Sennheiser Launches New Line-up of Gaming Headsets; Features Dolby Headphone Technology and 7.1 Surround Sound Virtualization

Written By Sam on 30 October 2010

Sennheiser, known for its high-end headphones for music aficionados, has directed its focus on hardcore gamers this time with the launch of its new lineup of gaming headsets. Heading up the line is the PC 360 — the new flagship headset for pro gamers featuring Sennheiser’s Open-Aire acoustics and a microphone mute control. The line-up also includes the PC 163D and PC 333D, equipped with Dolby Headphone technology for an immersive 7.1 surround sound virtualization. We hear the details of the PC 163D and the the PC 333D were fine-tuned by the professional gaming team mTw. Rounding out the line further is the PC 330 G4ME that claims to deliver DJ-inspired performance.

Here’s a closer look at the headsets:

Sennheiser PC 360 ($299.95)

  • Designed for pro gamers, a follow-up to PC 350
  • Features Sennheiser Open-Aire speaker technology and noise-cancelling microphone
  • Open acoustics and intuitive controls, allowing lifelike soundscape
  • Mute control for the microphone.

Sennheiser PC 163D ($209.95)

  • Designed for 3D gaming at home
  • Combines Sennheiser sound and Dolby Headphone technology to enable gamers to distinguish aural cues from all directions – not just left and right.
  • Virtual 7.1 channel, 360-degree coverage, allows players to hear footsteps behind a wall or detect the opponent’s position.
  • Noise-canceling microphone
  • Adjustable boom
  • Open build for continuous airflow to the ears
  • Integrated volume control.

Sennheiser PC 333D ($239.95)

  • Seeks to bring the virtual soundscape alive with 7.1-channel surround sound simulation powered by Dolby Headphone technology (FPS enthusiasts, take note)
  • Multi-channel audio for realistic audio, enhanced by the closed-acoustic design and speakers
  • One ear cup is fitted with a ‘DJ Hinge’ that users can single-handedly swivel up to talk to people around them
  • Microphone automatically mutes when the boom is raised
  • Allows in-game communication with teammates
  • Volume control located directly on one ear cup for easy access
  • Noise-canceling microphone delivers calls and chats, suitable for LAN events.

PC 330 G4ME ($169.95)

  • Suitable for mass gaming sessions
  • Ear-cup design
  • Features closed acoustics to shut out surroundings for full-on action. To talk to neighbors directly, just flip up the right ear cup like DJs do in a club
  • Automatic microphone mute
  • Volume control built right into the right ear cup.

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