Elite eSports competitors and gaming enthusiasts level-up their sound
Sennheiser unleashes new worlds of audio performance at the Thailand Game Show Big Festival 2016
Bangkok, December 9, 2016 – At the Thailand Game Show Big Festival 2016 held from 9 – 11 December in Bangkok, Thailand, Sennheiser will be unveiling a range of new gaming products dedicated to superior gaming sound. The audio specialist is launching the GSX 1000 and GSX 1200 PRO audio amplifiers for PC and Mac – the very first to feature an advanced 7.1 algorithm developed by Sennheiser with the needs of core gamers in mind. It is Surround Sound reborn – the ultimate positional gaming audio, with incredibly precise spatial awareness for the most thrilling immersive experience. Sennheiser is also launching a new range of professional-grade gaming headsets, namely the GSP 300, GSP 350 and PC 373D.
“We are very excited to launch our new range of products to the Thailand Game Show Big Festival that reflects Sennheiser’s continued commitment to gaming here for our Thai consumers,” said Martin Low, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Sennheiser Asia. “From the GSX 1000 and GSX 1200 PRO amplifiers that are designed specifically for eSports tournaments to our three new affordable gaming headsets that offer a significant step up for gamers with surround sound, Sennheiser is making gaming more immersive through superior sound.”
Surround Sound Reborn
The new GSX 1000 and 1200 PRO audio amplifiers feature Sennheiser’s new Binaural Rendering Engine to create exceptionally immersive Surround Sound. Designed specifically around the needs of core gamers, the advanced 7.1 Surround Algorithm from Sennheiser offers exceptionally accurate positional sound to give gamers a competitive edge when playing at the limits.
The audio amplifiers are powered by dedicated DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) chips that require no additional drivers, ensuring the ultimate ease of use – even when mid-game. There’s no need to tab out of the game into onscreen software as the GSX 1000 and GSX 1200 PRO handle all sound processing on their internal chipsets rather on the computer’s CPU.
Designed for total focus on the game
Angled for easy visibility when gaming by an integrated kickstand, the LED lit displays of the GSX 1000 and GSX 1200 PRO take inspiration from the instrumentation on performance cars and fighter planes – giving fast immediate information and allowing players to rapidly adjust sound on the fly. Featuring red on black LED-lit touch panel displays surrounded by a durable aluminum volume wheel, the new audio amplifiers radiate a sense of potency, purpose and total focus on the gaming experience. The displays even dim down when not in use to cut the distractions and brighten again the instant your hand is nearby.
The amplifiers provide double USB Enumeration to separate game and communication audio, and to give precise separate control of each of these elements of the sound experience. As well as a range of EQ settings, users can set Reverberation levels to change the feeling of the virtual room they are playing in. For improved comfort during team communication, Side Tone adjustment makes it easy to change how loud one’s own voice sounds. Toggling swiftly between headset and speaker sound is also possible at a touch, so there’s no need to unplug cables.
Get ready to compete with the GSX 1200 PRO
The GSX 1200 PRO has been created by Sennheiser specifically for professional gamers. It adds features such as Chat Link, which makes it possible to connect up to 8 GSX 1200 PRO’s together for hard-wired lag-free communication. This professional model also allows control of inbound and outbound chat, with an advanced noise reduction feature that is optimized for headsets such as Sennheiser’s GAME ZERO to deliver crystal clear in-game communication.
GSP 300 – A step up to superior audio
The new GSP 300 headset for PC, Mac, PS4™ and Xbox One is the first product in Sennheiser’s new gaming range and offers gamers a way to step up to a superior class of audio. Featuring memory foam ear pads, the GSP 300 provides a best-in-class acoustic seal that allows for total focus on the game, without interruption from outside noise. They are based on extensive research into the ergonomics of the human ear to provide the highest possible quality of sound and comfort for prolonged play, regardless if you play for an hour or an eight-hour marathon session. And for the ultimate team performance, the GSP 300 is equipped with a broadcast quality noise-cancelling microphone that helps minimize background noise for clearer team communications.
To ensure total comfort even over longer sessions, the aviation-inspired split headband reduces pressure, while a clever ball-joint hinge makes it easy to perfectly angle the speakers to suit your face shape.
“The GSP 300 is the first headset to introduce an exciting new style to our gaming range,” explains Andreas Jessen, Product Manager Gaming, Sennheiser Communications A/S. “This pure design philosophy starts with a single-minded focus on supporting the gamer, blending rugged durable design with the features and performance that gamers have come to expect from Sennheiser. The GSP 300 delivers a significant upgrade to your audio, and lets you hear the game as it was intended.”
With intuitive, easy to use controls, the GSP 300 helps to minimize distractions and lets players quickly adjust game and communication audio even in the heat of the action. The volume control on right ear cup makes on-the-fly adjustments effortless, while the microphone can be muted in an instant by simply raising the boom arm.
For those ready to explore new levels of immersive audio in gaming, Sennheiser has created the new GSP 350 gaming headset. Powered by the audio specialist’s acoustic technology and incredible Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound, the GSP 350 lets PC gamers advance to the next level in gaming realism for an immersive experience.
The closed-back GSP 350 headset features a bold, purposeful new design which fuses fresh looks to the high-end features that are demanded by more competitive gamers, as Andreas Jessen, Product Manager Gaming, Sennheiser Communications A/S, explains: “This new headset is one of the first products in our all new gaming portfolio, a range designed from the ground up to be the ultimate accessories for optimizing the performance and experience of gamers. Whether through the incredibly accurate sound that places you deeper in the game and provides the enhanced spatial awareness you need to compete, or through ergonomics that allow you to react in a heartbeat – the GSP 350 offers a winning combination.”
For seamless team communication during gaming, the GSP 350 offers a broadcast quality noise-cancelling microphone that minimizes background noises and breathing sounds, so you can be sure to be heard by your teammates with perfect clarity. The microphone automatically mutes by raising the boom arm – another smart touch that makes the headset effortless to control, even in high pressure situations. The GSP 350 comes supplied with a detachable cable for PC and an optional accessory cable for stereo use with Mac, consoles, mobiles and tablets is also available separately.
The new high-end open acoustic gaming headset by the leader in audio delivers incredibly immersive 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound and crystal clear gaming communications thanks to its high quality, noise-cancelling microphone. The sleek Surround Dongle and user-friendly software perfectly optimizes the experience for immersive gaming, and even music. The superior features of the PC 373D are matched by its style and comfort to enhance your gaming experience, even after hours of playing.
For an unprecedented gaming experience, the Dolby Surround Sound technology uses the shape of your ears to simulate the projection of sounds from different angles, creating a stunning 7.1 experience with a two speaker system. Powered by Sennheiser´s unique transducer technology for optimum clarity and accuracy, the high-end open acoustic gaming headset is paired with a sleek and intuitive new Surround Dongle, designed to optimise the sound experience at a single click of its Dolby button. The all-new software incorporated into the headset’s Surround Dongle immediately allows the gamer to both customize the sound to his needs and quickly switch between stereo and surround sound.
The market-leading sound quality and technology behind the PC 373D is matched by its style and comfort. The stylish headset is equipped with large and comfortable XXL plush velvet ear pads that cushion ears during gaming, while the laser-cut open design aluminum ear-cups help players stay cool even as the tension rises. With its comfortable padded headband, the PC 373D is barely noticeable to the wearer, no matter how long the gaming session lasts.
Sennheiser’s latest gaming additions are been built to provide all the essential needs for gaming sessions, thanks to high quality materials and extensive testing to guarantee long-term durability. As all Sennheiser products, they are all built to last and come with a two-year worldwide warranty.
All products are now available in Thailand. The recommended retail prices are THB 3,990 (GSP 300), THB 5,790 (GSP 350), THB 12,490 (PC 373D), THB 9,590 (GSX 1000), and THB 10,990 (GSX 1200 PRO) respectively.
Experience Sennheiser sound at the Thailand Game Show Big Festival
Visit us at the Thailand Game Show Big Festival 2016 from 9 – 11 December to learn more about our new gaming products. The Sennheiser booth is located at the Royal Paragon Hall Exhibition & Convention Center, Hall 1, Booth B7.
Audio specialist Sennheiser is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones and wireless transmission systems. Based in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, Sennheiser operates its own production facilities in Germany, Ireland and the USA and is active in more than 50 countries. With 19 sales subsidiaries and long-established trading partners, the company supplies innovative products and cutting-edge audio solutions that are optimally tailored to its customers’ needs. Sennheiser is a family owned company that was founded in 1945 and which today has 2,750 employees around the world that share a passion for audio technology. Since 2013, Sennheiser has been managed by Daniel Sennheiser and Dr. Andreas Sennheiser, the third generation of the family to run the company. As part of the Sennheiser Group, the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S is specialized in wireless and wired headsets and speakerphones for contact centers, offices and Unified Communications environments as well as headsets for gaming and mobile devices. In 2015, the Sennheiser Group had sales totaling €682 million. www.sennheiser.com