Professional HD 7.1 Surround
USB Gaming Headset
COLOGNE, Germany – 4 August 2015 – Creative Technology Ltd today announced at gamescom 2015, as part of the Sound BlasterX Gaming Series, the Sound BlasterX H7, a premium ultra high-performance high definition 7.1 Surround USB Gaming Headset.
Made for the discerning gamer, the flagship product in the new Sound BlasterX line, the Sound BlasterX H7, combines comfort and durability with the best audio performance available. The headset supports USB connectivity for high definition lossless digital audio which includes 7.1 surround sound for immersive gaming.
Every detail of the product design was scrutinized based on feedback from pro-gamers as well as features that are in demand in the market. Two of the most important features for a gaming headset are durability and comfort. At its core, the Sound BlasterX H7 features a simplified design: less parts means less weight, and the highly flexible, single-piece reinforced steel band bends all the way around the head for a precise, comfortable fit. The earcups are lined with plush, replaceable protein leather/memory foam cushions to ensure lasting comfort and a perfect seal against unwanted ambient noise, and are connected to the headband with lightweight flexible aluminium brackets.
In addition to listening to gamers around the importance of comfort, we have also taken design cues of the highest end headphones and positioned the large 50mm FullSpectrum drivers in the earcups at an angle to create a mini-acoustic chamber over the ear, delivering high definition 24-bit/96kHz digital audio and best-in-class 7.1 surround sound. The Sound BlasterX H7 allows gamers to experience an amazing level of detail while being immersed in the gaming experience for extended hours without listening fatigue.
No gaming headset is complete without the ability to communicate. The Sound BlasterX H7 comes with a high-quality, detachable, noise cancelling microphone for crystal clear in-game communication. The headset also features a replaceable tangle-free nylon braided USB/analog OFC (oxygen-free copper) cable, offering dual connectivity options. This means you can connect across platforms, such as to PC/Mac via USB cable or to mobile devices or consoles via analog cable.
Features of the Sound BlasterX H7:
Sound BlasterX H5
Professional Analog Gaming Headset
Also available is the Sound BlasterX H5, the professional analog headset variant of the Sound BlasterX H7. The headset retains the DNA of the flagship Sound BlasterX H7, but without USB connectivity and backlit earcups. Made with the same premium materials and drivers, each part of the headset is made with a difference that users will be able to feel, hear and experience.
Exquisite Crystalline Capsule Packaging
Doubles Up as a Designer Carry Case
BlasterX Acoustic Engine and BlasterX Acoustic Engine Lite
The Sound BlasterX Gaming Series comes with the BlasterX Acoustic Engine software for PC. It is designed to intelligently decrease distractions and enhance essential audio details in games, giving gamers an added advantage. The full, customizable version of the BlasterX Acoustic Engine is available for the Sound BlasterX H7.
The BlasterX Acoustic Engine Lite version is available for the Sound BlasterX H5 and other analog headsets in the Sound BlasterX series, and it comes with four pre-set profiles allowing gamers to customize their audio profile to the game genres that they are playing. For instance, ‘First-Person Shooter’ increases spatial reality and perception with virtual surround, ‘Action & Adventure’ enhances realism for a cinematic experience, ‘Real Time Strategy’ boosts clarity and reduces distractions so that gamers stay focused when pitched against time, and ‘Driving’ magnifies details such as tire noises as the car races along–enabling gamers to hear subtle differences while racing.
Other products in the Sound BlasterX series, namely the Sound BlasterX P5 High-Performance In-ear Gaming Headset, and the Sound Blaster G5 7.1 HD Audio External Sound Card with Built-in Headphone Amplifier, will be announced in separate press releases.
Pricing and Availability
The headsets are priced as follows:
Sound BlasterX H5 will be available at the online store at creative.com End-September 2015, while Sound BlasterX H7 will be available November 2015.
For in-country retail store availability, please refer to authorized dealers.
For more information about the Sound BlasterX Gaming Series, visit BlasterX.com.
Creative is a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products. Famous for its Sound Blaster® sound cards and for launching the multimedia revolution, Creative is now driving digital entertainment with cutting-edge audio solutions which include premium wireless speakers, wireless headphones, and powerful audiophile-grade amplifiers and digital audio converters. Today, Creative re-invents the Sound Blaster, which has a user base of over 400 million, with its ground-breaking Sound Blaster Roar and Sound Blaster X7 that aim at the new mobile networked generation by bridging the worlds of the computer, smartphones, and tablets. Creative’s proprietary technologies, innovative hardware, applications and services leverage the Internet, enabling consumers to experience high-quality digital entertainment – anytime, anywhere.
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