Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 3 Jun 2019.
I grabbed the Hyper X Alpha when my Cloud cable got snagged and must have loosened the mic cable. In all honesty, I thought it was less comfortable than the original cloud - though I prefer the cloth cups which the alpha doesn't have, sounded about the same and the detachable cable, while fitting snugly, didn't actually make contact well. The slightest movement would disconnect the mic even though the cable was in and didn't appear to have moved.
I returned it the next day and got a Cloud 2, and TBH, I don't see the point of USB headsets. The 7.1 stuff is mediocre, and it gobbles yet another USB port. The soundcard on the Cloud 2 also seems to cut audio off if it thinks it's too quiet, which the mic output is pretty low. So if you talk quietly I imagine it's not gonna pick you up. I'd much rather use 3.5mm jacks connected to my front audio ports.
One plus side to the USB one, it has barely, if any, noise, which the analogue one in my case did have.
I had a Plantronics headset that did '7.1' surround and it was astoundingly brilliant. The first few weeks I kept taking it off thinking I'd left the speakers turned on at the same time as the headset. I used it until the thing was held together with duct tape and I still miss it now. Think it was the Gamecom 777.
For some reason no other surround sound headset worked as well as that one, even new Plantronics models. At least it gave me an excuse to buy some Sony MDRs...
So... The Orbit S seems to be a rebranded Audeze Mobius. I have the originals and damn, they're good.
Btw, I think you have a typo in the article: who is Azuze? Given there's even an Audeze logo on the headphones, I'd wager they make the planar magnetic drivers.
Thanks! Think part of this was typed bleary-eyed and gin-soaked on a plane
A good flight, I take it?
Could certainly have been worse!
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