Asus Cerberus v2
The second version of Asus's hell hound is now available, although the first one is still for sale at the time of writing, for a considerably lower price. Not that the Cerberus v2 is expensive, because it's available for an average of 104 dollars and it is therefore the fourth cheapest headset in this test. It's no surprise, then, that its materials don't feel very high end.
The braided cord is uncomfortably rigid, although it is useful that Asus offers a four-pole plug at the short end. We can't imagine that buyers want to walk the streets while listening to the Cerberus, but it's possible to take off the boom microphone for that.
The level of comfort is reasonable due to the large ear cups, they are not as big as to press uncomfortably on your jaws (unlike the case of MSI). However, the Cerberus v2 is the heaviest headset in the test apart from the MSI DS502 which is a few grams heavier. A clear downside is that you can hear your own jaw movements through the metal upper strap, which also resonates in case of coughing, for example. So, sitting still is required.
Fortunately, the sound quality is very good. Although it is not as pure as true audiophiles would wish for, the Cerberus v2 provides pretty solid lows, with tight middles and actually also some nice highs - however, for the highs we hear more distortion than is desirable, as can be seen in the graphs. In short, the Cerberus v2 has a very nice set of drivers - but the construction around them could be better. The microphone is fine, but is very quiet by default and misses a lot of low frequency tones.