ASUS ROG STRIX Magnus Review

👤by Tony Le Bourne Comments 📅05-07-17
Closer Look

At the front left, there are buttons for microphone mute, LED on/off, the main USB port, along with a monitor headphone port/headphone volume dial.

Over on the right side, there is a pick-up pattern switch, which allows you to select between: Cardioid (literally 'heart shape') for solo void, stereo pick-up (suitable for multiple people talking), and the ENC mode (Environmental Noise Cancelling) to be used in noisy areas. There is also an AUX-in port, a microphone sensitivity dial, as well as an additional USB 2.0 port (you can use the microphone via a USB 2.0 port on your PC, though if you do, the USB 2.0 port on the microphone will not function).

The side view gives a better overall idea of how compact it is, at just 5cm thickness.

The condenser microphones are behind a steel mesh and foam, enabling some innate protection for the microphones.

At the base we find some rubber feet, as well as a 1/4 camera mount should you wish to use the Magnus on a boom mount.

The RGB lighting is vibrant and subtle so isn't too distracting, but is adds an attractive touch of colour, creating a more interesting display for your viewers. There is a small tail-light at the base of the microphone too which is viewable from the 'front side' allowing you to see what colour is on display.

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