Astro Gaming’s A40 headset and Mixamp Pro have generally gotten yearly revisions, but the portability-inclined A30 hasn’t received the same love since its inception. That’s officially changed this week, as the company’s announced its 2013 PC editions (standalone versions) of the A30 and A40 stereo headsets are now available. Although the new units began shipping with the company’s Mixamp-packing Audio System bundles last November, this is the first time it’s really blasting the airwaves about the A30′s revision. Both editions feature re-tuned drivers touting better response for bass and cleaner output, along with a re-tooled approach to the quick disconnect cables and a new media cable with a revised inline remote and mic. The revised cabling setup allows 3.5mm cables to plug directly into the headsets, making for easier replacements and swapping (previous versions had you connect to a short cable hung from the earcup, with a dual-pole connector).
Perhaps best of all, the A30 is now priced thirty bucks less at $100 (finally!), while the A40′s been reduced to $149 (down from $199). If you recently purchased one, don’t fret either — Astro also let us know that orders placed the 11th of this month have shipped out with the 2013 editions. Hit up the press release after the break for more info while deciding if one of ‘em might be your new ticket to supreme gaming sound.
Corsair launches the new Vengeance 2000 wireless 7.1-channel gaming headset. The new headset is equipped with large 50mm sound drivers to deliver audio with more detail and tight bass response. It features the optimized HRTF positional audio technology, offering “accurate reproduction of multi-channel 5.1/7.1 surround sound gaming audio helps you locate your opponents even if you can’t see them, for an immersive, realistic gaming environment.”
The Corsair Vengeance 2000 comes with a wireless adapter that connects to your PC via USB port, and it has a operation range of up to 40 feet. It comes with a unidirectional, noise-cancelling condenser microphone with adjustable, rotating boom. For comfort use, the headset has microfiber-covered memory foam earpads and padded headband, and it is foldable for easy carrying. The built-in battery provides up to 10 hours of use, and you can use the Vengeance 2000 while it’s charging.
Genius expands its GX Gaming line with the new Cavimanus, a professional virtual 7.1-channel gaming headset designed to offer unmatched gaming experience to gamers. The new over-the-ear features 40mm neodymium sound drivers and features bass vibration function to enhance your gaming experience. It has foldable unidirectional microphone for you to chat with other gamers. Volume control is on the ear cup for easy access.
The 7.1-channel Cavimanus has an adjustable headband and a gold-plated USB connector. There is also shining blue LED indicator on the ear cup
Razer fans that were hoping to get their hands on the new Razer Tiamat 7.1 headset before the spend period. Are exploit to be a less unsuccessful to centre that Razer has now pushed hindmost the commence into Jan 2012.
The Razer Tiamat 7.1 headset is a unequaled piece of play kit and is armed with 10 discrete drivers, 5 in apiece circumaural ear cup to consecrate you genuine maculation positional circle sensation.
The 10 drivers represent the 7 surround sound channels plus subwoofer; 2 for center, 1 each for the left and right, surround sound left and right, surround back left and right, and 2 for the subwoofer. All drivers work in unison to produce a true surround sound experience.
“We announced the Razer Tiamat back in August and promised that it would be ready to ship in Q4 this year. Plenty of customers emailed and wrote in through our community channels inquiring if it would be ready by Christmas. The bad news is – it won’t be ready by Christmas. We estimate that the Razer Tiamat will only be available around the end of January 2012.
Rest assured this product is coming out soon, but as we get ready to ship, we are also putting final touches to perfect this headset. We want to be sure that what you get is going to blow your ears away, no holds barred, and unfortunately like all Razer products, it’s ready when it’s ready.
We still apologize for the delay, especially for not making sure this product was ready to sit under Christmas trees everywhere.
But we’d like to make it right:
For all the customers who add their names to the Notify Me list at the minisite www.razerzone.com/tiamat, we’ll provide you with a coupon code for a FREE Razer T-shirt and Razer flask – worth about US$40 – when the Razer Tiamat is available, AND – we’ll ship it to you for free.”
SteelSeries has partnered with Team Fnatic to introduce the 7H Fnatic Limited Edition headset and Sensei Fnatic Limited Edition mouse. Both of them are housed in an ambidextrous, black, orange and white Fnatic color design and illuminated Fnatic team logo.
The closed-type SteelSeries 7H headset features 50mm dynamic driver units to deliver rich and detailed soundscape, from mood setting music to critical 3D positional sounds and alerts. It comes with unique SNDBlock hybrid ear cushions made of both cloth and leather for sound isolation from an inner leather layer and comfort from the outer cloth layer. The 7H Fnatic Limited Edition is priced at $139.99.
The SteelSeries Sensei, on the other hand, is one of the most customizable mouse. It is available in a Limited Edition Fnatic design transforming to an orange, black, and white ambidextrous force to be reckoned with and three zones of 16.8 million color illumination options, including on the Fnatic logo. The mouse is equipped with 32-bit ARM processor for sophisticated calculations that can be done directly on the mouse.Sensitivity settings can be changed in increments of one from 1 to 5,700 CPI, and an “overclocked” Double CPI feature that allows the user to go all the way up to 11,400 DCPI. The price is $99.99.
Jabra, a company known for its wireless headsets and accessories for smartphones has just announced the addition of yet another device to its hands-free kit lineup.Called the STREET2, this stylish Bluetooth device comes in the form of a dog-tag pendant that hangs around your neck.Users can then plug in their favorite headphones to enjoy their music and calls with the device.
What’s special about the STREET2 is that it can pair with your phone and music playing device that’s within a 10 meter range simultaneously – so you don’t have to miss out on calls while listening to your music at the same time. The STREET2 also features onboard controls for you to skip music tracks, answer/end calls, redial last numbers and more. It features Bluetooth 3.0+EDR, virtual surround sound, AM3D power bass, and other digital sound enhancements.
The Jabra STREET2 features up to 8 hours of talk time, up to 8 hours of music playing time and a standby time of up to 9.5 days. It should cost about $77 (3,799 Rs) when it goes on sale. Find out more.
Motorola has announced the launch of two new advanced Bluetooth headsets namely Motorola ELITE SLIVER and Motorola ELITE FLIP which have Near Field Communication (NFC) pairing technology, HD Audio Plus and a connection range of up to 300 feet.With just a tap now you can connect your NFC-enabled phone with the headsets.
Apart from the difference in battery life and design, with the ELITE SILVER featuring a talk time of 15 hours, and the ELITE FLIP with a talk time of 6 hours and a 12 day standby time, they both offer similar features. These features include Motorola’s HD Audio Plus technology, which is said to enhance clarity, and CrystalTalk dual-microphone noise cancellation technology, which is said to help improve the sound during calls.
They both pair with your handset via Bluetooth technology, however, interesting they will both feature NFC technology and will let you pair with your NFC compatible handset by simply tapping them together. In conjunction with the announcement of the ELITE SILVER and ELITE FLIP, Motorola has also announced the MotoSpeak app for Android devices, which will allow users to read, dictate and send text messages handsfree.
Both Bluetooth headsets are expected to go on sale on the 24th of October, with the ELITE SILVER and ELITE FLIP costing $129.99 and $99.99 respectively.
Mad Catz Interactive has announced the availability of the Tritton Detonator stereo headset. Designed for use with the Microsoft Xbox 360 video game console, the gaming headset features a pair of 50mm Neodymium drivers that produce an outstanding sound quality and a durable performance mic. This wearable gadget has the Selective Voice Monitoring(SVM), allowing gamers to enable or disable the ability to hear their own voice. Additionally, it is also compatible with MP3 players, cell phones and audio devices. If you are interested, you can purchase the MadCatz Tritton Detonator headset for $79.99. Video after the jump.
Santa Cruz-based Plantronics Inc.has today revealed to the world its smallest and lightest Bluetooth headset yet, the Marque M155.This one weights just 7 grams, offers voice-guided pairing for iOS and Android smartphones, and is supposed to deliver ‘excellent sound quality’.
The Marque M155 has Bluetooth 3.0 support, it offers up to 5 hours of intensive use and comes with a one-year subscription to the Vocalyst Voice and Text Services that enable users to send emails or text messages, post updates on Facebook and Twitter, and check out the latest news.
Plantronics’s headset costs $60 and will be available in two color versions – Jet Black and Arctic White. Pre-orders should kick off today with availability being slated for October.
Jabra is well known for their Bluetooth headsets and today they announced two new additions that target active lifestyles.The Jabra SPORT and Jabra SPORT-Corded both take on a behind-the-air form factor with various sized ear gels for the utmost comfort and fit.They also boast military-grade rain, dust, and shock protection.
The Jabra SPORT and Jabra SPORT-Corded differ only in that one is completely cordless with Bluetooth while the other comes with cords for those who are accustomed to having them.They both feature A2DP technology, powerful bass, wind-shielded microphone, and category-first built-in FM radio along with easy-to-use controls.
They also come with a free download of Endomondo Sports Tracker that helps keep track and motivate runners with quick updates on speed, distance, and lap time using smartphone GPS tracking.The Jabra SPORT Bluetooth headset is priced at $99, while the Jabra SPORT-Corded stereo headset is priced at $69.Both will be available at Apple, Sprint, and T-Mobile stores.They will also be available on Amazon in September..