SOURCE: Sony Europe

Sony Europe

March 06, 2010 02:00 ET

'Dual Use' PC Headset That Doubles as a High-Quality Headphone

Innovative Design With Voice Tube for Crystal-Clear Speech Quality, Removes Easily for Headphone Use

LONDON--(Marketwire - March 6, 2010) -  

  • High quality headphone sound with 30mm driver
  • Unique dual-function mic design with removable voice tube for extra-clear speech (DR-350USB, DR-320DPV)
  • Light, comfortable styling for extended wear
  • USB adaptor for direct PC connection (DR-350USB)

Now you can listen -- and be heard -- even more clearly with a choice of comfortable, colourful new PC headsets from Sony.

A stylish alternative to flimsy, drab-looking headsets, the DR-350USB and DR-320DPV are the perfect add-on for your netbook, notebook or desktop PC.

Offering sparkling hi-fi audio, they're ideal for chatting with friends around the world over VoIP, taking command in multi-player games... or just relaxing while listening to your favourite sounds. Blending smart looks and crystal-clear sound, both PC headsets are also ideal for listening to music and podcasts on your PC or laptop.

The DR-350USB and DR-320DPV feature a high quality omnidirectional microphone module that's embedded discreetly in the headset.

As an extra refinement, the supplied voice tube routes speech directly from mouth to mic, reducing background noise when you're chatting to friends and family or fellow gamers. The tube removes effortlessly when it's not needed, transforming the headset into a stylish headphone for your notebook or desktop PC.

Both new PC headsets are designed with maximum comfort firmly in mind. The light, low-pressure adjustable head band and foam earpads assure effortless listening while you're immersed in the longest gaming or chat sessions. As an extra personal touch, the DR-320DPV is available in red or black to co-ordinate with your VAIO PC.

Whether you're staying in touch with relatives overseas or just enjoying your digital music collection, sound quality from the precision 30mm ferrite driver is crisp and clear with these PC Headsets.

Ideal for connection to your laptop or PC, the 2.5m cord of the DR-320DPV includes an in-line volume control. It's a simple way to make quick level adjustments without reaching over to your PC's keyboard. When you're listening to music on headphones and don't need to speak, the mic jack stows neatly into a handy plug rest to cut the clutter of dangling wires.

For extra convenience, the DR-350USB features a USB adaptor module with integral volume and mute controls. As well as assuring super-clean direct digital connection, it's a handy way to free up your computer's jack socket for plugging in PC speakers.

Also available, the new DR-310DP is a super-light PC headset with discreetly concealed in-line microphone. Offered in a choice of fresh green, white, pink and blue colour variations, it's ideal for chatting over VoIP, gaming or listening to your favourite sounds. The high-quality headset features a slim, comfort-wear headband and cushioned earpads.

The new DR-350USB, DR-320DPV and DR-310DP PC headsets by Sony are available from April 2010.

Key technical specifications:

  DR-350USB DR-320DPV DR-310DP
Headphone type Open Open Open
Freq. resp. 14-22,000 Hz 14-22,000 Hz 14-22,000 Hz
Driver 30 mm, ferrite 30 mm, ferrite 30 mm, ferrite
Power handling 1000mW 1000mW 1000mW
Microphone In-line type (omnidirectional) with detachable voice tube In-line type (omnidirectional) with detachable voice tube In-line type (omnidirectional)
Cord length 1.2 m (analogue) + 1.3m (USB) 2.5m 1.2m
Weight 110 g (headset) + 20 g (USB adaptor) 110 g 60 g
Available colours Gold Red, black Green, white, pink, blue

About Sony:
Sony is a leading global innovator of audio, video, communications and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. Sony is renowned for its audio-visual products, such as the BRAVIA™ LCD high-definition television, Cyber-shot™ digital camera, Handycam® camcorder, "a" (pronounced Alpha) digital SLR camera, and Walkman® MP3 player as well as its VAIO™ personal computers and high-definition (HD) professional broadcast equipment, highlighted by the XDCAM® HD. Offering a complete end-to-end HD value chain and with its electronics, music, pictures, game and online businesses, Sony is one of the world's leading digital entertainment brands, employing approximately 170,000 people worldwide.

Through its long-term football partnerships as an official sponsor of the UEFA Champions League until 2012, Official FIFA Partner until 2014 and global sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™ in 2010 and 2014, Sony is inspiring a sense of excitement for the millions of football fans around the world.

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