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Psyko Audio Labs Psyko 5.1


$300.00 Released January, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Can use all of the superior options / technologies afforded by a full sound card. Can be used open or closed - open for communication and air or closed sound isolation. The best headphone 5.1 surround implementation to date.

The Cons:Expensive. Only available from the manufacturer's website - expensive shipping. Only shipping now (April 2010, 1.5 years after their official introduction at CES 2009).

Introduced at CES 2009, the Psyko 5.1 is a pair of 5.1 surround sound gaming headphones from a relatively new Calgary based startup called Psyko Audio Labs Inc. Unlike the majority of 5.1 gaming headsets, the Psyko 5.1 features 3 of the 5 speakers in the band that stretches across the users head.

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Product Shot 2 Psyko Audio claims that it is this that allows that allows the Psyko 5.1 an edge - projecting sound at the specific point on the ear to make it appear as if the sound was being generated from behind. The Psyko 5.1 also includes a detachable boom microphone for in game communication. They are available immediately directly from the manufacturer's website for $300 plus shipping.

Features

  • 5.1 surround sound (requires a compatible audio card)
  • Detachable microphone
  • Actively powered by a wall powered converter
  • Convertible open or closed design

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Pros
  • 5

    can use all of the superior options / technologies afforded by a full sound card

  • 5

    can be used open or closed - open for communication and air or closed sound isolation

  • 5

    the best headphone 5.1 surround implementation to date

  • 3

    comfortable padding

  • 3

    simple to set up

  • 0

    actively powered by a wall wart power converter

Cons
  • 4

    expensive

  • 1

    only available from the manufacturer's website - expensive shipping

  • 1

    only shipping now (April 2010, 1.5 years after their official introduction at CES 2009)

  • 0

    requires a 5.1 sound card to be used to their fullest

  • 0

    microphone falls off the headset and swivels uncontrollably as your head tilts

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Psykoaudio: #psyko_audio_labs_psyko_5_1 Just letting everyone know that with the new version that we just launched (April 2010) we have addressed the microphone issues.
You will also be excited to know that you can get it not only off our website but through other retailers as well.

Thanks for all the great feedback. Apr 28, 10
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