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LAS VEGAS, January 8, 2013 - Thrustmaster, the innovative PC and console accessory brand, arrives today in the Gaming Headset market with some serious credentials, nearly 30 years of gaming experience have been combined with 20 years of audio expertise under the Hercules brand within the Guillemot Group.

Gamers are at the heart of everything we've done:

Thrustmaster's Research and Development teams have built their Gaming Headsets range with one priority in mind: providing gamers with products which perfectly fit all of their needs.  To accomplish this, a wide-reaching international study was performed with 3000 American and European gamers who played for 5 hours or more per week. This study allowed us to focus and combine our technical capabilities and audio
expertise to create the first 3 solutions for gamers: the Y-250X for Xbox 360®, the Y-250P for PS3(TM) and the Y-250C for PC.

Accurate, perfectly-proportioned sound:

Thrustmaster's 3 gaming headsets provide carefully-crafted audio performance.  They incorporate 50 mm drivers for bass response that's higher than the mid-range frequencies, which are themselves more prominent than the high-range frequencies. This allows for an audio hierarchy which is perfectly in line with gamers' expectations and needs: heavy explosions that can be heard from far away, natural voices that are easy to hear, and clear whizzing sounds from bullets that don't get lost in the overall sound stage. In this way gamers can not only enjoy the signature audio experience of each game, but also hear all of the sound information contained in the game's audio mix.  This will allow them to anticipate events and adapt their strategies
to create a real  advantage over other players.

To achieve this result, a unique design, symbolizing the range, was developed based on a "Y" shape.  By incorporating large earpieces with this shape the player is provided perfect sound isolation, and it generates powerful acoustic amplification by acting as resonance chambers.

Optimized microphone and controls:

Thrustmaster's Gaming Headsets feature detachable, unidirectional, ultra-high-performance microphones. Their design gives the gamer an advantage by only transmitting his or her voice without letting any surrounding noises in to muddy the sound. For even greater  precision a gain control feature has been added as well, allowing users to precisely adjust the microphone according to the environment that they're in.

The control unit on each headset's cable puts valuable adjustment options right at player's fingertips, inclduing a microphone gain, game volume (on the PC version), seperate Chat volume, bass level and voice feedback level for the PS3(TM) and Xbox 360® versions. The microphone, like the headsets themselves, is adjustable and easily adapts to all head sizes and shapes.  These controls guarante total comfort even during long gaming sessions, and perfect communication.

The products in this range provide a level of versatility that gamers asked for during the study.  This includes watching a movie by removing the microphone, listening to music on MP3 players and smartphones (and taking calls on smartphone), and even playing on the Nintendo 3DS(TM), Sony PS Vita(TM) and Nintendo Wii U(TM) consoles.

Get the Thrustmaster Y-Gaming Headsets, and take your performance to the next level! The headsets will be available shortly from all major retailers for $89.99. Checkout all of our products at www.thrustmaster.com

TM2

SPECIFICATIONS                                                 

Y-250 C

Driver size                                        

50 mm

Frequency range                              

10 Hz -25 kHz

Plenum                                                             

124 cubic cm

Passive isolation                                                 

-31 dB

Detachable microphone                                      

Yes

Microphone acoustic isolation                             

Yes

Microphone sensitivity                                   

-50 dB

Connection cable for tablet/smartphone            

Yes

Decibel level                                                     

102 dB

Padding thickness on headband/earpieces            

35 mm / 25 mm; leather, removable

Cable length                                                      

2.8 m

Weight                                                              

364 g

Microphone on/off switch                                  

Yes

TM1

SPECIFICATIONS                                                 

  Y-250 P

Driver size                                                          

50 mm

Frequency range                                                

10 Hz - 25 kHz

Plenum                                                            

124 cubic cm

Passive isolation                                               

-31 dB

Detachable microphone                                     

Yes

Microphone acoustic isolation                             

Yes

Bass Boost control                                            

Yes

Compatible with tablets and smartphones          

Yes

Padding thickness on headband/earpieces             

35 mm / 25 mm; leather, removable

Cable length                                                      

5.2 m

Weight

348 g

Microphone on/off switch

Yes

Voice feedback on/off switch

Yes

TM3

SPECIFICATIONS

Y-250X

Driver size

50mm

Frequency range

10 Hz – 25 kHz

Plenum

124 cubic cm

Passive isolation

-31 dB

Detachable microphone

Yes

Microphone acoustic isolation

Yes

Microphone sensitivity

-50 dB

Bass Boost control

Yes

Compatible with and smartphones

Yes

Padding thickness on headband/earpieces

35 mm/ 25 mm; leather, removable

Cable length

5.2m

Weight

348 g

Microphone on/off switch

Yes

Voice feedback on/off switch

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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