ASUS ROG Strix Fusion 500 Headset Review

Up Close Part One

ASUS ROG Strix Fusion 500 Headset Review

Up Close Part One

The packaging for the Fusion 500 is something special compared to the majority of headset packaging we see. The two out pieces slide away to reveal a very nice box with the headset itself. The key features are clearly laid out and the combination of the multi-hued ROG logo that is such a part of the Strix range alongside the chrome lettering really give a quality air to the box.

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

It is easy to get jaded or cynical and think that whether or not opening a package should be an event has zero bearing upon the product, but first impressions are important and the Fusion 500 definitely makes a serious first impression. Freed from the excellent outer packaging the internal protection is of a high quality and the chromed ear coverings look the business. It's also nice to see ASUS have included a spare set of ear pads. We know that not everyone likes the leather style, so having a foam option is nice. Although the headset isn't wireless the cable is detachable and of the same USB type as we all have on our phones, so customising it with a coloured cable of your choosing shouldn't be too much of a faff if the mood takes you.

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

You get a sense of the attention to detail that has gone into the Fusion 500 from the inclusion of the ROG logo behind the mesh. Many people will own this headset without ever noticing them.


ASUS ROG Strix Fusion 500 Headset Review  

Rather than go for a microphone which is removable, or one that is pushed back into the body of the headset, ASUS have utilised a recessed one which is easy to pull out and, thanks to a tactile bump when putting it back in place, is easy to know if it's auto-muted or not.

We know you'll all have spotted the sticker on the left earpiece, but we'll get to that on the next page.


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

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Most Recent Comments

30-01-2018, 14:20:24

Dicehunter
@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

hellboy99
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

gunbust3r
My OCD is killing me, please pull that protective film off of them!Quote

04-02-2018, 08:59:12

DavidFrederickWatson
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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