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HTC to Expand Vive to Various Price Points, Updating Original Vive Headset

IN a bid to increase attractiveness in the VR ecosystem (particularly its own VR ecosystem), HTC is seemingly working on expanding its VR headset lineup beyond just the Vive headset, with other options spaced out at different price points. Lower price points are all but guaranteed, since HTC sees - and expects to continue seeing - the Vive as the top of the line VR headset in the market. Marc Metis, Global Head of Vive X at HTC Vive, told TechRadar that the company will "(...) also always try to address other market segments as well [beyond the high end] (...) Expect new offerings from us over time. We're an entrepreneurial company. Don't view us as static. We'll only enter a segment when we can offer the most immersive and considered experience. "

Mr. Metis also said that there are always innovations being applied to the current Vive inside their labs, as they try to keep up with technological advancement for what their Vive successor might be, saying that HTC will " (...) continue to evolve the current Vive with innovations." Certainly an improved Vive VR headset is great news, as technology progresses and matures, allowing for higher specs in the same power envelope. However, better than improving image resolution further, perhaps the focus should be on usability and the untethering of the VR experience, which seems to be one of the more immersion breaking faults in current-gen VR. The addition of different products at different price-points is also a result of technological development and manufacturing improvements. Perhaps before seeing new, lower performing products hitting the market, we'll see a new Vive 2 headset, displacing the current Vive to a lower price-point. That certainly would make more sense (in theory) than developing a whole new VR headset.

Source: Techradar

Logitech G Introduces Advanced Gaming Headsets Designed for Everyday Life

Logitech G, a brand of Logitech, today announced the launch of the Logitech G433 7.1 Gaming Headset and the Logitech G233 Prodigy Gaming Headset. These headsets feature advanced gaming technologies, including patent-pending Pro-G audio drivers, for superior audio performance, in a lightweight, extremely comfortable fit designed to go with you beyond gaming sessions.

"If you're like me and game a lot, having an awesome gaming headset is critical," said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech G. "And if you love music then having a great pair of headphones is also important. Now you can have one headset that delivers the best of both worlds. You can move seamlessly from your PC to your console, and because of the beautiful design, Pro-G audio drivers, and removable boom mic, you can step outside and wear them on the go and have a headset that fits your lifestyle."

Patriot Announces Release of the Viper Gaming Headset Stand/USB 3.0 Hub

Patriot, a global leader in performance memory, SSDs, gaming peripherals and flash storage solutions, today announced the release of the Viper Gaming Headset Stand /USB 3.0 Hub providing users with additional, easy-access, USB ports and a convenient storage solution for their favorite headset.

Powered by a USB connection on the rear of the base, the Patriot Viper Gaming Headset Stand is equipped with three USB 3.0 ports and a 3.5mm audio and microphone jack for a seamless connection to USB storage solutions, gaming peripherals and audio/visual devices. Offering easy plug-and-play functionality, no software is needed and connected devices will be detected almost instantly. A power switch at the rear of the stand allows users to easily turn the device off without having to power down their PC.

ASUS Unveils ROG Centurion 7.1 Headset with HDMI Input

ASUS showed off its flagship gaming headset, the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Centurion 7.1. This headset lets you have true 7.1-channel audio even when you don't have 8-channel analog jacks, the headset takes input from HDMI ports. Almost all modern graphics cards and motherboard integrated graphics solutions these days come with 7.1-channel digital audio routed through HDMI. This headset lets you plug into those, so you can enjoy some of the DSPs exclusive to those solutions, instead of ASUS having to certify its USB DACs with them. NVIDIA, for example, recently added Dolby Atmos to its GPU-integrated audio through a recent driver update. Both NVIDIA and AMD support top of the line DSPs.

The headset feature 10 independent sound drivers - 40 mm fronts, 40 mm (low-tuned) sub-woofer, 30 mm centers (there have to be one in each ear), 20 mm sides, and 20 mm rears. ASUS guarantees at least 90% environmental noise cancellation, although it didn't mention if it was an active setup (using destructive interference) or just good insulation. The drivers are powered by an ESS 9601 amplifier chip. Don't have an HDMI port to spare? No problems, just use the included DAC pod with a USB connection. You might not get access to the GPU's DSPs, but you still have good quality audio.

HyperX Completed Gaming Peripheral Product Lines

As eSports and gaming community getting prosperous, gamers nowadays tend to spend longer time playing, hence in need of gaming gears with higher quality. HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology, is dedicated to bringing the best gaming experience to Pros and casual gamers alike. Since the first Cloud Gaming Headset launched in April 2014,HyperX surpassed 2-million headset sales mark in three short years, and then successfully expanded the product lines to gaming mouse pads and keyboards. As PulseFire FPS Gaming mouse completes the peripheral family in 2017, HyperX is now ready to offer gamers all the required peripherals for the best gaming setup.

HyperX complete FPS family is designed to meet the specific requirements of gamers. PulseFire FPS Gaming Mouse provides gamers accurate tracking and fast response time with PixArt 3310 sensor and Omron switches. Solid-built HyperX Alloy FPS keyboard is a perfect match for mice movement with its small footprint design, maximizing desktop space. Furthermore, gamers looking for competitive edge will need a pair of decent headsets, where HyperX Cloud Revolver S can easily fit in. With studio-grade sound stage and Plug N Play virtual Dolby Surround 7.1 audio, Cloud Revolver S helps gamers easily identify the location of enemies and win every battle.

Turtle Beach Intros XO Three and Recon 150 Wired Gaming Headsets

Turtle Beach Corporation today revealed two new models for its 2017 lineup of acclaimed gaming headsets for Xbox One and PlayStation4. Similar in style to the company's best-selling XO FOUR STEALTH, the new XO THREE officially licensed gaming headset for Xbox One and RECON 150 offer the same rugged and robust design as their predecessor, with large 50mm speakers and Turtle Beach's renowned high-sensitivity mic to deliver the unbeatable game and chat audio needed to secure victory on the multiplayer battlefield.

The XO THREE and RECON 150 are planned to launch at participating retailers this July for a MSRP of $69.95, with the RECON 150 headset available only at Best Buy in the U.S., and at participating retailers in the UK and Australia, and in select territories across Europe. Additionally, last month Turtle Beach redefined what gamers should expect from a chat headset with the all-new RECON CHAT for Xbox One and PS4, which are now available globally at participating retail outlets for a MSRP of $19.95.

LucidSound Announces the Officially Licensed LS35X Wireless Gaming Headset

LucidSound, innovators of premium gaming audio hardware, announced today the LS35X Wireless Gaming Headset, the first in a new range of licensed Xbox products from LucidSound, and the first headset to connect directly to Xbox One consoles, with no cables and no base station.

Expected to ship for Holiday 2017, the LS35X connects directly to Xbox One consoles using the same wireless technology as an official controller, automatically configuring for hassle-free set-up. No base station or chat cable is needed, simply pair the LS35X directly with the Xbox One as you would a controller. The LS35X will feature continuous compatibility with past and future Xbox One consoles. Windows 10 users can connect the LS35X directly to new PCs that include built-in Xbox Wireless technology or by using the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows.

Sharkoon Announces the B1 Stereo Headset

Sharkoon expands their range of gaming peripherals and introduces a solid stereo headset for demanding gamers. High quality 40 mm drivers win over not just computer gamers with its precise and powerfully specific audiophile sound. Optimum voice transmission is promised thanks to the pop filter microphone, which is also detachable.

The Sharkoon B1 Stereo Headset is all-black and leaves a solid, purist impression with its materials and workmanship. The reinforced headband, with synthetic leather and stylish stitching, is comfortably padded for optimum wear comfort. The massive height adjustors of the ear cups are made from brushed aluminium and promises corresponding longevity. Mesh metal covers decorate the outside of the matte finished ear cups. But it is the sound quality of the B1 which leaves a lasting impression. High quality, powerful 40 mm drivers are used, offering brilliant highs and sonorous bass with an audiophile sound.

Razer Announces the Hammerhead V2 BT In-ear Gaming Headset

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today, unveiled two new headsets: the Razer Hammerhead BT and the Razer Hammerhead for iOS Lightning. Engineered to deliver clear and cordless audio, the new Razer Hammerhead BT is a Bluetooth 4.1 in-ear headset that features the Qualcomm aptX codec for low-latency, high-quality audio. Mobile users may enjoy uninterrupted listening and calls with a battery life of up to eight hours per charge. The Razer Hammerhead BT comes with an in-line remote and microphone that is compatible with iOS or Android devices, providing easy call pick-up or music track navigation.

Making full use of the Lightning Connector capabilities, the Razer Hammerhead for iOS delivers clean digital audio through a custom-tuned, digital-to-analog converter (DAC). Through the Razer Hammerhead iOS companion app, users can personalize listening experiences with customizable or pre-configured equalizer settings.

Turtle Beach Introducess New Recon Chat Gaming Headsets

If you're a gamer looking to replace the chat headset that came with your Xbox One or PlayStation4, then it's time to get more for your money with the all-new RECON CHAT from Turtle Beach Corporation. The RECON CHAT headsets for Xbox One and PS4 are the latest entries in Turtle Beach's family of award-winning gaming audio products, and deliver a host of innovative features and functionality that raise the bar for what gamers should expect from a chat headset.

Not only is the RECON CHAT lightweight and reversible, but it's a significant upgrade over standard chat headsets, featuring a large 40mm speaker and Turtle Beach's glasses friendly design inspired by the ELITE PRO's ProSpecs Glasses Relief System, Turtle Beach's signature high-sensitivity microphone, and a unique open ear-cup which allows players to hear game audio from their TV or home entertainment system through both ears (in stereo). Additionally, the RECON CHAT has convenient in-line controls that place Chat Volume and Mic Mute right at your fingertips.

HyperX Announces Cloud Revolver S Gaming Headset with Dolby Surround

HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced it is now shipping the HyperX Cloud Revolver S with plug-and-play Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound. HyperX has integrated Dolby Headphone technology into a new USB dongle that delivers immersive audio at the touch of a button. HyperX's signature memory foam and new wide headband design brings comfort for endless hours of gameplay. Designed for use by professional gamers and eSports teams globally, the premium headset also features multi-platform support, 50mm drivers and a noise-cancelling microphone.

Cloud Revolver S continues the HyperX tradition of award-winning comfort and competitive audio performance, while adding Dolby Headphone surround sound realism with a new HyperX audio dongle that is included with each headset. The Dolby Headphone 7.1 channel surround sound environment provides an immersive gaming experience - putting gamers right in the middle of the action for gameplay advantage.

Mad Catz Ships Tritton ARK 100 Wired 7.1 Headset for PC

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc., a global provider of innovative entertainment products, today announced that it has commenced shipment of its new Tritton ARK 100 Wired 7.1 Headset for PC to its retail customers. Connecting via USB, the ARK 100 for PC features advanced audio customization software, which places the gamer center stage and fully in control of the audio environment. The 7.1 surround sound is delivered through 60 mm and 10 mm drivers in each earcan, providing a full 360 degrees of positional awareness, while a boom microphone with dual chat mic system works to cancel out background noise and improve the clarity of the player's voice and communications with teammates and other players.

"The ARK 100 for PC raises the bar for PC gaming headset audio quality, durability and comfort," said Andrew Young, Chief Technology Officer at Mad Catz. "Whether it be the unique comfort resulting from Audionomics, the superior audio performance of R:Drive, or the customizability provided by Kameleon lighting, the ARK 100 for PC is designed to deliver the comfort, audio quality and customization that PC gamers seek for optimum performance and gameplay enjoyment."

Google Dominates VR Headsets Market: Strategy Analytics

2016 saw the launch of multiple new VR platforms vying for consumer, developer and enterprise attention. The Strategy Analytics report "VR Headset Platform Market Share Year End 2016" estimates that over 30 million VR headsets shipped, split between 6 major competing VR platforms in an increasingly fragmented landscape.

David MacQueen, Executive Director of Strategy Analytics' Virtual Reality Ecosystem research program, noted, "2016 certainly was a busy year in VR. Appearing alongside Google Cardboard were new platforms Google Daydream, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR and SteamVR, currently served by the HTC Vive device, although more vendors will join this platform in 2017."

Arctic Announces The New P533 PENTA Gaming Headset

Nobody knows better what gamers demand of their equipment than esports pros. The highly trained specialists fill entire stadiums around the globe with their perfect performances and are watched by many million viewers who cheer for them.

ARCTIC's new gaming headset gives you the chance to benefit from these stars' experience. Developed in close collaboration with the pros from Germany's leading esports brand PENTA Sports, the P533 PENTA fulfills the highest quality standards and is the perfect piece of equipment for rising stars.

Genius Announces HS-G680 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

Genius, a leading global brand in personal peripheral devices for the digital world, is proud to announce its latest high-end offering for gamers with a premier gaming headset providing immersive audio that is light-weight in an aggressive design. The HS-G680 surround sound gaming headset is a 7.1 multi-channel device that enables gamers to hear and feel audio on a totally new level, adding realism to the experience, making you feel the intensity of the games you play.

Be part of the action with the immersive 50mm drivers and incredible surround sound for a lifelike experience as it feels just like you are in a battle. Hear footsteps, gauge distance and direction and detect sneaking enemies with great positional and spatial rendering from HS-G680. Keep the sounds to yourself and game while people around you talk without bothering you.

Logitech Announces G533 Wireless Gaming Headset

Logitech today introduced the Logitech G533 Wireless Gaming Headset. With professional grade wireless technology, U.S. patent- pending Pro-G audio drivers and DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound, the headset delivers advanced audio performance and wireless convenience. The Logitech G533 also features a long battery life and purist design, giving you maximum comfort during marathon gaming sessions.

"Our audio team set out to create a headset that delivers the most immersive and accurate PC gameplay experience," said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of the Logitech gaming business. "With DTS Headphone:X and our Pro-G Driver, the result is amazing. Now, you can amplify game sounds to achieve the most accurate positioning and experience in-game effects."

Patriot Announces Three New Gaming Headsets

Patriot, a global leader in performance memory, SSDs, gaming peripherals and flash storage solutions, today announced the new Patriot Viper V370 RGB headset, V361 LED headset and the V330 stereo headset. "We are very excited to add three newly designed headsets to our lineup this year," said Roger Shinmoto, Patriot's Vice President of Product Development. "The V330 stereo headset will offer great stereo sound quality for PC or mobile gaming enthusiasts, while the V361 and V370 RGB headsets will offer the same proven 7.1 virtual surround sound and Ultra Base Response (UBR) system our customers have come to enjoy."

The V370 and V361 7.1 virtual surround sound headsets come equipped with 40mm neodymium drivers for precise sound detection in FPS and MMO games. An added 30mm sub-driver enhances the bass and provides gamers with an immersive experience bringing every explosion, tie-fighter and gunfire to life. A red V lights the side of the V361, while the V370 comes to life with full-spectrum RGB lighting. Connecting through a gold plated USB, the V370 and V361 have downloadable software to adjust sound levels and lighting effects.

Genius Announces Super Value KMH-200 Gaming Peripheral Combo

Genius, a leading global brand in personal peripheral devices for the digital world, is proud to announce its ultimate gaming peripheral offer combining its most-dependable gaming mouse, keyboard and headset into one package. Quickly get into battle without compromise with the Genius KMH-200 gaming combo: everything you need to dominate the battlefield.

The Genius KMH-200 will have an MSRP of $27.90. This is by far the most comprehensive package any gamer can have at such a low with all other combos out right now only including both keyboard and mouse, Genius rounds out the entire gaming experience and brings you both keyboard and mouse as well as a gaming headset all in one bundle.

beyerdynamic Announces the Custom Game Headset; To Be Presented at CES

When you see the word CUSTOM you can be sure of finding the most versatile and interactive headphones from beyerdynamic. This is also true of the new CUSTOM GAME. As the first gaming headset of the successful product series, it takes the advantages of the CUSTOM ONE PRO, CUSTOM STREET and CUSTOM STUDIO and transfers them to the world of gaming.

Roccat Announces the Roccat Cross Headset

ROCCAT is proud to announce its newest multi-platform headset, the Cross. Equipped with large 50mm neodymium magnet drivers, the ROCCAT Cross packs studio-grade sound into an elegant lightweight package, coming in at just 200 g. The earcups are made of memory foam, which adapts uniquely to each wearer, and the drivers are perfectly aligned to the ear, providing maximum comfort and top notch immersive sound experiences everywhere you go. Cross delivers superior audio quality, not only in games, but also in music, film and voice communications.

The headset comes with two interchangeable cables that are optimized for PC gaming or mobile use, with an anti-tangle deployed in both. Designed with comfort in mind, it's truly a multi-platform headset that can be taken with you everywhere. The ROCCAT Cross hits stores on December 8th and will be available for €/$69.99.

SHARKOON Announces the X-Rest 7.1 Gaming Headset

Sharkoon introduces another model to its popular X-Rest headset stands, this one with an innovative function: The Sharkoon X-Rest 7.1 Surround Sound Headset Stand featuring an integrated, external USB sound card. This allows easy upgrading of virtual 7.1 sound to existing Windows systems. The X-Rest 7.1 is also suitable as a second sound source when using speakers and headsets.

Angular design, textile braided cable and blue LED illumination - the Sharkoon X-Rest 7.1 maintains order, not just on the desk of a gamer. Your headset will always stand readily nearby and safely secured after each use. Thanks to its heavy base and nonslip rubber feet, the X-Rest 7.1 remains stable and can withstand stressful loads. As an additional feature, the new X-Rest provides virtual 7.1 surround sound on any Windows PC or notebook. Easily accessible operating controls on the device offer quick access to the microphone mute, volume control and equalizer settings. An invaluable advantage, especially during intense gaming sessions.

Cooler Master Announces the MasterPulse Pro Headset

Cooler Master, a leading manufacturer of desktop components and peripherals, today announced the MasterPulse Pro headset. Bring your entertainment to a new level and tailor your listening experience based on the games you play or movies you watch. The MasterPulse Pro headset is the second in a new line of over-ear audio products for users of various types and interests and will be followed by the wireless MasterPulse Maker in early 2017.

MasterPulse Pro is a USB version of MasterPulse headset that provides all the features of the original version plus virtual 7.1. channel surround sound, RGB LEDs in the ear cups and an on-board sound card with a built in equalizer.

Turtle Beach Unveils the Stealth 350VR Headset

With the launch of PlayStationVR just around the corner, Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR), a leading audio technology company for over 40 years, is set to elevate Virtual Reality (VR) gaming audio from good to amazing with the new STEALTH 350VR gaming headset. The STEALTH 350VR accurately reproduces 3D surround sound from the PlayStation VR and other VR devices through large 50 mm over-ear speakers, and features 30+ hour battery-powered amplification, Variable Bass Boost, and a lightweight, ergonomic "built for VR" design that provides extra clearance for VR headbands and cables.

The STEALTH 350VR also includes smooth, fabric-wrapped memory foam ear cushions to ensure a comfortable fit, as well as a removable noise-cancelling microphone for crystal clear chat, and Mic Monitoring which lets gamers hear their own voice inside the headset to avoid shouting at other players. The STEALTH 350VR has a MSRP of £59.99 and will be available at participating retail outlets nationwide starting this Sunday, October 9, 2016.

Sharkoon Announces the Skiller SGH-1 Gaming Headset

Sharkoon expands their lineup to the recently introduced SKILLER series and presents the first headset for the new gamer series: The Sharkoon SKILLER SGH1 Stereo Headset is barely noticeable while sitting on your head, thanks to its featherweight design of only 253 grams. The flexible headband suspension automatically adjusts to the contour of the head and ensures optimum wear comfort. Thanks to its modular cable system, the SGH1 is compatible with more than just standard PCs. It fully supports modern notebooks, Ultrabooks, smartphones and the newest console generations.

Two 40 mm drivers provide powerful sound, which have been specifically adapted to meet the needs of gamers. These have a frequency range of 20 to 20,000 Hertz and a maximum power of 100 milliwatts. The detachable, flexible microphone promises crystal-clear voice transmission during gaming and voice chats. For mobile use as a headset, the microphone is easily removable. The extra-large headset ear pads are circumaural and easily interchangeable: A set of synthetic leather and a set of cloth are included; change them out with just a few simple hand movements.

Kingston Announces the HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset

HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, solidifies its commitment to creating quality gaming gear for everyone with the release of the HyperX Cloud Stinger gaming headset. Designed to make even the most casual gamer feel like a pro, the HyperX Cloud Stinger features HyperX signature memory foam and 50mm directional drivers to deliver a comfortable, high-quality sound experience at an affordable price.

HyperX Cloud Stinger weighs just 275 grams and is built with 90-degree rotating ear cups to provide hours of comfort for console and PC gaming. The lightweight headset includes 50 mm directional drivers that are tilted to position sound directly into the ear, resulting in a broader and more accurate in-game sound. HyperX Cloud Stinger also offers a convenient set of features for gameplay, including a swivel to mute the microphone, an adjustable steel slider for long lasting durability, and volume controls on the headset.
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