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MSI Introduces Syren Line Of Audio Products

MSI Introduces Syren Line Of Audio Products

MSI is busting out another bag of tricks today, deviating from its usual onslaught of notebooks and graphics cards to offer up a number of audio products. The appropriately named Syren series aims to deliver dream-worthy sound, and at least initially, the family will consist of the SyrenSound X-Fi high-end sound card, the SyrenPhone Gaming headphones and the SyrenSpeaker mini speaker system.

The SyrenSound X-Fi sound card is powered by Creative Audio Processor CA0110, optimized for PCI Express to deliver accelerated audio while supporting X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity Audio technology. Unlike traditional cans, the MSI headphones connect to your PC via a USB port, and there's also a noise-reducing microphone for chatting whilst playing online. Finally, the in-line volume control ensures that you won't need access to your PC's volume sliding in order to raise or lower the decibels. The cube-like speaker system also connects via USB and includes a Class-D amplifier and a mini volume rocker. Unfortunately, MSI hasn't issued pricing or release details, but specifications are all posted below.


Interface PCI-Express (x1)
Playback 24-Bit/96kHz up to 7.1
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 104dB (20kHz Low-pass filter, A-Weighted)
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise at 1kHz 0.007% (20kHz Low-pass filter)
Recording 24-bit/96kHz
Line in / Microphone In Shared 1/8" mini jack
Speaker Out 4x 1/8" mini jacks
Optical Out Supports stereo SPDIF out and pass through of multichannel DVD sound.



Driver Units 40mm Neodymium Magnet
Frequency Response 10Hz~20KHz
Impedance 50Ω
Sensitivity (1kHz) 110dB


Microphone Type Uni-directional Microphone
Frequency Response 50Hz~16KHz
Impedance 680Ω
Sensitivity (1kHz) -47dB ± 3dB


Interface USB
Rated Voltage 5V ±10%
Driver Units 1.5” Neodymium Magnet
Frequency 260Hz ~ 18KHz
R.M.S 1W x 2
Dimension (mm) 50 x 50 x 50
Weight (g) 170g

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I wouldn't mind checking out the sound card and headphones, but those speakers are well not looking too good.

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sweat. nice to see all these new audio products hitting the market. I'd be interested to see how they really do like in a review, maybe in a lab somewhere. hint, hint.

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