Ergonomic design combined with hybrid driver
Featuring a dual electrostatic dynamic driver, the ADATA XPG PRECOG has a bold, chic design with red LED lighting, giving it an overall premium look. Angular memory foam ear cushions ensure a very comfortable and snug fit for most people except for the small head. It is a powerful headset for gaming with cross-platform compatible features that include everything from your PC and console to the Nintendo Switch and even mobile phones. Sound quality throughout the mode – FPS, 7.1 surround sound and music – suitable. However, triple-heavy FPS mode can obscure video games. However, there is more to XPG PRECOG to offer, in all cases, you will not be disappointed with the overall performance.
ADATA XPG PRECOG Detailed Review
The Xtreme Performance Gear (XPG) XPG PRECOG by ADATA has launched the wired gaming headset, the world’s first dual-driver gaming headset featuring a pair of electrostatic transducers. In addition to the electrostatic driver, the headset also includes two 40mm dynamic neodymium drivers for bus feedback. Gamers can also choose from a variety of modes, such as Surround Sound, FPS, and Music, depending on the situation. So, how do hybrid systems and modes translate into real life while gaming? Find out.
In the box
- Tough carrying suit
- USB Type-C wired controller with DSP sound card
- 3.5mm wired cable with in-line controller
- Type A to Type C wires
- Y-cable splitter cable
- XPG PRECOG Gaming Headset
Construction and design
The XPG PRECOG screams ‘gamer’ with the red and black tones and accents that come with the packaging. The hard carrying case is even simpler in this case, covering a matte black finish. It looks extremely sturdy and sturdy, but it is large enough that you will need a large backpack to carry it.
Once you unzip the carrying case, you will be greeted by headphones. If you temporarily ignore headphones, you’ll see a number of distinct pouches, several of which contain cables that ensure cross-platform compatibility, whether it’s your PC, laptop, console, or smartphone. First, there is a USB Type-C cable that features an inline amplifier and DAC. If you don’t have a Type-C port on your PC or laptop, the good guys at ADATA also include an extension cable that converts Type-C to Type-A.
For high-race audio or if you just want to go the more traditional route and use an audio jack, there’s also a braided 3.5 cable that can plug in a lot of things (except for the annoying phones that have removed the 3.5mm jack). You’ll also find a Y-cable splitter cable that hooks the microphones and headphones separately. We really appreciate how ADATA has gone above and beyond to ensure that the gaming headset can be used on any device you can get your hands on today. +1 to be extremely useful.
Now, let’s keep an eye on the gaming headset, which we call ‘eye-catching’, not ‘nice’ or ‘stylish’. XPG PRECOG is attractive in appearance and fits perfectly with the aesthetics acclaimed by gamers. It features a dark tone electroplating finish on top of aluminum. The headband is surrounded by a braided material that is red and black. Above the headband are two stretched pipe-like wires that give the headset some extra height and add aesthetics to the unique design.
The headband is fully self-adhesive, which means all you have to do is adjust it to your head and when you pull it over your ear, it will automatically pull the elasticized extensions as needed. This process is extremely non-stop and convenient. We really enjoyed it without having to worry about headphones getting the perfect seal. The headsets, overall, are extremely flexible and we didn’t hear any cries or screams when we fully extended them.
On the ear cup, there are multiple grooves around the round shell. The XPG logo is red on the cup and stamped at the bottom of the aforementioned groove, with a red LED that can be toggled via the inline controller with the USB-C cable.
The cups can be folded 180 degrees and slightly angled to give a better fit. Below the left ear cup is a USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm jack, and a microphone port. Although most of us in the laboratories found the XPG PRECOG to be extremely comfortable and smooth over the head, the reviewer was suffering from somewhat weak clamping strength due to the small head size.
Overall, if you have an average size or large head, this gaming headset should be extremely comfortable to wear, even in long gaming sessions, as both the ear cups and the headband have enough soft and flexible cushioning. The ergonomics of this headset fascinated us quite a bit.
In addition to the convenient cross-platform connectivity features, the XPG PRECOG has several additional strategies that will interest gamers. There are a total of three sound modes, including 7.1 Surround Sound Mode, FPS (First Person Shooter) Mode, and finally Music Mode.
Surround Sound mode gives you a kind of simulated wide sound stage that can submerge and amplify the gameplay sound. FPS mode is especially for shooters where the music mode uses hybrid drivers to revive your music listening experience according to the company. The DSP Sound Card recommends eliminating ENC or environmental noise for microphones, which is a boon for gamers because it eliminates external sounds.
The headset is high-race audio certified and you can enjoy it best with the provided 3.5mm connector which produces suitable sound quality output. We will describe in more detail below. In addition, you have a two year warranty with this device.
Featuring dual hybrid drivers (two electrostatic and two dynamic) as well as sound modes such as FPS, 7.1 surround sound and music mode, the ADATA XPG PRECOG has a lot to offer when it comes to sheer gaming performance. They have a lot, some are pleasurable and some are not so pleasurable.
7.1 Surround Sound mode is quite immersive and you get the impression of a wide and long sound stage that extends beyond your head. Tiny subtleties, such as a leaf crack under a character’s feet and firing from a distance, are quite exceptionally captured. The difference between shooting someone at you from a relatively close range and more outside was very obvious and we enjoyed it a lot.
FPS mode, however, has disappointed us somewhat. Full sound profiles become extremely triple-heavy in FPS mode, so shooter video games lack the necessary punch and drive in their sound. In the case of imaging, the directional information can also be improved with some modifications. Overall, we missed the punch and precision of the sound in this mode and usually moved to music or surround sound mode even while playing the shooter.
The gaming headset is amazingly great at reproducing music, playing a wide frequency response game from 5Hz – 50,000Hz. The word profile is quite nice. The shaft is sharp but not disobedient and the heights are quite controlled. We noticed that the heights were slightly distorted at higher volumes, but only when we moved more than 85-90 percent. The soundstage of the music is quite good but lacks imaging, the rock tracks have multiple instruments that only sound kakophonic.
The XPG PRECOG’s microphone is quite capable with frequency response from 20Hz to 20,000Hz. It uses one-way pickup and easily captures the full range of your words. With the built-in ENC, we’ve found that the headset effectively eliminates most background noise and external noise that can annoy your teammates while on the go.
The last row
The XPG PRECOG gaming headset costs Rs 12,000 (Rs 10,649 in Amazon India). You get cross-platform compatibility, ensuring you can use it on almost every device, three distinct sound modes that work well when gaming, watching TV shows or movies, and listening to music (as long as you enable the appropriate mode) and overall good sound. Quality These are designed to fit most heads comfortably with their Nifty auto-adjusting headbands. Despite the FPS mode being less than perfect, we were greatly impressed by the headset’s ability to play music and its extensive sound stage, which made most of the titles sound great.