ASUS Republic of Gamers today announced Orion for Consoles, a gaming headset and audio-console package designed for PC, Mac, Xbox 360 or PS3 games consoles.
The latest addition to the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Orion gaming headset series, Orion for Consoles comprises a headset with 100mm cushions for whole-ear cover. It also features Spitfire II, a dedicated USB-powered audio console with built-in headphone amplifier for bolder sounds and environmental-noise-cancellation (ENC) technology.
Designed for use with Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3 games consoles, PCs and Apple Mac computers, Orion for Consoles is ready to work straight from the box - no drivers required.
ROG Orion for Consoles features speakers driven by 50mm neodymium magnets, noise-isolating 100mm ear cups surrounded by soft leather cushioning and a low 268g weight.
With the flick of a wrist, the retractable microphone gives gamers the freedom to issue commands or chat, while an inline control makes quick work of adjusting the volume or muting the mic.
Orion for Consoles also comes with ROG Spitfire II, a dedicated audio console with ENC and a headphone amplifier that?s tailor-made for the Orion headset. Powered by USB, this small box of tricks includes a built-in microphone that actively detects and counters environmental sounds such as speech and keyboard tapping. Asus claims that the Spitfire II?s ENC technology eliminates more than 90% of environmental noise. Spitfire II also includes a headphone amplifier.
The supplied RCA-splitter and USB cables enable instant connection to the most games consoles and computers, while the included 2.5mm jack cable allows Xbox gamers to connect their controllers to the Spitfire II for chat via the headset mic.
The headset's cable is ruggedized while its 2.5m length is further extended by Spitfire II's own 1.5m cable, offering gamers very wide freedom of movement.
- 50mm speakers with neodymium magnet drivers
- 100mm noise-isolating ear cups
- Retractable microphone
- 4m cable (2.5m headset, 1.5m Spitfire II audio console box)
- Inline volume control and mute switch
- More than 90% environmental noise cancellation (Spitfire II)
- Built-in headphone amplifier (Spitfire II)
- 268g (headset)