Polk Audio just announced a well-constructed, audiophile-grade headphone for gamers. The new $90 Striker gaming headset is said to deliver high quality audio that transports listeners deeper into games, music and movies at a more affordable price point. Its sleek design is equal parts stylish and comfortable with a lightweight, cushioned headband and plush, pivoting ear cups—appropriately called the ProFit Comfort system—to ensure a more enjoyable fit. For gameplay on the Xbox One, Striker will be packaged with a wireless adapter developed exclusively by Polk that boasts improved sound and chat performance. The wireless adapter plugs directly into the Xbox One controller and connects wirelessly to the Xbox One console, giving users complete control of chat and volume at their fingertips.
Additional features and capabilities include:
- Game-Changing Sound Quality – Polk’s Dynamic Balance driver technology reveals a wider and more impressive frequency range with sharp details and no hints of strain or resonances, so gamers never skip a beat
- Clear Chat Audio – A built-in boom mic optimizes crisp, clear chat; in addition, a 7-cm. flexible extension seamlessly conforms to a gamer’s chat preferences and retracts easily into the ear cup when not in use
- Freedom of Movement – Located at the ear cup, a strain-relief cable connector ensures the 46-in. cable always keeps users connected to the game without getting in the way
Price and Availability
The Polk Audio Striker gaming headset will be available early October 2014 for $89 in three colors — black, grey/blue and white/orange.