NZXT has today entered the audio arena with not just a single product, but a handful of products that complement each other quite well. As the first go, NZXT wanted to make sure its audio products impressed from the get-go, and based on what we’re reading so far, things are looking good.
Up first is the AER headset, which will retail for $129.99. In lieu of wireless, NZXT has stuck to a wired solution so that gamers won’t ever have to fuss over battery-life, or abandon their high-quality discrete audio card solution (if they happen to have one). These cans are available in both open and closed-back designs, with the default AER offering improved bass, and the AER OPEN offering a boosted midrange and some environmental awareness.
With a modular design, you can connect AER’s cables to either side of the headset – you can plug the mic in where it’s preferred, and then the actual wired cable into the other side. Both variants of the AER feature 40mm drivers, frequency support of 20Hz~50KHz, 32 Ohms impedance, and 291g weight. To produce the open effect on the AER OPEN, many holes are featured in the design of the ear cups.
While the closed-back AER is available (or rather, going to be available) in white, black, and purple color schemes, the AER OPEN is limited to white or black. As mentioned above, the headset is just one part of this equation, although if all you want is the headset, you are good to roll. If you want to go all-in with NZXT, then you will gain some extra functionality gained by the MXER control station and STND… stand.
The $99 MXER looks like a little piece of DJ equipment, complete with slider to adjust the focus on game or voice audio. Functionality-wise, it’s a pretty simple product, but its ultimate goal is to deliver the best possible audio from the AER headset, with its digital-to-analog conversion, and “ultra-wide” sound stage.
If you pair the MXER with STND, the entire setup will gain auto-sensing capabilities. If you put the headset back onto the stand, your OS will automatically change back to speaker audio (or whatever else is default). Beyond its premium construction (and price of $49.99), STND will look good sitting on your desk – whether you prefer to have it in white, or black.
None of these products are available right now, but if you want to sign up for a pre-order, you can head on over to the landing page and explore any one of them.