Once again, Asus have created an excellent headset which ticks all the boxes when it comes to design, quality and performance. The aesthetic design of the Orion Pro has been toned down compared to the Vulcan Pro which gives the headset a more executive appearance.
The build quality of the headset is impressive, although the matte paint finish does mark easily. It is as comfortable as most competing models, with the exception of the SteelSeries Siberia V2 which leads the pack in this respect.
Rather than integrate the USB soundcard into the headset itself, Asus chose to include the RoG Spitfire as a separate unit. This means that the headset can be used both with mobile devices which require a 3.5 mm connection and with a PC. The USB soundcard significantly enhances the performance of the headset itself, adding virtual surround sound and a useful FPS gaming mode. It also features a built in amplifier which can deliver ear-shattering volume levels if required!
In an increasingly competitive market like that for gaming headsets, value for money is a key consideration as there are so many manufacturers offering quality products. The Orion Pro can be purchased for around £80 from Overclockers UK. This isn’t exactly a bargain but we would definitely say that it’s a worthy purchase if you can afford it.
The standard Orion headset is available for £60 from Overclockers UK and is basically the same headset without the USB sound card. This is ideal for those on a restricted budget or those who aren’t interested in the acoustic trickery of the Spitfire unit.
- Interesting design.
- Solidly built.
- Exemplary performance.
- FPS mode for gaming.
- Virtual surround sound.
- Matte finish marks easily.
- Fairly expensive.
KitGuru says: Another impressive Republic of Gamers product from Asus that delivers on every level.