Creative today announced a new line of gaming headsets that create a completely 360-degree, 3D audio experience, surpassing even 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound headsets. The new gaming headsets, called the Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Alpha and Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Sigma, are the first Sound Blaster headsets to feature a unique 360-degree audio system, which is also fully customizable. Using THX TruStudio technology created by sound engineers at Creative Labs in conjunction with THX, the Tactic 3D headsets can create audio above, below and all around the wearer. Wearers can completely customize their audio experience through the software included with the headsets. The headsets will also ship with pre-made audio profiles created by professional gamers such as Johnathan 'Fatal1ty' Wendel, as well as members from international professional gaming teams compLexity and Dignitas. In addition, the Tactic 3D headsets feature a number of other proprietary THX TruStudio technologies to further enhance gaming audio: THX TruStudio Pro Crystalizer is real-time audio restoration technology that enhances in-game sound by restoring low and high end frequency curves lost to compression. In other words, it refines audio and allows you to hear sounds you might otherwise might not have heard because of audio compression. THX TruStudio Pro Smart Volume continuously measures the volume of in-game audio and intelligently applies gain and attenuation to compensate for changes—or In other words, it keeps the volume levels from spiking. THX TruStudio Pro Dialog Plus enhances voices during in-game communication for clearer dialog and makes it easier to hear dialog over other sounds and ambient noises. THX TruStudio Pro Bass allows you to customize bass levels without compromising audio quality. All of the features in the THX TruStudio Pro software suite are completely customizable and can be saved with the TacticProfile feature, so you won't have to modify settings every time you play. Pricing and Availability The Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Sigma will retail for US $89.99 and the Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Alpha will retail for US $59.99. Both headsets will be available in September.