Are you a PC gamer? If yes, you should really get yourself a gaming headset. When playing multiplayer games online, a big part of the experience is trash-talking opponents. Not to mention, for those of you that live with other people, a headset can prevent arguments over late-night gaming marathons that keep folks awake. It is common courtesy to game with a headset or headphones.
Back in October of 2016, Mad Catz launched the Tritton ARK 100 stereo gaming headset for consoles like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Today, the company begins shipping the PC variant to retailers. This model can connect using USB for a special 7.1 surround mode. If you prefer to use 3.5mm, do not worry — it has that connectivity too, but only for stereo.
“Connecting via USB, the ARK 100 for PC features advanced audio customization software, which places the gamer center stage and fully in control of the audio environment. The 7.1 surround sound is delivered through 60 mm and 10 mm drivers in each earcan, providing a full 360 degrees of positional awareness, while a boom microphone with dual chat mic system works to cancel out background noise and improve the clarity of the player’s voice and communications with teammates and other players,” says Mad Catz.
Andrew Young, Chief Technology Officer, Mad Catz explains, “The ARK 100 for PC raises the bar for PC gaming headset audio quality, durability and comfort. Whether it be the unique comfort resulting from Audionomics, the superior audio performance of R:Drive, or the customizability provided by Kameleon lighting, the ARK 100 for PC is designed to deliver the comfort, audio quality and customization that PC gamers seek for optimum performance and gameplay enjoyment.”
Mad Catz shares the following tech specs and features.
- Frequency Range: 20Hz — 20KHz
- Sensitivity: 104.5 dB
- Speaker size: 1 x 60mm & 1 x 10mm
- Speaker Impedance: 16Ω
- Audionomics — unique monocurve design unifies audio fidelity and ergonomics for the ultimate sound experience and comfort
- R:drive — multi-speaker configuration delivers the ultimate in powerful precision audio
- Kameleon — motion dynamic RGB lighting allows you to customize your headset with ease
- Stunning 7.1 virtual surround sound. (only available for Windows Desktop operating systems)
- User-definable EQ Modes — choose the audio soundstage that’s right for you and your game
- Folding, uni-directional boom mic delivers sharp and clear speech to your teammates
- USB or 3.5mm plug and play for multi-platform hassle-free setup
Want to buy the Mad Catz Tritton ARK 100 USB Wired 7.1 PC gaming headset? You can get it on March 3rd for $100. If you want to pre-order the headset, you can do so on Amazon here now.
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