Skullcandy, a popular brand of stereo headphones and true wireless earbuds for under $100 in the US, has announced its re-entry into the world of gaming. The manufacturer wants to address different target groups with three models: The new multi-platform gaming headsets SLYR, SLYR Pro and PLYR are compatible with PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and mobile devices.

Three inexpensive headsets are presented, which are aimed at gamers of all skill levels. Compatible with PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and mobile devices, the new SLYR, SLYR Pro and PLYR multiplatform gaming headsets are designed with gamers in mind. They offer rich, detailed sound, clear communication and all-day comfort. The collection is available now on Skullcandy.eu and the headsets are priced at RRPs of £59,99 for SLYR, £99,99 for SLYR Pro and £129,99 for PLYR.

Three gaming headsets in different price ranges

“Our customers know that Skullcandy offers a premium audio experience, and a return to gaming is something our fans have been asking for for years. We're thrilled to finally officially announce our new cross-platform gaming collection," said Jason Luthman, Director of Global Product Management, Skullcandy. “For gamers, exceptional sound, seamless communication and gaming comfort are absolutely crucial. Whether it's illuminating unique nuances, personalized audio profiles, or crystal-clear player-to-player communication, we've equipped PLYR, SLYR Pro and SLYR with the must-have technologies gamers need for fully immersive gaming."

PLYR: The flagship of the new collection

PLYR is the ideal lifestyle and livestream audio companion for gamers who want to play both wired and wireless via Bluetooth. For a maximum sound experience, Skullcandy has adapted its popular Personal Sound technology for PLYR. This was specially developed for gaming and is called Enhanced Sound Perception (ESP). Sort of like 'glasses' for the ears, ESP requires an innovative hearing test in order to adjust the audio drivers specifically to the individual hearing of the user.

For clear communication, the PLYR is equipped with Clear Voice Smart Mic, which uses artificial intelligence to isolate the speaker's voice and background noise - e.g. B. Keyboard clicks - fades out. The technology works with both the PLYR's boom microphone and the built-in microphone when the boom microphone is removed. Thanks to the Dual Connect feature, users can create a wired and wireless connection to stream audio from two separate devices at the same time. An adjustable, spring-loaded headband reduces pressure on the head.

PLYR Multiplatform Gaming Headset (Wireless)

  • Bluetooth 5.2: Allows for improved power management and better connection to media and gaming devices
  • Enhanced Sound Perception: For improved sound perception, a listening test adapts the audio levels to the individual hearing needs of the user
  • Skullcandy Supreme Sound: The audio tuning process allows users to maximize the depth and detail of each sound
  • Advanced Audio Controls via Skullcandy Software: Compatible with mobile app and PC software to unlock advanced, customizable audio features
  • Clear Voice Smart Mic: AI-based technology removes unwanted background noise and enables crystal-clear communication
  • Mute and volume control: Easily accessible onboard controls let gamers quickly mute sound and adjust volume without interrupting gameplay
  • Adjustable headband: Reduces pressure on the head for all-day comfort
  • Up to 24 hours of battery life + quick charge: The integrated powerful battery enables functions such as Enhanced Sound Perception and Clear Voice Smart Mic. The headset charges when connected to select gaming devices via USB-A to USB-C
  • Tile technology: If the headset is misplaced, it can simply be "ringed" via the Tile app.
  • Skull HQ Software: Available for PC and mobile app
  • RRP: 139,99 Euro (RRP)

SLR Pro and SLYR - also for occasional gamers

For gamers looking for a premium wired gaming experience, the SLYR Pro is the right choice. The SLYR Prio also offers functions such as ESP and Clear Voice Smart Mic with a detachable boom microphone. The SLYR Pro also features a slightly revised headband for those who prefer a more classic yet comfortable fit for their headset.

Casual gamers looking for an entry-level headset will want to turn their attention to the SLYR. Its Supreme Sound acoustically improves the gaming experience and ensures first-class sound depth in the game, so that users not only hear opponents sneaking up from behind, but also the crowd cheering them on. In addition, the SLYR has a bi-directional, detachable microphone that enables focused voice recording. This allows gamers to seamlessly communicate and collaborate in multiplayer situations.

PLYR, SLYR Pro and SLYR are constructed from strong, lightweight materials and feature memory foam ear cushions wrapped in moisture-wicking, breathable material. With easy-to-reach, built-in controls on each headset, gamers can quickly mute the sound and adjust the volume without disrupting their gameplay. Additionally, the boom mics are equipped with a mic status LED, so gamers can tell at a glance whether they're muted or "on air". SLYR Pro and PLYR also offer the ability to switch between different gaming EQs, including ESP and Custom EQ.

In signature Skullcandy style, each headset has been given a unique digitized aesthetic that blends gaming nostalgia with a modern form factor. SLYR and SLYR Pro are offered in the three color variants Black DigiHype, Green DigiHype and Blue DigiHype, PLYR is available in the color Black DigiHype.

 SLYR Multiplatform Gaming Headset (Wired)

  • Enhanced Sound Perception: For improved sound perception, a listening test adapts the audio levels to the individual hearing needs of the user
  • Clear Voice Smart Mic: AI-based technology removes unwanted background noise and enables clear communication
  • Skullcandy Supreme Sound: The audio tuning process allows users to maximize the depth and detail of each sound
  • Advanced Audio Controls via Skullcandy Software: Compatible with mobile app and PC software to unlock advanced, customizable audio features
  • Mute and volume control: Easily accessible onboard controls let gamers quickly mute sound and adjust volume without interrupting gameplay
  • Up to 24 hours of battery life + quick charge: The integrated powerful battery enables functions such as Enhanced Sound Perception and Clear Voice Smart Mic. The headset charges when connected to select gaming devices via USB-A to USB-C
  • Tile technology: If the headset is misplaced, it can simply be "ringed" via the Tile app.
  • Skull HQ Software: Only available for PC
  • RRP: 99,99 Euro (RRP)

SLYR Multiplatform Gaming Headset (Wired)

  • Skullcandy Supreme Sound: The audio tuning process allows users to maximize the depth and detail of each sound
  • Bi-directional microphone: Optimizes voice recording for better communication
  • Mute and volume control: With the easily accessible, integrated controls, gamers can quickly mute the sound and adjust the volume without interrupting the game
  • RRP: 69,99 Euros

Skullcandy is the world's first lifestyle audio brand, born in 2003 in a chairlift in Park City, Utah. According to the NPD Group, Skullcandy is now the best-selling brand for stereo headphones and true wireless in-ear headphones under 100 euros, which has made it its mission “to make the all-pervasive power of music accessible to the masses ”. Skullcandy headphones and earphones are designed, tuned and tested for an audio experience that gets under your skin. The brand also supports charities through its “Find your Frequency” program with targeted campaigns and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of limited edition products.

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