(Update: Alienware reached out to us to confirm that both new Alienware headsets indeed feature a retractable boom mic and not a detachable mic as we originally reported.)
Alienware have announced a pair of new gaming headsets at Computex 2019 — the Alienware 7.1 Gaming headset (AW510H) and Alienware Stereo Gaming headset (AW310H).
The new headsets have been redesigned with Alienware’s new Legend Design. The unique headband design allows the ear cups to be extended up or down without exposing any gaps in the frame like other headphones.
Both headsets feature powerful 50mm drivers wrapped in a hybrid memory foam, sports fabric and leatherette. Alienware says this gives gamers cooling and comfort for much longer sessions.
A audio range of 20Hz – 40KHz managed by Alienware Immersive Audio promises a richer, wider and dynamic soundstage. Surround sound in the AW510H is provided via a USB DAC and customised in the Alienware Command Center.
For non-PC devices, both Alienware headsets have a detachable 3.5mm cable with in-line controls for volume and microphone. This makes the Alienware’s perfect for console players as well as smartphone users.
A professional Discord Certified unidirectional boom-mic provides higher quality audio for game chat. Alienware have done away with the retractable mic design in favor of a detachable mic.
The new Alienware 7.1 and Stereo Gaming headsets will retail for USD $99.99 and $79.99 respectively starting July 31, 2019 in the U.S. The headsets come in two colors; Dark side of the moon and Lunar Light. Exact pricing and availability for Australia hasn’t been revealed at the time of writing this post.