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For the most part when gaming there are just two senses that matter – sight and sound. This is why having a top quality headset is one of the most important elements to winning on the virtual battlefield. Traditionally, gaming headsets have always been manufactured by gaming peripherals companies that make headsets that are either average or below average quality, but with the dearth of options from premium audiomakers, until recently there really wasn’t much of a choice.
Several years back, renowned German audio products maker Sennheiser jumped into the gaming headset market and saw such success that they now have several models of gaming [...]
Razer has just added the Electra V2 and Electra V2 USB gaming headsets to its peripherals repertoire, bringing many features previously reserved for premium headsets down to the mainstream crowd.
The Razer Electra V2 and V2 USB are both equipped with a pair of custom 40mm Neodymium drivers mounted on a sturdy unibody aluminum frame. Both the earcups and the suspension headrest is padded with plush leatherette cushions. A removable boom mic can be easily stored away when not in use. Volume and mic mute has been integrated directly into the earcup for added convenience.
The Razer Electra V2 uses a unified mic and audio 3.5mm plug for [...]
Kingston Technology’s HyperX brand today announced the availability of its HyperX Cloud Alpha gaming headset.
The new HyperX Cloud Alpha continues the lineage of the immensely popular HyperX Cloud series of gaming headsets with a proprietary new technology which HyperX believes will help significantly improve audio quality.
Though Cloud Alpha uses the same 50mm neodymium drivers as the Cloud II, HyperX has taken steps to produce a more balanced audio playback by adding in a second chamber in the earcup. Dubbed the HyperX Dual Chamber technology, the second chamber allows the bass to be tuned separately from the highs and mids, preventing it from [...]
For Gamescom 2017 in Cologne, Germany, HyperX announced their new Cloud Alpha gaming headset designed for multi-platform gaming on PC, Xbox One S, PS4, Mac, Mobile, and more.
The HyperX Cloud Alpha features a similar exterior design to the previous HyperX Cloud II gaming headset however, the Cloud Alpha’s biggest new feature is what HyperX calls Dual Chamber Technology. Paired with the 50mm drivers, HyperX separates the chambers for the highs/mids and the lows to create more accurate sound with improved range and tone compared to previous gaming headsets without the dual chamber design.
The HyperX Cloud Alpha is expected to launch on September 25 at a MSRP [...]
Razer headsets are some of the best looking gaming headsets on the market, but one problem is that they don’t have a proper place to sit once it’s off your head. While you could purchase a third party headset stand, there’s simply nothing worse looking than having an unmatched set of peripherals on your desktop.
Luckily, Razer feels your pain as the company recently announced their new Razer Base Station Chroma, a new gaming headset stand that not only features Razer’s unique design language and color theme, but also features Chroma lighting allowing you to sync all your peripherals for that extra sexy look.
For those who want the [...]
Razer’s Tiamat 7.1 and Tiamat 2.2 gaming headsets have been upgraded to version two, and boy is there a lot of changes.
We can all agree that surround sound is great. While virtual surround sound brings acceptable positional audio, having real dedicated drivers for separate sound channels is simply superior. The Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 now features 10-you read that right-10 discrete audio drivers (five per earcup). Each earcup contains a 40mm subwoofer, 30mm front and 20mm rear and side surround sound drivers.
Included with the Razer Tiamat 7.1 is a new audio control unit that offers speaker pass-through and audio channel management. Users can easily switch to [...]
Although Logitech’s wirelessly charging mousepad was the big reveal for Logitech at E3, Logitech also made a new announcement in their headset lineup with the new mid-range G433 gaming headset.
The new Logitech G433 gaming headset is designed for those looking for a multi-purpose gaming headset that can not only perform well while gaming, but will also look good if you decide to take it on your bus ride to work. Available in Triple Black, Fire Red, and Royal Blue, the Logitech G433 features a hybrid-mesh material that Logitech claims will offer better durability and style compared to typical plastic materials and coatings.
As always, our friends at Razer had some big introductions at E3 this year with their new Razer Blade Stealth and the Razer Thresher Ultimate Gaming Headset.
Mid-2017 Razer Blade Stealth
On their systems side, Razer’s big announcement is the new Razer Blade Stealth. The biggest change for the Razer Blade Stealth is its appearance. While the traditional Razer Blade Stealth is far from being the most “gamer” looking laptop out there, it still has a hard time blending into a meeting room with its black and green color scheme. As such, Razer introduced their new Gunmetal grey color that’s a lot more boardroom friendly with its [...]
At E3 2017, LucidSound invited us to their suite to show off several new gaming headsets.
The LucidSound LS25 eSports Gaming Headset is the wired cousin of the wireless LucidSound LS30. Designed for eSports and competitive gaming, the LucidSound LS25 comes with ultra-soft pleather ear-cushions, 50mm neodymium drivers and dual noise microphones (uni-directional integrated microphone and boom microphone). Volume can be adjusted by simply twisting on the earcup. The LucidSound LS25 features a 3.5mm jack which is compatible with PCs, smartphones and major gaming consoles including the PS4, XBox One S, and Nintendo Switch.
There’s currently no release [...]