ASUS ROG Strix Fusion 700 Gaming Headset Review
UNBOXING AND FIRST IMPRESSIONS
UNBOXING AND ACCESSORIES
The ROG Strix Fusion 700 has one of the most impressive packagings I’ve seen. It has an outer box which displays the information about the headset. And the inner box which houses the headset that has an accented flap design and upon opening it you will see the headset resting in a molded cardboard with some cloth give its premium feel.
Aside from the headset itself, the other items included in the box are the carrying bag, set of velour earpads, the micro-USB braided cable, and the paper works.
The ROG Strix Fusion 700 is a closed-back design with oval earcups. It has a very minimalist and sleek design. Asus really designed this well and moved away from a
The left earcup houses most of the controls. The glossy area acts as the touch controls to control volume and media. The back of it has buttons for 7.1 audio and Bluetooth connectivity and also the micro-USB port is also located here. The front is where the stealthy microphone is at.
The headband has this mesh fabric and the headset features pivoting earcups. The headband can be adjusted to different levels to fit bigger heads. The steel reinforcements have the ASUS signature Mayan design.
They also have included 2 types of earpads which are the leather and velour earpads.
The materials used are mostly plastic and the earcup area has a very glossy plastic which pickups fingerprint easily (which I’m not a fan off). The pivoting joints are a bit loose which I’m concerned about. The padding on the pads and the top band is very good and makes them comfortable to use. The head level adjustment is also reinforced which is also good.
USER EXPERIENCE AND CONCLUSION
Bass is very punchy and good while mids are recessed but it didn’t sound muddy or nasally at all. The treble is also good but sometimes it goes very tinny and somewhat piercing when in high volume. It has a sound signature of a V-shaped one with a slightly boosted bass. A V-shaped is where bass and treble are emphasized. Music listeners might find the headset to be fatiguing to listen to music over time.
For gaming, I had no issues in using this. Game audio is very
Audio is still the same as wired. I had no issues when using the headset wirelessly on my desk. Audio is not delayed or whatsoever and I even tried playing some music 8 ft. away from my audio source with no obstructions such as walls. It played fine and the only issue I saw is when I paused the music player then the audio gets cuts off as well. I need to switch to other playback device and back to the ROG Headset BT to run it again without the music playing.
All of the test are done with using the leather pads.
The ROG Strix Fusion 700 is a very comfortable headset. The clamping force is strong enough to make the headset stay in your head and not as strong that it makes you feel uncomfortable to use after a few hours of use. It has a good head adjustment level to fit for people with bigger heads. It offers 2 types of earpads which are the leather and velour pads are very well padded. And, the headband area is also padded.
Microphone quality is somewhat good. Voice is not nasally and has good clarity to it, but the downsides are mic picks up a lot of audio and static noise are present.
The ROG Armoury only works with the ROG Strix Fusion 700 at wired mode. The software provides good customizations like EQs, Presets, Mic tuning and many more.
The ROG Strix Fusion 700 is a feature-packed gaming headset. You can use it in wired or wireless mode. Audio quality is good when gaming and listening to music. Battery life is good and can last up to 15 hours (with 2 hours charging time).
Even there are good features on the headset itself, I was disappointed in some parts of it. The first one is the microphone which pickups a lot of the sound and static noise and it’s very much present unless we turn down the mic volume. The wireless issue where the music is paused, the audio gets cut and need to switch playback devices to fix it. And also, the build quality and some design choice could have been improved. The pivoting earcups are a bit loose. Not really a fan of glossy plastic because it can easily pick up fingerprints. It would be better if they choose Type-C over micro-USB.
- Dual mode (Wired and Wireless)
- Good audio quality
- Good soundstage and imaging
- RGB lighting
- Compatible with different devices like PS4 and smartphones
- Long battery l
- Inclusions of extra pads and carry bag
- Music can be a bit fatiguing to listen due to its sound signature
- Microphone produces a lot of static noise and pickups a lot of sounds
- Could have gone with Type-C
- Build quality in some areas is a concern
- Audio gets cut off when pausing music on wireless mode
The ROG Strix Fusion 700 Gaming Headset is a feature-packed with great audio quality but it has some improvements need to be made and issues need to be addressed.