Sennheiser Communications

Press release

 

17.08.2011 - Copenhagen

X 320, X 2: Perfect Sound for Xbox® launched

Copenhagen, Denmark, 17 August 2011. 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.

Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox Live are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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About Sennheiser Communications
Sennheiser Communications A/S is a joint venture between the electro acoustics specialist Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG and the hearing healthcare specialist William Demant Holding Group. The company manufactures wireless and wired headsets for mobile phones, Call Centres, Offices and Unified Communications, as well as PC and Mac computer headsets for VoIP, entertainment and gaming. Sennheiser Communications offers both single and double sided headsets to suit individual needs and has a wide range of solutions. For more information please visit www.senncom.com

For further information, or to request interviews or a test sample, please contact:

Sennheiser Communications A/S
Lars Nielsen
Marketing and Communications Manager
Langager 6 – 2680 Solrød Strand
Tel. +45 2132 3318
Lni(at)senncom.com


Image captions:
X 320_application.jpg: Audio specialist Sennheiser introduces headsets for Xbox®

X 320.jpg: The top-of-the-line X 320