ASUS ROG Strix Fusion 500 7.1 LED Gaming Headset
ASUS ROG Strix Fusion 500 7.1 LED Gaming Headset
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Combining comfort and clarity in one sleek package, the ASUS ROG Strix Fusion 500 7.1 LED gaming headset will help you hear better and play longer. Outfitted with 50-millimeter drivers, it uses Bongiovi Acoustics 7.1-channel stereo sound to project noise from all directions and put you in the thick of the action ... Read More

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ASUSTECHMKTJJ
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Jun 21, 2019
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Hi all JJ from ASUS - There are few important details not mentioned in our detailing for this headset but are definitely important if you are interested in picking up these headphones. 1.      These headphones feature an integrated DAC and AMP. Before it hits the drivers, sound is produced and amplified by a premium ESS Sabre 9018 DAC and 9601 headphone amp. These components support lossless playback up to 24 bits and 96kHz. This is a great combination and improves tonality, soundstage, detailing and warmth. Additionally it will enhance/increase volume levels. Furthermore the DAC and AMP have been carefully tuned to align with design of the headphones ensuring a great audio experience. 2.      These headphones are USB based. When plugging them in to a PC you will be able to significantly tune these headphones through our ROG Armoury application.
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  • Items include a 10 band EQ
  • Disabling or enabling Virtual Surround with adjustment to how it spatializes
  • Optimization modes for specific usage scenarios and game types
  • Bass Boost customization
  • Voice Clarity customization
  • Compressor customization
  • Reverb customization
  • Perfect Voice & Noise Gate ( which is a DSP which will add noise canceling to your voice, removes the background noise between words and sentences  )

These options are extensive and can really allow you to tailor the headphones to preference. 3.      The headphones were carefully tuned to offer an great stereo reproduction experience whether it be music, movies/videos and games. The virtual 7.1 is very different from those traditionally found on "gaming headsets'. It was co developed and implemented by working with Bongiovi Acoustics. Unlike some surround-sound headsets, the Strix Fusion 500 doesn’t require drivers or software. After you plug in, 7.1-channel virtualization is activated with the touch of a button. You can customize it through the ROG Armoury app if you chose. The company’s Digital Power Station technology remasters audio in real time based on how humans pay attention to different kinds of sounds. Bongiovi optimized the algorithm for the Fusion 500 using Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, so you can hear your enemies before they get the drop on you.
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The plot above illustrates the frequency response across different volume levels; red lines represent a standard 7.1-channel profile, while blue ones show the Bongiovi-optimized equivalents. Notice how the red lines apply extra volume evenly across the spectrum, with no care for the fact that our ears are more sensitive to some frequencies. The Fusion’s custom profile puts more power behind the bass but eases up as the volume increases to avoid muffling mids and highs. Shrill and irritating sounds are dampened at the opposite end of the spectrum to make the listening experience more pleasant, while voices come through clearly in the middle. 4.      The drivers are sorted internally to ensure superior stereo imaging. The 50-mm ASUS Essence drivers are dialed for detailed sound with punchy bass. Instead of being capped by plastic, they have metal covers that reduce resonance and distortion. There is some natural variance between individual speakers, which leads to inconsistency between the left and right channels on some headphones. We avoid this by sorting speakers internally to find a good acoustic match. Airtight chambers enclose the space on the other side of the speakers to produce richer sound. Rubber seals bottle everything up tightly and also reduce unwanted vibration. 5.      There are two set of headphone pads included with the STRIX FUSION 500. The Fusion 500 hugs your head between comfortable ear cushions tuned to improve sound quality. A mesh fabric covers the outer ring that makes contact with your face, providing a breathable contact surface that’s less likely to leave you dripping with sweat, but the interior is made of synthetic leather that improves acoustic insulation. This is a dual design not seen in headsets. The cushions are carefully shaped to seal sound inside, with oval footprints that match typical ears and subtle bumps at the bottom to fit the contours of your face. We also include a pair of full synthetic cushions if you want something a little warmer or want more isolation.
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6.      These fully support ASUS AURA SYNC. Meaning if you have any ASUS AURA enabled product (motherboard, graphics card, keyboard, mouse, etc. ) as well as supporting products from partners you can fully synchronize the lighting across all those devices.
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7.      The firmware is designed to be fully compatible with OSX and apple USB-A computers, PS4 console and Nintendo Switch ( with the Dock ). 8.      There are touch controls on the side cup. Allowing you to pause/play, skip track, or adjust volume.
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Jun 21, 2019
ArmBull
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Jun 26, 2019
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Happy 30th anniversary to all ASUS team ✌🏻
Jun 26, 2019
ASUSTECHMKTJJ
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Jun 26, 2019
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Thank you! Would not be able to have reached it without our amazing users.
Jun 26, 2019
Kiefofpolice
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Jun 24, 2019
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Unless something has changed the specs on this say nothing about it supporting Xbox One on Asus website. Can anyone Confirm if this can be plugged in optical port on Xbox or if Xbox supports usb microphone /headset? I know you can use a Logitech Webcam with mic and video on Xbox, and keyboard and mouse is supported. But haven't heard anything about usb headsets.
Jun 24, 2019
JohnHallASUS
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ASUS
Jun 21, 2019
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The Fusion 500 is not wireless. The wireless version with similar feature set is the Fusion 700
Jun 21, 2019
OccamsToothBrush
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Jun 21, 2019
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I honestly can't tell from the description or the pictures... is this wireless? Also, what is that last picture with the phone? Is that some sort of sync system? Is that for LAN gaming or something?
Jun 21, 2019
ASUSTECHMKTJJ
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ASUS
Jun 25, 2019
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@timj - This was our first product posting and still working to formally integrate much of the reference information ( detailing, photos ) etc we have our traditional website / product page. We will improve upon this in the future.
Jun 25, 2019
timj
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Jun 25, 2019
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So it's cool if your product beauty shots on your website don't show cords. It's okay to make it confusing for customers on your own channels. Got it.
Jun 25, 2019