Grabbing a good gaming headset can often be an expensive and frustrating endeavour. The best ones sit behind eye-watering price tags and some pairs are only suited to specific kinds of games. Thankfully, there’s a chonky 42% saving on the Asus ROG Fusion II 500 that’s both flashy with a splash of RGB lighting and the all-rounder you’re looking for, dropping down to just $104.99 USD.
A deal’s only worth having if it’s worth buying in the first place, and we’re happy to say that this pair of cans goes toe-to-toe with the best gaming headsets out there. Aside from being both comfortable and stylish, or at least as stylish as a gaming headset can be, the Asus ROG Fusion II 500 is covered from ear to ear in features. We’d say head to toe, but if you’re wearing headsets on your feet, then you’re doing it wrong. Or you’re doing it really right. We’re not 100% certain.
For starters, the mic on this headset uses AI noise cancellation, a good use of AI, and game chat volume control to make sure that whatever you’re saying is heard by whoever you’re talking to. No more will you be halfway through a sentence, only to find out that what you’ve said has ended up garbled and half heard.
The speakers driving the headset are hard to beat, too. Thanks to the ESS 9280 Quad DAC, which is a fancy way of saying really good audio technology, you’ll be able to hear more than ever before in any game you’re playing. That gives you a huge advantage in a game like Call of Duty, where sound can be just as important as sight. It also means that if you play something like Phasmophobia, you may never sleep again.
The ear chambers are air tight, which means no sound will escape them, and you’ll be able to crank the volume up without disturbing anyone,and the virtual 7.1 surround sound will help create far more realistic soundscapes too. You know it’s good when we bust out ‘soundscapes’. It also has a game chat volume control, which lets you mix in-game audio and voice chats with ease as long as you’re on PC. The headset does work with just about everything outside of that though.