When you’re playing to win, you need to see everything, hear everything and act in an instant. To own the game, you need a winning edge. At Gamescom 2016, Sennheiser unveiled the new GSX 1000 and GSX 1200 PRO, for competitive gamers seeking to advance to the next level in audio performance. The audio specialist’s new audio amplifiers for PC and Mac are the very first to feature an advanced 7.1 algorithm from Sennheiser that has been developed with the needs of core gamers in mind. It is Surround Sound reborn – the ultimate positional gaming audio, with incredibly precise spatial awareness for the most thrilling immersive experience.
The GSX 1000 and GSX 1200 PRO have been designed to be the heart of your gaming sound, with Sennheiser’s new Binaural Rendering Engine creating exceptionally immersive Surround Sound. Meanwhile, professional level built quality and ergonomics reflect a pure focus on the needs of even the most dedicated gamer.
“These new audio amplifiers draw on Sennheiser’s full expertise in professional audio to give gamers a competitive edge when playing at the limits,” explains Andreas Jessen, Product Manager Gaming, Sennheiser Communications A/S. “This focus is reflected in the design and ergonomics of every aspect of their software and hardware – from an all-new Surround Sound system that delivers unprecedented positional accuracy, to software and physical design that offers the maximum control without distracting from gameplay. With its dedicated features to cater for elite competitive gaming, the GSX 1200 PRO more than lives up to its professional status.”
The audio amplifiers are powered by dedicated DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) chips that require no additional drivers, ensuring the ultimate ease of use – even when mid-game. There’s no need to tab out of the game into onscreen software as the GSX 1000 and GSX 1200 PRO handle all sound processing on their internal chipsets rather on the computer’s CPU.
Angled for easy visibility when gaming by an integrated kickstand, the LED lit displays of the GSX 1000 and GSX 1200 PRO take inspiration from the instrumentation on performance cars and fighter planes – giving fast immediate information and allowing players to rapidly adjust sound on the fly. Featuring red on black LED-lit touch panel displays surrounded by a durable aluminum volume wheel, the new audio amplifiers radiate a sense of potency, purpose and total focus on the gaming experience. The display even dims down when not in use to cut the distractions and brightens the instant it senses your hand is near.
The amplifiers provide double USB Enumeration to separate game and communication audio, and to give precise separate control of each of these elements of the sound experience. As well as a range of EQ settings, users can set reverberation levels to change the feeling of the virtual room they are playing in. For improved comfort during team communication, side tone adjustment makes it easy to change how loud one’s own voice sounds. Toggling swiftly between headset and speaker sound is also possible at a touch, so there’s no need to unplug cables.
Designed for competitive eSports arenas, the GSX 1200 PRO has been created by Sennheiser specifically for professional gamers. It adds features such as Chat Link, which makes it possible to connect up to 8 GSX 1200 PRO’s together for hard-wired lag-free communication. This professional model also allows control of inbound and outbound chat, with an advanced noise reduction feature that is optimized for headsets such as Sennheiser’s GAME ZERO to deliver crystal clear in-game communication.
And just like Sennheiser’s professional gaming headsets, both new audio amplifiers are constructed with the audio specialist’s characteristic attention to detail, with high quality materials that ensure long lasting durability.
Both GSX 1000 and GSX 1200 PRO are available from the end of September 2016 and are priced as follows: GSX 1000 – $229.95 US ($279.99 CAN), GSX 1200 PRO – $249.95 US ($309.99 CAN). As all Sennheiser products, they are built to last and come with a two-year worldwide warranty.