NACON RIG 600 PRO HX Review Dual Wireless Gaming Headset

Tuesday, January 09, 2024


Picture this: effortlessly cruising through your favorite games with the Nacon RIG 600 Pro HX nifty dual-wireless magic at 2.4 GHz and Bluetooth 5.1. This isn't just any headset; it's your secret sauce for in-game banter, putting the power right in your hands!

Get ready because we're diving into the Nacon RIG 600 Pro HX. First up, let's chat about the headband design, and it's not your run-of-the-mill setup. Forget the usual inner headband yoke – this one rocks a detachable earcup design for tweaking your head height. Picture unclipping and clipping those earcups at three different levels for your perfect fit. The headband's top adds a cool touch with its aerated design, keeping things lightweight and breathable.

The clip-on design brings a unique flair to the RIG 600 Pro HX, setting it apart from the sea of gaming headsets out there. Plus, the perk of detaching the earcups? It's a game-changer for portability, making it a breeze to shrink down the form factor for easy transportation. But, as with any design, there are a few drawbacks to consider:
  1. Adjusting on the go isn't as snappy as a regular sliding inner headband. You've got to take the headset off for tweaks.
  2. The constant clipping and unclipping during adjustments might raise concerns about longevity, with more friction in play compared to a traditional headband slider mechanism.
  3. You miss out on the tilting and rotating hinge action, limiting your fit options. However, on the bright side, fewer moving parts mean a lower chance of mishaps—always a win for long-term use.

Now, onto the earcups—they're predominantly crafted from plastic, jazzed up with textured accents. The bits that jut out for the whole clipping and unclipping dance? Yep, plastic too, but they've got a tiny foam piece ensuring the earcup sits snug when attached.

On the left earcup's guest list, we've got three physical buttons, a status LED light, a volume wheel dial (with that sweet infinite scroll), a USB-C port, and a stealthy plastic boom arm microphone (5cm long). It neatly tucks away into the earcup, playing hide and seek so smoothly you won't even notice it's there. Now, the omnidirectional mic—applause-worthy for its clarity, but, you guessed it, there's a twist in the tale.

Let's break down the button game—it's not just for looks. These buttons give you the power to handle calls (pick up/end/reject) and summon your trusty voice assistant. The status LED light plays it cool by shutting off post-connection—no pesky blinking Bluetooth light here. The 2.4GHz dongle follows suit with its built-in LED, gracefully dimming when making that device connection.

Now, onto the audio performance—it's a tale of two modes. While the volume output stays consistent in Bluetooth and 2.4GHz realms, the audio quality takes a leap in the 2.4GHz realm for both audio playback and calls. Talk about an upgrade! The wireless signal strength echoes this superiority in the 2.4GHz zone. And the cherry on top? Absolute Bluetooth volume support in both modes, giving you the reins to control device volume straight from the headset.

Let's talk comfort—the earpads aren't messing around. Thick padding, the same cozy stuff as the headband, gets draped in a fabric honeycomb pattern material. Translation? Say goodbye to sweaty ear situations; these pads are all about breathability. Underneath, a layer of thin fabric mesh adds a thoughtful touch, keeping the top of those 40mm drivers non-padded. The earcup depth hits a comfy 2cm, with inner measurements at 4cm wide x 6cm high and outer measurements at 8cm wide x 10cm high. And hey, the exposed cabling rocking out of the earcups? It's the flat rubber cable, keeping things tangle-free.

So, about the audio performance,  it's very good. You can hear every gunshot and footstep - perfect for gaming, although let's keep it real—audiophiles might wish for just a smidge more depth and fuller vocal spectrum. Now, the let's dive into the dual-wireless tech. It's a solid feature that allows you to switch between Bluetooth 5.1 and 2.4 GHz wireless via the included USB-C wireless dongle. The dongle has Nacon branding, as well as a physical switch to toggle between bluetooth and 2.4Ghz wireless

Comfort is where the Nacon RIG 600 Pro HX shines. Weighing in at 240g and featuring breathable earphone fabric, it's a win for those marathon gaming sessions. But, a bit more padding on the headband wouldn't hurt for prolonged wear; it's the little comfort issues that add up.

Nacon mobile app gives access to advanced setting such as mic monitoring, profiles, power off timer, volume limiting, and tone band EQ  for tweaking the bass/treble/midrange. Summing it up, the Nacon RIG 600 Pro HX is a headset with character, and whether it's the right fit depends on your gaming priorities.

Selling points
  • Made for Xbox One and Series X|S
  • Immersive gaming experience
  • High-quality audio
  • Seamless switching between 2.4 GHz and Bluetooth 5.1
  • Lag-free 2.4Ghz wireless connection
  • Multi-platform compatibility
  • Voice alerts for battery status
  • Lightweight and comfortable design
  • Extended battery life:
  • Flip-to-mute microphone
  • Noise-cancelling microphone
  • Max volume beep alert
  • Absolute bluetooth volume support
  • Detachable earcup design
  • Mobile app support
  • Bluetooth AAC audio
  • Robust build
  • 2.4Ghz dongle works with Android devices
  • Supports both AptX and AAC
  • The ear pads can be replaced
  • Passthrough audio whilst charging
  • USB-C port supports wired connectivity

Potential deal breakers
  • No surround sound feature
  • No 3.5mm audio port
  • Exposed cabling
  • Does not support fast charging
  • Does not support multipairing

Included in the box are a branded 2.4Gz wireless USB-C dongle, USB-A adapter (male to female) and USB-C cable (USB-A to USB-C). You can buy the Nacon RIG 600 Pro HX from Nacon Gaming. The US versions of both HX and HS includes Dolby Atmos. The European versions of both HX and HS do not include Dolby Atmos. The European versions of both HX and HS are compatible with Dolby Atmos

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