Panasonic knows that players want to be blown away. But maybe not quite this literally?
It looks a little painful. It also does this:
But what do you expect from a product called SoundSlayer? They had better kill or my money back.
And because gamers like acronyms, you should know that SoundSlayer WIGSS (Wearable Immersive Gaming Speaker System) comes with True MAGESS (Majestic Augmented Gaming Environment Sound System) when it arrives in October for $ 199.99. Wigs and wizards? Not quite, because Panasonic snuck in the extra “S”!
Panasonic promises that the four full-range speakers will create a “360-degree sound pocket around the head”, so that players “feel enveloped by sound in all directions”, and it comes with a pair of built-in noise-canceling microphones for communication. A mode is also set Final Fantasy XIV Online, Sier Panasonic.
Seriously, this can be a good idea – many players do not have real surround speakers for high quality surround sound, and choose the virtual surround you can get from headphones or a soundbar instead. We have to try it to be sure. But know that “W” in “WIGSS” does not stand for Wireless: this is a neckband speaker you want to connect to the console and PC with a physical USB-A cable and / or audio cable.
If the design reminds you of Weird Sony, you’re right: Sony introduced its own (wireless) portable speaker system in 2018 and brought it to the US in 2019. It costs the same price, but has only two virtual surround speakers, with a specified seven hours battery life. We also liked the Bose collar speaker, even though it costs $ 300.