Roccat Announces New Syn Pro Air PC Gaming Headset
Hot on the heels of Turtle Beach’s awesome new Recon 500 gaming headset, the company’s PC division Roccat announces the Syn Pro Air wireless PC gaming headset.
This headset has a brand new form factor that looks quite different from the ELO series I reviewed earlier this year. Like that model, this features a combination of Turtle Beach audio technologies and Roccat industrial design. The drivers here are the excellent Nanoclear speakers found in popular Turtle Beach models like the Stealth 700 Gen 2. While the Nanoclear drivers don’t have the same kind of amazing new oomph found in the new Eclipse speakers inside the Recon 500… they do have an excellent, neutral sound profile with plenty of thump in the low end, and they’ve already proven themselves a reliable platform across many other headsets.
I’m also eager to see what Roccat does in the 3D object-based audio space. Windows 10 allows for third parties to craft their own 3D systems, something Razer took advantage of previously with their THX Spatial Audio. I have no doubt that Roccat will bring something interesting and exciting to this space. The virtual surround sound in the ELO 7.1 AIR was excellent. In spite of being built on top of the “Xear Surround” system seen on many other headsets, Roccat’s custom tuning and headset design gave it exemplary performance.
I also like that this new Syn Pro model is using some of the design language touches from Roccat’s current mice. The body and lighting design look just like the materials featured on the Burst Pro and Kone Pro, and if this headset brings that same sort of clever design to an audio product, it could be something special.
The Syn Pro Air launches on June 20th, with a price of $149.99. The full text of the press release and the video trailer are below!
ROCCAT’s Newest Headset Takes Its Spot Atop the Award-Winning PC Accessory Brand’s Lineup, Offering Premium Wireless Sound Performance and Ultimate Comfort
White Plains, NY — May 27, 2021 — ROCCAT, Turtle Beach’s (Nasdaq: HEAR) Hamburg, Germany based PC peripheral brand, today revealed the all-new Syn Pro Air premium wireless PC gaming headset. The Syn Pro Air is a groundbreaking addition to ROCCAT’s headset line, taking its rightful spot as the top wireless offering from the award-winning PC brand. The Syn Pro Air further elevates the perfect mix of ROCCAT’s German design and engineering with Turtle Beach’s audio expertise and patented technologies. The result is a sleek headset that clearly shows off ROCCAT’s signature style, with the brand’s Stellar Wireless technology as the backbone of a powerful 3D audio experience with long battery life and AIMO intelligent RGB lighting. The Syn Pro Air also features Turtle Beach’s exclusive, patented innovations such as Superhuman Hearring® for a competitive advantage, the TruSpeak™ high-sensitivity microphone to ensure you’re always heard clearly, and ProSpecs™ glasses-friendly ear cushions for those who game with glasses. ROCCAT’s Syn Pro Air is available for pre-order today from participating retailers worldwide and from www.roccat.com, and will be available June 20, 2021 for a MSRP of $149.99.
“Much like the Elo Series, the Syn Pro Air is the perfect combination of ROCCAT’s strong design focus and Turtle Beach’s audio expertise and class-leading tech,” says René Korte, ROCCAT Founder & General Manager for PC peripheral at Turtle Beach. “Syn Pro Air offers fans the latest 3D audio technology paired with flawless wireless connectivity, plus our semi-transparent Bionic Shell design that’s amplified with AIMO lighting. Syn Pro Air is hands-down our best PC gaming headset yet.”
The Syn Pro Air pushes the boundaries of traditional 7.1 surround sound even further. 3D audio introduces a third dimension to the soundscape, allowing gamers to hear from above and below in addition to hearing from all around them. The Syn Pro Air’s sound is powered by Turtle Beach’s 50mm Nanoclear™ drivers. In addition to fully immersive 3D audio, the Syn Pro Air offers Turtle Beach’s exclusive Superhuman Hearing sound setting, which boosts critical in-game sounds like approaching enemy footsteps for a competitive advantage.
The Syn Pro Air uses ROCCAT’s Stellar Wireless technology to deliver a flawless, cable free experience. Stellar Wireless continually manages the headset’s signal strength and battery consumption to offer an impressive 24 hours of continuous use on a single charge. For gamers who might have forgotten to charge their devices before a gaming session, 15 minutes of USB-C rapid charge will offer up to five hours of play. The headset comes with a wireless 2.4 GHz USB-A transmitter with 20Hz–20kHz speaker frequency response.
Built using ROCCAT’s latest and most advanced materials, the Syn Pro Air is a robust yet lightweight headset. The Bionic Shell design showcases ROCCAT’s renowned lighting ecosystem, AIMO, which offers up to 16.8 million color lighting customization options. AIMO will allow gamers to customize their Syn Pro Air to their taste, and works right out of the box without the need for extensive configuration. Syn Pro Air also features Turtle Beach’s ProSpecs glasses-friendly cushions, which make gaming with spectacles a breeze, and its ear cushions feature plush memory foam while the perfect-fit headband guarantees comfort for hours. The cushions are wrapped in athletic fabric that’s breathable and has moisture-wicking properties to prevent the build up of heat and sweat. Engineered to provide gamers with every possible convenience, Syn Pro Air includes intuitive on-ear audio controls for easy sound adjustment on the fly. The earcups also fold-flat, and the detachable flip-to-mute TruSpeak mic provides great versatility for gamers and streamers who travel.
About Turtle Beach Corporation
Turtle Beach Corporation (www.turtlebeachcorp.com) is one of the world’s leading gaming accessory providers. The Turtle Beach brand (www.turtlebeach.com) is known for pioneering first-to-market features and patented innovations in high-quality, comfort-driven headsets for all levels of gamer, making it a fan-favorite brand and the market leader in console gaming audio for the last decade. Turtle Beach’s ROCCAT brand (www.roccat.com) combines detail-loving German innovation with a genuine passion for designing the best PC gaming products. Under the ROCCAT brand, Turtle Beach creates award-winning keyboards, mice, headsets, mousepads, and other PC accessories. Turtle Beach’s Neat Microphones brand (www.neatmic.com) creates high-quality USB and analog microphones for gamers, streamers, and professionals that embrace cutting-edge technology and design. Turtle Beach’s shares are traded on the Nasdaq Exchange under the symbol: HEAR.
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Originally published at https://www.worldbolding.com on May 27, 2021.