Two perfect solutions for those who love sonic fidelity: the ASUS ROG Clavis portable DAC and the ASUS ROG Cetra II Core in-ear headphones
ASUS announces the availability in Italy of ROG Clavis and ROG Cetra II Core, two new devices designed for improve audio and call quality. Specifically, ROG Clavis is a USB-C to 3.5mm portable DAC with Quad DAC and AI noise canceling technology, the ROG Cetra II Cores are in-ear headphones ideal for gaming and quality audio playback. Both devices have the flexibility of use as a strong point. The ROG Cetra II Core earphones by virtue of the 3.5mm jack can be used in combination with PCs (Windows and Mac), smartphones, tablets, ROG Phone 5, Playstation 5, Xbox X and S series and Nintendo Switch. ROG Clavis’s compatibility list is essentially identical, making it perfect for significantly improving audio and microphone quality.
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ASUS developed ROG Clavis to enhance the audio experience of devices. To the eyes it looks like a small adapter, on which the ROG logo stands out, equipped with a USB-C to 3.5mm jack connection, to which you can connect any headphones. Inside they find a place four ESS 9281 DACs that amplify the audio, equalize it and reproduce sounds with greater definition thanks to MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) rendering technology. To further raise the sound performance there is the AI noise canceling technology which improves the capacity of the headphone microphones by managing to eliminate background noises, so as to guarantee conversations that are always clear and of quality.
Quad DAC setup with four ESS 9281s allows you to process the incoming sound and return a more structured audio in all frequencies (bass, mid, high and ultra-high are processed separately). The signals are recombined and perfected, so as to reach un 130 dB signal-to-noise ratio: clearly superior to any device to which the ROG Clavis is connected. In addition, this accessory ensures excellent audio quality thanks to the Hi-Res audio format. Sound quality yes, but with an eye to aesthetics. In fact, the ROG Clavis supports ASUS Aura Sync RGB which allows you to illuminate the ROG logo with over 16.8 million color combinations and activate a series of graphic effects.
ASUS ROG Cetra II Core: High audio quality and immersive gaming
The design focuses on the red ROG logo that stands out against the black of the earphones and wired controls. This setting makes the ROG Cetra II Core elegant and at the same time perfect to complete your gaming equipment, without sacrificing acoustic quality. IS Hi-Res audio format supported, while ASUS Essence drivers are paired with LSR grommets (liquid silicone rubber) that ensure stable performance over time and deep and powerful bass. The basic equalization is designed for gaming, so the sounds are reproduced in an engaging and detailed way. With an eye to ergonomics: the 3.5 mm jack has the terminal part of the 90 ° connector, so as to reduce the clutter of the cable while holding the smartphone or portable console.
Speaking of ergonomics, the silicone rubber supports that are soft and comfortable when worn do not go unnoticed. The ROG Cetra II Core earphones are in-ear type with an angled design in the front for a better fit. All this is functional to improve sound insulation and ensure maximum comfort. Without compromising the resistance, because the body of the earphones is made of aluminum. The equipment is completed by flush control with the buttons to adjust the volume and manage multimedia playback, the travel case included and a series of fins and earphones of different sizes to suit the gamer.
Prices and availability
- ASUS ROG Clavis is available at a recommended retail price d 139,90 € Tax included
- ASUS ROG Cetra II Core are available at a recommended retail price of € 69.90 Tax included
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