ROCCAT Syn Max Air Review (Page 1 of 4)

ROCCAT Syn Max Air Review

By: Jadon Lee
December 9, 2022

Sickness has been something in my life for a large chunk of this university semester. It is really interesting to see the effects of what sickness does to me in regards to life and education. Admittedly, I have become attuned to the treacherous life of a stay-at-home potato. Personally, I find the act of staying at home to be quite soothing, as there is nobody but yourself in many cases. Having no one else means no responsibilities for others. It is a little bit freeing in a way. It is nice to just be able to rest in the comfort of yourself. The interesting part I found was what resulted in terms of my education. With a bed so close to where I am working, it would have been easy to simply go back to bed and fall into eternal procrastination. Rather than procrastinating, I actually found myself getting ahead of my classes and learning more on my own time. There was something about not having to go through two hours of transit a day that really freed up time to both relax and get work done. I was genuinely surprised by this difference, especially after going through COVID semesters where classes were primarily delivered online. Perhaps this is just a new chapter in my life after making the adequate changes with online learning, or what you would deem as progress. Just like how I have been making progress in my life, ROCCAT has been making improvements on their headsets. ROCCAT has sent over their Syn Max Air gaming headset for us to try out. As I have previously reviewed the Syn Pro Air, I think it is only poetic that I get to experience the progression that ROCCAT has made in a little over a year. Will the ROCCAT Syn Max Air be a step up from its previous generation? Keep reading to find out!

Today’s review unit of the ROCCAT Syn Max Air arrived from Turtle Beach’s warehouse in Elwood, Illinois. This package traveled using UPS Standard shipping. The box arrived in excellent condition with almost no marks or dents. Elwood is a small village outside of Chicago, and after a quick search of the originating address, the origin address leads me to a large office building in an industrial area. The product made it to us here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in one piece, so I have no complaints.

The general appearance of the ROCCAT Syn Max Air’s retail box is very similar to the likes of the Vulcan II Max, which was reviewed by my colleague Jonathan. Bright and centered is the headset itself and it shines with some of its RGB effects. The fully black exterior highlights the headset. ROCCAT’s logo is placed on the top left, with the product name “Syn Max Air” being prominently displayed directly below. The front also talks about the wireless connectivity and that it comes with a charging dock. Both the left and right sides talk about some of the features the Syn Max Air provides, while the main focus on the left is ROCCAT’s story. The back of the box displays the headset alongside some of the included items within the box. This side would not be complete if ROCCAT did not offer some more features on it as well.

Before we continue, here are some specifications pulled from the manufacturer’s site:

Direct wireless connection via USB-A transmitter
2.4GHz transmitter frequency response
Audio controls: power button, master volume wheel, mic mute, mic monitor wheel
Removable unidirectional microphone
Over-ear design featuring memory foam
Rechargeable 16h battery

Driver Unit
20Hz-20kHz speaker frequency response
50mm speakers with neodymium magnets

Out of the box, we have the ROCCAT Syn Max Air held in a beautiful black foam, offering up quite a premium unboxing experience. Underneath the foam is the accessories box where we have the USB Type-A to Type-C cable, USB Type-C to Type-C cable, USB Type-A to Type-C adapter, and a removable microphone. Some documentation is included with the Syn Max Air with a quick start guide and some warranty information. The contents were kept nice and simple with everything necessary packed neatly.

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