When you lift a headset onto your head, you want to be engrossed in an immersive experience. Transported to another world. For that to happen, the sound they deliver has to be authentic – it has to be completely true to life. And thanks to MQA (opens in new tab) (Master Quality Authenticated) technology, that’s the promise of the all-new ASUS ROG Delta S (opens in new tab).
The ASUS ROG Delta S is the world's first MQA-enabled gaming headset (opens in new tab). In other words, it’s the first of its kind capable of delivering the sound of the studio – every detail in a track’s original recording, delivered to your ears.
Together, MQA (opens in new tab) and ASUS have set out to provide music-loving gamers around the world with the best-sounding experiences possible – and the ROG Delta S (opens in new tab) represents the first mission complete for the partnership, ushering in a new and unparalleled class of headset for anyone who appreciates high-quality audio. MQA’s award-winning technology is found inside some of the world’s most advanced audio systems and portable devices, and its integration into a class-leading headset is nothing short of a game changer for the gaming world.
MQA (opens in new tab) sits at the heart of TIDAL (opens in new tab), the global music streaming service with the largest catalogue of MQA tracks (opens in new tab) available. When the ASUS ROG Delta S is fed a MQA-powered TIDAL Masters (opens in new tab) stream, their dedicated MQA render (opens in new tab) unfolds the file in its entirety to deliver optimal master-quality audio (opens in new tab). Every detail in the recording is revealed, every subtlety savoured. Simply subscribe to TIDAL Hi-Fi, plug the ROG Delta S into a TIDAL app-supporting device such as a mobile or a Mac, and hit play on a TIDAL Masters track – the path to audio really is that simple (opens in new tab).
Millions of TIDAL Masters tracks (opens in new tab) can now be streamed by TIDAL Hi-Fi (opens in new tab) subscribers, with new personalised Master Edition Track and Artist Radio helping them to discover the wide and wonderful world of studio-grade music playback.
To do these high-resolution MQA tracks justice, the ROG Delta S headset partners its MQA renderer with a hi-fi-grade ESS 9281 processor and no fewer than four digital-to-analogue converters (DACs) – a formidable combination that delivers exceptional quality across the entire audio frequency spectrum, from powerful, deep lows to rich, lush mids and crystal-clear highs.
An industry-best 130dB signal-to-noise ratio promises unrivalled clarity and cleanliness, while ASUS’ unidirectional, detachable AI Noise-Canceling Microphone not only preserves vocals for perfect in-voice communications but also blocks 95 per cent of everyday background noises. Because if best-in-class audio quality deserves one thing, it’s interruption-free playback.
With a USB-C connection and included USB-C-to-USB 2.0 adapter, the ROG Delta S plays ball with a wide array of consoles and devices, too, from PCs, Macs and mobiles to Nintendo Switches and Sony PlayStations.
Just as an elite gaming experience isn’t complete without high-quality sound, neither is a meaningful music listening session. Thanks to MQA, the ASUS ROG Delta S delivers the goods on both fronts, and pairs its exceptional sonics with flawless voice communication and broad multi-platform compatibility. The result? The ultimate headset for melomaniac gaming enthusiasts like yourself.