Creative Labs this week released a new SoundBlaster Wireless Headphone adding to their Wireless audio product range named simply as SoundBlaster Wireless Headphones.
The headphones add in to Creative’s Wireless Audio product range. Within this year, Creative have been releasing wireless audio solutions such as the SoundBlaster X-Fi Notebook, SoundBlaster Wireless for iTunes and the previous Xmod Wireless. Creative have been clear and proud of using an uncompressed wireless transmission and reception technology(2.4Ghz), as apposed in using Bluetooth which is neither lossless in transmission nor high in performance and range.
The SoundBlaster Wireless Headphones has built in one of Creative’s wireless receivers.Which is good and bad news. The good news being if you already have Creative’s new Wireless Audio products, then these headphones would work right out of the box as any other reception audio device. The bad news being, if you haven’t, you’ll have to buy the receivers from Creative. I’d like to believe its great to see finally a wireless headphone that does this. Not just for the sake of being a new gadget, but this adds great importance in this whole “wireless audio experience” if you may.
However, this headphone is wired as well. It intuitively includes a mini jack audio input (3.5mm) to be used as a normal headphone.
The headphones have a range of up to 100 feet (that’s about 30m) of strong audio reception, with Media controls ( play, pause, Fwd, Rwd, volume up and volume down) on the headphone itself.
Technical Specifications :
Digital Wireless Technology: 2.4 Ghz
Range: Up to100ft(30m)
Playback: Uncompressed wireless audio stereo at 16-bit/48kHz
Headphone Driver: 40mm Neodymium magnet
Frequency: 20Hz ~ 20kHz
Impedance: 32 ohms
Headphone Type: Super-Aural
Charging: Via power adapter or USB (Operational while charging) (This is to charge the headphones )
Jack Detection: Audio-In jack detection (passive headphone in wireless off mode)
Net Weight: 219g (without packaging)
These headphones seem they will only be available in Black. However, I did manage to find this snap that hints in a silver/white version.
No word on pricing yet. Stay tuned !
Extra : Creative also released their A60 2.0 inexpensive speakers.