Turtle Beach, Razer
and a few others may be jockeying for position in the crowded gaming headset game, but Creative
-- a company best known for their Sound Blaster heyday -- is giving them some real competition. The company just revealed a new range of Sound Blaster gaming headsets at the IFA 2011 conference in Berlin, with a full line of options suitable for Xbox 360 / PS3 gamers as well as those using PC or Mac platforms.
The new Sound Blaster Tactic3D Sigma gaming headset (designed for Xbox 360) features a steel core headband design with 50mm audio drivers, and there's also a powered headset amplifier with separate voice and game audio controls. The Tactic 360 ION has 40mm audio drivers, a powered headset amplifier with separate voice and game audio controls and support for the Xbox 360.
The Sound Blaster Tactic3D Wrath Wireless is the king of this hill, with 50mm drivers, bundled software, red illuminated earcups, and support for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC and Mac. The whole lot should be available soon, but we'll have to await word on U.S. pricing.
Creative Unveils New Sound Blaster Gaming Headsets at 2011 IFA Berlin
Bold New Designs and Compelling Audio Technologies for PC, Mac and Console
BERLIN, GERMANY – 1 Sept., 2011 – Creative Technology Ltd. today announced that it will unveil the next generation of Sound Blaster® gaming headsets for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC and Mac at 2011 IFA Berlin, at the Creative stand 111, Hall 17, Messe Berlin.
Sound Blaster Tactic360 Sigma Gaming Headset – Designed for Xbox 360
Designed around the award-winning Sound Blaster Tactic3D Sigma gaming headset, the Sound Blaster Tactic360 Sigma features a sturdy steel core headband design with massively powerful 50 mm audio drivers. Its powered headset amplifier with separate voice and game audio controls deliver an exhilarating gaming experience on the Xbox 360.
The Sound Blaster Tactic360 ION Gaming Headset – Designed for Xbox 360
With its durable, lightweight design and powerful 40 mm audio drivers, the Sound Blaster Tactic360 ION Gaming Headset includes a powered headset amplifier with separate voice and game audio controls to ensure pulse-racing gaming audio at the great price of only €49.99.
Sound Blaster Tactic3D Wrath Wireless Special Edition Gaming Headset – Designed for PC and Mac
The Sound Blaster Tactic3D Wrath Wireless Gaming Headset delivers a powerful PC and Mac gaming audio experience with massive 50mm drivers and a killer design featuring red illuminated ear cups. The included software enables users to dramatically improve their audio playback quality and experience with THX TruStudio Pro™, a suite of audio enhancements developed by the collaborative expertise of Creative and THX audio engineers. Engineered for professional-grade gaming, the Sound Blaster Tactic3D Wrath features a steel-core headband, plush ear cups, rechargeable lithium battery, and a detachable microphone.
Sound Blaster Tactic3D Omega Wireless Gaming Headset – Designed for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC and Mac
The Sound Blaster Tactic3D Omega wireless gaming headset connects wirelessly to an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC or Mac, and delivers phenomenal audio quality via massively powerful FullSpectrum™ 50mm drivers for a completely immersive gaming experience. The Sound Blaster Tactic3D Omega also features a detachable noise-canceling microphone for crystal-clear voice communications. With the included software, PC and Mac gamers can experience THX TruStudio Pro audio technology to customize their own gaming audio settings and profile. The wireless transmitter connects easily via standard USB or Aux-In.
More information about the new Sound Blaster gaming headsets will be posted in coming weeks to soundblaster.com.