MSI Introduces Syren Line Of Audio Products

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News Posted: Fri, May 8 2009 11:36 AM
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.



Specifications

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
Connectivity
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.



Specifications

Earphone

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

Microphone

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




Specifications

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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