updated 08:00 pm EST, Tue February 7, 2012
Quality sound for music, gaming and chat
CompuExpert has introduced a lightweight, foldable, rechargeable wireless headset called the Airhead 1000 that positions itself as a top-quality music headphone system that also happens to handle chat and gaming experiences. The headset provides up to 12 hours of wireless use at a stretch and features both a USB charging port and a 3.5mm line-out jack for a second headset or speakers. It works with all major chat, VoIP and gaming networks up to 30 feet from the computer.
The "base" is actually a USB RF transmitter and is omnidirectional so it doesn't matter which direction the user is facing within the radius of the transmitter (about 10 meters, or 33 feet). The headphones offer an impressive 20Hz-50kHz range balancing 28 ohms of impedance. Media controls are featured on the left cup, while on/off and the charging and line-out ports are on the right.
Microphone impedance on the unit is rated at less than 2.2Kohm, with a frequency response around 8kHz. The headphones are available now for $120.