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Panasonic Unveils SC-GN01 Wearable Immersive Gaming Speaker System (WIGSS)

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Today, Panasonic announced the SoundSlayer Wearable Immersive Gaming Speaker System (WIGSS)—SC-GN01—at Gamescom 2021. With a unique, ergonomic design that is worn on the shoulders, you can comfortably enjoy realistic surround sound while losing yourself in your favorite video games. Similar to its sister product, the HTB01 gaming speaker released in 2020, the SoundSlayer WIGSS has been specifically designed in collaboration with SQUARE ENIX with gamers in mind and offers a vast sound field and three different sound modes to enhance the gaming experience.

The SoundSlayer WIGSS's three sound modes, which were expertly created through joint development with the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online sound team, allows users to fully enjoy immersive gameplay. With a high-fidelity sound field, the SoundSlayer WIGSS enhances game audio and provides a truly realistic experience within the virtual world. It is optimized for use with FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, the critically acclaimed MMORPG from SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd. and provides an unparalleled audio experience within the world of Hydaelyn.



Amazing Sound Modes
Experience great sound, no matter what genre video game you play
The SoundSlayer WIGSS is equipped with three distinct gaming sound modes: Role-Playing Game mode, First-Person Shooter mode and Voice mode.

The Role-Playing Game mode is ideal for role-playing games and optimized for FINAL FANTASY XIV Online. This mode creates a sense of reality and intensity, so players feel like they're inside of the game's virtual world.

The First-person Shooter mode provides accurate audio location so users can hear subtle sounds, such as footsteps, giving players the advantage in first-person shooter and third-person shooter games.

The Voice mode enhances human voices and further contributes to the immersive experience. Recommended for adventure games*5, where clear dialogue can provide important clues.

By switching between the three modes, gamers can create a realistic experience filled with intensity and tension.

The SoundSlayer WIGSS also features a Music mode and Cinema mode so gamers can enjoy a realistic audio experience with content other than games, such as movies and television shows.

Furthermore, by equipping a high-performance noise- and echo-cancelling dual microphone, you can chat clearly with other players without being disturbed by the powerful surround sound.

Sound Quality Designed for Gamers

Immersive sound with the latest audio technologies
The SoundSlayer WIGSS features original sound technology with four-channel full-range speakers in a comfortable, wearable design. This high-quality gaming speaker combines original processing technologies such as True MAGESS (Majestic Augmented Gaming Environment Sound System) and a high-performance signal processor for a premium audio experience.

The True MAGESS (Majestic Augmented Gaming Environment Sound System) features four full-range speakers that deliver high surround sound in all directions accentuating sharp sounds with neodymium magnets.

Its high-performance signal processor with the original signal processing technology creates realistic surround sound. It is also compatible with multi-channel content, such as 5.1 ch, and reproduces a more natural surround.

The SoundSlayer WIGSS system and unique processing technology create a more realistic acoustic field, making gamers feel as though they are enveloped by sound in all directions - helping gameplay by accurately placing footsteps, gunfire and other critical sound effects within the soundscape.

Ergonomic Design for Comfort
Powerful immersive sound in a wearable design
The SoundSlayer WIGSS, designed to sit comfortably on the shoulders, features optimal speaker placement and signal processing technology, which help to deliver a rich and powerful sound experience. The unique, ergonomic design allows gamers to play comfortably for a long period of time without putting pressure on the head and ears, which can be caused by headphones.

It also features Panasonic's original housing structure based on the results of human body data analysis to offer high levels of comfort even during extended gameplay.



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what.....the.......
"here we bend this sound bar, now it fits around your neck, enjoy!"

its honestly so weird, I love it, this is just pure fuel for youtubers to review.
 
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I love it how there is no photo or even illustration of how this would actually look like in use :D
 

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:laugh: Neck brace with speakers
 
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what.....the.......
"here we bend this sound bar, now it fits around your neck, enjoy!"

its honestly so weird, I love it, this is just pure fuel for youtubers to review.

Not so sure of that. It looks like it will be annoying after a while with something sitting on your shoulder.
 
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They're a bit late to the game...



I love it how there is no photo or even illustration of how this would actually look like in use :D
It's a lot more action packed than the Sony...
Oh and it's €179.


 
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dont know if anyone recalls a product similar a long time ago, it looks like a flexible tube made out of some fabric. I think all that provided was vibrations tho.
 
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It is optimized for use with FINAL FANTASY XIV Online

Mr. Panasonic I'd like one optimized for GTA V and oh one for Forza Horizon 4, and 5..... Hope you read this.... Thanks! :D
 
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I read the headline as immersible rather than immersive. Now i’m just disappointed i can’t wear it in the shower.
 
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:laugh: Neck brace with speakers
Or a garotte that strangles you with acoustics. Another possible use would be for broadcasting farts over a greater range as you walk around: flaunt your flatulence and make them gasp at the sound of your gas!
Those with especially thick neck beards will need to turn the volume up, no-necks might require a larger model, and rednecks will probably opt for a different color. The competition is neck and neck for the most utterly ridiculous ways to mount a sound system on the human body. Perhaps Sasquatch is next: Jack Link's Speakers Presents: An Ear Full with Sasquatch.
 
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Oh great, more wearable speakers!
...because everyone loves it when someone else in the bus/train/metro/waiting room forces their personal audio onto the general public.

/s, obviously.
 
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what.....the.......
"here we bend this sound bar, now it fits around your neck, enjoy!"

its honestly so weird, I love it, this is just pure fuel for youtubers to review.

Bose has had something like this for a long time now, they actually are pretty decent from what I understand through my contacts in the audio world.

Would be interesting to give it a try, if the price is right.
 
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Bose has had something like this for a long time now, they actually are pretty decent from what I understand through my contacts in the audio world.

Would be interesting to give it a try, if the price is right.
These things make zero sense. Its like take the worst of headphones and the worst of speakers and combine them into one piece of garbage and you get this. Oh.... and dump zome Zoloft in the markeing departents coffee and let them run with it and see what happens, "The True MAGESS (Majestic Augmented Gaming Environment Sound System)", really??. WTF? is that even supposed to mean?

As someone thats into audio I find stuff like this to be offensively stupid, and legit feel sorry for the engineers that had to work on it.
 
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These things make zero sense. Its like take the worst of headphones and the worst of speakers and combine them into one piece of garbage and you get this. Oh.... and dump zome Zoloft in the markeing departents coffee and let them run with it and see what happens, "The True MAGESS (Majestic Augmented Gaming Environment Sound System)", really??. WTF? is that even supposed to mean?

As someone thats into audio I find stuff like this to be offensively stupid, and legit feel sorry for the engineers that had to work on it.

Don't bash it until you try it. I have heard respectable people industry say they like the Bose one. I haven't tried it myself yet, so can't say either way.
 
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Don't bash it until you try it. I have heard respectable people industry say they like the Bose one. I haven't tried it myself yet, so can't say either way.
Sorry, you lost me at Bose.
 
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Each to their own, but I am already too Stepford to be considered "free". My father called it in around 1988. He said he would never own a mobile (cell) phone. He stated they were just another form of enslavement.
What do most people do first thing in the morning, even before yawning or farting, check their phone. Gaming is much more insidious. Posting on TPU is infectious.
 

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Each to their own, but I am already too Stepford to be considered "free". My father called it in around 1988. He said he would never own a mobile (cell) phone. He stated they were just another form of enslavement.
What do most people do first thing in the morning, even before yawning or farting, check their phone. Gaming is much more insidious. Posting on TPU is infectious.
At first glance I thought that was a ring for another appendage.

They could have made it wireless like Sony's, imagine getting up forgetting you have it on, and trying to walk away
 
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Is there an option for a subwoofer? I like bass.
 
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Is there an option for a subwoofer? I like bass.
Yes, but you have to sit on the toilet or wear diapers.
 
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Don't bash it until you try it. I have heard respectable people industry say they like the Bose one. I haven't tried it myself yet, so can't say either way.
Don't need to try it. Having a pretty good understanding of the design goals and constraints for speakers and a basic grasp of the same for headphones this has literally all of the downsides and compromises of both. Apply some deductive reasoning and there is no way way any of these can perform well, its marketing garbage.

True, I have to admit, never been a fan of their sound signature.
When it comes to speakers Bose is the ultimate in "engineer by marking decree".
 
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