In a few weeks on October 15th Sony will be releasing two new surround headsets. I am looking forward to this release hoping these are not crap and also that they also work for the Xbox 360.
• DR-GA500 model features 7.1ch digital surround sound perfect for first person shooters (FPS)
• DR-GA500 and DR-GA200 have 40mm drive units for premium gaming sound quality
• Both showcase unique ‘triple enfolding’ design for comfort over long periods of wear
Here are the details released:
The DR-GA500 combines a Dolby Pro Logic IIx decoder with unique Sony Virtual Phones™ Technology (VPT) to create convincing 7.1ch 3D surround effects. The signal processing hardware is contained in a compact external unit.
The result is a soundscape rich in precision spatial detail that pinpoints everything from a stealthy footstep to the position of an exploding grenade. This audio environment is perfect for first person shooter (FPS) games where what you can hear is often as important as what you can see.
The Sony triple enfolding design has its origins in user research underlining the importance of ventilation and avoiding pressure on the ear. It means long sessions of wear without the growing distraction of discomfort.
Both models incorporate a high quality, compact boom microphone to complete the ideal feature set for the most demanding of gamers.
Medal Of Honor Promotion
Hardware this good deserves to be put to the ultimate test. From October 15, both the DR-GA500 and DR-GA200 will come with a free copy of the keenly anticipated new Medal Of Honor™ single player game. Explore the background to this state-of-the-art military simulation at: http://www.medalofhonor.com/ and look out for the promotional sticker on the pack.