HyperX Reveals Cloud Orbit Headsets with Audeze Planar Drivers and Waves 3D Nx Audio Technology at CES 2019

Cloud Orbit headset FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – Jan. 7, 2019 – HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc. today revealed Cloud Orbit and Cloud Orbit S gaming headsets in cooperation with AudezeTM 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 ambience1 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.

1 Requires Audeze HQ Software

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

*Tested at 50% headphone volume

Availability
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. Additional country or region shipping information can be found on www.hyperxgaming.com.

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About Audeze
Audeze LLC is the California-based high-end audio manufacturer delivering the most accurate sound reproduction available today. Audeze products, engineered with the latest innovations in materials science and technology, are built with precision craftsmanship. Audeze's commitment to research, development, and uncompromised audio is reflected in every facet of our leading-edge products. This has earned Audeze the distinction of being the world’s best reviewed headphone brand. At the foundation of Audeze’s award-winning audiophile sound is our cutting edge planar magnetic technology that creates an accurate, distortion free, immersive sound. With materials originally designed for NASA, Audeze’s drivers are the most powerful and effective transducers in the world.

About HyperX

HyperX® is a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer. Established in 2002, HyperX is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please call 800-337-8410 or visit www.hyperxgaming.com

Kingston, the Kingston logo and HyperX are registered trademarks of Kingston Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. All other marks may be the property of their respective titleholders.

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