ASUS ROG Strix Fusion 500 gaming headset : Very good

10/10 arrived on time as anounced.

5 star is good for this item,only one think is the led working only when u plug in usb.

I really like the look of my rog strix fusion 500 headset and have to say that the build quality is typically good. I mostly find it very comfortable to wear and prefer the protein leather pads which are fitted in the factory although it does come with an alternative set which have a fabric finish and can be a little cooler. The lighting feature on the cans is pretty good although it’s really only for the benefit of other people around you unless you’re playing in a group; to be fair it is cool when everyone has a compatible set and they’re connected. The hideaway microphone is a great feature – it’s basically out of harm’s way when you’re not using it so it doesn’t get caught or damaged and folds out to the front when you want it. An important point to note is that there only a usb connection for the fusion 500 set which means it is suitable for pc, mac, and playstation 4, but not for any mobile devices or the xbox one. It comes with a detachable 2 metre braided cable (usb 2. 0 to a micro usb connection on the headset itself) but you can replace it with a longer one if you want. It does have bluetooth for use in controlling the aura app with a mobile device, but it can’t be used for listening at all – only the cable can be used for that purpose which is a shame. I find that the listening sound quality is very good and better than many rivals, although the microphone sound quality is more average. On balance i think that the fusion 500’s are a good set so long as you don’t mind the limitation of usb wired use only.

I knew this was a gaming headset when i ordered it but when i saw that you can connect to them over bluetooth on your mobile i had a brief moment of excitement. Surely if asus have gone to the effort of making them bluetooth they’d make it possible to play music wirelessly?. But no, you have to keep them plugged in using the usb cable at all times. I suppose wireless sound would require an on-board battery, and despite weighing 383 grams there’s no battery in the fusion 500. These are a big and impressive looking pair of headphones. They come nicely boxed and have a spare pair of fabric ear pads if you prefer these to the leatherette pair that are installed. The sides are big slabs of angular black mirrored plastic. They are mostly black plastic with plenty of little design touches that give them a sort of techie sci-fi vibe. A sprung metal band with an etched grey design holds the two pads comfortably on my ears. The fold out microphone is a nice feature.

They’re pretty comfortable, have touch sensitive controls, have cool lights on the side and the sound quality is really great. They’re slightly let down by a few annoying points, but nothing that should deter you from buying them. Overview aside, some more detail: they connect via usb (pc) to micro-usb (in the headset). I have to say, it is a bit weird having the lights on the outside of the earphones, because you obviously can’t see them yourselfthe touch controls on the outside do work – you can play / pause, turn the volume up and skip a track by tapping on the earphone. But honestly, the chances of getting it wrong, or not having it register just make it a bit redundant in my opinion. Also, it sometimes pauses or skips a track when you take the headphones off because. Yep, you guessed it – it’s touch sensitive. I do like the way that the microphone slides out of the headset itself – that’s pretty nifty. The overall build quality of the headphones is good – they feel solid, and they do encapsulate your ears well, so they’re a bit naturally noise-isolating.

Love the headset using it on xbox one and pc.

Good sound, annoying noise from usb cable.

  • good quality headset
  • Very good
  • Five Stars

ASUS ROG Strix Fusion 500 gaming headset with hi-fi-grade ESS DAC and amplifier and 7.1 virtual surround – Black

Style Name:Fusion 500
Product Description, ROG Strix Fusion 500 turns your gaming up a notch, with exclusive headset-to-headset RGB light synchronization technology so your MOBA or E-sports team can crush the competition in perfect sync. ROG Strix Fusion 500 features a hi-fi ESS 9018 DAC and a 9601 amplifier for more realistic audio, as well as a 50mm ASUS Essence driver, exclusive airtight chamber technology and Bongiovi 7.1 virtual surround sound. Get ready to shine on the battlefield!

Box Contains, usb cable, start guide, rog ear cushion, protein ear cushion


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Republic of Gamers (ROG), part of the ASUS family, is dedicated to creating innovative hardcore gaming hardware for dedicated gamers. ROG promises the absolute best performance and quality from its complete line of gaming products. ROG is for those keen on the finest gaming hardware and software, it enables the ultimate computing experience for gamers and enthusiasts worldwide. All the while incorporating a stylish gamer-focused design merging the excitement of gaming with a unique premium style

ROG Strix Fusion 500

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ROG Strix Fusion 500 turns your gaming up a notch, with exclusive headset-to-headset RGB light synchronisation technology so your MOBA or esports team can crush the competition in perfect sync. ROG Strix Fusion 500 features a hi-fi ESS 9018 digital-to-analogue converter and a 9601 amplifier for more realistic audio, as well as a 50mm ASUS Essence driver, exclusive airtight chamber technology and 7.1 virtual surround sound. Get ready to shine on the battlefield!

  • Hi-fi-grade ESS ES9018 DAC and SABRE9601K amp deliver realistic, unparalleled gaming audio
  • Finely tuned ASUS Essence drivers and exclusive airtight chamber technology for an immersive audio experience
  • Exclusive plug-and-play virtual 7.1 surround sound developed with Bongiovi Acoustics
  • RGB light synchronisation across headsets via Bluetooth, using a dedicated mobile app
  • Headset touch controls for instant adjustments of volume, playback functions and RGB light synchronisation
  • Upgraded comfort and sound insulation with ROG Hybrid ear cushions
  • Optimised digital microphone delivers clear communication

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True-to-Life Gaming Audio

Fine-tuned by audio engineers, ROG Strix Fusion 500 features an enlarged area around the drivers with an exclusive airtight chamber design to deliver pristine, natural-sounding audio.

Incredibly Deep Bass, Clearer Details

Designed with a wide frequency response of 20-40kHz, the exclusive ASUS Essence driver provides incredibly strong bass and optimised gaming sound so you’ll hear the details while enjoying an all-around immersive acoustic experience.

7.1 Virtual Surround Sound on the Go

Unlike other gaming headsets, ROG Strix Fusion 500 breaks the norm and provides an all-new upgrade of virtual 7.1 surround sound that features an optimised, custom algorithm. Developed with Bongiovi Acoustics Digital Power Station technology, the unbeatable 7.1 virtual surround delivers more realistic sounds, all with the push of a button. No extra dongle or software is needed!

Hear Every Detail

ROG Strix Fusion 500 includes the ESS 9018 DAC ― a single-chip solution delivering 24-bit/96kHz lossless playback with unprecedented dynamic range and ultralow distortion. Additionally, the built-in ESS 9601 amplifier lets you enjoy incredibly punchy bass. Enjoy a new level of audio quality!

Optimised Digital Microphone

ROG Strix Fusion 500 features a digital boom mic with a sound-processing algorithm for clearer in-game communication. Folding up the microphone will also mute it automatically, without the need to change the settings manually.

Expertly Engineered Comfort

Unlike ear cushions made of fabric or traditional leather, Strix Fusion 500 uses exclusive ROG Hybrid ear cushions that combine protein leather and fabric mesh to ensure ultimate comfort without compromising audio quality. The ergonomic oval shape of ROG Hybrid ear cushions deliver better sound insulation and improved comfort ― so they’re perfect for marathon gaming sessions.

STRIX Fusion 300 ROG Strix Fusion Wireless STRIX Fusion 500 ROG Strix Fusion 700
Connectivity USB 2.0 / 3.5mm audio jack 2.4GHz(via USB port) USB 2.0 USB 2.0 / Bluetooth 4.2
Device Compatibility (PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch(via 3.5mm), Mobile (via 3.5mm) (PC, MAC, PS4) (PC, Mac, PS4, Nintendo Switch) PC, MAC, PS4(via USB), Nintendo(via USB), Mobile phone(via Bluetooth)
ESS DAC & AMP
7.1 surround sound ✔ *Custom-made virtual surround by Bongiovi Avoustics ✔ *Custom-made virtual surround by Bongiovi Avoustics
Airtight chamber & ASUS Essence driver design
Lighting LED RGB RGB
Headset-to-headset Aura RGB light synchronization
Touch controls
Ear cushion 2 pairs * Protein leather & Hybrid 2 pairs * Protein leather & Hybrid 2 pairs * Protein leather & Hybrid 2 pairs *Protein leather & Hybrid
Microphone Analog, retractable Flip-up mute Analog, retractable Flip-up mute Digital, retractable Flip-up mute Digital, retractable Flip-up mute

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  • good quality headset
  • Very good
  • Five Stars

ASUS ROG Strix Fusion 500 gaming headset with hi-fi-grade ESS DAC and amplifier and 7.1 virtual surround – Black

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  • Upgraded comfort and sound insulation with ROG Hybrid ear cushions
  • Optimised digital microphone delivers clear communication. The USB 2.0 connector on Fusion 500 is for PC, Mac, and PlayStation 4, but not for mobile devices or XBOX One
  • Finely tuned ASUS Essence drivers and exclusive airtight chamber technology for an immersive audio experience
  • Exclusive plug-and-play virtual 7.1 surround sound developed with Bongiovi Acoustics
  • RGB light synchronisation across headsets via Bluetooth, using a dedicated mobile app