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ASUS ROG Fusion II 500 Gaming Headset Review

Rating: 7.0.

The ROG Fusion II 500 is the latest headset from ASUS and it is packed with features. With support for 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound, Hi-Res Audio and AI noise cancellation, it targets the audiophiles among gamers. But with a fairly hefty price tag of £200 here in the UK, is it music to our ears or just a bit of a racket?

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Timestamps

00:00 Start
00:15 Details / unboxing / pricing
03:05 RGB Lighting
03:39 Technical details / drivers/ SQ
05:08 Sound profiles
05:36 Grounding technology and certifications
05:59 Microphone / sound tests
08:38 Armory Crate Software
11:27 Alistair's Closing Thoughts

Specifications:

  • Interface – Wired
  • Connector – USB-A, USB-C, 3.5mm
  • Support Platform – PC, MAC, PlayStation® 4, PlayStation® 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox one, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, iPad
  • Driver Material – Neodymium magnet
  • Driver Size – 50mm
  • Headphones Impedance – 32 Ohm
  • Headphones Frequency Response – 20 ~ 40000 Hz
  • Microphone Pick-up Pattern – Omnidirectional
  • Microphone Sensitivity – -37 dB
  • Microphone Frequency Response – 100 ~ 10000 Hz
  • AI Noise Cancelling Microphone – Yes
  • Hi-Fi DAC – ESS 9280
  • Hi-Fi Amp – ESS 9280
  • Channel – Virtual 7.1
  • Lighting – RGB
  • Aura Sync – Yes
  • Foldablility – Yes
  • Weight – 310 g
  • Extra ear-cushion – Yes
  • Color – Black
  • Cable – USB-C cable: 1.5m; 3.5 mm cable: 1.5m
  • Accessories – User guide, ROG Hybrid ear cushion, 3.5 mm cable, USB-C cable, USB-C to USB-A adapter dongle, Support PCs, PS4, PS5 via using included USB-C to USB 2.0 adapter **Support iPad Pro by USB-C connection (Audio Only)

You can buy the ASUS ROG Fusion II 500 for £199.99 from Amazon HERE.

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Pros

  • Fantastic immersive audio.
  • Great RGB controls including Aura Sync.
  • Lots of software controls for sculpting audio.

Cons

  • Expensive.
  • Mostly plastic construction.
  • Poor quality audio from the beamforming microphone.

KitGuru says: The ASUS ROG Fusion II 500 offers good quality audio with Hi-Res certification. However, the mostly plastic construction and low quality microphone aren't at all what we'd expect from such a pricey headset.

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Rating: 7.0.

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