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Razer announces new Thresher Ultimate headsets for Xbox One, PC, PS4

The next generation of Razer’s high quality headsets are coming in July with a high price tag to match. The Razer Thresher Ultimate Headset is a wireless Dolby 7.1 surround sound device built for universal gaming with two models for major consoles: PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Both of which will be compatible for PC as well for a pretty price tag of $249 USD (via Polygon.)

Today’s press release announces that the Thresher Ultimate Headset is built as the “most reliable and best-sounding wireless console headsets ever made”, according to Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan. Along with the standard noise isolation and high quality sound, it features cooling-gel infused ear cushions and can remain connected with a 40 foot range. Here are the specifications:

  • 50 mm Driver – For powerful lifelike audio
  • 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound – For best-in-class positional audio
  • 2.4 Ghz Wireless Lag-free wireless
  • On-Headset Controls – Quickly adjust mic & master volume
  • Noise-isolating Leatherette Ear Cushions – Stay completely focused on your game
  • Comfortable with eyewear – With foam indentations for temple relief
  • Retractable Boom Mic – Stows completely in ear cup
  • Comes with headset stand & audio hub base station
  • Dimensions of headset: 196 mm(W) * 214 mm(H) * 104.8 mm(D)
  • Approximate Weight of headset: 408 g / 0.89 lbs.

Headphones

  • Radio Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Dolby® Headphone technology
  • Wireless Range: 40 ft. / 12 m
  • Frequency Response: 12 – 28,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 32O at 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz, 1 V/Pa): 105 dB +/- 2 dB
  • Drivers: 50 mm, with neodymium magnets
  • Estimated Battery Life: 16 hours
  • Charging Time: 4 Hours

Microphone

  • Frequency Response: 100 – 10,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity (@1kHz, 1V/Pa): -42 ± 2dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >55 dB
  • Boom Mic Design: Uni-directional

The new headsets will be available this July, however you can sign up to be informed when pre-orders become available for both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions via the official Razer site.

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