So how does the technology of the HyperX Cloud Orbit S fare when it comes to the gaming dimension? One of the reasons why the HyperX Cloud Orbit S has been getting awards in the realm of digital gaming is because it is very compatible with a wide range of console and platforms.
Specifically, the HyperX Cloud Orbit S is compatible with mobile Android phones, Switch, Xbox One, PS4 and PC. What makes it even better? The sound precision is impressive on each of the aforementioned devices. The HyperX Cloud Orbit S provides high quality audio across all platforms, giving justice to its expensive price tag.
The 3D sound really works as advertised although it’s actually quite similar to the standard stereo or surround sound feature. Whether the 3D sound is activated or not, the HyperX Cloud Orbit S provides a decent directional sound.
I paid careful attention to how well the headset worked with action and FPS games. That’s because of its Waves Nx 3D audio feature. For those who have never experienced 3D sound before, it’s a rather novel concept. When you turn on 3D sound, you calibrate the way you’re facing as “center.” After that, each time you turn your head, the audio source will “follow” your motions, becoming louder or quieter in one ear, depending on where your head is turned. Imagine standing in front of a speaker, then turning one ear toward or away from the speaker, and you’ll have a general idea of the effect.
What is 3D sound? For those who haven’t tried the 3D sound technology, it’s quite a novel technology, as if putting the listener in the center of the audio. Each time you turn your head, the audio source will follow the movements. Depending on where your head is turned, the audio will either become louder or quieter. To get a clearer picture of how the 3D sound of the HyperX Cloud Orbit S works, imagine that you are standing in front of a speaker; turn your ear away or toward the speaker and the effect that you experience will be pretty much the same with how the 3D sound technology works.
Whether you are playing on your mobile phone, PC or PS4, the HyperX Cloud Orbit S can deliver a strong, directional sound with a rich soundscape. The HyperX Cloud Orbit S can be appreciated for casual listening or competitive applications.