Peripherals major Genius launched the Lychas HS-G550 gaming headset. The headset's ear cups are foldable, making it easy for LAN party-animals to take it places. The HS-G550 also packs a feature rarely found on headsets in its price-range.
Peripherals major Genius launched the Lychas HS-G550 gaming headset. The headset's ear cups are foldable, making it easy for LAN party-animals to take it places. The HS-G550 also packs volume control for each individual ear cup, a feature rarely found on headsets in its price-range, which allows you to fine tune the volumes to each of your ears, and make it easier for you to hear teammates without voice-chat.
Each ear cup tilts and swivels along three joints with the head-band, which allows you to fold the headset. Just one of the two ear cups has the common cable, reducing cable clutter. The microphone is suspended on a hinged arm, like with most headsets. The ear cups have an eliptical-shaped around-the-ear cushion. Although it doesn't looks otherwise, the head-band is cushioned.
The headset packs a pair of 50 mm neodymium drivers, with 102 ±3 dB sensitivity, 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, and 32 Ω impedance. The microphone, on the other hand, has an omni-directional pickup pattern, with 56 ±3 dB sensitivity, 100 Hz to 10 kHz frequency response, and 2.2 kΩ impedance. Both the headset and mic are analogue, and connect to the source using standard 3.5 mm jacks. The cord is roughly 2.5 m long, with no pesky volume control modules (they're on the ear cups).
Available now in the US and Canada, the Lychas HS-G550 gaming headset from Genius is priced at US $49.99.