These menacing-looking gaming headphones will put the fear of god into your enemies

With a design fit for the aggressively competitive gamer, the ASUS ROG Strix Pro 7.1 may just be the baddest set of headphones ever designed. These conceptual cans come with an edgy, don’t-mess-with-me demeanor characterized by sharp lines and facets, and what may just be the most menacing use of lighting I’ve seen. Housed around the drivers are two LED rings (one on each ear). When the headphones are worn, they give you a warm halo around the side of your head, making you almost look like a boss yourself. Take the headphones off and the two halos become almost like a pair of hawk-like eyes that stare into your soul.

Paired with a control knob that hangs from the cord, and an audio interface with every setting you’d possibly need to squeeze the most out of your gaming experience, the ROG Strix Pro 7.1 isn’t for the weak or the faint-hearted.

Designers: Shao Chun Sung & Boge Lin

The ASUS ROG Strix Pro 7.1 are a conceptual pair of headphones created as a concept design exercise and bear no resemblance to the ASUS or ASUS ROG brands.