Tuesday, August 17th 2010

Sony Unveils Ultimate Weapons For FPS Gaming

Sony is launching two very special gaming headsets into the gaming sector. Each has been designed in response to extensive user research that shows what different gamers want from the ideal headset. The DR-GA500 combines a Dolby Pro Logic IIx decoder with unique Sony Virtual Phones Technology (VPT) to create convincing 7.1ch 3D surround effects. The signal processing hardware is contained in a compact external unit.

The result is a soundscape rich in precision spatial detail that pinpoints everything from a stealthy footstep to the position of an exploding grenade. This audio environment is perfect for first person shooter (FPS) games where what you can hear is often as important as what you can see. DR-GA500 brings out the highest gaming performance with its superb sound quality. It is something you can't forget, if you really want to win the game.

And as every gamer knows, any advantage you can gain can make the difference between winning and losing. Both the DR-GA500 and GA200 gaming headsets will also appeal to an audience of strategy and online multiplayer games where long stretches of gameplay are the norm. They feature 40mm drive units for outstanding sound quality with resonant, living bass and crisp high frequencies, plus the Sony 'triple enfolding' design for the last word in comfortable wear.

Both gaming headsets share exceptional visual appeal thanks to a striking and individualistic design that sets them apart from the competition. The design features durable materials and is as practical as it is eye-catching, but the real secret is the comfort factor.

The Sony triple enfolding design has its origins in user research underlining the importance of ventilation and avoiding pressure on the ear. It means long sessions of wear without the growing distraction of discomfort. Both gaming headsets incorporate a high quality, compact boom microphone to complete the ideal feature set for the most demanding of gamers.

Medal Of Honor Promotion
Hardware this good deserves to be put to the ultimate test. From October 15, both the DR-GA500 and DR-GA200 will come with a free copy of the keenly anticipated new Medal Of Honor single player game.
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10 Comments on Sony Unveils Ultimate Weapons For FPS Gaming

#1
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
not a bad idea bundling a game with aset of headphones
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#2
fenurch
Who's next? Philips?
Ugh.. gaming headsets are a waste of money and yet another one sees the light of the day. :shadedshu

Also, the guy who said about this being a good bundle

If it comes with a free MoH it suggests that the headset will cost about £150-250 (which is around $200-300, to you Americans) as nobody is willing to give away a game that costs half of the headset.
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#3
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: fenurch
Who's next? Philips?
Ugh.. gaming headsets are a waste of money and yet another one sees the light of the day. :shadedshu

Also, the guy who said about this being a good bundle

If it comes with a free MoH it suggests that the headset will cost about £150-250 (which is around $200-300, to you Americans) as nobody is willing to give away a game that costs half of the headset.
I never said it was a 'good bundle' i said it was a 'good idea'
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#4
Mescalamba
Its Sony and Sony was able to create some really good headphones, so theres no reason why it shouldnt be at least decent.

Plus, if Sennheiser does gaming headsets (two of them and both pretty good), why not Sony. Both manufacture headphones long time..
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#5
D4S4
well, i still have to see a shooter with proper sound delay...
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#6
Tatty_One
Super Moderator
I like headphones for gaming, I find that you hear a lot more of whats going on in game, sometimes for example, even with BFBC 2, on my 5.1 surround I cannot always hear enemies running up behind me, even with the rear speakers turned up, with a decent set of headphones with multi directional support I always catch them!

I have to say though..... these sound $$$$
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#7
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
It could be a good time to get a set of cans to go with my STX
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#8
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I have been looking for a decent set. Provided these are not too expensive, I'd love to get the DR500s. Sony makes some of the best stuff around.
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#9
naoan
Wow it looks good, at least the render do. Much better than dazzling green imo.

SQ? "gaming" headset and SQ don't go well together, get something like http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013P3ZOE/?tag=tec06d-20 if you want SQ and Game, or ATH AD700 if you're willing to shell out more.
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#10
TheMailMan78
Big Member
I know Wile E will kill me but I use these....



They have been good to me and still fit/sound great. Pricey however.
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