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CanJam SoCal 2019 – The Highlights

HyperX

Fighting gaming nerds will know about “Moment #37.” 😉 Well, the Beast, Daigo Umehara is an ambassador for HyperX. HyperX also sponsors over 500 gamers around the globe.

For casual play, I think a wireless gaming headset is fine. But if you’re a hardcore, Twitch-streaming nut – you’re going to want to be hardwired in.

In collaboration with Audeze, HyperX introduces the Cloud Orbit ($299.99) and Cloud Orbit S ($329.99). For $30 more, the “S” gives you head-tracking and allows you to bind keys to head movements. So if you tilt your head up or down, they could register as a jump or swapping of a weapon. Or whatever kids do these days. These micro-movement calculations are done 1,000 times a second. As far as juice, battery life is estimated at 10 hours. Neat!

Aside from the detachable microphone, USB-C, and comfortable fit – this headphone sounds superb. There are five sound profiles to choose from. It uses the same 100mm drivers in the Audeze Mobius ($399.99) but is tuned towards warmth. The piano and vocals from Joni Mitchell’s Blue sound palpable and Lorde’s Royals had a generous amount of bass. Extrapolating to gaming – and I’m pretty sure these are going to be a huge hit. For the money, it’s a no-brainer.

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Jay Luong

Mr. Audio Bacon himself. An open-minded electrical engineer and software developer by trade. I have an obsession with the enjoyment of all things media - specifically in the realm of music and film. So much heart and soul (and money) go into the creation of this artistry. My aim is to find out which products get me closer to what the musicians and directors intended.

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