SONY Launches DR-GA500 and DR-GA200 Gaming Headsets With Unique Sony Surround Technology

Sony today announced the launch of two very special headsets viz. SONY DR-GA500 and DR-GA200 Gaming Headsets, into the gaming sector which have been designed in response to extensive user research that shows what different gamers want from the ideal headset.

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SONY DR-GA200 Headsets

Both the SONY DR-GA500 and SONY GA200 headsets share exceptional visual appeal thanks to a striking and individualistic design that sets them apart from the competition and design features durable materials and is as practical as it is eye-catching, but the real secret is the comfort factor.

Both the SONY DR-GA500 and SONY GA200 headsets models incorporate a high quality, compact boom microphone to complete the ideal feature set for the most demanding of gamers.

The SONY DR-GA500 Headphone combines a Dolby Pro Logic IIx decoder with unique Sony Virtual Phones Technology (VPT) to create convincing 7.1ch 3D surround effects. The signal processing hardware is contained in a compact external unit bringing out the highest gaming performance with its superb sound quality.

The result is a rich in precision spatial detail that pinpoints everything from a stealthy footstep to the position of an exploding grenade. This audio environment is perfect for first person shooter (FPS) games where what you can hear is often as important as what you can see.

Both the SONY DR-GA500 and SONY GA200 headsets will also appeal to an audience of strategy and online multiplayer games where long stretches of game playing sessions are the norm.

Both the SONY DR-GA500 and SONY GA200 headsets feature 40mm drive units for outstanding sound quality with resonant, living bass and crisp high frequencies, in addition to the Sony ‘triple enfolding’ design for the last word in comfortable wear.

The Sony triple enfolding design has its origins in user research underlining the importance of ventilation and avoiding pressure on the ear. It means long sessions of wear without the growing distraction of discomfort.

Medal Of Honor Promotion

Both SONY DR-GA500 and DR-GA200 headphones would be available with a free copy of the keenly anticipated new Medal Of Honor single player game. Interested consumers can explore the background to this state-of-the-art military simulation at: http://www.medalofhonor.com and look out for the promotional sticker on the pack.

Key Features of SONY DR-GA500 Headphones

  • 40mm drive units (Headset)
  • 7.1ch digital surround; compression(Processor)
  • Control – FPS mode; compression on/off; volume; microphone mute
  • Triple enfolding design
  • Integrated boom microphone
  • PC Interface – Analogue(7.1ch)/USB
  • Cable – Headphones to signal processor 1.5 meter, Processor to PC, 7.1ch multi analogue – 1.8 meters or USB 1.5 meters

Key Features of SONY DR-GA200 Headphones

  • 40mm drive units (Headset)
  • Control – volume; microphone mute
  • Triple enfolding design
  • Integrated boom microphone
  • PC Interface – Dual Plug
  • Cable – 2.5 meters

Price and Availability

Expected to be available during August 2010, the SONY DR-GA500 headphone would be priced for $199 (Rs.  9,275 approx.) while SONY DR-GA200 would cost $79 (Rs. 3,685 approx.)