GamingReview: Penrose Wireless Planar Magnetic Headset from Audeze

Review: Penrose Wireless Planar Magnetic Headset from Audeze

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Here is our review of the Penrose Wireless Planar Magnetic Headset from Audeze.

Legendary Audio Performance for Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.

Features

  • Audeze 100mm planar magnetic drivers
  • Lossless 2.4GHz low-latency wireless connection
  • Bluetooth and wired analog connection options
  • Detachable broadcast quality microphone
  • Comfortable memory foam padding

Specifications

StyleOver-ear, closed-circumaural
Transducer typePlanar Magnetic
Magnetic structureFluxor™ magnet array
Phase managementFazor
Magnet typeNeodymium N50
Diaphragm typeUltra-thin Uniforce™
Transducer size100 mm
Maximum SPL>120dB
Frequency response10Hz – 50kHz
THD<0.1% (1 kHz, 1mW)
EarpadsContoured memory foam: artificial leather
MicrophoneDetachable broadcast quality mic
Battery typeLithium-polymer (15hr battery life, 3hr charge time)
Wireless Connection2.4 GHz Wireless (16bit/48kHz) + Bluetooth
Wired Connection3.5mm analog audio, USB-A-to-C charging
Weight320g (including battery)

What’s in the box?

The box contains the Penrose Wireless Planar Magnetic Headset, 2.4GHz Wireless Dongle, Detachable Broadcast Quality Microphone, USB-A to USB-C Cable, 3.5 mm to 3.5 mm Cable,Quick Start Guide and a Warranty Card.

A Closer Look

Final Thoughts

The Penrose is all black apart from a green band around the ear cups (green for Xbox).

The microphone is small and is easy to fit and remove, and also move into the perfect position for playing. The quality of the microphone is really great, with excellent quality speech heard by the people on the other end.

There are separate volume controls on the headset for both volume and the microphone so you can get it set up exactly how you want it.

Connecting the Penrose to whatever end device you want to use is fairly simple – you can used a wired connection, Bluetooth or the included Wireless dongle if you want to use it with a PC or an Xbox. Everything you need is included in the box and it doesn’t take long to get it all set up and running.

The sound quality on the Penrose is excellent – whether you are playing a game or listening to music, I found it to be very clear sound and I could really feel explosions going off around me when I was playing COD.

Battery wise I got about 10 hours from a single charge – which for me was more than enough. You will just want to remember to plug it back in to charge when you are not using it.

My only real criticism of the Penrose is that it’s not the most comfortable headset I have ever tried. It’s got quite a squeeze to it meaning that extended playing resulted in me having to take it off for a while to give my head a break.

There is also an Audeze HQ app that you can use to tweak and fine tune various settings for you headset.

The Penrose is a really great gaming headset – its got everything you need and you won’t be disappointed. Take it out for a spin now!

The Penrose Wireless Planar Magnetic Headset from Audeze is available now priced around $299 and there is also a version for PlayStation consoles too.

You can learn more from the Audeze website.

Andrew Edneyhttps://moviesgamesandtech.com
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.
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