Pros: Comfortable, good looking, good mic, ANC
Cons: Average sound quality
First of all, the packaging and the looks of the Asus Vulcan was great. Asus did a nice job on styling. When this thing is worn, it looks great and as much as it looks great, it is also that much comfortable. My previous AKG AGS White headset always hurt my head after a few minutes of usage but this does not apply for the Asus Vulcan.
I wish I could say the same about the sound quality because I feel like I downgraded compared to AKG AGS headset I used to own. They are both in the same price range but Asus Vulcan does not sound so great. It is not bad or average but I would have hoped for a better soundstage. Sometimes I feel like I am in a semi tunnel while listening something with these headphones. Now I am an avid gamer and I listen to music some of the time as well, and I would definitaly not recommend this headset for someone listening music most of his/her time. Gaming performance is much better.
Mic quality is very nice though. I have no complains. My former AKG AGS mic used to pick up surrounding noise a lot but the Asus Vulcan doesn't. The only downside of the mic is that it is not adjustable. For me it's not a big issue but for some people it might be.
The biggest advertising feature of this headset is the ANC (Active Noise Cancelling). What it does is, it eleminates sounds that are lower than 30db, such as computer case fans. The way it works is you need to insert a AAA battery to the headset and turn on the ANC via the button on the headset. I must admit that my computer case fans became 100% silent and I was impressed with the technology. The downside though is that the sound quality and basses unfortunately gets lower in quality which steers you away from using the ANC unless your environment is noisy and you are getting disturbed.
Overall I am not extremelly happy with this headset but not unhappy either. I know I will probably use it for a year and than upgrade to a better one with more research. But still, for this price range, and if you are strickly looking for a headset configuration, Asus Vulcan is not a bad option. Don't expect miracles, especially while listening to music though.