Asus has launched the ROG Orion Pro and Orion full size gaming headsets, designed specifically for gaming enthusiasts. The brand claims that these headphones feature audio immersion and positioning that are required in any game at any location.
Asus claims that after extensive research and development, and taking customer feedback into account, the ROG team concluded that user comfort is the key when it comes to gaming headsets. Based on this evaluation, ROG Orion PRO and Orion possess 100mm over-ear cushions for comfort and bring audio with large 50mm neodymium drivers.
Speaking on the design, Asus says that the ROG designers chose large 100mm over-ear cushions covered in highly-breathable quality leather treatment. Theheadphones fit snugly on heads to generate greater user comfort over extended gaming sessions while eliminating ear fatigue.
Asus Rog Orron Pro with ROG Spitfire
The large 50mm neodymium drivers on both Orion PRO and Orion have been fine-tuned to provide dynamic audio positioning, while the larger ear cups offer passive noise cancellation that isolates up to 30dB of high frequency ambient sounds such as environmental noise and human voice. This high degree of noise elimination makes busy LAN parties quiet, which helps in gamers to focus better.
The headsets use a retractable microphone boom for easier angle adjustment and neat storage when not in use. New microphone noise filtering technology features sensitive voice capture capabilities for clear in-game communications, and Orion PRO includes an easy to use cable organiser for convenient wire management and unsightly entanglement prevention.
Gamers who choose ROG Orion PRO will experience additional audio enhancement technologies via the exclusive driver-free ROG Spitfire USB audio processor. ROG Spitfire comes with three in-game audio modes: FPS EQ for better audio positioning in first person shooters, 7.1 virtual surround and headphone amplifier. Each has a dedicated one-click on/off button, with no need to enter a software interface. FPS EQ has been developed by analysing the audio characteristics of several leading first person shooters, with advanced sound algorithms built into the hardware to improve equalisation and bring out details with better clarity. Gamers can hear opponent's movements, gunfire, call-outs and other auditory cues with better directional precision, contributing to successful play.
The 7.1 virtual surround mode presents lifelike and distortion-free in-game surround. Its design optimises effects originally not programmed specifically for games, resulting in more natural and balanced enveloping in-game audio. ROG Spitfire’s integrated headphone amplifier features ROG engineering that features in-game sound detail and has been made to match the tonal performance of ROG gaming headsets, as opposed to off-the-shelf headphone amplifiers.
- Driver dimensions: 50mm diameter
- Driver material: Neodymium magnet
- Impedance: 32ohm
- Sensitivity: 100dB/mW (@1KHz, 179mV)
- Maximum input: 50mW
- Frequency response: 20Hz – 20KHz
- Microphone: Bi-directional
- Microphone sensitivity: -30dB
- PNC (noise-isolation) performance: Maximum 30dB
- Weight: 268 g
- Dimensions: 8.1-inches x 7.7-inches
- Cable type/ length: Braided/ 2.5M
- ROG Spitfire audio processor (Orion PRO only): FPS EQ, 7.1 virtual surround, Headphone amplifier
The Orion Pro is available in India for Rs 5,200 while the Orion is priced at Rs 4,250. Both these prices are not inclusive of taxes.
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