"If what you care most about is having glorious, impeccable sound that would impress even the most discerning audiophiles, as well as incredibly wide soundstage, then you’ll be more than happy to pay that $300 price tag. Just be prepared to give them some time to bed in." Read More
"The final verdict? At $300, the Penrose is a rather expensive—but equally remarkable—gaming headset that blows most of the competition clean out of the water. Audeze has finally brought its top-of-the-line audio expertise into the console gaming world and you’d be hard-pressed to find a worthy audio opponent, especially at the Penrose’s relatively budget price (especially when considering that other Audeze headsets can easily price into the multi-thousands)." Read More
"I like my gaming headsets quite a bit. I’m picky when it comes to price and comfort. The Mobius sets a new bar for gaming headset sound solutions. It is worth every single penny asked because it makes you appreciate the investment. It’s everything you would want in a gaming audio experience." Read More
"Penrose ultimately comes down to what is important to you. In terms of sound quality, they proved fantastic and lead to a much better overall experience. Even in games, I was very familiar with they left a positive impression and helped elevate the experience. Where they fall short is some of the smaller features or certain setups. Given this is what is important in a headset, I would say Audeze Penrose is one of the strongest wireless choices out there." Read More
"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!" Read More
"The Mobius uses 360 audio to a new level. If you are familiar with the HyperX Orbit headset, Audeze is the company that created that experience. If you turn your head in any direction, the audio will stay stationary. Scanning at over 1000 times per second, this head-tracking experience is truly game-changing, especially since the technology is built directly into the headset. No software is necessary. You can experience this on any device you connect to with either Bluetooth, USB-C, or auxiliary." Read More
"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."
"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
"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. "