Creative Labs SX-FI Gamer Headset
One of the best demos we saw at CES was from Creative for its Super X-FI surround sound technology. Basically, it makes it sound like you’re in a room with five speakers: one in the middle, two to your left and right, and two behind you. We were listening to speakers in their demo room and then were told to put on the headphones. The difference was negligible. We were then put through a series of demos where we listened to music and movie scenes through both the speakers and headphones. It was definitely impressive.
Now, the SX-FI Gamer is Creative’s upcoming gaming headset that utilizes the technology. We tried the headset out while playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The SX-FI technology was particularly impressive in CS:GO, as the first-person perspective made it easy for us to hear enemies behind us–and the gunshots were loud and intimidating, the way they should be. The SX-FI Gamer headset is set for release in Q2 2020.