HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc. today revealed Cloud Orbit and Cloud Orbit S gaming headsets in cooperation with Audeze and Waves Technology. The headsets are the first HyperX gaming headsets powered by Audeze’s patented 100mm Planar Magnetic Drivers for accurate sound. Waves Nx 3D audio technology brings an immersive cinematic audio experience to gaming. The Cloud Orbit S includes Waves Nx head tracking technology to deliver a stable hyper-realistic 360-degree audio environment where the users head movements bring the room to life 1,000 times a second. HyperX gaming headsets paired with Audeze and Waves technology bring audio quality to the next level with audio technology previously found only in audiophile headsets.

“HyperX is pleased to expand our gaming headset lineup by partnering with Audeze to develop our first wired headset using Planar Magnetic technology,” said 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 ground-breaking Audeze Mobius Platform that features 100mm planar magnetic driver technology for clear and realistic spatial audio. Audeze planar magnetic designs utilize extremely thin-film speakers and powerful custom magnets, allowing you to accurately hear where your opponent is located. Feel completely immersed in the field of play with high resolution audio clarity and wide sound stage.

“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,” said Sankar Thiagasamudram, founder and CEO of Audeze.

Waves Nx Technology precisely tracks your slightest head movements and intelligently creates an acoustic environment that you can move through, with pinpoint accuracy and perception. Users feel they are immersed into virtual reality audio environments of games, movies, and music. Similar to how you slightly shift your head to recognize where sounds come from, in games you make the same tiny movements to locate positions of opponents, threats, or teammates on small or large screens.

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 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.

Cloud Orbit & Cloud Orbit S Marketing Specifications

  • Headphone
    • Driver: Planar transducer, 100 mm
    • Type: Circumaural, Closed back
    • Frequency response: 10Hz–50,000Hz
    • Sound pressure level: 120 dB
    • T.H.D.: < 0.1% (1 kHz, 1 mW)
    • Weight: 350g
    • Cable length:
      • 3.5mm (4-pole): 1.2m
      • USB Type C to Type A: 3m
      • USB Type C to Type C: 1.2m
  • Boom Microphone
    • Element: Electret condenser microphone
    • Microphone type: Noise-cancelling
  • Battery life
    • 10 hours

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