Creative Technology released on Wednesday the Creative SB Inferno, a gaming headset that seems perfect for the PC, Mac, mobile devices and the PlayStation 4. This headset will be made available for a mere $49.99 USD on July 18 at Creative’s online store, and other participating brick-and-mortar dealers.
Low Long Chye, General Manager of Audio at Creative, said on Wednesday that the Sound Blaster engineering team worked directly with top gamers from professional eSports teams to define the core elements of a gaming headset for team-based gaming. The Creative SB Inferno is the result of that collaboration.
"Enter the SB Inferno, a comfortable gaming-tuned headset with 115 dB/mW sensitivity – very powerful for its class – designed to perform with various audio playback devices as well as to provide stellar voice communication, at a great price," Chye added.
The headphones have large 40 mm Neodymium magnet audio drivers, a frequency response of 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz, an impedance of 32 ohms, and a sensitivity of 115dB/mW. The microphone can be detached when needed, and is comprised of a noise cancelling condenser, a frequency response of 100Hz~15kHz, and Impedance of <2.2k ohms, and a sensitivity level of -40dBV/Pa.
"Weight and comfort are always at the top of the list in gamers' minds when it comes to seeking out a headset," the company said in a press release. "The SB Inferno uses lightweight yet durable cloth-cushioned plastic ear cups and headband to provide superb comfort, even for long extended gaming sessions."
The SB Inferno is designed with analog connectivity, and is equipped with a 4-pole analog jack that can be connected to smartphones and tablets. There’s also a bundled splitter cable to use on regular PCs, Macs, USB, PCIe sound cards or motherboard host audio.
By comparison, Razer has a $59.99 headset called the Razer Kraken. This peripheral includes 40 mm Neodymium magnets, a frequency response of 20 - 20,000 Hz, an impedance of 32 ohms at 1 kHz, and a sensitivity (@1kHz, 1V/Pa) of 110 ± 4dB at 1 kHz Max. The connector is an analog 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Mad Catz currently has its Tritton Kunai on sale for $59.99. This headset is similar in that it’s ideal for the consoles, PC, Mac and mobile devices. This peripheral has 40 mm Neodymium magnetic drivers, a frequency response of 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz, a resistance of 16 ohms, and a total harmonic distortion of <1 percent.
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