The headset itself is also instantly identifiable as a model from Asus’ Republic of Gamers range thanks to the distinctive red and black colour scheme. The use of red detailing is slightly more conservative than we’ve seen on previous models and gives the Orion Pro an understated appearance.
Each of the ear-cups features a brushed aluminium effect insert in the centre with a subtle Republic of Gamers logo etched in the centre. The rest of the headset is finished predominantly in matte black paint which looks and feels exclusive.
The construction of the headset is mainly plastic, however, there are metal strips attaching each ear-cup to the headband on either side. This should make the headset pretty durable without making it uncomfortably heavy. By and large, the build quality is excellent. The only slight niggle is the easily marked matte paint. A transportation bag for protection certainly would not have gone amiss.
Akin to all quality gaming peripherals on the market, the Orion Pro features a cloth braided cable which extends to the dual gold-plated 3.5 mm connectors via a small in-line control. This features a volume wheel and a microphone mute button.
One of the most interesting features of the Orion Pro headset is the RoG Spitfire USB sound card which is bundled with the headset. This has a number of useful functions including virtual surround sound, a headphone amplifier and a FPS gaming mode. These functions are activated via the buttons on the front of the unit which are illuminated when active.
Asus have chosen to use a retractable microphone for the Orion Pro which is much more convenient than the detachable unit we saw on the Vulcan Pro. When required, the microphone can easily be extended from the left ear-cup and positioned for the best performance.