Asus ROG Cetra Pro gaming earbuds feature a wired audio optimizer

Along with the previously launched ROG Phone 6 series, Asus has also introduced new true wireless earbuds for gaming. The ROG Cetra True Wireless Pro in-ear ANC headphones have a typical stem-based design. However, it gains additional functionality through an in-line audio optimizer, which offers improved output.

TL;DR

  • Asus introduces ROG Cetra True Wireless Pro TWS earbuds.
  • The in-ear ANC headphones can be converted to wired headphones for enhanced audio.
  • Pricing for the ROG Cetra True Wireless Pro is unknown at the time of writing.
  • The in-ear headphones will be available in October.

With just the earbuds, ROG Cetra Pro TWS features noise cancellation and 10mm sound drivers. In addition, the headphones support SBC, AAC and aptX Bluetooth codecs. Asus promises wireless up to 45ms latency, which is better than the Redmi Buds 4 Pro. Users can take advantage of the integrated quad-DAC in the in-line audio optimizer. This translates to 40 KHz frequency response and 32-bit audio resolution.

The audio upgrade is possible because the cable optimizer has a USB-C port to connect to the source. The other ends resemble a shallow cone that holds the earbuds, presumably via magnetic connectors. Unfortunately, the brand’s beautiful, mega-colorful lighting is not present on either the headphones or the housing.

ASUS ROG Cetra True Wireless Pro in-ear ANC earbuds

ASUS ROG Cetra True Wireless Pro in-ear earbuds are available in black color / © ASUS

As for battery life, the in-ear headphones come with a battery life of up to 28 hours using the case. This is disabled with the ANC. Enabling the feature will give you up to 18 hours of playback time. Asus did not mention whether the earbuds charge when connected to the optimizer.

You have to wait a few months if you want to buy one. Asus says that the ROG Cetra True Wireless Pro will be available from October this year. The price of the ROG Cetra True Wireless Pro has not yet been announced. In contrast, the current ROG Cetra True Wireless earbuds sell for $199 and the USB-C 2nd generation. version for about $120.

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