• Driver size: 50mm
  • Impedance: 32 ohms
  • Ports: 1x microUSB,
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wired
  • Others: ROG Hybrid Earpads
  • Dimensions: 150 x 100 x 200 mm
  • Weight: 360g
  • Pros:
  • Looks
  • Overall quality
  • Cons:
  • Price
  • Finicky controls

Strix Fusion 700

The Strix Fusion 700 is one of the latest gaming headset from ASUS and we have to admit that it is a pretty good looking one. Right out of the box, you have a headset that supports virtual 7.1, with some limited Bluetooth connection and ASUS Aura Sync capabilities, provided if you’re willing to splash the cash for it.

On the aesthetic side of things, the headset is encased in a sleek and smooth metallic look on the earcups. The LED strip along the back of the headset can be configured via ASUS Aura Sync. However, it will only glow when you are using it in wired mode and not when you are using it wireless, probably in an attempt to prolong the battery life. You can find a retractable mic on the left side of the earcups as well, along with the virtual 7.1 surround sound and Bluetooth button. All of the buttons are placed on the left side, so it will definitely take some getting used to.

Moreover, the buttons and controls are not as intuitive as we liked, so they take some getting used to. This is because the touch controls are slightly finicky and when we try to skip songs, it often skips a few songs in a single swipe.

The virtual 7.1 surround sound is perfect for gaming, as it allows you to easily locate where you are attacked, which will help tremendously when it comes to FPS games. The mic is pretty good as well, offering crisp and clear sound. We’ve not received complaints from our teammates when playing with it. Sound quality for music is also great, especially with the built in DAC and amp. This ability to excel in both departments could even sate some audiophile’s desires.

When it comes to comfort, the headset is no slouch as well. The package comes with a cushioned headband, a pair of hybrid and a leather pair of ear cushion so you can swap it to your liking. We found that the hybrid earcups are slightly more comfier to wear for a prolonged period.

The headset also promotes a dual lifestyle of a gamer and a sociable person. This means that by connecting the headset to your mobile device, you can simply answer phone calls by single tapping on the left earcup.

CHIP CONCLUDE: The ASUS Strix Fusion 700 offers a delightful gaming and listening experience, but with some drawbacks when it comes to price and controls.

(to be published in issue October 2018)