Sony Launches New Gaming Headsets

bp9801 - August 17, 2010 12:15PM in Speakers/Headphones

Sony believes that the key to dominating any video game is having the right audio to better find your enemies. That is why Sony is getting ready to launch a couple of new headsets that are designed squarely with gaming in mind. These headsets will be part of the Ultimate Weapon series and will feature two models, the DR-GA500 and DR-GA200. The GA500 comes with a separate box that will turn the audio pumping into the headset into 7.1 surround sound courtesy of a Dolby Pro Logic IIx decoder. That will work in combination with Sony Virtual Phones Technology to create a lifelike 7.1 surround sound to help you locate your enemies in any game you are playing. The GA200 model is similar just it doesn't have the extra audio processing to get the 7.1 surround sound, so if you want that feature then the GA500 is the one to get. Both headsets use a 40mm driver to deliver the audio, have a microphone to communicate with your buddies, and Sony's "triple enfolding" technology for an extremely comfortable fit.

No word on pricing or availability was announced at this time but Sony did say that starting in mid-October, these headsets would come with a copy of the latest Medal of Honor game.