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    If i could afford to do or could be bothered, i would of ordered the Vulcan's as well just to compare, i might still do so.

    It's just a pain having to RMA stuff back.

    I haven't done much with the headset so far to be honest, just played a few games of Borderlands 2, tried lots of different genres of music, and used Team Speak 3 for a few hours.

    I plan to watch a few movies and do more tests over the weekend
    Last edited by Darkflame; 11-03-2012 at 02:24 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkflame View Post
    If i could afford to do or could be bothered, i would of ordered the Vulcan's as well just to compare, i might still do so.

    It's just a pain having to RMA stuff back.

    I haven't done much with the headset so far to be honest, just played a few games of Borderlands 2, tried lots of different genres of music, and used Team Speak 3 for a few hours.

    I plan to watch a few movies and do more tests over the weekend
    If you do get a chance to compare the two post back with your thoughts. I'd like hear how they compare in both perform in games and music. I'd like to try some Orions on where I live, but I don't think there is a single shop that will let you try them on and play music or games. :/
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    lol, the Orion is listed under 'Audio Cards' in the Asus Registration list.

    Whilst technically the Orion Pro does come with a sound card, it would make a lot more sense if Asus dropped the word 'Card' from the title and just had it as 'Audio'.

    I initially looked for it under peripherals & accessories but 'Audio' would be easier for people to guess.

    Update on the headset, it's a pleasure to use whilst watching movies, i just watched 3 bond films and i didn't think the bass was over powering.
    Last edited by Darkflame; 11-04-2012 at 02:01 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkflame View Post
    lol, the Orion 2 is listed under 'Audio Cards' in the Asus Registration list.

    Whilst technically the Orion 2 Pro does come with a sound card, it would make a lot more sense if Asus dropped the word 'Card' from the title and just had it as 'Audio'.

    I initially looked for it under peripherals & accessories but 'Audio' would be easier for people to guess.

    Update on the headset, it's a pleasure to use whilst watching movies, i just watched 3 bond films and i didn't think the bass was over powering.
    there's an orion 2? o.O

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    Quote Originally Posted by nieee View Post
    there's an orion 2? o.O
    No, just a typo on my end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkflame View Post
    No, just a typo on my end.
    oh lol so whats the cons of the Orion? just the Mic?

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    No, the mics wonderful, it's retractable (sounds crystal clear my friends say) and it doesn't pick up any background noise what so ever if you a) have the mic close to your mouth and b) lower the mics volume to 5%.

    I use Team Speak daily and have it broadcast voice by detecting my voice rather than push to speak, so it's important to me that my gaming buddies only hear my voice and no one elses.

    To get the above excellent results i had to plug the mic jack directly into my PC sound device instead of the Spitfire adapter which seem to ruin the whole voice chat experience.

    So i have the Spitfire adapter on top of my pc with the audio jack from the headphones plugged into it, and the mic jack plugged into the front mic port of my PC (a hybrid setup you could call it).

    The only downside i can find to this headset is the bass.

    It's there, the speakers vibrate during explosions and all, i'm just use to better bass that's all, it's no big deal to me personally but it would be to someone who likes dubstep etc

    My ears have even got use to the ear cups, i've worn them all day today with no discomfort what so ever.

    Now if only they did these in a dual wireless / cable version, now that would be something
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    haha to me,bass is not a problem cause as long i can hear the bass its fine how many percent does the noise reduce if you wear it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nieee View Post
    haha to me,bass is not a problem cause as long i can hear the bass its fine how many percent does the noise reduce if you wear it?
    It's pretty hard to measure using a sound metre to be honest because i would have to own a sound metre small enough to fit in with my ear as the cups create a seal and even then i would need a way of reading the measurement whilst it is enclosed.

    Personally i don't know if the 30 decibel reduction is a correct measurement.

    Talking from the stand point of having the headphones on the ears without any sound being played through them. To sum it up, it blocks out certain low level background noises such as fans and other peoples typing (which is what i wanted anyway so i'm pretty happy with the noise isolation part of it).

    But you can still hear the tv, your own and other peoples voices etc, to block those out you would either need to be having sound coming through the headphones at high volumes or have Active Noise Cancellation enabled in which you would have to buy another headset.

    To be honest i was hoping that there wouldn't be any sound leakage at decent volumes on this model, so i could use it on public transport but unfortunately there still is, so that's the another thing i would say is a letdown to this headset (although to be fair, it's not advertised as being sound leak proof so i can't really hold it again ASUS).

    I'm not sure if the Vulcans have sound leakage, it would be interesting to know if they do or not.

    In all these years i have yet to find a headset that doesn't leak sound at decent volumes.
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    oh yes,sound leakage is very important to me. i got a steelseries headsed,the siberia v1 i think and when i play music or gaming,the sound leaked even tho my volume is not set to high. it was about 60% i think. so i want a headset that will not leak sound.

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