HyperX has teamed up with Audeze and Waves to design the Orbit Cloud, a new gaming headset equipped with planar magnetic transducers provided by the former, and the Waves Nx virtual spatialization process developed by the latter.
Orbit Cloud is somehow a customized version of HyperX Mobius, the gaming helmet entirely designed by Audeze and revealed last year. The Orbit indeed uses the same 10 cm planar magnetic transducers as the Mobius, and embeds like him the Waves Nx surround virtualization solution. The Orbit is also able, when connected to a computer (via USB Type-C or Type-A), to render a binaural simulation of 7.1 or 5.1 signals, or upscale stereo signals.
HyperX offers its headphones in two variants, one simply called "Orbit" and the other "Orbit S". The second is the only boarding head motion detection technology that also equips the Mobius. This motion detection allows the headset to adapt in real time the virtual spatialization, to give the impression of a perfectly static sound scene in space, and therefore even more natural.
The Orbit S. Cloud
Among the differences, the Orbit is distinguished above all from the Mobius by the fact that it has no Bluetooth connectivity. Exclusively usable in wired connection, the headset can however at least make use of a conventional analog connection via mini-jack. In this case, however, he must always rely on his own integrated amplification to put in motion its necessarily greedy planar magnetic speakers. It embarks for this purpose a battery giving it an autonomy announced of 10 hours.
The Orbit S. Cloud
Finally, slight modifications of the sound signature have been made by HyperX. The manufacturer informs us that the very neutral frequency response of the Mobius has been replaced by a small signature "V", significantly strengthening the bass and treble to make the restitution a little more alive and warm.
Visually, the HyperX Orbit "very short" is almost impossible to distinguish from his brother.
The HyperX Cloud Orbit and Cloud Orbit S are expected to be available in the United States during the month of February, at a price of $ 299 and $ 329, respectively. Nothing is announced for Europe, but we hope that the Orbit will land quickly on our shores-unlike Mobius, which is still not officially distributed on the Old Continent.