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LucidSound Revals New Wireless Gaming Headsets

LucidSound Announces Shipping of the LS40 Wireless Surround Universal Gaming Headset

 

Flagship Wireless Headset Delivers Precision Directional Audio via DTS® Headphone:X® 7.1 Surround Sound

 

San Diego, CA – January 4, 2017 – LucidSound, innovators of premium gaming audio hardware, announced today the shipping of the LS40 Wireless Surround Universal Gaming Headset, the highly-anticipated flagship headset in the critically acclaimed LucidSound range.

 

First announced at the E3 Electronic Expo earlier in the year, the LS40 is the first headset in the range to deliver surround sound audio, the feature most requested since LucidSound began shipping their debut headset, early in 2016.

 

Powered by state-of-the-art DTS Headphone:X audio technology, LucidSound’s audio engineers have worked closely with the team based at DTS to accurately tune the 50mm Neodymium drivers, resulting in highly detailed positional audio, specially crafted for gaming. When playing with DTS Headphone:X technology, gamers are rewarded with an entirely new level of audio immersion. Able to pinpoint every enemy footstep, approaching threat, and track teammates in battle – even from behind – provides an enormous advantage resulting in a more thrilling gaming experience and notably improving the performance of the player. With surround sound, unrivalled on a dedicated gaming headset, the LS40 dramatically enhances competitive online gaming.

 

With DTS Headphone:X technology working in harmony with LucidSound custom tuned drivers, gamers can enjoy audiophile-grade 7.1 surround sound, which remains crisp and exceptionally detailed thanks to uncompressed wireless technology. Advanced channel-hoping engineering actively searches for the optimum wireless connection, dramatically reducing interference and providing a rock-solid signal with the console or host device. In addition, the LS40 features two distinct surround-sound modes and three enhanced stereo modes, catering to all forms of media. Each mode is announced to the gamer via a voice prompt allowing for easy mode selection.

 

The LucidSound signature control scheme returns with enhanced features allowing gamers to individually alter game and chat volume simply by rotating the ear-cup. The LS40 allows easy adjustment of controls with no need to search for buttons or ungainly rockers or switches. All-new smartphone control provides full support for cell phones allowing gamers to take a call, hang up, and control audio playback using the discrete button fashioned into the center of the earcup.

 

Designed for sustained gaming sessions the integrated rechargeable battery provides up to 15 hours of uninterrupted use and a new selectable on/off mic-monitoring system allows players to hear their own voice through their headset.

 

“It’s been less than a year since the inception of our first headset and we continue to strive to bring new levels of excitement and innovation to gamers,” said Chris Von Huben, CEO of LucidSound. “Our single biggest request from gamers is for the introduction of a surround sound headset and we’re confident that the highly anticipated LS40 will set a new benchmark for premium gaming audio, proving well worth the wait. Our core belief in uncompromised audio quality and genuine innovation continues to drive our development program and we look forward to continued growth as we head into 2017.”

 

The LS40 Wireless Surround Universal Gaming Headset is compatible with a wide range of gaming devices including the PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PlayStation®3, PC/MAC, mobile phones, and smart devices.

 

For more information, visit lucidsound.com and follow LucidSound on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

 

 

 

LucidSound Invites Gamers to Nintendo® Switch To A New Standard of Powered Audio with The LS20 Amplified Universal Gaming Headset

 

Next-Generation Gaming Headset Offers Premium Audio and Advanced Features When Used with Nintendo Switch Home Gaming System

 

San Diego, CA – January 13, 2017 – LucidSound, innovators of premium gaming audio hardware invite Nintendo® gamers to make the switch to a better audio experience via the LS20 Amplified Universal Gaming Headset. Available for purchase today at all leading retailers, the LS20 features unrivalled, powered gaming audio, serving as the perfect partner to the new Nintendo Switch Home Gaming System available from March 3, 2017.

 

With a modern, lifestyle appearance, strikingly different from traditional gaming headsets, the LS20 has been engineered for gaming-on-the-go. Featuring a compact, portable footprint, the headset houses superior quality, fully amplified gaming audio. With a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, LS20 owners can enjoy rich audio via their Nintendo Switch and other gaming platforms for up to 20 hours per charge.

 

The LS20 is designed with the gamer in mind, featuring the acclaimed LucidSound ear-cup control which allow players to adjust audio simply by rotating their ear-cup and mute audio with a simple press. The radically innovative control scheme means an end to awkward buttons, switches, and dials, allowing gamers to adjust their audio without taking concentration away from the game.

 

“We engineered the LS20 from the ground up to provide next-generation audio and intuitive control to portable gamers and we believe our headset will prove to be the go-to choice for Nintendo Switch players,” said Chris Von Huben, CEO of LucidSound. “It’s clear that Nintendo has reinvented gaming yet again and our headset is ideally positioned to take advantage of the unique methods of play offered by the new console. Whether using at home or away, the LS20 provides modern gamers with a superior audio experience and we can’t wait to introduce the LucidSound difference to a wider audience come March 2017.”

 

40mm speakers with neodymium magnets provide deep bass and clear highs, complete with the carefully crafted, signature LucidSound audio acoustics. Bass-Boost enhances the low-end yet further, ideal for shooting games such as Splatoon 2, and built-in mic-monitoring allows players to hear their own voice through the headset. Lastly, the LS20 features a removable boom mic as well as an integrated hidden mic, affording truly universal use and sporting an understated design that uses premium materials including an aluminium frame.

 

Available now at leading retailers for around $99.99, the LS20 Amplified Universal Gaming Headset is compatible with Nintendo Switch as well as a wide range of gaming formats including the PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PC/MAC, mobile phones, and smart devices.

 

For global retailer information, please visit http://www.lucidsound.com/where-to-buy.html

 

For more information, visit lucidsound.com and follow LucidSound on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

For additional product info and images: http://lucidsound.com/press.html

 

 

 

 

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