ASUS ROG Strix Go Core Moonlight White Review (Page 2 of 4)

Page 2 - Physical Look - Hardware

When it comes to design, the ASUS ROG Strix Go Core Moonlight White uses a sleek white and grey color scheme, which represents the “moonlight white” theme of this product. The structure of the Go Core Moonlight White is that of your typical closed-back gaming headset. The ROG logo is printed on one of the sides of the earpiece, while the other earpiece contains the ROG brand text. There is no RGB LED lighting on this headset, although this does not take away from the quality of the product by any means. The shell is made out of a smooth plastic that feels very solid. The earcups and headband are wrapped in familiar PU leather. It should be noted that each material used on headphones have their own advantages and disadvantages that affect the user experience, whether it be PU leather or another type of fabric. The internal frames and extending arms are made out of steel, which is also typical for headphones. The headset as a whole is solidly built and well put together with no creaking and suspicious noises when pressure is applied. The earcups themselves can also bend and rotate, making them compact for carrying, since you can fold them up.

The fixed 3.5mm audio cable measures 1.2m in length, which is long enough to stretch to your input device while giving you enough slack. It is regular rubber coated cord, which is flexible enough to route around the corners of your desk, but a braided cable is preferred. The rubber coated Y-split cable also measures 1.2m, which adds to the length of your headset if you plan to connect directly to your desktop PC or any device far away that has a separate microphone and headphone jack.

Moving on to the ears, the cups are wrapped in PU leather, which I found comfortable enough in day-to-day use. The ASUS ROG Strix Go Core Moonlight White ears are oval-shaped, which should fit over most ears. Underneath the surface, the Go Core Moonlight White uses neodymium magnet drivers. The frequency response is not listed, but the impedance is rated at 32Ω. The arms the ears sit between can tilt to best fit your head. As mentioned earlier, the earcups on the Go Core Moonlight White can rotate and bend so they rest flat if you wear the headset around your neck. This also makes it easier to carry around.

Moving up, we can see that the arms on the Go Core Moonlight White can extend out to optimally fit the size of your head. There are no visible marks to indicate how far out the headphones can extend. The arms are notched though, so you can at least get an idea of how far the arms have extended. The rest of the headband is made out of PU leather with steel underneath. The PU leather here is thick and creates a nice cushion that can rest on the top of your head. This also helps reduce the amount of pressure that can be felt from the top. Text indicating the left and right earcups is engraved on the lower ends of the arms.

With overall comfort, the ASUS ROG Strix Go Core Moonlight White is generally comfortable to wear, whether you choose to game or just listen to music. The PU leather on both ear cups feels nice and makes for good material when using these for long periods. The clamping pressure is good without making it feel like your head is being squeezed. The Go Core Moonlight White is also very light, weighing in at 252 grams. This makes it feel as if you are not even wearing a headset, which is not surprising since these headphones do not have to carry a battery or any wireless components.

The bottom of the headset contains the control buttons that most headphones these days would come with. All of the controls are located on the left ear cup, with these controls being the analog volume wheel and a sliding microphone mute button. The analog volume wheel allows users to control the maximum volume of the headphones, while the microphone mute button allows users to mute themselves if needed.

According to ASUS, the detachable unidirectional microphone offers a frequency response range of 100Hz to 10kHz and -45dB microphone sensitivity. The microphone jack can be seen on the left ear cup. The ASUS ROG Strix Go Core Moonlight White does not come with a rubber flap inside the microphone jack, which is generally used to prevent dust leakage. However, this is not a huge issue.

With all these in mind, I fired up the ASUS ROG Strix Go Core Moonlight White for some auditioning and tests.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware
3. Subjective Audio Analysis
4. Conclusion