H3

Headphones

Speakers
dynamic, 50 mm, with neodymium magnets

Frequency range
20-20 000 Hz

Impedance
32 Ω

Cable
1.3 m + 1.3 m

Connection
3.5 mm or 3.5 + 3.5 mm

Weight
294 g

Microphone

Type of
unidirectional with passive noise reduction

Frequency range
50-10000 Hz

Microphone sensitivity
-40dB

ASUS TUF Gaming M3 - a solid gaming mouse withA complete set of everything you need for a comfortable game. It is equipped with a good, albeit non-top optical Pixart PMW3325 sensor, durable Omron switches for 20 million clicks, convenient shape and high-quality assembly. As a bonus, we have customizable RGB backlighting and software to configure this all. And all this for 800 UAH. The only thing that didn’t really work for me in this model was a not-too-pliable cable, which is difficult to get into the right shape.

4 Reasons to buy ASUS TUF Gaming M3:

  • high-quality optical sensor Pixart PMW3325;
  • durable and convenient Omron switches;
  • comfortable shape;
  • high-quality assembly and practical materials.

1 Reasons not to buy ASUS TUF Gaming M3:

  • quality budget cable.

ASUS TUF Gaming M3

Gaming optical mouse with a resolution of 7000 DPI, asymmetric shape for the right hand, RGB-backlight and wired connection

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ASUS TUF Gaming M3

Number of buttons
7

Sensor resolution
7000 dpi

Sensor type
Optical, Pixart PMW3325

Maximum acceleration
20g

Top speed
100 inch / s

Polling frequency
1000 Hz

Reaction time
up to 1 ms

Connection
wired

Cable
1.2 m

Dimensions
118.2x68x40 mm

Weight
84 g


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