MCV takes a look at the best accessories heading to UK retail. This week, we sound off on two new gaming headsets
SteelSeries Siberia Elite Prism
The Elite Prism is the one of the latest models in SteelSeries' Siberia range of gaming headsets, which are designed with high quality audio and comfort in mind.
The SteelSeries Elite Prism headset illuminates in 16.8m colours. Users can customise the illumination using the SteelSeries Engine 3 software, including adjustable colours, brightness and various effects.
The headset utilises Dolby virtual 7.1 surround sound and SteelSeries speaker drivers in order to offer users more immersive audio while playing. Dolby Pro Logic IIx is used to create a more natural sound.
The SteelSeries speaker drivers are constructed with dual neodymium magnets.
The headset's microphone supports active noise cancellation for clearer audio transmission. The quality and accuracy of the audio is improved through the use of noise-isolating, closed-back earcups.
The Siberia self-adjusting suspension design has been tweaked and combined with large-opening, memory-foam ear cushions for better comfort and improved passive noise reduction by cutting out as much background sound as possible.
Meanwhile, the lightweight suspension design self-adjusts to the wearer's head.
As well as illumination customisation, the Elite Prism offers audio customisation. Users can select from a 10-band equaliser, mic volume control, auto mic gain and custom sidetone within the SteelSeries Engine 3 configuration engine.
The headset includes a redesigned version of SteelSeries' USB soundcard.
Release Date: Out Now
Contact: 01279 822 822
Turtle Beach Recon 320 Headset
Turtle Beach is preparing to release the Ear Force Recon 320 surround sound gaming headset.
The Recon 320 includes amplified 50mm neodymium speakers for better quality audio at both higher and lower frequencies.
Users can enable Dolby 7.1 surround sound for more immersive audio in games.
For those looking to play for long periods of time, the Recon 320 minimises discomfort thanks to around-the-ear, breathable ear cushions. The headset also includes noise cancellation to reduce the irritating effect of background audio.
Users can choose to customise the headset to their liking, by using swappable speaker plates available seperately in a range of colours.
When players move away from their console or PC and get on the move, they can choose to remove the Recon 320's mic boom and connect the included mobile cable to their smartphone.
The 3.5mm audio cable means that users can plug the headset into any matching audio output, such as tablets and media players.
An in-line microphone is included for voice calling functionality. The in-line cable also includes a multifunction button, which allows users to quickly answer calls, play and pause music and skip tracks.
The in-line controls can also work on PC.
The headset's high-sensitivity microphone is positioned on a flexible, removable boom, meaning users can adjust the placement of the microphone to their liking – or remove it completely.
Release Date: October 17th
Contact: 01279 822 822