The best ASUS gaming headsets – Our top picks

The best ASUS headsets on the market. Just in time for Black Friday

Updated November 24, 2022 4:01 p.m

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ASUS has been one of the leading brands in gaming peripherals 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 uncompromising RGB-tastic Republic of Gamers, better known as ASUS ROG, and the more accessible, slightly utilitarian TUF line.

Given that ASUS has been around for a while and we got our hands on many of their headsets, we thought we’d take a look at their range and find out the best ASUS gaming headsets out there right now.

We also have something fun for those of you in the UK. If you’re quick you can get one very Limited edition Gladius III so take a look at the bottom of this page.

The best ASUS headset – ASUS ROG Delta S Animate

Of course, we had to start with our personal favourite, the ASUS ROG Delta S Animate, which is not only a fantastic headset in its own right, but also has a great gimmick.

That’s right, there is a grid of 247 LEDs. All of these are individually addressable and can be programmed to do anything you want aside from changing color.

Although RGB lighting is all the rage these days, we still have time for good old-fashioned white LEDs, especially when they can be toggled on and off to display dot matrix-style images or animations.

The ROG Delta S Animate is on the steeper end of the budget, but beneath that stunning, fancy dot matrix, it’s also a super solid gaming headset.

Asus ROG Delta S5

“ASUS ROG Delta S Animate is a standout in the world of gaming headsets. It has an excellent soundscape and a corresponding build quality.”

ASUS ROG Delta S Animate review

But just because it’s our favorite doesn’t mean you agree. Maybe RGB doesn’t interest you, or you want something more practical? Maybe the ASUS TUF H3 Wireless?

ASUS TUF H3 Wireless – The practical choice

When we reviewed the ASUS TUF H3, we were impressed with how practical it was designed. There was nothing strange or frivolous, just a well-built, comfortable and affordable wireless gaming headset.

Seriously, everything about it is utilitarian. Detachable microphone? No, but you’d probably leave it on anyway. RGB lighting? No, but you can’t see the stuff when you’re wearing it anyway.

This becomes particularly clear when putting on the headset, comfort, weight and fit. Yes, it’s not feature-packed, but when it comes to giving you what you need at a great price, it’s a strong contender.

TUF Gaming H3 Headset 6

“The TUF H3 stands out 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 an exciting adjective, so let’s turn and talk about something a little 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 not being able to see it when you’re using the damn thing, is that it usually prevents the headsets from being wireless. That’s the case with the ROG Fusion II 500, but don’t worry, it’s got it where it counts.

One of the reasons we like ASUS products, especially ROG’s, is that they always seem to go the extra mile. We’ve yet to come across a brand that often includes a set of replacement fabric earcups in the box, as is the case with the ASUS ROG Fusion II 500.

That’s not the only reason we like the Fusion II 500, though. Aside from the front-facing RGB lighting, which looks especially great if you’re a streamer, it has everything that matters in terms of audio fidelity, build quality, and comfort. Audio fidelity in particular, as the Fusion II 500 benefits from the ESS 9280 Quad DAC, which enables lossless audio processing.

ROG Strix 11 Fusion Headset 11

The internal mics are a nice touch too, as we’re 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 out there, the sacrifice in clarity makes the streamlined design worth it for the average gamer.

Anyway, let’s move on to the latest and greatest ASUS ROG, 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 felt it was a combination of the features we’d seen in their previous headsets.

It has the same general design as the Delta S Animate, minus the LED display, and uses AI beamforming microphones with AI noise reduction from the FUSION II series.

Also, ASUS continued the aforementioned trend of extra earcups, which was nice to see again. We also see a fun innovation where the USB Type-C dongle is kept inside the headset, which is particularly ideal as these dongles can be so easily lost.

ASUS ROG Delta S 54 wireless gaming headset

One of our favorite things about the ROG Delta S Wireless might surprise you, it wasn’t the design or the sound quality, but the configuration of the earcups.

The thickness of the ear pads has a positive effect alongside comfort, it positions the dynamic drivers farther from your ears making the soundscape feel much wider, making the audio sound more lifelike.

Additionally, both the Delta S Wireless and Delta S Animate benefit from a partnership between ASUS ROG and MQA. This means both headsets can use the higher quality, lossless MQA format for streaming services like TIDAL.

Best ASUS Headsets – Final Verdict

Thankfully, it was pretty easy to round up our best ASUS headsets because ASUS makes headsets to suit all price points, needs, and platforms.

Purposeful and efficiently designed, the TUF H3 Wireless is perfect for gamers who need a durable 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 would prefer the Fusion II for its vivid lighting and perfect syncing with any other ROG products you might have via Armory Crate.

Finally, we have the ROG Delta S Wireless, a strong choice for gamers who want a solid gaming all-rounder but don’t care about frills, preferring the premium touch that the H3 Wireless lacks.

Did you know that if you buy a qualifying headset from ASUS and leave a review, you can get £25 cashback? All you have to do is buy 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 electro punk
  • 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 earbuds
  • ROG Strix Fusion II 300 headset

For all information and to find out which retailers are participating, visit the ASUS Rate my Gear website.

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