ASUS ROG Strix Fusion 500 Headset Review

Up Close Part Two

ASUS ROG Strix Fusion 500 Headset Review

Up Close Part Two

You can get a good look at the build quality in this shot. Everything fits together perfectly, and the attention to detail is excellent with the chrome contrasted by the black, and the black emphasised by the RGB lighting. Behind the microphone is the port for the USB cable which has no latching but it's difficult to work the cable loose because of the wide design on the end of it (as you saw on the previous page). We're surprised that, unlike the Fusion 300, there isn't an option for 3.5mm jacks. Obviously the DAC requires powering and that has had an effect upon the flexibility of the Fusion 500.

ASUS ROG Strix Fusion 500 Headset Review  

Behind the cable port is the toggle for the 7.1 audio. This is quite easy to catch when you're taking them on and off, so if everything suddenly sounds a bit further away then that'll be the reason.

ASUS ROG Strix Fusion 500 Headset Review  

Hinges are so often the weak point of headsets but we have no such fears with the Fusion 500. An all metal headband combines with high quality plastics and plenty of rotational ability to both be comfortable and also ensure that each element only flexes in the direction it's strongest.

ASUS ROG Strix Fusion 500 Headset Review  
ASUS ROG Strix Fusion 500 Headset Review  

What really separates the Fusion 500 from any other headset we can recall is the use of touch controls. Touch the middle to play and pause, slide your finger forwards or backwards to skip tracks (this works on Youtube and all sorts of Windows based applications too) and slide vertically to control the volume. It's responsive, easy and doesn't interrupt the smooth lines on the headset with big buttons. Naturally having something you can't see controlling it requires some muscle memory learning, so maybe you'd prefer a big obvious button. Given that the "press three times to skip backwards" feature almost never works we like the touch plate. It takes a bit of getting used to.

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Most Recent Comments

30-01-2018, 14:20:24

@42 seconds in the video, Impotence is 32 ohms is it guv ? best get that headset some electronic viagra..... Quote

30-01-2018, 16:24:40

Overpriced for some RGB bling if you ask me, I'll stick with my HyperX Cloud for now.Quote

31-01-2018, 12:29:50

My OCD is killing me, please pull that protective film off of them!Quote

04-02-2018, 08:59:12

i must admit i do really like the design route they have chosen with these , would be nice to have a good pc and lots of nice pc goodies to go with it , thats why i appreciate the chance of winning that TTL edition giveaway pc , its magnificent , ive never even tried a gaming pc or even touched an ssd or gpu before or anything so it would be an almighty upgrade to say the least , and this crappy old all in one is on its last legs anyway so it would be impeccable timing haha , win or lose i appreciate being in with an honest chanceQuote

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