Polk Audio just announced the Striker Pro gaming headset available in three color variations, each with exactly the same drivers for under $150. The new headphones include the victory red Striker Pro P1 for PlayStation 4, the dark emerald Striker Pro Zx for Xbox One with a wireless adapter, and the exclusive Hitman Contract Edition (pictured top).
The Hitman headset is uniquely serialized with numbers on the inside of the earcup. Additionally, the headset features signature branding from the popular Hitman video game series and upcoming movie Hitman, including a white spring-steel headband against plush, padded black ear cups with Hitman red interior accents. The Hitman headset is the exact same headset as Striker Pro, just with Hitman branding, and it is priced the same. Polk is the only licensed headset partner for the new game. All are PC, Mac and mobile (tablet and phone) compatible.
Polk says the Striker Pro is audiophile-grade and fine-tuned with a patented Dynamic Balance driver design to deliver the most realistic and balanced audio experience. It also features a newly designed, flexible, ultra-clear sounding removable omni-directional microphone with push button mute for both console and PC gaming, as well as a small and discrete in-line microphone for mobile use. Striker Pro comes with three detachable cables and two removable microphones giving gamers one great-sounding headset for all their gaming needs. Anew leather-wrapped spring steel headband and pivoting ear cups provide durability and comfort for long periods of wear.
Striker Pro is unique and versatile in that it allows users to conveniently switch between different gaming modes with its three included detachable cables—all designed to enhance each gaming experience. Cable offerings include:
- Mobile Connect Cable – a 3.5mm microphone cable with in-line controls lets users play, pause and make phone calls without having to touch their device
- Dual-Jack Console Controller Connect Cable – unlike the standard 3.5mm cable, this 1.3 meter (4 ft.) custom console cable is designed for high-fidelity audio to enhance microphone performance and remove crosstalk. Additionally, both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions allow for easy access to master volume and microphone mute without having to use the onscreen menus. The PlayStation 4 in-line also includes an attenuator to adjust your microphone’s gain to ensure it does not distort during online gaming sessions
- Dual-Jack, Detachable, Extra-long Pro PC Connect Cable – Polk’s very own 3-meter (9.8 ft.) long Pro PC connect cable lowers the noise floor to eliminate crosstalk and boost microphone clarity for exceptional audio performance
“What makes the Polk Striker Pro gaming headset unique are the acoustics. As audio specialists who have been making premium audiophile-grade speakers for over 40 years, we understand what it takes to properly voice a headset to ensure it delivers precise, balanced, rich sound for all types of listening,” said Michael Greco, Global Brand Director for Polk. “Whether chatting with your friends or listening intently for the footsteps of your enemies, your ears deserve the best sounding headset. With the Striker Pro, gamers do not have to trade universal compatibility and features for superior audio quality.”
Price and Availability (September 2015)
- Striker Pro Hitman Contract Edition Gaming Headset ($129)
- Striker Pro P1 (victory red) for PlayStation 4 ($129)
- Striker Pro Zx (dark emerald) ($149)