- Category: Audio
- Published: Friday, 15 February 2013 13:02
- Written by Fildy
If I had to pick one word to describe the packaging for the Orion Pro on first glace it would be, Professional. The box is made out of a form of cardboard and feels as if it would hold up through many opening and closings. From the front we get a look at the Republic of Gamers and the Asus logos, as well as the product name in giant foil print. There is a short list of product specifications as well as a window to peek inside at the product.
The window carries onto the right side giving a great look at one whole side of the headset, including all of the details that the earpiece has to offer. More logos can be found on either side of the packaging; in fact, the logos are printed on every surface of the box besides the bottom. On the back we can find a longer and more exhausting list of product specifications and uses.
Once removed from the package, the contents within are very simple and few. Inside we find the headset snugly tucked into a black plastic case molded specifically for holding the Asus Orion Pro in place. In the rear we can find that the headset, though it fits snugly in the plastic container, is still held in place with some good old fashion twist ties. These seem to help more with holding the headset in place while putting it back into the box rather than holding it in place during transport. I found this out the hard way numerous times when trying to put the headphones back into the box to take it someplace.
There are a few other things found inside of the packaging as well. The first two aren’t all that important, being only a warranty guide and a user’s manual. There isn’t very information in either booklet and their size is only due to the number of languages the information appears in. The product doesn’t have any drivers, so the only real information that you get from the user’s manual is the same information you can get off of the box, just with a little bit more in depth explanation.
There is also a small rubber thing inside the box. At first glance and even upon brief closer inspection it is difficult to determine what the device is meant for. This device in fact, was the only reason that I found the user manual helpful at all. It was explained inside the manual that this is actually a cable organizer. You can use it to wrap up any extra length of cable that is going unused to keep it out of the way without being a hassle.
The last thing that is found in the package is actually what makes this headset special. The last piece is the ROG Spitfire USB audio processor. This is the first time I have seen something like this with a headset and it is awesome. It gives you the option to plug your regular headset jacks into the device and then plug the device into a USB port. The Spitfire then has three buttons that can be turned off and on, one for FPS games, one for surround sound, and a final for Amplification. These options can be turned on one at a time or combined for better sound quality both in and out of game. The option to ignore the USB adapter is what really makes this headset cool. If you don’t fancy the Spitfire or the way it enhances audio, you can simply unplug it and forget about it entirely, returning your microphone and audio jacks to their rightful home.