The best ASUS headsets out there. Just in time for Black Friday
Updated: November 24, 2022 4:01 PM
ASUS has been one of the leading gaming peripheral brands for years and has been making some of the best headsets, keyboards and mice for years.
ASUS also likes to split its products into one of two sub-brands, the limitless RGB-tastic Republic of Gamers, better known as ASUS ROG, and the more accessible, somewhat utilitarian TUF line.
So since ASUS has been at it for a while and we’ve been able to put many of their headsets into practice, we thought we’d take a look at their range and find the best ASUS gaming headsets. there now.
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The best ASUS headset – ASUS ROG Delta S Animate
Of course, we had to start with our personal favorite, the ASUS ROG Delta S Animate. Not only is it a fantastic headset in its own right, but it also has a great gimmick.
That’s right, there’s a grid made up of 247 LEDs. All of these are individually addressable and can be programmed to do anything you want apart from changing color.
While RGB lighting is all the rage these days, we still have time for good old-fashioned white LEDs, especially when they can be turned on and off to display graphics or animation in dot matrix style.
The ROG Delta S Animate is on the steeper end of the budget, but underneath the stunning, fancy dot matrix, it’s also a super-tough gaming headset.
“ASUS ROG Delta S Animate is a standout in the world of gaming headsets. It boasts an excellent soundscape and build quality to match.”
ASUS ROG Delta S Animate review
But just because it’s our favorite doesn’t mean you’ll agree. Maybe you don’t care for RGB or maybe you want something more practical? Maybe the ASUS TUF H3 wireless?
ASUS TUF H3 Wireless – The utilitarian choice
When we tested the ASUS TUF H3, we were struck by how practical it was designed. There was nothing fancy or frivolous, just a well-built, comfortable and affordable wireless gaming headset.
Seriously, everything about it is utilitarian. Removable microphone? No, but you’d probably keep it on anyway. RGB lighting? No, but you won’t see that when you wear it.
This becomes especially apparent when you put the headset on, the comfort, weight and fit all add up. Yes, it’s not packed with features, but in terms of giving you what you need at a great price, it’s a strong contender.
“The TUF H3 is a standout in the $100 price range and probably offers the best build quality we’ve experienced in this price range.”
ASUS TUF H3 Wireless review
Understandably, you might not find utilitarianism to be such an exciting adjective, so let’s turn around and talk about something more extravagant. Maybe some glowing RGB goodness? Maybe the ASUS ROG Fusion II 500?
ASUS ROG Fusion II 500 – The RGB choice
The main problem with RGB lighting on gaming headsets, aside from the fact that you can’t see it when using the damn thing, is that it usually prevents the headsets from being wireless. This is the case with the ROG Fusion II 500, but don’t worry, it’s got it where it counts.
One of the reasons we love ASUS products, especially those from ROG, is that they always seem to go the extra mile. We haven’t come across a brand that often includes a spare set of cloth earcups in the box, as is the case with the ASUS ROG Fusion II 500.
However, this isn’t the only reason we like the Fusion II 500. Aside from the front-facing RGB lighting, which looks particularly nice if you’re a streamer, it’s got it where it counts in terms of audio fidelity, build quality and comfort. Audio fidelity specifically, as the Fusion II 500 benefits from the ESS 9280 Quad DAC, enabling lossless audio processing.
The internal mics are also a nice touch, as we’re slowly getting tired of having an external mic flapping around.
While these internal mics are prone to interference and aren’t ideal for the ultra-competitive gamers among you, the loss of clarity for the average gamer is worth the sleek design.
Anyway, let’s move on to ASUS ROG’s latest and greatest, the ASUS ROG Delta S Wireless.
The best all-round ASUS headset – ASUS ROG Delta S Wireless
When we got our hands on the ASUS ROG Delta S Wireless, we got the feeling it was a combination of the features we’d seen in their previous headsets.
It has the same overall design as the Delta S Animate, with no LED display, and uses FUSION II series AI Beamforming microphones with AI noise reduction.
In addition, ASUS continued the aforementioned trend of additional earcups, which was nice to see again. We also see a nice innovation where the USB Type-C dongle is stored inside the headset, which is especially ideal as those dongles are so easy to lose.
One of our favorite things about the ROG Delta S Wireless might surprise you, it wasn’t the design or the sound quality, it was the configuration of the earcups.
The thickness of the ear cushions has a positive effect in addition to comfort, it places the dynamic drivers further from your ears, making the soundscape feel a lot wider, making the audio sound more lifelike.
In addition, both Delta S Wireless and Delta S Animate benefit from a partnership between ASUS ROG and MQA. This means that both headsets can take advantage of the high-quality, lossless MQA format for streaming services such as TIDAL.
Best ASUS Headsets – Final Verdict
Fortunately, rounding up our best ASUS headsets was pretty easy, as ASUS makes headsets to suit all price ranges, needs, and platforms.
The utilitarian and efficiently designed TUF H3 Wireless is perfect for the gamer who needs a rugged headset that ticks all the boxes and doesn’t waste time on frivolities.
The ROG Delta S Animate is perfect for those of you who want to add a touch of flair to a gaming peripheral that isn’t usually that interesting to look at.
RGB Acolytes prefer the Fusion II for its vibrant lighting and perfect synchronization with other ROG products you have through Armory Crate.
Finally, we have the ROG Delta S Wireless, a strong choice for gamers who want a solid all-rounder of gaming but don’t care about extras, preferring the premium touch that the H3 Wireless lacks.
Did you know that when you buy an eligible headset from ASUS and leave a review you can get £25 cashback? All you need to do is purchase a compatible headset from the list below, leave a review and you’ll be eligible for £25 cashback. Not bad ASUS…not bad at all!
- ROG Delta Core headset
- ROG Delta headset
- ROG Delta headset white
- ROG STRIX GO 2.4
- ROG THETA 7.1
- ROG Strix GO Electropunk
- ROG Delta S headset
- ROG Cetra II Core
- ROG Cetra II Core Moonlight White
- ROG Strix GO BT
- ROG Strix GO USB-C
- ROG Strix GO Core
- ROG Strix GO Core Moonlight White
- TUF Gaming H3 wireless headset
- TUF Gaming H1 Wireless
- ROG Delta Origin headset
- ROG Delta S Animate headset
- ROG Cetra II
- ROG Strix Fusion II 500 headset
- ROG Cetra true wireless earphones
- ROG Strix Fusion II 300 headset
For all the information and to find out which retailers are participating, visit the ASUS Rate my Gear site.