The retail box that contains the Vulcan
The Headset is bundled with a rugged case that contains all the peripherals and cables
Everything aside from the user’s manual was fitted within the case itself
What goes along with the build quality is the stellar looks that this headset has. Majority black with accents of striking red thrown into the mix.
At the side is a glossy plastic cover with ASUS ROG logo on it and a carbon fiber pattern background finish.
This headset is very capable, giving really good sound isolation as well as deepening the in-game immersion. Explosions and gun fire from battlefield 3 to the quiet bumps and foot steps in Dead Space all sound fantastic. All this without even using the ANC feature.
Right after you pull yourself into the noise cancelling realm, you notice that your audio from games (especially movies/videos) start to sound a little “muffled”. The problem doesn’t really exist for games where it is loud and have constant action going on. Movies on the other hand sounded noticeably worse and I had to turn ANC off to make watching it more comfortable. Not to mention that the placement of the ANC switch makes it hard to get used to turning it off or on.
After about an hour of gaming, it all changed. I find myself constantly taking off the headset and massaging my ears which were rather sore about after an hour of use. This cycle repeated for a few days and concluded that I will not be able to use this in the long term due to its pain. Bear in mind I wear rather thick framed spectacles which may be the cause of this.
I tried removing my spectacles and it was a much better experience, where my ears weren’t becoming sore extremely fast. Therefore I cannot say it will be comfortable for those who wear spectacles as my personal experience left me with the impression that it isn’t. Unless you have gotten used to a headset that has a similar leather like padding with a rather tight grip on your head.
“Other users, decent comfort await you“
The microphone quality is actually really good with clear VOIP, minimal background or “wind” noise that plagues lower end microphones. It is very surprising that such a small feature would turn out to be one of this headset’s strongest traits.
“Amazing piece of hardware
Sound quality is top notch
Microphone design and sound is great
Comfort is subjective, negative for spectacle users like myself