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ABKONCORE B719 and CH713M Gaming Headsets on Sale for TechPowerUp Readers

ABKONCORE is an fast rising gaming PC hardware brand with gear for serious gaming and e-sports competitions. They bring TechPowerUp readers a chance to pick up two of their best purpose-built gaming headsets at heavily discounted prices. The ABKONCORE B719 is geared toward high-end PC gaming, Macs, smartphones, and consoles that include Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4. It combines a pair of 50 mm neodymium drivers with a virtual 7.1-channel USB sound card with a plethora of game genre optimized DSPs. The USB connection also powers the headset's RGB LED lighting. Its mic offers noise-cancellation for crystal-clear squad comms.

The other headset on sale is the CH713M, geared towards competitive e-sports gaming. Much like the B719, the CH713M features a virtual 7.1-channel USB sound card, but wired to 50 mm dual-chamber drivers, and an extremely durable cable. It is optimized not just for gaming PCs, but also Macs, smartphones, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Switch. The included USB DAC with both headsets ensures lifelike 7.1 virtual surround that other headsets with analog 3.5 mm stereo jacks can't offer. Both the B719 and CH713M offer base rumble effects. The B719 is normally listed at USD $69.99 on Amazon, but TechPowerUp readers can use the early-bird coupon code to get it for just $48.99 (a 30% discount)! Likewise, the CH713M is priced at $59.99, but TechPowerUp readers can have it for $38.99 (35% off)! Hurry, the offer is open thru June 26, or until stocks last!

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Abkoncore Announces the B719M Virtual 7.1 Gaming Headset

ABKONCORE has recently announced the B719M Virtual 7.1 Gaming Headset, the headset features RGB lighting, large earcups, adjustable headband, and 50 mm drivers. The headset features cross-platform compatibility with support for PC, Phone, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. The headset cable includes an inline audio controller with volume control and mic/vibration buttons, the headset also features a USB power connector for RGB lighting effects on PC. A 3.5 mm to USB adapter is also included for PC use.

The headset features dual 50 mm neodymium drivers with an impedance of 32Ω, sensitivity of 122dB, frequency of 20Hz-20KHz, and a maximum power of 30 mW. The adjustable microphone comes with an impedance of 2.2KΩ and a sensitivity of -42dB.

Thermaltake Announces RIING Pro RGB 7.1, Shock XT Series & Isurus Pro V2 In-ear Gaming Headsets

The RIING Pro RGB 7.1 Gaming Headset features not only 7.1 premium virtual surround, but also oversized 50 mm drivers that minimize distortion while producing clear and precise sounds at both low and high frequencies. Enjoy a new level of audio quality with the built-in ESS ES9018 DAC and SABRE9601K amplifier that delivers 24-bit/ 96 kHz lossless playback with extraordinary dynamic range and ultralow distortion. The headset comes with an in-line control box that provides 7.1 virtual surround sound, preset EQ, and volume controls on-the-fly.

The comfortable padding of the ear cups are memory foam based, and it offers auto headband adjustments for hassle free and perfect fitment. After downloading the iTake software, the Thermaltake exclusive gaming gear controlling software, users can experience 7.1 virtual surround sound and customize RGB lighting effects across two separate zones. Besides RGB synchronizations among the gaming gear, users can also SyncALL lighting effects with TT RGB PLUS compatible Thermaltake products. The headset also works with Razer Chroma and Amazon Alexa Voice Service, enabling gaming and RGB lighting effect synchronizations or lighting control by talking to an Alexa enabled device.

MSI Announces Immerse GH30 V2 Gaming Headset

MSI rolled out the Immerse GH30 V2 gaming headset, a new variant of the original Immerse GH30 the company debuted in 2019 (and which we reviewed here). The headset has a nearly-identical mechanical design to the original, with some visual changes such as the bright red Lucky motif being replaced by a piano black one in a matte black background; and unless MSI has changed the make of its components, the V2 has identical specs to the original. The headphones component uses 40 mm neodymium drivers with 96 dB sensitivity, 32 Ω impedance, 20 Hz to 20 kHz and frequency response. The mic component has a unidirectional pickup, -36 dB sensitivity, 2.2 k Ω impedance, and 100 Hz to 10 kHz frequency response. Its main cable is 1.5 m long with a 4-pole 3.5 mm headset jack, and a Y-splitter for desktops. It weighs 222 g. We expect this headset to go for the same $50 price as the original.

Mad Catz Release New F.R.E.Q. Gaming Headsets

The F.R.E.Q.2 and F.R.E.Q.4 are engineered to provide professional grade sound quality and unparalleled comfort, giving gamers an immersive audio experience like no other. The launch of the new headsets marks to the first step in a plan to integrate the signature Mad Catz design across a broad range of best-in-class gaming audio solutions, designed to support the continued growth of the gaming audio category.

Powered-up for a new generation of gaming, the F.R.E.Q.2 is designed for comfort and tuned for gaming. Whether a competitive gamer looking to break into the esports scene or an everyday player, the F.R.E.Q. 2 has been engineered with gamer in mind. Individually tuned 40 mm Neodymium Drivers unearth every audio detail providing a next-in-class soundstage, allowing you to pinpoint team-mates and enemy movements with ease. With a simple 3.5 mm connection, the F.R.E.Q.2 is compatible with a range of formats including PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One as well as mobile and smart devices.

Cougar Intros Immersa Pro Prix Gaming Headset

Cougar today rolled out the Immersa Pro Prix gaming headset. A variant of the Immersa Pro from 2017, the Pro Prix features an upgraded C-Media sourced CMI6533X1 USB DAC with Xear3D 7.1-channel virtual surround, an upgraded pair of 50 mm drivers with a wider 10 Hz to 20 kHz frequency-response range (vs. 20 Hz to 20 kHz on the original), an upgraded headband design with better cushioning, an improved microphone muffler, and a slightly longer 2.5 m cable (vs. 2 m on the original). The headset is still driven by Cougar's UIX software that provides audio- and RGB lighting control. The headset's dimensions are otherwise unchanged. The company didn't reveal pricing.
Cougar Immersa Pro Prix

HyperX Expands HyperX Stinger Headset Lineup with Two New Gaming Headsets

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced the release of two new headsets in HyperX Cloud Stinger family, HyperX Cloud Stinger Core + 7.1 and HyperX Cloud Stinger Core Wireless + 7.1 Gaming Headset. Both new Cloud Stinger Core headsets now feature 7.1 virtual surround sound1 via NGENUITY software.

"HyperX is excited to expand its Cloud Stinger gaming headset family with two new 7.1 surround sound headsets for gamers looking for an economic headset," said Nate Almond, audio business manager, HyperX. "With students, parents and gamers working and playing at home more than ever, HyperX has expanded the Stinger product line to offer more affordable headsets."

Cougar Releases Phontum Pro Gaming Headset

Cougar finally got around to releasing the Phontum Pro gaming headset to the market, having unveiled it way back at the 2018 Computex, and announced it in December 2019. The Phontum Pro is an upscale variant of the Cougar Phontum, featuring a USB DAC in addition to the 4-pole 3.5 mm jack input. When plugged into USB, a single cable provides audio I/O and ARGB LED illumination around the cans.

The Cougar UIX software provides Azalia-USB class audio drivers, and a centralized application for audio- and lighting control for the headset. As a pair of cans, the Phontum Pro is stereo, with a pair of 53 mm drivers. A C-Media Xear3D DSP provides virtual 7.1 surround. The drivers provide 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, 98 dB ± 3 dB sensitivity, and 32 Ω impedance. The mic features 9.7 mm of active noise cancellation, 100 Hz to 10 kHz frequency response, and -47 dB ± 3 dB sensitivity. The mic stock is detachable from the rest of the headset.

Cooler Master Introduces the MH600 Gaming Headset Series

Cooler Master, a global leader in designing and manufacturing innovative gaming peripherals and PC components, has unveiled its latest lineup of headsets for gamers of all types: the MH600 Series.

The MH600 Series emphasizes high performance and premium sound quality with a core suite of features standard in every model:
  • Swiveling ear cups and fabric mesh cushioning for superior, long-lasting comfort
  • Hassle-free portability with detachable cords and foldable frames
  • Adjustable omnidirectional boom mic for superior voice quality and minimal background noise
  • Premium sound quality with 50 mm neodymium audio drivers

Turtle Beach Announces New Color Options for the Recon 70 Gaming Headset

San Diego, CA - February 6, 2020 - Leading gaming audio and accessory brand Turtle Beach today announced three new colourways for the Company's best-sellin Recon 70 gaming headset. The all-new Recon 70 Silver is now exclusively available in the UK at Argos and will retail in other participating territories as of March 13, 2020. Additionally, two new Recon 70 Camo versions - Green Camo and Blue Camo - are available now for pre-orders from Turtle Beach in the UK and additional international territories, and will launch worldwide on March 13, 2020. The new Silver and Camo colours make nine total Recon 70 options for gamers to choose from, each one delivering the immersive sound and lightweight comfort gamers expect from the headset giant. Powerful 40 mm over-ear speakers, crystal-clear mic performance, leatherette-wrapped cushions, and multiplatform functionality with Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC and mobile devices, plus a MSRP of £29.99 make the Recon 70 an easy choice for gamers looking for a new, affordable headset.

"Our Recon 70 series gaming headsets have been doing great since they launched last April, becoming the Company's best-selling* headsets on multiple platforms, so we're excited to give fans even more colour choices as they gear-up for another great year of gaming," said Juergen Stark, Chairman and CEO, Turtle Beach. "With new consoles on the horizon, the Recon 70 Silver and Camo options are great choices for gamers looking to get a new high-quality gaming headset for less than £30."

ASUS Rolls Out ROG Theta Electret Premium Gaming Headset

ASUS today rolled out the ROG Theta Electret, a premium stereo variant of the ROG Theta headset from 2019, featuring a hi-fi grade 120 mm electret driver in charge of reproducing extremely precise high and mid frequency sound; while a conventional 45 mm neodymium driver handles lows (bass). Both drivers sit in an airtight chamber. The headset is purely analog, and features conventional 3.5 mm jacks, and ASUS made sure to get rid of all digital components, such as the USB DAC and even the RGB-illuminated ROG logo. Thanks to the electret driver, the headset enjoys a wide frequency-response of 20-40,000 Hz. The detachable microphone, too, is fully analogue. The headset supports both single headphones+mic jack, and split 3.5 mm jacks. ASUS didn't reveal pricing.

Venom Launch the Sabre Stereo Gaming Headset

Venom has announced the launch of the Sabre Stereo Gaming Headset, a new premium gaming headset for use with a wide variety of formats including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite and PC, due to go on sale November 1st 2019. Already well established for their range of great-value gaming headsets, the Sabre offers gamers a distinctly higher-end experience at the price of £29.99, without the exorbitant price point typically associated with a headset of such distinction.

Delivering quality and features unrivalled at the price point, the Sabre looks, feels and sounds every inch a premium product, from the quality metal, self-adjusting headband which adapts to the users head size, greatly cushioned foam ear-cups for sustained comfort, even for glasses and piercing wearers. Powerful 50 mm Neodymium Drivers offer superbly rich audio and chat quality whether you're gaming, listening to music or watching movies.

HyperX Achieves Major Shipping Milestones - Over 10 Million Gaming Headsets, One Million Keyboards and 65 Million Memory Modules

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced it has sold over 10 million gaming headsets as it begins shipping its newest lifestyle headset, the Cloud MIX Rose Gold Edition. Since developing the first HyperX Cloud gaming headset in 2014, HyperX has produced 30 headset models, establishing itself as a leading PC and console gaming headset brand and moving into the lifestyle market with its Cloud MIX line of headsets. In addition, HyperX leads market share for PC compatible headsets according to latest NPD data.

HyperX also achieved milestones in two additional categories by shipping over one million gaming keyboards and 65 million memory modules. HyperX Alloy mechanical gaming keyboards launched with Cherry MX switches and now HyperX continues to build its gaming keyboard lineup with the release of the HyperX Alloy Origins mechanical gaming keyboard, including proprietary mechanical key switches. HyperX memory products include FURY and Predator DDR4 branded memory modules and include RGB modules with customizable LED lighting using NGENUITY software.

Sennheiser Launches GSP370 Wireless Gaming Headset, 100 Hours of Battery Life

Sennheiser today launched the GSP370 gaming headset, which will allow you to immerse yourself in virtual worlds for as many as 100 hours between charges. Sennheiser have managed to improve power efficiency of the GSP370 over their current flagship, the GSP670, by more than five times - that one headset only lasts between 16 and 20 hours for each full charge. And this battery efficiency didn't come at the cost of maximum output levels - the 117dB SPL makes sure of that.

There's a noise-canceling mic in the headset, and memory foam pads appeal to comfort and extended gaming sessions. The GPS370 is compatible with PC, Mac, and PlayStation 4 (and Xbox as well with the headphone adapters or newer controllers) and is available on Sennheiser's website starting today for $199.95. Data transmission is taken care of by Bluetooth 5.0 (in a dongle adapter) and there's a micro USB charging cable in the box, which is enough to power the headset for usage even if its battery runs completely dry. Sennheiser will also include its GSA 50 headset hanger, which normally sells for $38, for free.

CORSAIR Delivers Incredible Sound, Impeccable Clarity with New VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless Gaming Headsets

CORSAIR, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today launched its new flagship line of premium gaming headsets with the CORSAIR VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless and VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless SE. Bridging the gap between gaming headsets and high-fidelity headphones, VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless provides uncompromising sound and voice quality, delivering an astounding audio frequency range of 20Hz-40,000Hz alongside a detachable broadcast-grade microphone. Crafted and styled for exceptional comfort and refined looks, VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless is available in black, white, or SE gunmetal, with plush memory foam earpads and headband for all-day, all-night listening. Connecting via your choice of hyper-fast SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS, high-fidelity USB wired, or universal 3.5 mm, the VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless sets a new standard for gaming headset audio, comfort, and versatility.

The VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless is engineered for the most accurate and impressive sound quality CORSAIR has ever offered in a gaming headset. Thanks to a pair of high-density 50 mm neodymium audio drivers, carefully hand-matched to within +/-1dB of tolerance for exceptional performance, the VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless boasts double the frequency range of typical gaming headsets at 20Hz - 40,000Hz. This allows for incredibly detailed and accurate reproduction of sound, from the deep rumbling of tanks in the distance to the whine of jet engines flying overhead, and everything in-between.

HyperX Announces Cloud Alpha S Gaming Headset

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced the HyperX Cloud Alpha S gaming headset is now shipping. The new addition to HyperX's gaming headset line-up features custom-tuned HyperX virtual 7.1 surround sound and bass adjustment sliders for three levels of bass fine-tuning providing listeners with a richer audio gaming experience.

The Cloud Alpha S offers the design and sound quality features found in the HyperX Cloud Alpha including dual chamber technology that separates bass frequencies from the mids and highs for more accurate audio. The custom-tuned HyperX virtual 7.1 surround sound with an advanced audio control mixer feature enables surround sound and the ability to adjust the mix between game and chat audio.

HyperX Now Shipping the Cloud Orbit and Cloud Orbit S Gaming Headsets

HyperX, a gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced the release of HyperX Cloud Orbit and Cloud Orbit S gaming headsets. Both headsets feature 100 mm Audeze planar magnetic drivers and offer Waves Nx 3D audio. The premium Cloud Orbit S headset includes Waves Nx head tracking technology to create a 3D audio experience while tracking head movements 1000 times a second. Gamers looking for affordable audiophile quality sound will find Cloud Orbit headsets deliver high resolution audio while gaming or listening to music. For audiophiles comparing similar headsets with planar drivers that typically cost thousands of dollars, Cloud Orbit is a premium headset that delivers audio quality audio at an attractive price under $300.

Both the Cloud Orbit and Cloud Orbit S headsets utilize 100 mm planar magnetic drivers and 3D audio technology to provide clear, realistic audio while creating an enhanced sound localization in a three-dimensional sound space. These Cloud Orbit headsets offer integrated audio controls located on the earcup to easily toggle features including HyperX custom-tuned 7.1 surround sound with a touch of a button. They also offer advanced audio customization to easily calibrate 3D audio settings to individual user measurements, customizable room ambiance, and built-in preset EQ profiles.

HyperX Reveals HyperX Aqua Keyboard Switches and Qi Certified Wireless Charging Products at Gamescom

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, Inc., today announced new HyperX Aqua mechanical switches at Gamescom for the HyperX Alloy Origins mechanical gaming keyboard. At the show, HyperX also revealed Cloud Alpha S, the new addition to HyperX's gaming headset lineup, as well as a suite of Qi certified wireless charging products including the HyperX Cloud Flight S wireless gaming headset, HyperX Pulsefire Dart wireless gaming mouse and HyperX ChargePlay Base Qi wireless charger.

"The wireless charging ecosystem is maturing and HyperX is excited to be launching products with Qi certified wireless charging capabilities," said HyperX. "HyperX recognises the growing trend for wireless technology and wants to offer users the ultimate in gaming freedom, convenience and customization for immersive and engaging gaming experiences."

Turtle Beach Unveils Elite Atlas Aero Wireless Gaming Headset, Atlas Edge PC Audio Enhancer

Turtle Beach (Nasdaq: HEAR), a leading gaming accessory brand, today revealed new products the Company will be showing for the first time at Gamescom 2019, which takes place August 21-24, 2019 in Cologne, Germany. Turtle Beach will debut the latest additions to its lauded Atlas PC line, including the all-new Elite Atlas Aero Wireless High-Performance PC Headset featuring the Turtle Beach Control Studio with immersive Waves Nx audio technology that transforms stereo and surround sound into a panoramic 3D sound experience, a Waves PC-optimized version of Turtle Beach's exclusive Superhuman Hearing for a competitive advantage, plus the Waves Maxx suite of sound settings perfect for gamers and streamers alike.

Additionally, the Atlas Edge is Turtle Beach's new PC Audio Enhancer that plugs into an available USB port to give your wired PC headset an instant, customizable audio advantage, and also features Waves Nx and Maxx audio technologies, PC-optimized Superhuman Hearing, and more. Both the Elite Atlas Aero and Atlas Edge are available for pre-order today at www.turtlebeach.com for MSRPs of $149.95 and $29.95, respectively.

Logitech Unveils the G PRO X Gaming Headset

Logitech G, a brand of Logitech, and leading innovator of gaming technologies and gear, today introduced two new PRO gaming headsets, the Logitech G PRO X Gaming Headset and the Logitech G PRO Gaming Headset. Designed and engineered in collaboration with top esports athletes, the newest additions to the Logitech G PRO lineup of gaming gear combine incredible comfort and durability with high performing sound and voice technology, so all gamers of all abilities can hear and sound like a pro.

The PRO X marks the debut of Blue VO!CE software, developed in partnership with the industry-leading microphone expertise of Blue Microphones. Enabled using Logitech G HUB advanced gaming software, Blue VO!CE is a suite of real-time microphone effects that enables clean, professional voice communication. The result is you can tune your voice based on your individual preferences, so teammates can hear you better, or you can sound like a professional streamer.

CORSAIR Launches HS35 Stereo Gaming Headset

CORSAIR, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced the HS35 Stereo Gaming Headset, the latest addition to its popular HS Series. The HS35 delivers high-quality sound and voice clarity at an affordable price for gaming on multiple platforms including PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices, thanks to a universal 3.5 mm connection. Available in four different colors - Carbon, Green, Blue, and Red - it's easy to match the HS35 to your gaming system of choice, or just to suit your style.

Don't let the competition get the drop on you - the HS35 provides excellent sound quality thanks to a pair of custom-tuned 50 mm neodymium speaker drivers, catching a wider range of in-game sounds that headsets with smaller drivers may miss. The HS35's great audio quality is paired with a fully-detachable unidirectional microphone that reduces ambient noise, so your team always hears your critical calls, and is Discord-certified for reliable, crystal-clear communication.

Turtle Beach Reveals New Roccat Kain Mouse, Recon Spark Headset Ahead of E3 2019

Turtle Beach, the global leader in gaming headsets and audio accessories, today revealed new products the Company will be showing for the first time at next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2019. For PC gamers, Turtle Beach's Hamburg, Germany-based ROCCAT team will be debuting its groundbreaking Kain series of PC gaming mice, which introduces an all-new design with an innovative click-mechanism that will be available in three models set to launch by the end of 2019.

Additionally, Turtle Beach will showcase its latest standout gaming headset, the Recon Spark, which is a great entry-level wired gaming headset that dons a distinct white and lavender look and is perfect for gaming on any system.

Roccat Unveils the Noz Ultra-light Gaming Headset

ROCCAT Studios proudly unveils the Noz - the brand-new over-ear stereo headset in its portfolio. In the age of competitive gaming, comfort headsets have become a necessity. At only 210 grams, the Noz was designed with exceptional comfort in mind. From the ellipse earcups shape, to the materials used, the Noz is easy to wear for extensive periods. Its extra-soft breathable fabric on the earpads and headband ensure distraction-free gaming. Yet, comfort didn't sacrifice the overall build quality. The solid metal hinges and stainless-steel headband sliders provide structural reinforcement in key areas of use.

The earcups show both mat and glossy finishes. The leather headband as well as the Noz logo feature a new style for a fresh look, making the Noz is without doubt the most stylish headset from the brand line-up yet. The ellipse shape earcups not only offer the proper amount of ear space. The top of the line 50 mm drivers inside are perfectly ergonomically aligned to naturally balance and distribute the sound flow to the ears. The earcups are also host to a volume wheel control and a mute/un-mute button. The Real-Voice Mic is perfectly tailored for clear communication and can be easily removed when needed. The Noz is rich and immersive both by its engineering and design, qualities that ROCCAT strives to reflect in its product portfolio.

Plugable Rolls Out the Performance Onyx Gaming Headset

Plugable, the leading developer of USB and Thunderbolt devices, launches the Plugable Performance Onyx Gaming Headset. With sound isolation capacity and a sturdy, sleek brushed aluminum design and wide compatibility across consoles and PCs, the Onyx Gaming Headset is ideal for gamers looking for a capable and affordable headset for gaming and streaming. The Plugable Performance Onyx Gaming Headset is available now for $44.95 on Amazon.

The Plugable Performance Onyx Gaming Headset features a sturdy brushed aluminum frame with adjustable hinges and comfy memory foam padding on both the headband and the earcups. The adjustable hinges on the headset let gamers personalize the size of headband to optimize fit. A retractable microphone provides clear audio for multiplayer game play.

Turtle Beach Announces Recon 70 Series Gaming Headset

Turtle Beach (NASDAQ: HEAR), a global leader in gaming audio, today unveiled the all-new Recon 70 - the Company's latest series of powerful and affordable wired gaming headsets, and the successor to the Turtle Beach's Recon 50. The Recon 70 is built to give gamers the advantage they need on any battlefield, on any platform. Available for a MSRP of £29.99, the Recon 70 delivers high-quality game audio through powerful 40mm over-ear speakers and features Turtle Beach's signature high-sensitivity flip-to-mute mic. The Recon 70's lightweight design includes a padded and adjustable headband, while synthetic leather-wrapped ear cushions provide unmatched comfort so players can focus on the match and secure that win.

The Recon 70 for Nintendo Switch , with its signature red accents, is available now at www.turtlebeach.com and at participating retailers in North America. Additionally, black and white models of the Recon 70 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will be available in North America starting May 1, 2019, with pre-orders available now. Also available on May 1, 2019 will be a midnight red version of the Recon 70 for PS4 .
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