The Orbit S is on the expensive side of the wired headset bracket at around $330- You get incredible sound wrapped up in this price.
Audeze has teamed up with Hyper to bring you the orbit S headset- Using Audeze’s Planar Magnetic driver these headsets pack a punch.
This headset is a cheaper take on the Audeze Mobius headset- the design is pretty similar- so if you liked the Mobius you will like this.
The Orbit S takes fourth place on our list- if you want to see who else is in the top 5 list click here to find out.
The first thing you will notice with the Orbit S is the build quality it feels sturdy and well built and something that will take a bit of a beating.
Aesthetically it is all matte black with two grey bands on the headband struts. This makes it possible to take them on the move without people giving you funny looks for all your RGB lighting.
The headband and ear cups are both memory foam covered in faux leather- they offer great comfort while also keeping your ears cool.
You can adjust the headset by moving the headband strut up and down and the ear cups twist in and out and swivel making it easy to find the perfect fit for your head.
The left ear cup has the detachable microphone, a 3D button for activating the headset 3D mode, The USB C port, 3.5mm audio port, audio volume wheel and microphone volume wheel- Whew- that is a lot stuffed onto the one ear cup.
Weighing at 368 grams it’s not a particularly heavy headset and it is not noticeable when you are wearing it.
The reason that this headset is so expensive is that you are paying for all the audio performance inside of the headset.
Thanks to the 100mm Planar Magnetic Drivers you get with this the sound audio is incredible. To put it into perspective other high-end headsets normally have 40-50mm drivers. Basically the larger the driver the louder and better the sound.
The headset offers a 7.1 surround sound and if you enable the 3D mode this enhances the surround sound especially when paired with head tracking.
The 3D audio improves the directional sound that you hear in games and when paired with the head tracking this means that as you move your head in a certain direction the sounds change depending on your head position. This really makes you feel that you are actually there in the game.
There are 3 different 3D modes to choose from:
3D on- This does not have head tracking
3D Automatic- With head tracking and the centre point automatically set
3D Manual- With head tracking and the centre point is set by yourself
When playing with this headset it changes the game dramatically- all the sounds feel like they are coming from all around you and makes it easy to pinpoint the exact direction that the sound is coming from.
The Headset comes with Hyper X Orbit software which is basically Audeze Mobius software but named differently.
It allows you to adjust the 3D sound so it suits you perfectly, you can adjust the room ambience and inter-aural arc.
There are also seven sound profiles that you can choose depending on which game genre you are playing- you can not adjust these though.
The microphone is detachable and is unidirectional so it only picks up sound from one side. Voices will come through crisp and clear even with background ambience and noise.
The Hyper X Orbit S delivers incredible audio and with its 3D surround sound and head tracking you will really get a different level of immersion in games compared to other headsets.
The software allows great customisation so you can adjust it to your exact liking.
It is expensive for a wired headset- if you are a serious gamer who is only interested in audio then this is a good headset- the microphone is nothing spectacular but good enough for team games.
If on the other hand, you do not like wired headsets then look at our top 5 of the best wireless headsets here. You will find the best of the best in wireless headsets.
I would love to hear your thoughts on the Hyper X Orbit S, do you own one yourself or have questions to help you decide then let me know below.