San Diego, CA – June 9, 2016 – LucidSound, innovators of premium gaming audio hardware, announced today the expansion of their headset range with the LS40 Wireless Surround Universal Gaming Headset and the LS20 Amplified Universal Gaming Headset. Expected to launch in time for Holiday 2016, the new headsets combine advanced audio engineering with the latest in modern design aesthetics to provide a next-generation audio experience for all gamers.
Following the Company’s well received LS30 debut headset, the LS40 advances the best-in-class audio experience yet further with the introduction of state-of-the-art DTS Headphone:X™ audio technology. Working in harmony with the headsets’ specially crafted 50mm drivers, the sound is tuned in-house by LucidSound audio engineers to deliver spatially accurate, audiophile-grade 7.1 surround sound. In addition, gamers can select between two surround-sound modes (movie and gaming) and three enhanced stereo modes, (regular, wide and front speaker) to further customise their audio preference.
Whether using to identify positioning of enemy troops or simply to locate your team mates in the heat of battle, gamers’ can be certain of highly detailed positional audio previously unheard of on a dedicated gaming headset.
The LS40 utilizes advanced uncompressed wireless technology that eliminates interference and provides a rock solid signal with unparalleled audio fidelity.
Enhancing the critically acclaimed ear-cup control scheme, gamers can individually alter game and chat volume without needing to locate ungainly buttons, and the all-new Smartphone Control provides full support for cell phones, allowing gamers to take a call, hang up and control audio playback using the ear-cup alone. Integrated rechargeable battery provides up to 15 hours of uninterrupted gaming and built in mic-monitoring allows players to hear their own voice through their headset.
The LS20 is a new-category of gaming headset, bridging the gap of high-fidelity audio and advanced gaming control, addressing the needs of the everyday gamer. Compact enough to be truly portable, large enough to be truly powerful, the LS20 is sleek, discrete and remarkably adept at rising to the challenge of any and all audio environments. Featuring Active and Passive modes, the LS20 features a built in rechargeable battery, providing powered amplification when used with console, PC/MAC, or mobile, yet working perfectly as a regular wired headset when the battery is powered down.
Advanced ear-cup controls once again return with the LS20, allowing instant and intuitive access to game volume, audio mute and mic mute, as well as affording control over call functions and audio playback when used with smartphones.
“In the run up to the yearly E3 Electronics Expo we have once again seen an influx of gaming headsets announced, all of which adhere to the typical gaming aesthetic: lighting up for no apparent reason, gimmicky features which distract from sub-par audio and awkward, angular designs which we believe hold little appeal to the modern adult gamer. LucidSound is forging a new path, focusing on real innovation and intelligent design with a gaming lifestyle appeal we believe has yet to be seen in this category,” said Chris Von Huben, CEO of LucidSound. “Gamers and media have reacted with overwhelming positivity to our debut product and we’re excited to launch our two new headsets which we believe will help us build market share and address new sectors of the market with hardware we believe gamers will love.”
The LS40 gaming headset features universal compatibility with practically any gaming platform and can be used with PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PlayStation®3, Xbox 360, PC/MAC, mobile phones, and smart devices, while the LS20 is compatible with PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PC/MAC, mobile phones, and smart devices.
LucidSound will be demonstrating their new range of headsets to media and customers at the E3 Electronics Entertainment Expo, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 14 through June 16, 2016.