HyperX Reveals Cloud Orbit Gaming Headsets with Audeze Planar Drivers and Waves 3D Nx Audio Technology

January 17 2019, 02:10
During CES 2019, HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, revealed their new Cloud Orbit and Cloud Orbit S gaming headsets, which might look familiar to many. Basically, HyperX, working in cooperation with Audeze and Waves Technology is launching gaming headsets powered by Audeze’s patented 100mm Planar Magnetic Drivers and using the same Waves Nx 3D audio technology implemented in the original Audeze Mobius headphones.

“HyperX is pleased to expand our gaming headset lineup by partnering with Audeze to develop our first wired headset using Planar Magnetic technology,” says Mark Leathem, general manager, HyperX. “Working with Audeze and Wave NX technology, we continue to provide new and innovative audio products for the gamer community to use and enjoy.”

Cloud Orbit headsets are based on the same ground-breaking circumaural, closed back Audeze Mobius platform that features 100mm planar magnetic driver technology, while the Cloud Orbit S model includes Waves Nx head tracking technology.

“There is really no medium that can benefit more from our product than gaming, so we’re partnering with HyperX to bring our award-winning sound to the wider audience of gamers. We want to change the way people experience games and give them an edge in head-to-head play,” says Sankar Thiagasamudram, founder and CEO of Audeze.

The Cloud Orbit and Orbit S features include advanced audio customization and personalized 3D audio settings including 3D audio calibration to individual user measurements, customizable room ambience with Audeze HQ software and pre-set EQ profiles. A detachable noise cancellation mic with pop filter is included for chat and voice applications and can easily be unplugged for music-only purposes. Three detachable cable options are included to use with PC, Console, and Mobile devices, including  3.5mm (4-pole), USB Type C to Type A, and USB Type C to Type C cables.

HyperX Orbit and Orbit S are initially available in the U.S. for $299.99 and $329.99 MSRP respectively and both are backed by one-year warranties.
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