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ASUS ROG Fusion II 500 Gaming Headset

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

Asus ROG Fusion II 500 price and availability
The Asus ROG Fusion II 500 gaming headset is available now and will cost you $179.99 (£199.99 and AU$267.57). Buy it now: ASUS ROG Fusion II 500 Gaming Headset.
At that price, you should also consider the best PC gaming headsets, as there may be something more to your tastes. If you’re looking to spend less then check out the best budget gaming headsets. ASUS ROG Fusion II 500 Gaming Headset – AI Beamforming Mic, Noise-canceling AI Mic, 7.1 Surround Sound, Hi-Res ESS 9280 Quad DAC, Game Chat, 3.5mm, USB-C : Electronics
Cons: Firmware update took lots of time and has probability to fail. Armoury Crate never let me down…Built-In ESS ES9018 DAC and SABRE9601K Amplifier deliver unprecedented dynamic rage, lossless playback, and ultra-low distortion.

Key Features
50mm driversThe Fusion II utilises 50mm drivers to ensure crisp audio.
Aura Sync RGB LightingThere’s also plenty of RGB lighting and customisation with Aura Sync and Armoury Crate software.

ROG Cetra True Wireless
ROG Cetara TrueWire gaming headset with low latency, ANC, up to 25 hours of battery life with charging case, IPX4 waterproofing and support for EQ/Virtual 7.1 via ArmourY Crate. Compatible with multiple devicesThe headset is compatible with PC, PS5, Xbox Series consoles and Nintendo Switch

Build quality
Despite the all-plastic construction, ASUS has a headset that feels robust and hard-wearing, the plastics feel premium to the touch and the texture is pleasingly smooth and impressively resistant to scratches. Both sets of earcups are equally impressive and have proven impervious to some fairly rough yanking and prodding with no tears developing during our testing period. The headband is a particular stand-out, as it clicks confidently between settings and is reinforced by a strong band of aluminum. We put the headband through its paces with some pretty unrealistic flexing, and it returns to form even after bending it far past any realistic use case scenario, which is a testament to the rigidity of this headset, which is very impressive. The controls are pretty good, too. Positioned on the rear of both earcups, they feel satisfyingly clicky, though we did miss the supremely premium-feeling volume rocker that was found on the Delta S Animate. It did take a bit of practice to remember what control did what as they all feel identical, with no definition between buttons. So, it can be pretty difficult to get used to, and we ended up taking off the headset to double-check that we tapped on the correct button, which is disappointing. However, it’s worth pointing out that the functionality of the headset can be largely controlled by software so once you’ve set it up to your liking you won’t have to fiddle with the confusing physical controls very often, but we’d have liked to have seen a bit more effort from ASUS.

Final Thoughts
The Asus ROG Fusion II 500 is a great gaming headset that focus on design and sound quality, I can say it’s well balanced and not only good for gaming. Mic is good for everyday use even for zoom meetings. Paying a premium for ROG branding and RGB strips could be hard for some guys but it’s worth it.

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