HyperX Cloud Orbit and Orbit S Gaming Headsets Now Available – See Features, Specs and Price

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HyperX recently released their latest top of the line gaming headsets, the HyperX Cloud Orbit and Orbit S. If the headphone looks familiar to you that’s because the Cloud Orbit series is a collaboration between HyperX and Audeze. This was first announced at CES 2019, and now it’s finally available. We previously reviewed the Audeze Mobius gaming headset, and it was a great gaming headset with fantastic audio quality, thanks to the planar magnetic technology. It’s a bit on the expensive side though at $399 USD. The HyperX Cloud Orbit series is basically the same product, just under a different brand; but still equipped with features found on Audeze’s Mobius gaming headset. If you like the Audeze Mobius, but you find it a bit expensive, then the HyperX Cloud Orbit is your best option thanks to its lower and more reasonable pricing. Check out more details from the news below.

HyperX Cloud Orbit S Gaming Headset

HyperX Cloud Orbit S and Cloud Orbit Gaming Headsets

HyperX®, a gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced the release of HyperX Cloud Orbit and Cloud Orbit S gaming headsets. Both headsets feature 100mm Audeze™ planar magnetic drivers and offer Waves Nx™ 3D audio. The premium Cloud Orbit S headset includes Waves Nx head tracking technology to create a 3D audio experience while tracking head movements 1000 times a second. Gamers looking for affordable audiophile quality sound will find Cloud Orbit headsets deliver high resolution audio while gaming or listening to music. For audiophiles comparing similar headsets with planar drivers that typically cost thousands of dollars, Cloud Orbit is a premium headset that delivers audio quality audio at an attractive price under $300.

Both the Cloud Orbit and Cloud Orbit S headsets utilize 100mm planar magnetic drivers and 3D audio technology to provide clear, realistic audio while creating an enhanced sound localization in a three-dimensional sound space. These Cloud Orbit headsets offer integrated audio controls located on the earcup to easily toggle features including HyperX custom-tuned 7.1 surround sound with a touch of a button. They also offer advanced audio customization to easily calibrate 3D audio settings to individual user measurements, customizable room ambiance, and built-in preset EQ profiles.

With 3D head tracking technology, the Cloud Orbit S tracks head position and movements 1000 times a second to pinpoint sound localization and accuracy. The headset also provides a gesture control feature that can be paired with the HyperX Orbit S software to map head gestures to equivalent keypresses on a keyboard. This functionality could be used as an alternative input method for gamers with limited mobility or used as an advantage by having additional head gesture inputs available.

The Cloud Orbit and Cloud Orbit S headsets feature a detachable noise cancelling mic with flexible boom and built-in pop filter, three detachable cable options for multi-device compatibility, onboard audio and mic control for quick access to 3D audio settings, EQ profiles, and volume and mic control with audible indicators to check headset settings.

HyperX Cloud Orbit S vs Cloud Orbit Specs Comparison

The only difference between the Cloud Orbit S and the Cloud Orbit is the 3D head tracking. The Orbit S has a 3D head tracking function, while the Cloud Orbit lacks this feature. If you think you need/want the head tracking feature, go for the Orbit S; otherwise save a few bucks and go for the Orbit. Both will have the same audio quality. However, I’m not sure if the tuning on these Orbit series is a bit different compared to the original Audeze Mobius. Perhaps they are similar or perhaps a bit of sound tuning was done. I don’t have a sample yet to compare it.

 Cloud Orbit SCloud Orbit
DriverPlanar transducer, 100mm Planar transducer, 100mm
TypeCircumaural, Closed back Circumaural, Closed back
Frequency Response10Hz-50,000Hz 10Hz-50,000Hz
Sound Pressure Level>120 dB>120 dB
T.H.D< 0.1% (1 kHz, 1 mW) < 0.1% (1 kHz, 1 mW)
Modes3D audio with head tracking3D Audio
Weight368g368g
Cable LengthUSB Type C to USB Type A: 3m
USB Type C to USB Type C: 1.5m
3.5mm plug (4-pole): 1.2m
USB Type C to USB Type A: 3m
USB Type C to USB Type C: 1.5m
3.5mm plug (4-pole): 1.2m
MicrophoneElement: Electret condenser microphone
Polar pattern: Uni-directional
Element: Electret condenser microphone
Polar pattern: Uni-directional
Battery LifeAnalog 3.5mm mode: 10 hoursAnalog 3.5mm mode: 10 hours

Pricing and Availability

The HyperX Cloud Orbit S and Cloud Orbit gaming headsets come with a manufacturer’s retail price of $329.99 and $299.99 respectively. In comparison, Audeze’s Mobius currently retails for $399 USD. The Cloud Orbit series comes with a one-year warranty in the US and Canada. You can check out the links below for the latest pricing and availability.

HyperX Cloud Orbit S
HyperX Cloud Orbit: available on Amazon.com here
Audeze Mobius: available on Amazon.com here

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