This week at E3 2015, we’ll be meeting with and reporting on plenty of gaming companies that are supporting the Mac and your various iOS devices. And, of course, this isn’t just relegated to software developers. Hardware companies are turning towards Apple gamers, too, as with Polk Audio’s newly announced Striker Pro audiophile gaming headset.
Designed in separately licensed models for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, both are PC, Mac and mobile compatible. So, no matter which model you pick, Mac and iOS gamers will be able to take advantage of the Striker Pro’s patented Dynamic Balance driver design that delivers a realistic and balanced audio experience.
The Striker Pro features a newly designed, flexible, ultra-clear sounding removable omni-directional microphone with push button mute for both console and PC gaming, as well as a small and discrete in-line microphone for mobile use. Striker Pro comes with three detachable cables and two removable microphones giving gamers one great-sounding headset for all their gaming needs. Anew leather-wrapped spring steel headband and pivoting ear cups provide durability and comfort for long periods of wear.
Striker Pro’s flexibility allows users to easily switch between different gaming modes with its three included detachable cables:
- Mobile Connect Cable – a 3.5mm microphone cable with in-line controls lets users play, pause and make phone calls without having to touch their device.
- Dual-Jack Console Controller Connect Cable – unlike the standard 3.5mm cable, this 1.3 meter (4 ft.) custom console cable is designed for high-fidelity audio to enhance microphone performance and remove crosstalk. Additionally, both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions allow for easy access to master volume and microphone mute without having to use the onscreen menus. The PlayStation 4 in-line also includes an attenuator to adjust your microphone’s gain to ensure it does not distort during online gaming sessions.
- Dual-Jack, Detachable, Extra-long Pro PC Connect Cable – Polk’s very own 3-meter (9.8 ft.) long Pro PC connect cable lowers the noise floor to eliminate crosstalk and boost microphone clarity for exceptional audio performance.
The victory red Striker Pro P1 for PlayStation 4 $129) and dark emerald Striker Pro Zx ($149) for Xbox One will be available in September. And since both will work for us Apple gamers, the choice is pretty much based on design/price.
Polk Audio is at E3 this week at booth #5612, where we’ve scheduled some hands-on time with each model. Stick with us for more information from E3 2015.