E3: Polk Audio Announces Striker Gaming Headset

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I never knew that Polk Audio made gaming accessories but apparently they do as at E3 they announced the Striker gaming headset which will be available in black, grey/blue and white/orange colors in October for $89. The Striker will be packaged with a wireless adapter for use with the Xbox One.

Polk Striker Headset

Polk, a high-performance audio brand with 40 years of sound, engineering and design expertise, continues its journey of bringing great sound to the gaming world with the debut of the Striker headset at E3 2014, the Electronic Entertainment Expo. The Striker, which is designed for next-gen gaming platforms, raises the bar for gaming headsets by offering gamers audiophile-grade sound performance in a well-constructed, affordable and attractive design.

"With the Striker, our goal is to fill a void in the gaming headset market by offering an affordable headphone option that delivers dynamic sound during all aspects of a game?whether it’s dialogue between characters or an intense action sequence," said Mark Suskind, vice president of user experience at Polk. "As we continue to make significant investments in gaming, all of our supporting innovations will be designed to enhance and expand the rich, multifaceted audio elements within games played on any console."

Polk marked its entrance into the gaming industry at E3 2013, introducing consumers to an immersive world of gaming through its suite of innovative audio solutions: the 4 Shot Xbox One headset, the Melee Xbox 360 headset and the N1 sound bar. All of these solutions were developed in collaboration with Microsoft and its gaming developers, 343 Industries and Turn 10 Studios. Like its predecessors, the new Striker headset delivers high quality audio that transports listeners deeper into games, music and movies at a more affordable price point. Its sleek design is equal parts stylish and comfortable with a lightweight, cushioned headband and plush, pivoting ear cups—appropriately called the ProFit Comfort system—to ensure a more enjoyable fit. For gameplay on the Xbox One, Striker will be packaged with a wireless adapter developed exclusively by Polk that boasts improved sound and chat performance. The wireless adapter plugs directly into the Xbox One controller and connects wirelessly to the Xbox One console, giving users complete control of chat and volume at their fingertips.

Retailing for $89, the Striker will be available in three colorways?black, grey/blue and white/orange?in early October. Additional features and capabilities include:

Game-Changing Sound Quality – Polk’s Dynamic Balance® driver technology reveals a wider and more impressive frequency range with sharp details and no hints of strain or resonances, so gamers never skip a beat

Clear Chat Audio – A built-in boom mic optimizes crisp, clear chat; in addition, a 7-cm. flexible extension seamlessly conforms to a gamer’s chat preferences and retracts easily into the ear cup when not in use

Freedom of Movement – Located at the ear cup, a strain-relief cable connector ensures the 46-in. cable always keeps users connected to the game without getting in the way

For more information about the Polk brand and its other sound solutions, please visit www.polkaudio.com

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