Gamers are dead serious about Gaming. I say this with little knowledge other than circumstantial evidence as evinced by the amount of money spent on the hobby. Sound familiar?
The new ASUS ROG (Republic of Gamers) Delta S headphones (pricing TBD) are the first to incorporate MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) Render Technology which allows for the full “unfolding” of MQA-encoded music files, like those available from Tidal’s HiFi streaming service. The ROG Delta S uses the ESS 9281 codec with a Quad-DAC converter and offers a USB-C connector which is compatible with PCs, Mac, mobile phones, Nintendo Switch in handheld mode and the PS4.
Signal to noise ratio is a critical specification for gaming headsets, especially in FPS [first-person shooter] games. A higher SNR allows you to precisely pinpoint the origin of enemy footsteps, or hone in on the location of gunfire or explosions on battlefield. With its quad-DAC design, ROG Delta is capable of achieving an unprecedented signal-to-noise ratio of 127 dB, a level untouchable by single-DAC gaming headsets.
From the Press Release:
Mike Jbara, MQA CEO stated,”ASUS is a company driven by innovation, whose ROG line is committed to pushing the limits of the gaming experience. Gaming continues to set the bar for consumer entertainment, demonstrating what is possible and driving up quality expectations across all entertainment categories. The best collaborations come when partners share similar aspirations.”
Of course you don’t have to be a gamer to find the ASUS ROG Delta S intriguing.
See the full press release from MQA.