BALTIMORE, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Polk, a high-performance audio brand with 40 years of sound, engineering and design expertise, today announced its 4 Shot Headset for Xbox One will be available nationwide on March 6. The first Xbox One compatible headset to hit store shelves, 4 Shot was developed in collaboration with Microsoft Studios at 343 Industries and Turn 10 Studios – the creators of the “Halo” and “Forza Motorsport” franchises. These products are optimized to deliver immersive, game-changing audio to the Xbox One experience.
“Since unveiling the 4 Shot at last year’s E3 Expo, the excitement has grown in response to its anticipated launch,” said Mark Suskind, vice president of product line development at Polk. “We worked diligently with Microsoft to create a headset that combines complex audio found in the gaming world with rich, exhilarating sound typical of Polk’s engineering. We know there’s a substantial demand for Xbox One headsets, and we’re proud to be the first company with retail availability of a headset specifically licensed for the console.”
The 4 Shot for Xbox One was developed in collaboration with leading game sound designers to take listeners to the next level with real, balanced audio representative of the virtual world. Featuring proprietary Polk Optimized Electro-acoustic Tuning (POET), the headset envelopes users in immersive and realistic sound for a truly game-changing experience. In addition to delivering exhilarating audio, the 4 Shot connects to gamers’ wireless Xbox One controllers, giving them the freedom to move around. Dynamic, loss-less wireless technology means fewer latency issues, so users can make the kind of split-second gaming decisions needed to play at their best.
As an additional feature, a retractable near-field microphone allows users to chat with other gamers or take calls, while remaining out of the way for those in-the-heat moments. Additionally, a spring steel headband with stitched leatherette padding, pivoting ear cups and plush over-ear pads provide gamers with comfort for long hours of gaming.
Available March 6 at select GameStop locations and polkaudio.com, 4 Shot retails for $159.95 and comes in Ink Black, Desert White and Nova Blue finishes. The 4 Shot will also be available at Best Buy Canada beginning in March. For more information, please visit www.polkaudio.com.
Polk (www.polkaudio.com) is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of high-performance audio products and the largest audio brand of Sound United. Founded in 1972, Polk is the market share leader in premium home theater speakers in North America, and is a leading manufacturer of sound bars, headphones, wireless speakers, mobile and marine speakers and amplifiers, and other high-performance audio products. For more information on Sound United and its brands, visit www.soundunited.com. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
SOURCE Polk Audio