Roccat Syn Air Professional wi-fi gaming headset assessment

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Our Verdict

The Roccat Syn Air Professional is a good sounding headset that is held down by a stunning quantity of technical points.

For

  • Nice sound
  • Neat RGB lighting

In opposition to

  • Random disconnects
  • Software program is irritating to make use of

Roccat is among the few firms on the market you’ll be able to typically depend on to supply good, dependable gear. Whether or not it is keyboards or gaming mice, Roccat’s energy has at all times been its consistency. Roccat does not do flashy, however it will get the job achieved. That is why we had excessive hopes for Roccat’s trendy Syn Air Professional wi-fi gaming headset.  

Shockingly, the Roccat Syn Air Professional ended up being a uncommon swing and miss. It simply goes to indicate {that a} gaming headset must do greater than sound good; it additionally must be simple to make use of. 

The Syn Professional Air’s largest downside is the bundled  Neon Software program. As an alternative of utilizing Roccat Swarm, its regular suite for dealing with the myriad of settings, the Syn Professional Air makes use of its personal factor. Right here is the place you will change settings, alter your EQs and goof round with the headset’s RGB lighting. After I first acquired the headset, I had issues with the software program not even recognizing the headset at first. It was solely till a latest software program replace remedied that . 

Roccat SYN Air Professional specs

Driver-type: 50 mm

Frequency response: 20–20,000Hz


Design type:
Over-ear

Microphone:  Removable flip to mute

Connectivity: Wi-fi 2.4GHz dongle

Battery Life: 24 hours

Weight: 340g

Value: $150

The depth of choices at your disposal in Neon is disappointing; you’ll be able to’t set consumer profiles, and the RGB settings are fairly restricted. This would not have bothered me an excessive amount of, besides that I saved working right into a nagging subject the place the headset would randomly disconnect itself from the PC and pressure me to show off/on the headset to get it working once more. One other annoyance was the collection of loud, inexplicable beeps that I nonetheless cannot decide what they signify. 

Frustratingly, the Roccat Syn Air Professional does sound nice. I am not a headset encompass sound convert however turning on Superhuman Listening to, Turtle Seashore’s digital encompass sound tech, may make me a believer. I jumped again into the present season of Apex Legends and located the textual content to be helpful when making an attempt to cover from groups lead by Seer, the most recent character whose talents can see you thru partitions. I had combined outcomes, however that was largely from an absence of ability on my half.

The headset is nicely balanced for music and films. I lastly acquired round to rewatching The Darkish Knight, a movie whose rating famously can drown out any dialogue, and was in a position to make out most of Batman’s grumbling even with a rising orchestra behind him. One other constructive is that the removable microphone is fairly good. I used to be in a position to be heard clearly throughout Discord calls and matches of Apex Legends.

I used to be not anticipating to love the honeycomb type RGB lighting Roccat has adopted for lots of their {hardware} as a lot as I do. It is a low-key however hanging design, and I favor that over RGB accents alongside the rim of the ear cups. My solely real grievance concerning the look of the Syn Air Professional is that the matte end tends to cowl the headset in smudges.  

Roccat claims you get about 24 hours of recreation time on the headset and it just about strains up with the headset I reviewed. Although, I might have liked to have seen a setting the place the headset turns off a sure period of time when not in use to assist preserve battery life. That being stated, ensure you flip off the headset whenever you’re not utilizing it. 

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Roccat SYN Pro Air wireless headset

Roccat SYN Air Professional headset (Picture credit score: Future)

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Neon Software

Neon Software program (Picture credit score: Future)

The Syn Professional Air is also a little bit of a decent match, so when you put on glasses or have a big head (or each like yours really), you could really feel a little bit of stress when gaming for greater than an hour. I would favor an adjustable headband as an alternative akin to what SteelSeries does with its Arctis headsets as an alternative of shifting ear cups up and down. 

The Roccat Syn Professional Air is a good-sounding wi-fi headset that’s simply too irritating to make use of. Many of the options are locked behind unpredictable software program and there are just too many connectivity points. It is onerous to suggest a $150 headset when it feels such as you’re always at odds with it. I am hoping that Roccat can enhance the Neon over time with updates, however till then, I might wait on this one. 

Roccat Syn Air Professional wi-fi gaming headset assessment

The Roccat Syn Air Professional is a good sounding headset that is held down by a stunning quantity of technical points.

Jorge Jimenez

Jorge is a {hardware} author from the enchanted lands of New Jersey. When he is not filling the workplace with the odor of Pop-Tarts, he is reviewing all types of gaming {hardware} from headsets to recreation pads. He is been protecting video games and tech for almost ten years and has written for Dualshockers, WCCFtech, and Tom’s Information.