02/09/2011 Berlin

X 320, X 2: Perfect Sound for Xbox® launched - Announcing two new sound experiences for Xbox 360®

Xbox® gamers no longer need to turn around or look over their shoulder to know what’s going on in the game. Sound engineers from world-leading audio specialist Sennheiser have developed the perfect headsets, to assist gamers in hearing what’s happening around them even before they can see it.

The two models, the X 320 and X 2, are Sennheiser’s first ever Xbox® headsets and have been developed for use with Xbox LIVE®. In this online community, more than 35 million players from around the world come together to compete in games, while being able to talk and interact with each other.

The headsets’ technology is based on expertise gained from Sennheiser’s PC gaming series, one of the best selling gaming headset series in the world, whilst also including new features, specifically developed for Xbox® gaming. The top-of-the-line X 320 features Sennheiser amplified stereo sound, which boosts the Xbox 360®’s audio experience; pro noise canceling microphone, which ensures that only the gamer’s voice is heard; dual volume control, which lets gamers independently adjust the game’s audio and voice of fellow players; bass boost; and an innovative automatic microphone mute, which allows gamers to mute the microphone simply by raising the boom, thus eliminating the need for buttons.

The single-sided X 2 headset has been designed as a durable and robust alternative for cost-conscious gamers who do not want to compromise on quality. As with the X 320, it also features a noise canceling microphone.

“Xbox LIVE® is one of the fastest growing gaming communications platforms worldwide. That coupled with the need for gamers to be able to communicate with team mates in game, while being able to hear top quality sound, makes the Xbox® platform a natural progression for Sennheiser to develop solutions for,” said Christian Ern.

The two headsets weigh just 280 and 54 grams, respectively, and are designed to be worn for hours of continuous play – without sacrificing comfort and quality. Sennheiser knows that headsets must be durable to last in the heat of the game, and therefore offers a two-year international warranty for both models.

The X 320 and X 2 will be available worldwide from Q4 2011.

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