Wednesday, September 2nd 2009

Creative Announces New Gaming Headsets

Creative Technology Ltd. today unveiled the Creative Sound Blaster Arena Surround USB Gaming Headset, a cutting-edge, all-in-one gaming headset powered by renowned Sound Blaster X-Fi technology, and also announced the availability of the Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset MkII. Designed with the rigorous needs of gamers in mind, both headsets provide the ultimate gaming experience for those serious about immersing themselves in the game.

Creative Sound Blaster Arena Surround USB Gaming Headset
The Creative Sound Blaster Arena Surround USB Gaming Headset features digital USB connectivity, which ensures consistency in audio performance whether a desktop or laptop is used for gaming. Precision Full-Spectrum Neodymium drivers deliver unparalleled sonic accuracy, while renowned built-in Sound Blaster X-Fi technology with EAX (environmental audio extensions) support gives users unrivalled 3D positional surround sound so effective it is akin to being able to see in the dark. This combination of X-Fi and EAX, which generates audio landscapes in real-time, puts users right at the heart of the action with advanced reverberations and filtering.

The Creative Sound Blaster Arena Surround USB Gaming Headset features Silencer technology, which uses advanced algorithms to actively eliminate ambient background noise, allowing users to give crystal-clear voice commands. Furthermore, the headset allows users to transform into their game character by disguising their voices with VoiceFX, which offers 18 selectable voicemorph personas that range from Aliens to Orc.

The Creative Sound Blaster Arena Surround USB Gaming Headset is designed for comfort as much as performance. Ergonomic, plush ear cups are shaped for sound isolation so users can keep their head in the game during extended sessions, and the headband is lightweight, padded and adjustable for a custom, precise fit. The headset also makes a great set of headphones when users simply detach the boom microphone.

Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset MkII
The Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset MkII is endorsed by world champion gamer Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel. This high-performance headset looks tough and sounds sweet. Jet black ear cups with mesh grill accents framed in red and the adjustable flexible boom microphone set it apart as pro-style gaming gear.

Because it is backed by Creative audio technology, the Creative Fatal1ty Creative Sound Blaster Arena Surround USB Gaming Headset Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset MkII Professional Series Gaming Headset MkII sounds as killer as it looks. When paired with a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium sound card, the Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset MkII unlocks Creative’s Silencer feature, blocking out annoying ambient noise. Full-Spectrum (20Hz ~ 20kHz) 40mm Neodymium drivers along with Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) cable and gold-plated stereo mini plugs deliver crystal-clear sound in any game, from MMO to FPS.

Pricing
  • Creative Sound Blaster Arena Surround USB Gaming Headset - S$159 (US $110)
  • Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset MkII - S$99 (US $68)
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7 Comments on Creative Announces New Gaming Headsets

#1
Kovoet
I have had my G35 Logitech for a while which uses the USB port and I have been thoroughly impressed with. So it will interesting to see what the quality sounds like with Creative
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#2
MopeyMartian
It's less expensive to purchase an X-fi card and an Altec Lansing headset. I suppose this would be good for people that don't have the case room or know-how to install a sound card. They look pretty comfy.
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#3
johnnyfiive
When will people learn that its all about a nice sound card, Senheisser HD headphones, and a cheap clip-on or desk mic? :D (see system specs)
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#4
inferKNOX
I'm surprised TPU didn't introduce the ROCCAT Kave that just got released not long ago.
Those are the one's I'm looking forward to hearing about with their "true 5.1 surround" drivers.:rockout:
Emulation is just that... emulation. It may be really excellent, but in the end it isn't real (sadly enough).:p
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Jansku07
by: johnnyfiive
When will people learn that its all about a nice sound card, Senheisser HD headphones, and a cheap clip-on or desk mic? :D (see system specs)
+1, 100% agreement. Mic will only cost you a couple of bucks, but you will get to choose whatever headphones you want. As a matter of fact I've got HD 555 on order right now - can't wait to test it out. Too bad the ETA is about 3-4 weeks away. :cry:
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#6
Kitkat
i just came to se if they put a stupid F on the black one. lol and theeeeereeee it issssss.
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pentastar111
by: Jansku07
+1, 100% agreement. Mic will only cost you a couple of bucks, but you will get to choose whatever headphones you want. As a matter of fact I've got HD 555 on order right now - can't wait to test it out. Too bad the ETA is about 3-4 weeks away. :cry:
you'll really like the 555"s. i have a pair of those, a pair of 580's and the PC350's (my fav's).
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