"The closed-back Penrose headset itself is quite feature-rich, with its most notable and unique feature being its 100mm planar magnetic transducers, which allow the headphones to deliver fast transient response capabilities and high levels of upper frequency extension. While that may sound like a fancy thing to include in a pair of gaming headphones, the technology does allow the Penrose to be used extremely well as a pair of closed-back wireless headphones for music listening. " Read More
"The overall winner here is the Audeze penrose X due to sound quality and overall versatility."
"Audeze is well-known for its headphones that use planar magnetic drivers, which are able to achieve incredible fidelity with virtually zero distortion, and they're typically really expensive. Think well over $1,000. But Audeze has been able to keep the price well down on LCD-1, and right now they're some of the best-sounding headphones you can buy for under $500." Read More
"Right away, I found the LCD-1 headphones to be lightweight at 250-grams, comfortable on my head while making a good seal, and perfect for gaming, mixing music, or just relaxing and listening to music." Read More
"Though Audeze produces some of the most high-end planar magnetic headphones on the market, their high-end headphones can cost more than renting 40 hours of professional studio time. That’s why I have no qualms in saying that their entry-level Audeze LCD-1
headphones are more than accurate enough to serve as a reference tool for home recording artists."
"High-end audio company Audeze broke new ground when it released the Mobius, the first mass-market gaming headset to use planar magnetic audio drivers. The Mobius was the gold standard for PC gaming headsets, with better surround sound than anything released since, fantastic audio, and Bluetooth compatibility. The Audeze Penrose is the company’s follow-up to the Mobius, jettisoning the Waves Nx surround sound in favor of wireless audio—an easier trade-off to make now that consoles have their own spatial sound systems." Read More
"Audeze is a California-based high-end headphone and audio manufacturer whose products for years have been at the top of the list for both audio professionals and musicians. The company attributes its unique selling point to combining the most high-tech materials available with its own “precision craftmanship.” Indeed, it was when the Audeze founders stumbled upon an ex-NASA scientist in 2008 – who had himself developed an ultra-thin membrane which became the basis for planar magnetic diaphragms – that Audeze established itself as a leading purveyor of high-quality and reference headphones. Consequently, the team rejected the use of conical drivers in favor of this new and strong material, originally developed for space applications." Read More
"Let’s get the big news out of the way before we start – the Audeze Penrose X Wireless Headset for Xbox
is THE best sounding gaming headset I’ve ever had the pleasure of using. There we go – spoilers spoiled, review written. End of. What do you mean you need to know more?"
"Unboxing the Penrose we have the headset, detachable mic, USB dongle, USB Type-C charging cable and an auxiliary cable. There is a quick start guide to explain what all the buttons and knobs do and quick controls to use the Penrose. The Penrose can be used through a wireless connection to a PlayStation console with the dongle, a Bluetooth connection with a PC, tablet or mobile device or just about any other device that supports 3.5m input. The main selling point of the Penrose is that it’s an audiophile quality wireless headset optimized for console gaming, but having compatibility with other devices does add to the value."
"Using the Audeze Penrose X is pretty simple. Plug the USB dongle into a free port on your Xbox One, Xbox Series X, or PC. Hold the power button on the headset, it will connect to the dongle, and you’re good to go. To connect to a smartphone or your PC via Bluetooth, press the multi-function button to toggle to Bluetooth mode, then double click the power button to begin pairing. Find the Penrose headset in your Bluetooth settings, and you’ll be connected." Read More
"With the Audeze Mobius coming in at $399 and the Audeze-designed HyperX Cloud Orbit coming in at $199, the Penrose slots right in the middle with its $299 price tag. This remains very expensive for a gaming headset, but the quality is inarguably good. The Penrose strikes a middle-ground between gaming headset and audiophile headphone and is priced to match. I wish the battery life were longer, or that it featured fast charge to get back in the action quickly, so there’s still room to grow, but if you’re someone who loves good audio and needs to hear every detail in your game or soundtrack, you’ll find a lot to love here. "
"Bringing their technology from the popular Mobius gaming headset, Audeze delivers planar magnetic drivers to the console crowd with Penrose and Penrose X. While the wireless adapter and Bluetooth connectivity enable use with many different platforms, Penrose X brings premium audio to the Xbox Series X|S along with a premium price tag
of $299.99. So how does the Audeze Penrose X perform for the price? Be sure to watch the video below and see all the details. "
"Audeze is widely considered to be one of the best in the audio business. The company routinely creates some of the best-sounding headphones targeted directly at the audiophile crowd. The Mobius gaming headset is one such device, though it is geared for gaming. The headset offers spectacular sound quality and has several well-designed features, including 3D audio that can be tuned to the shape of the user's head." Read More