When thinking about the Nintendo Switch, versatility and freedom is everything! That is the whole idea behind the portable concept. With this in mind, it's such a shame that 99% of wireless headsets on the market are not supported; and those that are, are usually big and bulky which makes them a poor match for everything the Nintendo Switch stands for. It seems however, that ASUS may finally have the answer.
ROG (Republic of Gamers) are renowned for quality gaming products; from laptops, to headsets and everything in between. So it should come as no real shock that they are moving in on the Nintendo Switch market with their ROG Strix GO 2.4 headset! This ultra lightweight and portable gaming headset, with audio quality that can kick it with the big hitters, is the perfect accessory for anyone looking for a premium wireless headset to compliment their Switch.
Made from sturdy but lightweight materials, this on-the-go headset comes with its own hard shell carry case which makes it even easier to throw them into your backpack and game on the move.
The ROG Strix GO 2.4 is easily one of the most lightweight, least cumbersome headsets available on the market, both wired and wireless. It allows you to be truly portable whenever using them. Their minimalistic design (including a removable microphone for the ultimate clean look) makes wearing them in public not as dramatic and ‘statement piece’ as some of your more traditional ‘gaming headset’ designs. It is important for me to reassure you though, don't let the sleek and conservative design fool you, the Strix Go 2.4 is still a very serious headset. Weighing in at only 290g, the GO 2.4 are truly lightweight in every sense imaginable and are designed to fold down to a compact size, either on their own in a backpack or in their included hard shell protective carry case.
A 90 degree USB-C wireless connection dongle is what allows this piece of equipment to be used flawlessly with the Nintendo Switch. Simply plug in and play, with absolutely no wires tethering you to the console. I might also add, no bulky USB dongle hanging out of the bottom due to its 90 degree design.
As previously mentioned, the lack of size or bulk in these headphones does not equal a lack of audio capability. Featuring stereo speakers, neodymium magnets and 40mm drivers, this headset packs a punch. Frequencies range between 20-20,000Hz wirelessly and 20-40,000Hz wired, allowing for real hard hitting lows and clean crisp highs, delivering an all round high level of sound, especially for a wireless headset of this size.
On top of this already rich sound, the 7.1 surround works surprisingly well. It makes games like Doom sound fantastic and the directional sound in shooters was just generally great.
Being such a small and compact headset, there's obviously going to be a lack of high end features that your more extravagant headsets normally include. I’m talking about things like active noise cancellation for example; which while a great feature to have with intense gaming, really don’t seem as important on the Nintendo Switch and therefore, these features are not missed.
You'd be hard pressed to find anything even remotely as portable that also offers sound even remotely as good currently on the market. In my opinion, the ROG Strix GO 2.4 are simply the best headset available to pair with the Nintendo Switch. If you’re an on the go gamer, do yourself a favour and give your Nintendo Switch the headset it deserves.
It's important to note that the ROG Strix GO 2.4 is actually also compatible with PC, Mac, PS4, PS5 and Xbox One. I've focused on the Nintendo Switch compatibility in this article because if you are a couch or PC gamer, it is most likely that your preferences and priorities are going to align with features that this headset doesn’t offer and I’d suggest there are better options elsewhere to meet those needs. If things such as compactness or USB-C connectivity aren't a priority for you then you can probably get a headset better suited for your needs elsewhere.