The Orion and Orion PRO are the latest gaming headsets to launch from ROG; a brother to the existing Vulcan ANC and Vulcan PRO.

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Taipei, Taiwan—2 November, 2012

 ASUS ROG Orion PRO and Orion Gaming Headsets Launched

Customers enjoy comfortable gaming with large 100mm over-ear cushions, the ROG Spitfire USB audio processor, and enhanced sound technologies

Taipei, Taiwan (November 2, 2012) ASUS ROG Orion PRO and Orion full-size gaming headsets are designed to provide gaming enthusiasts with the finest audio immersion and positioning needed in any game and at any location. After extensive research and development and taking customer feedback into account, the ROG team concluded that user comfort is key when it comes to gaming headsets. As such, ROG Orion PRO and Orion possess 100mm over-ear cushions for greater comfort, and bring immersive audio with large 50mm neodymium drivers.

 

Gaming comfort with superb audio performance

Following a prolonged trial period aimed at finding the perfect fit, ROG designers chose large 100mm over-ear cushions covered in highly-breathable quality leather treatment. They fit snugly on heads to generate greater user comfort over extended gaming sessions while eliminating ear fatigue. Large 50mm neodymium drivers on both Orion PRO and Orion have been meticulously fine-tuned to provide dynamic audio positioning, while the larger ear cups afford 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 virtually library-quiet, allowing gamers better focus.

 

Retractable microphone and cable organizer

Taking community feedback into account, ROG Orion PRO and Orion use a retractable microphone boom for easier angle adjustment and neat storage when not in use. New microphone noise filtering technology boasts more sensitive voice capture capabilities for clearer in-game communications, and Orion PRO further includes an easy to use cable organizer for convenient wire management and unsightly entanglement prevention.

 

Quality audio enhancement with ROG Spitfire*

Gamers who choose ROG Orion PRO 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 analyzing the audio characteristics of several leading first person shooters, with advanced sound algorithms built into the hardware to improve equalization and bring out details with better clarity. Gamers can hear opponent 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 optimizes 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 boosts in-game sound detail, and has been tailor-made to match the tonal performance of ROG gaming headsets, as opposed to off-the-shelf headphone amplifiers.

 

*Exclusively with Orion PRO

Specifications

 

Feature

Description

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

268g

Dimensions

8.1″ x 7.7″ 

Cable type/length

Braided/2.5M

ROG Spitfire audio processor (Orion PRO only)

  • FPS EQ

  • 7.1 virtual surround

  • Headphone amplifier

Product specifications and features may change without prior notice. Check www.asus.com for further details.

 

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About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling and most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,886 awards in 2011 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 11,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,100 engineers. Company revenue for 2011 was approximately US$11.9 billion.

 

About ASUS ROG

The ASUS Republic of Gamers was created in 2006 in response to gamers and hardcore enthusiasts who requested more from their hardware. Since its creation, ROG has grown into a brand known for high quality and is an active participant in both gaming and overclocking events around the world, including QuakeCon, BlizzCon and Dreamhack. In the past five years, numerous overclocking records have been broken with ROG hardware and worldwide media have earned the brand over 1,800 awards and accolades. Adhering to the principle of “The Choice of Champions”, the ROG lineup includes motherboards, graphics cards, notebooks, desktops, mice and audio solutions, all designed to give gamers and enthusiasts the edge to win. To learn more, visit ROG at http://rog.asus.com.



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