ROG Delta Core Review

The ROG Delta Core is what I’d call a relatively no frills headset, however it knows what it is, and delivers immaculately on everything it promises. Don't get me wrong, the ROG Delta core isn’t perfect. It certainly lacks compared to some of its far more pricey wireless opponents, but at its price point, it's about as good as you're ever going to get. Here's why…



Design

Featuring a rather slick looking 2 tone design, with either pleather or mesh ear cups, the Delta core is one of the most unassuming, yet satisfying designs available. The gun metal finish really gives it a rugged “gamer” look, the earcups are a perfect size and the removable mic allows for a much less obvious approach for using the headset on the go.


Comfort

The ROG Delta core is one of the more comfortable headsets we’ve tested, having a perfect amount of clamping force and some extremely plush ear cups. They really give the impression that you're not wearing headphones at all. The only slight downside here is the headband. It somehow manages to be plush but at the same time, feels like it’s pulling on your hair a little. This did give me a little headache after a long session, but I also am in desperate need of a haircut, so the issue could lie with me.


Sound Quality

Sound Quality is where the Delta Core comes into its own. It has an excellent, true to life sound, and unlike a lot of headsets it doesn't sound too bassy. There's not a lot of headsets out there that sound much better than the Delta Core; and that includes some of the most expensive headsets we've tested. I’m not quite sure what the “hi res” audio is that is advertised on the box, but I like what I hear so it gets a thumbs up from me.


Spatial audio though is somewhat disappointing. I don't know if I am missing something, but directional audio always seemed a little off. This was compiled upon when playing online. when my teammates spectating me, were constantly yelling, left when I thought the sound was coming from elsewhere. I'm sure there's a fix for this, however I was unable to find one.


Microphone

The microphone is one of the best I've tried. It is super clear, isn't too muffled or bassy and does a decent job of isolating background noise. There were still instances where I could hear my own breathing in recordings but with an adjustment of the mic these seemed to all but disappear. In terms of content creation and streaming etc, this microphone is one of the best headset microphones you'll find. Being removable is also a very useful design aspect, meaning if you do choose to go with a more high end mic, you won't have this gaudy looking thing sticking out from your headset for no reason like some other headsets


Overall

You can really tell that ROG have put all their efforts into the things that matter with the Delta Core. As mentioned at the top of this review, it doesn't have any of the bells and whistles that higher end headsets have, but what it does have is all the important stuff, and it does them very well. Sure a little extra connectivity is always good, but if you know what you're getting going in, you won't be disappointed at all.