Mad Catz Interactive’s F.R.E.Q. Wireless Surround Headset is a new gaming headset compatible with practically any audio source including Macs, PCs, game consoles, mobile and smart devices. It allows gamers to enjoy expansive wireless surround sound via AM3D Audio technology.
AM3D transforms wireless audio, allowing gamers to pinpoint enemy movements and team mate positions with accuracy. Based upon the same virtual surround technology used in mission critical missile warning systems by an F-16 Falcon jet fighter, AM3D Audio can convert any standard stereo audio signal into realistic military-grade 3D sound.
The F.R.E.Q. features a discrete integrated mic that allows gamers to communicate online, as well as use the headset with smart phones, tablets and more, all without the need of a boom mic obstructing their movement. With no need for a boom mic to be attached, gamers can stay connected with multiple devices and enjoy the headset in a variety of situations.
The F.R.E.Q. features Bluetooth technology and can connect to practically any audio source thanks to the adapter box that connects to a standard digital optical or analogue source, transmitting wireless audio directly to the headset. The headset sports state-of-the-art, digitally controlled Active Noise Cancellation (D-ANC) technology that reduces unwanted background noise.
With noise cancellation active, gamers can hear quiet audio cues, crucial for providing the winning edge during play. The noise cancellation works in harmony with Binaural Monitoring, a technology that constantly monitors ambient noise around the headset and allows users to activate a listen-through capability should, for example, they wish to engage in a conversation without needing to remove the headset.
Support for the F.R.E.Q. is included in the Mad Catz app for iOS or Android, allowing gamers to check battery level and activate the various features of the headset. aptX enhanced wireless audio technology provides low latency audio over wireless, meaning that lip-synch issues, inherent to many Bluetooth headsets, are removed.
The F.R.E.Q is available for pre-order for US$299.99 at http://tinyurl.com/p8b6by8