There are times when you should sit up and take notice, and if you’re a gamer looking for the best gaming audio, now is one of those times. Audeze – creator of some of the finest headphones of all time – are set to release a brand new wireless headset named the Penrose, and it’s been designed with PS5, Xbox Series X and PC gamers in mind. If you want the next generation to sound as good as it should, this might just be the headset for you.
Audeze have made a name for themselves in audiophile circles due to their incredibly accurate audio reproduction, and much of that is due to their use of planar magnetic drivers. This type of driver offers a wider range of frequency response, particularly at the bottom end, so you get more accurate, and often more powerful bass. The Penrose utilises 100mm planar magnetic drivers, so you could expect the absolute best audio reproduction in gaming.
Alongside the fantastic driver tech, the Penrose has been fitted with a removable, broadcast-quality mic, designed with streamers and esports in mind, and being able to remove it is also great news for being able to walk around with them on outside of the house. Besides the low latency 2.4Ghz wireless dongle, there’s also Bluetooth 5.0 onboard for connecting to mobile devices – or pretty much anything in your home these days.
You’re going to be able to really dig into the Penrose’s settings too, with the Audeze HQ mobile and desktop app giving you access to EQ options and sidetone toggling.
Talking about their new headset, Audeze CEO Sankar Thiagasamudram said, “We’re excited to finally offer gamers a true wireless planar headset,” adding “Penrose is a huge leap forward for wireless console gaming audio and we can’t wait for people to hear it.”
The Penrose, and the Penrose X are set to retail at £299, but they’re available to pre-order now for £249, with £50 off for early adopters.