Sony whips out DR-GA500 and DR-GA200 gaming headphones

Sony has pulled the wraps off a pair of new gaming headphones called the DR-GA500 and the DR-GA200. The GA500 units offer Dolby Pro Logic IIx decoding with Sony Virtual Phones Technology for virtual 7.1 3D surround sound. All the processing hardware needed for the virtual effects is located in an external box.

Sony says that the rich sound provided by the headphones is perfect for gamers who like FPS titles. The GA500 and GA200 headsets both use 40mm drivers for deep bass and well rounded sound. The ear cups use Sony triple enfolding padding for comfort with extended play.

The GA500 also feature a FPS gaming mode and both headsets have a mic featuring mute and more. The interface for the GA500 set is USB or analog 7.1-channel connections. The GA500 uses dual plug connectors. Pricing is unannounced at this time.