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VOID Wireless, USB, and Analog Gaming Headsets

Available in wireless, USB, or analog stereo models, the VOID gaming headset earcups are shaped to fit the human ear, providing the utmost comfort while delivering spectacular audio fidelity. The USB and wireless models incorporate innovative features like InfoMic status LEDs and a CUE Control dial, enabling users to control their gaming soundscape without hitting pause. These models also feature customizable RGB lighting, EQ, and Dolby 7.1 surround, allowing for a fully personalized audio experience. For those seeking a universal stereo solution, the VOID Stereo analog headsets feature a mobile-compatible connector and included Y-adaptor cable for compatibility with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, mobile devices, and all PC and Mac computers.

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Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today unveiled its Razer Leviathan elite gaming and music sound bar. The new device provides premium quality audio for a wide range of entertainment applications, from desktop listening to home theater sound that’s perfect for gaming, movies and music.

The Razer Leviathan’s 5.1 surround sound mode is ideal for gaming and movies. It also features a wireless music streaming mode via Bluetooth 4.0 for seamless music listening. The Razer Leviathan is able to deliver deep, powerful bass tones through a dedicated subwoofer, distinguishing it from other sound bars in its range that cannot produce lower frequencies as accurately.

Engineered for versatility, the Razer Leviathan can be repositioned easily for any situation – under any desktop monitor, in a living room console setup, or wherever high-fidelity sound is desired.

“The opportunity to produce a precision-engineered surround sound solution for high-performance gaming, movie watching and music listening, and make it versatile to use in any setting, was a very exciting proposition for us,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO.  “The Razer Leviathan delivers what music aficionados, movie buffs and gamers alike are looking for to improve their entertainment setup.”

Rich, full-range 5.1 virtual surround sound is produced by the award winning Dolby Virtual Speakers in the Razer Leviathan. The sound bar features four finely tuned drivers (two 2.5-in. full-range drivers and two 0.74-in. tweeters) that are optimized for surround sound gaming. Regardless of source type (stereo or multichannel audio via optical input), Dolby® Digital will convert audio from a sound card, console or set-top box into a virtual surround sound stage. The result is an immersive aural experience that is perfect for recreating epic in-game battle scenes or simply enjoying favorite movies scenes.

The Razer Leviathan seamlessly connects to other Bluetooth devices in wireless music streaming mode via Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX technology for audio quality virtually indistinguishable from a wired connection. With a connecting range of up to 10 meters, music can be enjoyed without the hassle of wires. The Razer Leviathan also remembers recently paired devices, allowing users to quickly connect with a single tap, and built-in NFC technology allows for ultra-fast pairing.

The Razer Leviathan delivers chest-thumping, deep impact lows by way of a powerful 5.25-in. downward firing subwoofer that is dedicated to accurate bass reproduction and is tuned to produce distortion-free lower tones. Crystal clear mids and impressive highs are delivered by the two precision-tuned, full-ranged drivers and tweeters, rounding-out the full spectrum of frequencies created by the sound bar.

For more information on the Razer Leviathan – Elite Music & Gaming Sound bar, please visit www.razerzone.com/gaming-audio/razer-leviathan

FEATURES:

  • Powered by 4 expertly tuned drivers plus subwoofer
  • 5.1 virtual surround sound powered by Dolby Virtual Speakers, Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic® II
  • Direct audio streaming from any mobile device via Bluetooth v 4.0 aptX
  • Dedicated subwoofer for impressive bass reproduction
  • Space-saving design for versatility
  • Multiple connection methods via analog, optical or Bluetooth v 4.0 aptX
  • Adjustable tilt angles (0⁰, 15⁰, 18⁰) for optimal sound
  • 3 preset equalizer modes tuned for gaming, music and movies

TECH SPECS:

Sound bar

  • Total power output: 30 W (15 W x 2 RMS)
  • Full range drivers: 2 x 2.5 in. / 63.5 mm
  • Tweeter drivers: 2 x 0.74 in. / 19 mm
  • Impedance: 8 Ω
  • Frequency response rate: 180 Hz – 20 KHz
  • Approximate weight: 4.4 lbs. / 2 Kg

Subwoofer

  • Type: Passive
  • Total power output: 30 W RMS
  • Full range drivers: 5.25 in. / 133 mm
  • Impedance: 8 Ω
  • Frequency response rate: 20 Hz – 180 Hz
  • Approximate weight: 6.6 lbs. / 3 Kg

– See more at: http://www.razerzone.com/press/detail/press-releases/razer-introduces-leviathan-sound-bar-for-surround-sound-gaming-movies-and-wireless-music-streaming#sthash.B9Y1y9Uv.dpuf

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New MixAmp™ Pro TR Delivers Dramatic Improvements with Digital Components, Command Center Software, Customizable Stream Output and Much More

SAN FRANCISCO Oct. 13, 2015 – ASTRO Gaming, creators of premium video gaming equipment, announced that its exciting new Tournament Ready (TR) series of gaming audio products are now available.  The ASTRO Gaming TR lineup includes a redesigned ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Headset that enables this award-winning product to be compatible with the studio’s newASTRO Gaming Mod Kits , a collection of interchangeable parts that enable the headset to adapt to any gaming environment.  In addition, ASTRO has delivered exciting improvements to the ASTRO Gaming MixAmp™ Pro TR making it an essential piece of gaming hardware for pro players, serious gamers and livestreamers alike.

ASTRO Gaming TR Series products are the official Audio Gaming Headset Brand of Call of Duty®: Black Ops III from Activision and Treyarch.  A Call of Duty: Black Ops III branded Mod Kit will be available in early November to provide fans of the franchise with the ability to modify their A40 TR headset to add the iconic Black Ops III logos and graphics. Call of Duty: Black Ops III is scheduled for release on November 6.

What’s New with the MixAmp Pro TR?

ASTRO Gaming’s patented MixAmp has long been a critical audio component for pro gamers and livestreamers alike.  Its ability to facilitate gaming communication between professional gamers and casters has made it the pro standard since its release. The ASTRO Gaming MixAmp Pro TRrepresents a big step forward technologically, offering tremendously increased user control to both gamers and livestreamers alike.

The ASTRO Gaming MixAmp Pro TR features include: all new digital circuitry delivering interference-free gaming and >1ms delay time; fully supports PC and Mac gaming with improved Game-to-Voice balance and USB soundcard connectivity; Customizable Stream Output, which can deliver Dolby Headphone Surround encoded output; an AUX input that now allows in and out communication; digital daisy chaining for lag-free local voice chat; and, the new ASTRO Gaming MixAmp Pro TRworks with every ASTRO headset ever made.

For the first time, the new ASTRO Gaming MixAmp Pro TR is offered in specific editions for PS4 (black) and Xbox One (white). Both offer USB soundcard functionality on PC and Mac. For Xbox One users, the MixAmp Pro TR no longer requires a chat cable of any kind, delivering all voice chat via USB.

Finally, the ASTRO Gaming MixAmp Pro TR works with the new ASTRO Command Center software, a free downloadable tool that will allow customization of every MixAmp TR setting and the creation of personalized EQ profiles.  Additional capabilities include:

·         Customize EQ settings that can be stored, shared and easily loaded onto the MixAmp Pro TR

·         Customize outgoing voice chat with adjustments for mic level, noisegate and sidetone

·         Customize stream output for the precise mix of game sound and voice chat desired, including two-channel Dolby Headphone Surround Sound output

So, What Are ASTRO Gaming Mod Kits?

ASTRO Gaming Mod Kits provide gamers with an opportunity to both customize and personalize their audio experience like never before. Each Mod Kit includes a highly sensitive Voice-Isolating Mic to better combat excess noise in noisy gaming environments; Noise-Cancelling Ear Cushions reduce background noise; Closed-Back Speaker Tags which utilize a silicone baffle to completely close the headset off and further reduce background noise; and, a Leather Headband for additional comfort and style.

ASTRO Gaming Mod Kits can dramatically change the functionality of the ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Pro-Gaming Headset , making it the only gaming headset available today that converts between closed-back and open-back performance. Mod Kits make the headset a much more versatile pro-gaming audio solution, be it at home in a quiet room or at the raucous and sound-filled finals of a Call of Duty® tournament .

ASTRO Gaming Mod Kits are sold separately for $60 and are compatible with the ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Pro-Gaming Headset . They will be available in early November.

ASTRO Gaming’s new TR Series A40 headset and MixAmp Pro are now available from directly from ASTRO Gaming as well as Amazon, Best Buy and Gamestop, featuring the ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Headset ($150 USD);  the ASTRO Gaming MixAmp Pro TR ($130 USD);  and the ASTRO Gaming A40+MixAmp Pro TR bundle ($250). ASTRO Gaming Mod Kits ($60 USD) will also be available from all retailers in early November.  For more information about ASTRO Gaming or the new TR Series, please visit www.astrogaming.com /tr.

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