When it comes to having the best PC gaming experience possible, immersion is everything. Gamers are usually more concerned with stuttering, dropped frames and lackluster graphic textures. But it’s also important to remember that audio plays just as big of a role in plunging you into an elaborate game world.
For most PC gamers, a massive 7.1 or even 5.1 surround speaker system just isn’t practical due to the space constraints. Luckily for us, you can actually achieve a similarly immersive experience with just the right pair of headphones. Leading audio technology company DTS has created a solution to bringing enveloping surround sound experiences to gaming headsets.
DTS Headphone:X is a cutting edge sound technology designed to convert the multi-channel 3D audio from music, movies and video games into two channels. This allows headphones equipped with just two drivers to effectively simulate surround sound and deliver a whole new level of realism.
Out of all the virtual surround technologies we’ve tried, nothing came close to the accuracy of DTS Headphone:X. For any fast-paced FPS game, determining the exact distance and direction of footsteps and gunfire can mean life or death. The pinpoint accuracy of headsets equipped with DTS Headphone:X technology can really give you an edge in competitive gameplay.
Here are some of the headsets currently available with DTS Headphone:X technology under the hood:
Steelseries Arctis 7 Wireless Gaming Headset
Just launched in October, the SteelSeries Arctis headsets have already become one of the hottest PC gaming peripherals on the market. The flagship Arctis 7 is touted as a lag-free wireless gaming headset thanks to continuous frequency-hopping technology that ensures minimal interference at all times.
The Arctis 7 uses the same high quality S1 speaker drivers found in SteelSeries’ most expensive headsets. Combined with DTS Headphone:X technology, the headset produces immersive 7.1 surround sound. With customizable headbands and a sleek minimalistic design, the Arctis 7 is designed to be used everywhere you go. It’s available now for $149.99.
Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum
Logitech’s top of the line G933 is a USB wireless gaming headset with soft and breathable earcups, a foldaway noise-cancelling mic and RGB accent lighting. Equipped with Pro-G audio drivers that deliver audiophile-like performance for gamers, the G933 has quickly established itself as one of the top headset choices for PC gamers.
Combined with DTS Headphone:X technology, the G933 audio drivers offer lifelike in-game awareness with rich 7.1 surround sound. The headset uses 2.4GHz wireless technology and features multi-platform support for mobile, home theater devices and consoles. Priced at $199.99, the G933 is a premium gaming headset that sounds just as great as it looks.
Turtle Beach STEALTH 520
Designed specifically for PS4 and PS3, the Stealth 520 wireless headset by Turtle Beach is loaded with premium features. The company’s “Superhuman Hearing” technology which elevates key sounds like enemy footsteps and weapon reloading works seamlessly with DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround to give you a truly competitive advantage.
The Stealth 520 also features dynamic chat boost and adaptive microphone performance to ensure crystal clear communication with your teammates. A lightweight over-ear design allows you to play for hours with minimal distractions and discomfort. The Stealth 520 is available for $129.95.
LucidSound may be a relatively new name in the gaming audio space but the company has already made a huge splash with its successful LS30 headset. Featuring an elegant design and premium 50mm speaker drivers, the newly announced LS40 is sure to elevate the brand to a whole new level.
Compatible with PS4, Xbox One and PS3, the LS40 wireless gaming headset uses DTS Headphone:X technology to deliver a mesmerizing 7.1 surround sound experience. It comes with a removable boom mic and included internal mic that allows you to use it with your phone and take it anywhere on the road. The elegant LS40 will make its way into stores soon for $199.99.
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