Skullcandy is coming again to the world of gaming with three new headsets: the SLYR, SLYR Professional, and the PLYR headphones; all of that is aimed toward various ranges of avid gamers.
It’s been about 10 years since Skullcandy launched its final gaming headset, the
PLYR 2, a tool the corporate doesn’t formally promote anymore. Since then, gaming headsets have developed dramatically, which implies Skullcandy has its work minimised for it. The answer, not less than according to the announcement, is to supply headsets which have a variety of performances for a number of platforms at honest worth. Every pair of headphones is at present accessible for buy on
Skullcandy’s online store and are suitable with PC, cellular units, and gaming consoles.
Options and specs
First, you might have the
SLYR ($59.99). In comparison with the opposite two, this machine is the extra barebones mannequin. It is a primary set of entry-level headphones; nice for individuals who simply wish to plug in and hear. It homes two 50mm drivers that Skullcandy claims to ship a large “frequency varies and wealthy, detailed sound.” There’s additionally an extending microphone plus mute and quantity controls on the cups. So, a fairly primary headset with no bells and whistles.
SLYR Pro ($99.99), because the title implies, provides considerably extra. It comes with a Clear Voice Good Mic that filters out backward noise to keep up clear audio with the assistance of AI. Avid gamers can calibrate their audio through a mixture of Skullcandy’s Enhanced Sound Notion listening to check and the brand-new Cranium-HQ app. Within the app, you’ll additionally be capable of altering the combo between the sport and voice chat so you possibly can have one louder than the opposite, and handle the audio equalization. For its battery, the SLYR Professional will final you, in keeping with Skullcandy. 24-hours. It additionally has fasting charging.
PLYR ($129.99) headset, it is exhausting to see what warrants that further $30 price ticket. When you take issues at face worth, the PLYR headset has two distinctive options: Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity and a built-in Tile characteristic, which is a sort of monitoring know-how. Utilizing the Tile app, you possibly can have the PLYR headset “ring” so you possibly can find it if it is misplaced. Nevertheless trying the specs for every headset, all of them have Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity. Plus the SLYR Professional has the identical Tile monitoring characteristic embedded inside.
We reached out to Skullcandy to make clear what makes the PLYR stand above the SLYR Professional. Plus, we requested how individuals can obtain the Cranium-HQ app for controlling audio. It isn’t publically on any online app retailer, so far as we are able to inform.
First rate headphones
all the things, Skullcandy’s new headsets look doubtlessly strong, even when two of them are a little bit too related for our liking. However, the query stays: will this be sufficient for Skullcandy to face toe-to-toe (or ear-to-ear) with gaming headset business titans? In all probability not, however then once more, these headsets are extra entry-level and for avid gamers who do not wish to fiddle with the settings an excessive amount. At that entrance, they appear adequate.
However, should you’re out there for one thing beefier, be sure you take a look at
TechRadar’s greatest gaming headsets. We actually just like the Arctic Nova Professional from Steelseries. They arrive with low latency and spatial audio built-in. Simply be ready to pay a fair penny.