The Vulcan ANC Gaming Headset

The ANC in Vulcan ANC stands for Active Noise Cancellation, and as one would surmise, it cancels out other noises so you hear the audio you want, without the distraction from the surrounding world. It differs from PNC (Passive Noise Cancellation), where you reduce all ambient noise by blocking sound waves from reaching your ear drum (ie, ear plugs). But just where did this technology come from, and how exactly does it work? For that, we’ll have to go back to the early jet engine days of aviation. ANC technology has been used widely in the aviation industry since the 1950′s to cancel the ear-damaging volumes of noise found in helicopter and airplane cockpits. With decibel levels around 90-150dB, prolonged exposure would result in hearing loss and eventual deafness. ANC works by producing a sound wave that is in effect, the inverse of the ambient noise being emitted, there by neutralizing, or cancelling out the sound. After decades of research, ANC technology became small and economical enough to where it could be commercialized. As the Vulcan ANC is geared towards the gaming audience, ROG engineers have optimized the technology even further to effectively cancel out the sounds that gamers would most likely encounter in the surrounding real world, such as loud computer fans and the steady hum of hard disk drives.

Vulcan ANC Sound Innovations

  • 85% active noise cancellation (for low frequency computer fan noise)
  • 30dB noise isolation (for high frequency human and environmental noise)
  • 40mm drivers deliver crystal-clear and directional audio details thanks to a finely-tuned chamber design
  • The microphone exhibits a stylish katana-shaped design, with built-in noise filtering technology so teammates hear clear conversations during games instead of ambient noise
vulcan-design Often overlooked, PC audio is an essential part of gaming and can mean the difference in fragging and getting fragged. The Vulcan ANC is ideally suited to ROG gaming motherboards with SupremeFX audio technology.
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