Deal! ASUS ROG Strix Go 2.4 Wireless only in $134 at Amazon

Most headsets nowadays want you to look like you’re on the Las Vegas strip while wearing them, complete with flashing lights and glowing logos. The Asus ROG Strix Go 2.4 wireless gaming headset is far more relaxed. These are stylish cans you can happily walk down the street in, free of the gaudy sparkles of their RGB rivals, thanks to their comfortable fit, light weight, and generous leather padding.

In terms of core specifications, the Asus ROG Strix Go 2.4 performs admirably. A wireless USB-C adapter allows you to connect to everything from a PC to a Nintendo Switch without the use of a cable (with 35 hours of battery life on a single charge), with a 3.5mm option as a backup. They also support Hi-Res audio formats and include a ‘AI noise-cancelling’ dual microphone, not to mention the convenience of a built-in mic that works even when the detachable boom component is removed.

You can’t just put “Go” in the name of a product and expect it to be portable, and these cans prove it. Inside and out, the Go 2.4 appears to be designed for portability. First and foremost, the headset weighs only 0.6 pounds. This is slightly lighter than the Logitech G Pro X Lightspeed (0.7 pounds) and SteelSeries Arctis 7 (0.8 pounds). The Strix Go 2.4 is matched here by the Sennheiser GSP 370, another expensive wireless gaming headset.

The Strix Go 2.4’s versatility makes travel a breeze. The cups fold out to allow the headset to be laid flat, and they also fold up into a pretzel-like configuration to allow the headset to fit into the included carrying case. That isn’t some flimsy cloth drawstring bag. It is a hard, protective case with a soft touch finish that includes compartments for your USB-C dongle and various cables.

The Go 2.4 has a plethora of connectivity options, which adds to its portability. You can connect to your best gaming PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, or even a smartphone with just one pair of cans. The 2.4 GHz wireless dongle is USB Type-C, but Asus thoughtfully includes a USB-C to USB-A adapter for the many desktops and laptops that lack a USB-C port. With the included USB-C to USB-A cable, you can also use the headset while it is charging.

Because the angular USB-C dongle can block nearby ports, Asus includes three connectivity options in the box. Even with the USB-C to USB-A adapter, the connector is still large. The hardware controls for the Go 2.4 are all located on the left ear cup. To mute or unmute the microphone, press the volume adjustment wheel. However, you will lose 1-2 seconds of audio as a robotic female voice says “microphone on” or “microphone off,” which can cause minor confusion during conference calls.

A button to the south of that is useful for controlling music. You can use it to play/pause music, go to the next or previous track by pressing it twice or three times. A control box is simpler, but the Go 2.4 offers more than most. The left ear cup also has a notch for switching between wireless and wired mode, as well as a 3.5mm cable jack. The right ear cup is far more desolate. The only thing you’ll do there is plug in the charging cable through the USB-C port.

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