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HARMAN Debuts AKG GHS-1 Headset Offering Realistic, Dynamic Sound for Ultimate Gaming

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  1. btarunr

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    HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), today announced the launch of the new AKG GHS-1 portable gaming headset. Grenade explosions and rumbling jet engines will seem as if they are in your very own room when you have the brand-new portable gaming headset on your ears. Winner of the coveted Red Dot award for outstanding product design, the new GHS-1 headset brings PC gaming to a whole new level of realism, excitement, portability and comfort.

    “When you’re in an all-immersive entertainment experience such as gaming, we understand how important high-quality, realistic sound plays in the overall experience,” said David Slump, president, HARMAN Consumer Division. “The new GHS-1 headset is designed specifically for the gamer and features our innovative audio engineering built into a distinctive, long-lasting and intuitive design for the ideal gaming experience.”

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    Lightweight and designed for long-wearing comfort, the headset features a boom microphone that filters out background noise. Passive noise reduction effectively seals out most ambient sounds, providing for an undisturbed overall listening and gaming experience. The headset also features a cardioid (directional) boom microphone that filters out background noises, delivering a clear voice signal for every user.

    The in-line microphone is also intelligently designed so that the volume can be conveniently adjusted right on the cable, which reduces the need for players to interact with the game console or other source throughout the game.

    Availability
    The AKG GHS-1 portable headset is available now in three color combinations: black and orange; white and green; and camouflage and blue for $79.95. For more information, please visit this page.
     
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    £50 sounds alright i suppose (or more like £60 in VAT@20%) so id say £70-80 would be the RRP for the UK on release.
     
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    Plenty of competitors in that price range, form Roccat Kave to 2nd hand PC350. Will like to see a review.
     
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    Hang on, AKG is part of the Harman from Harman/Kardon???
     
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    They sound worth a try then. I've only heard one system better than my HK6100 w/ Mission 730's, and they're a set of Near-Field Reference Monitor's (I'm no audiophile).
    Strangely enough, I've been using an AKG condenser mic for about 4 years, unaware that it's part of my favourite audio brand!

    Today's lesson learnt.

    EDIT: Freedom's on the money, £75 posted. Nice Camo set here.
     
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    AKG is one of my favorite headphone makers, however, I never buy "gaming" headsets as they are usually not focused on sounding good.
     
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    Yep. Harman owns Infinity and JBL too.
     
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    Got pc360's two weeks ago... Not that I regret it but it would've been interesting to see how this compares at half the price before I spent my $...
     
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    AKG makes some very nice headphones, but I'd rather just have a good music pair and use that for gaming, a good open pair can do anything.
     
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    I have them and ABSOLUTELY LOVE EM, they are much better than what Razer, Logitech, whoever brings out....

    Most gaming headsets have a bass lag this one doesn't so when a explosion happens you aren't hearing it in the next gen but in the present gen

    It also does better in virtual surround(windows/realtek setting) sound than headsets that say they are 5.1-7.1(USB) surround sound

    The expanded frequency is a lot better as well as it responds to gun fire a lot better

    I gave up my Razer Megalodon for these bad boys....the only nag I have is that the mic is right on my cheek all the tiime lol

    Everything else is 100%-200%

    The Mic sound quality sounds like a professional microphone....That's not me saying that is what my cronies on vent/teamspeak have said and as well as a couple friends on skype have said

    I paid extra to get these headsets before anyone else :p got them in Feb.
     
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    How do you design headphones specifically for gamers? Are gamers not human? What's so magical about slapping a mic on a pair of headphones?
     

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