Mionix adds a gaming headset to its portfolio.
We first met Mionix at Showstoppers at CES 2013, and the Swedish peripherals company was back at CES this year with a couple of new products, only one of which is actually close to shipping. The Nash 20 is an analog gaming headset that should ship in March.
The Nash 20 was originally supposed to ship last year, but Mionix told us today that when it came down to it, the sound wasn't where they wanted it to be, so they pushed the launch in order to perfect the audio experience. CES isn't the kind of place where you can really take headphones for a test drive, particularly if those headphones are designed for gaming, but we did get a chance to take them for a quick spin with some music. Based on the brief time we spent with them, the sound was actually great. The headphones feature Mionix's own 50 mm neodymium DACT drivers with optimized frequency response ratio, and though it sounds like the company went through quite a lot in making its own drivers, the end result is crisp, clear sound, with a rich bass that doesn't overpower.
Drivers aside, you're looking at a two meter braided cable, flip-to-mute mic, full size swivel ear cups for optimizing sound and comfort (Mionix was trying to eliminate that pressure pain you can get from wearing a headset for hours on end) and memory foam leather wrapped cushions.
Pricing is set at $129.99 in the USA, or £99 in the United Kingdom. Pre-orders are already live, but the Nash 20 won't ship until the end of this quarter.