Gamers are already in a state of heightened anticipation with the release of ROG Phone 6 series phones, and there’s more coming from the house of Asus. They’ve just launched a pair of wireless earbuds that are actually wired ones too. This will ring a bell for avid mobile gamers who value minimum audio latency, and of course sound quality too.
Dubbed the Asus ROG Cetra True Wireless Pro, the earbuds are designed for convenience and audiophile-appealing features. The dual utility of the accessory comes courtesy of the ESS 9280 quad DAC with an in-line audio optimizer which brings high-res immersive gaming to the otherwise lifestyle-centric earbuds. Just connect the supplied USB-C audio cable and you’re good to go. Now, that is a definitive influence from some of the wired IEMs that can be used as wireless earbuds if need be.
ROG Cetra True Wireless Pro comes with 10mm drivers with support for the Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound platform. They are compatible with the AptX Lossless audio format tuned at 24-bit, 96 kHz quality. Pair them up with the ROG Phone 6 series, and the user can take advantage of the ultra-low-latency gaming mode that offers 45ms audio latency. All this ensures lag-free audio delivery which is crucial in competitive e-Sports gaming, as well as casual play.
The IPX4 splash-proof earbuds come with a variety of ANC settings for superior noise cancellation or ambient modes. For crisp in-game communications with team members, the ROG Cetra has an AI Noise-Canceling Microphone that is capable of subduing 95% of a wide variety of backdrop noises.
Their standalone battery life is seven hours on a single charge which can be extended to 21 hours with the compact charging case. With the ANC mode active, this number drops to 13 hours. For now, the accessory is only available in the Malaysian market for a price tag of RM 515 (approximately $118). There is still no word on the pricing of the earbuds in other parts of the globe, and the only thing Asus promises is the September or October launch.