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We recently sat down with ROG and ASUS sound engineers who told us a little background detail about the new Vulcan ANC (Active Noise Cancelling) gaming headset, which has been in development for a little while now. The headset is primarily designed for pro gamers who LAN in large tournaments with rooms full of people. Without the luxury of a quiet house, listening for the nuances of game events is more difficult with hundreds, if not thousands of gamers sharing the same room.

Vulcan ANC headset design

Vulcan ANC headset design

That’s where ANC benefits – by shutting out the background drone of PC fans, keyboards, mouse clicks and people gaming, it’s designed to provide your own domain of focus within the LAN environment.

Here is the ROG Vulcan ANC in the designers own words:

“The ROG Vulcan ANC was forged to cater to the needs of pro gamers who need to use headsets to become fully immersed in the gameplay without distraction. The ROG team researched and co-operatively designed the active noise cancellation to specifically cancel low frequency computer fan noise to high frequency human noise, to give gamers the complete focus they need of game-only sound.


The persistent commitment of the ASUS ROG team promises to provide the leading performance gaming products merged with the excitement of gaming with a unique, stylish and gamer-focused design.”

The Vulcan ANC’s come with a portable, protective carry case, durable cabling, an in-line volume control and a removable microphone for when it’s not needed. With a 40mm driver in each ear they should provide considerable – yet simple and accurate – aural punch. No fuss of “5.1″ in a headset.

They have a frequency range even lower than human hearing (10Hz) to naturally generate bass in order to give sensation that’s felt, even when it’s not heard.

The ROG guys claim that despite being battery powered it’ll last up to 40 hours on one AAA, and it weighs in at just 325g, but please don’t try to game for an entire battery life!

If you’re interested in the Vulcan ANC or have other comments on gaming headsets, drop us your thoughts below.

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