Creative announces Sound Blaster Tactic3D gaming headsets for immersive 3D audio

tactic3d Creative announces Sound Blaster Tactic3D gaming headsets for immersive 3D audio

Creative Technology has announced the new line of Tactic3D gaming headsets featuring THX TruStudio Pro technology for a completely immersive 3D audio experience. The Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Alpha and Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Sigma gaming headsets are the first Sound Blaster headsets to feature customizable profiles, for a precise audio experience every time.

tactic3d Creative announces Sound Blaster Tactic3D gaming headsets for immersive 3D audio

Creative Technology has announced the new line of Tactic3D gaming headsets featuring THX TruStudio Pro technology for a completely immersive 3D audio experience. The Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Alpha and Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Sigma gaming headsets are the first Sound Blaster headsets to feature customizable profiles, for a precise audio experience every time.

“We’ve taken our THX TruStudio Pro audio technology suite and given gamers control of every nuance of the way their games sound, allowing them to customise their own TacticProfileT, which can then be shared with other gamers. We have even included preconfigured profiles from world-renowned gamers such as Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel and members from international professional gaming teams compLexity and Dignitas, allowing gamers with one click of their mouse to reconfigure the headset audio properties to the exact specification of the professional gamer,” said Ryan Schlieper, Product Manager for Gaming Audio at Creative.

The THX TruStudio Pro audio technology, developed by the legendary sound engineers at Creative, in conjunction with THX, uses proprietary advanced algorithms that allow sounds to be recreated above, below and all around the gamer, surpassing the limitations of typical 5.1 and 7.1 headsets. It also allows gamers to hear voices and sounds in amazing detail regardless of how far away they are, making the Tactic3D line of headsets the optimal way to fully experience audio in the next generation of 3D gaming.

THX TruStudio Pro Surround delivers a 360 degree surround sound gaming experience so gamers can hear sounds clearly from the front, back, above and below. “The difference between hearing sounds just to the left of me versus to left and above me is huge when playing in a tournament match. THX TruStudio Pro Surround gives me the advantage I need versus using standard 5.1 and 7.1 headsets,” said Yfran “Eafra” Garcia, professional FIFA player.

THX TruStudio Pro features proprietary THX TruStudio Pro Crystalizer real-time audio restoration technology, which enhances in-game sound by restoring low and high end frequency curves lost to compression. “With THX TruStudio Pro Crystalizer, we hear details that you just aren’t able to hear otherwise, which gives us a definite competitive advantage,” said Alex “Sodah” Ringe, professional World of Warcraft player.

THX TruStudio Pro Smart Volume addresses the problem of abrupt volume level changes in games by automatically and continuously measuring volume, and intelligently applying gain and attenuation to compensate for those changes. “In critical gaming matches, there is a lot going on audio-wise. You have team leaders calling out instructions, gun fire and other audio cues happening all around you. Having THX TruStudio Pro Smart Volume is important because it allows me to hear everything in the map, near or far,” said David “Xp3″ Garrido, professional Counter-Strike player.

THX TruStudio Pro Dialog Plus enhances voices during in-game communication for clearer dialogue, allowing the gamer to hear the dialogue over the rest of the sounds and over ambient noise in the listening environment. “Whether you are listening to dialogue or listening to your team strat caller, it’s critical to be able to hear commands clearly and THX TruStudio Pro Dialog Plus allows voices to cut through in-game audio even in the most intense situations,” said Michael “Twix” Shane, professional World of Warcraft player.

Explosive THX TruStudio Pro Bass produces heart-pounding, customisable bass levels without compromising signal integrity. “It is always satisfying to get a frag with the rocket launcher. It is even more satisfying with THX TruStudio Pro Bass enabled,” said Brian “dkt” Flander, professional Quake Live player.

All of the features within the THX TruStudio Pro software suite are completely customisable and can be saved with the TacticProfile feature, so gamers do not have to modify their settings every time they play.

Key Features of the Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Alpha Headset

tactic3d alpha Creative announces Sound Blaster Tactic3D gaming headsets for immersive 3D audio

  • 40mm Neodymium drivers for great gaming audio performance
  • Optimised lightweight design for marathon game play
  • THX TruStudio Pro software suite for an immersive audio experience
  • Customisable TacticProfile enable gamers to save their own settings or use preconfigured settings from pro-gamers
  • Programmable VoiceFX for voice morphing into in-game characters or during VoIP chats
  • Detachable noise-cancelling microphone allows headset to be used as great sounding headphones
  • Dual Mode USB 2.0 adapter enables headset to be used in analogue mode
  • Non-tangle flat ribbon cable

 

Key Features of the Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Sigma Headset

tactic3d sigma Creative announces Sound Blaster Tactic3D gaming headsets for immersive 3D audio

All of the features of the Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Alpha, plus:

  • 50mm Neodymium gaming-tuned linear high-resolution drivers
  • Steel core headband for a precise fit with maximum durability

 

Pricing and Availability

The Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Alpha and Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Sigma will be available at the online store at sg.store.creative.com, the CREATIVE Stores at International Business Park and Marina Square and authorised dealers in Singapore from mid December 2010 onwards at the suggested retail prices of S$99.00 and S$149.00 respectively.

 

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