ASUS Presents ROG Strix Fusion 500 7.1 Gaming Headset

👤by Michael Pabia Comments 📅22.01.2018 09:00:35

ASUS ROG introduces its newest headset for gamers and esports professionals alike the ROG Strix Fusion 500 7.1 gaming headset. The Strix Fusion 500 sports stylish ear cups with RGB lighting, improved acoustic isolation and comfort along with premium ESS Sabre 9018 DAC and 9601 headphone amp that delivers audiophile-quality audio for gamers. Watch the introduction video below.

ROG Strix Fusion 500 Key Features
- Hi-fi-grade ESS ES9018 DAC and SABRE9601K amp deliver realistic, unparalleled gaming audio
- Finely tuned ASUS Essence drivers and exclusive airtight chamber technology for an immersive audio experience
- Exclusive plug-and-play virtual 7.1 surround sound developed with Bongiovi Acoustics
- RGB light synchronization across headsets via Bluetooth, using a dedicated mobile app
- Headset touch controls for instant adjustments of volume, playback functions, and RGB light synchronization
- Upgraded comfort and sound insulation with ROG Hybrid ear cushions
- Optimized digital microphone delivers clear communication

One-Touch 7.1 Virtualization Activation
The ROG Strix Fusion 500s 7.1-channel virtualization can be activated or deactivated with one touch of a button, no need for drivers and software. ASUS partnered with the experts at Bongiovi Acoustics to fine tune the virtualization profiles offering gamers acoustic benefits on certain game titles.

Boom Microphone
The ROG Strix Fusion 500 uses a boom microphone with a digital design that automatically makes voice clearer. The microphone automatically mutes itself when you flip the boom and turns on when flipped down.

Embedded Touch Panel
A new and unique feature on gaming headsets, the ROG Strix Fusion 500 sports a touch panel embedded in the ear cup. Intuitive gestures allow you to control certain functions; swipe up or down for volume, left or right for previous and next track. Tapping can pause or play depending on your media player.

Tapping and holding the touchpad activates an entirely new form of ASUS AURA sync. The Strix Fusion 500 can coordinate colours and effects across multiple headsets, making it easy for teammates to match their lighting during esports competitions. Our Aura Headset app lets you configure the perfect look and apply it to a fleet of Fusions using a wireless Bluetooth connection, without needing to install any software on tournament machines.

Pricing and Availability
The new ASUS ROG Strix Fusion 500 gaming headset will be available in North America in January 2018 with an MSRP of $179.99 USD. Other regions to follow.

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