"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."
"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. "
"The Audeze Penrose X is a high-end wireless gaming headset, whose outstanding audio performance is worthy of the Xbox Series X's power and speed. Equipped with 100-millimeter planar magnetic audio drivers, the over-ear cans deliver crisp and detail-rich sound even at maximum volume. A high-quality removable microphone, on the other hand, guarantees clear in-game chats"
Audeze only narrowly avoided offering an app for a single gaming headset this year, when it released the much delayed Penrose (look for our review in the new year). Audeze HQ now offers settings for two gaming headsets, the Audeze Mobius and Audeze Penrose.
"The Audeze Penrose follows hot on the heels of the recent Auderze Mobius headset and can be considered as close as we’re going to get to a mass-market console headphone that Audeze will ever build. Avaiable in two forms, the Penrose is a PlayStation focused variant of the Xbox variant Penrose X and represents something more than the everyday plug and play for PC and console owners. Regularly crafting headphones that are backed by some seriously praiseworthy planar drivers, Audeze brought an entirely different level of audio experience when they dropped the aforementioned Mobius back in 2019. Unfortunately, to get the sort of sound quality that is liable to make you cry you can expect to shell out thousands of dollars, and the Mobius even weighs in at $399. With the release of the Audeze Penrose, it seems that this Californian company are looking to balance a truly enthusiast-level experience with a price point that is well within the reach of anybody that considers the audio landscape to be just as crucial as RTX."
"Penrose X uses a wireless 2.4gHz dongle instead of the completely wire-free Xbox protocol. This enables the headset to also be used on PC, which is a huge bonus. To connect to the Xbox, though, just make sure the dongle is in the Xbox mode, plug it into a USB port, and turn on the headset. It’s simple to get up and running and the connection was rock solid, in my experience."
“All these gamers who are serious about becoming competitive [and] having a competitive advantage are going to invest in better tech,” Jake Fyfe said, “because it’s an arms race when you’re trying to be the best. And headphones can give you an edge. From my conversations the standout headphone currently is Audeze’s Mobius headset. “They are the best headphones that I’ve used for gaming – ever,” OG Arabian Prince told me. It is also among the most expensive of headsets. At the same time, Audeze being a very high end headphone company where headphones can retail in the multi-thousands, the Mobius is one of their least expensive and best-priced items."