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The Sony DR-GA500 is a high-end gaming headset similar to the Sony DR-GA200.

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Pros

Can be used either with included processor or directly into PC - convenient if you have a 7.1 surround card

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Very convincing 7.1 surround-sound experience, great for gaming, especially FPS

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Comfortable padding and headband, conducive for long periods of wear

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Variable channel settings offer versatility for different types of games

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Open-ear ventilation helps keep ears cool, improves comfort

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Cons

Headband grip wears over time

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Requires a 7.1 surround sound card to reap the full benefits

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Bass frequencies are not always in balance with the other frequencies

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The Sony DR-GA500 is a high-end gaming headset similar to the Sony DR-GA200. The sole yet significant improvement that the DR-GA500 offers over the DR-GA200 is full 7.1 3D surround sound by way of a separate processing unit. Otherwise, the two headsets sport the same basic features, namely: an integrated boom mic and Sony's triple enfolding padding design.

The DR-GA500's 7.1 surround sound processing unit hooks into your PC's 3.5mm audio jack and 'upscales' audio quality into full surround sound for optimal first person shooter use. Its integrated boom microphone allows the DR-GA500 to function as a high-quality online gaming headset with high-quality voice communication. Additionally, the DR-GA500's triple enfolding padding design is meant to ensure a high degree of comfort even after long periods of use.

Features

  • Included processing unit for full 7.1 channel surround sound
  • 40mm driver units
  • Integrated boom microphone
  • Triple enfolding padding design
  • Designed specifically for gaming use
  • Mild noise isolation
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