Polk Audio Announces Striker Headset

Polk Audio's upcoming Striker headset is designed to provide next-gen platform gamers with audiophile-grade sound performance in a well-constructed, affordable and attractive design.

Although Polk has been in the high-fidelity audio market for forty years now, they're relatively new to the gaming audio market. However, this isn't Polk's first rodeo; Polk Audio actually marked their entrance into the gaming industry at E3 2013, with a suite of innovative audio solutions: the 4 Shot Xbox One headset, the Melee Xbox 360 headset and the N1 sound bar. All of these solutions were developed in collaboration with Microsoft and its gaming developers, 343 Industries and Turn 10 Studios.

"With the Striker, our goal is to fill a void in the gaming headset market by offering an affordable headphone option that delivers dynamic sound during all aspects of a game¯whether it's dialogue between characters or an intense action sequence. As we continue to make significant investments in gaming, all of our supporting innovations will be designed to enhance and expand the rich, multifaceted audio elements within games played on any console."
- Mark Suskind, VP of user experience at Polk Audio

Like its predecessors, the new Striker headset delivers high quality audio at a more affordable price point. Its sleek design seeks to balance style and comfort with a lightweight, cushioned headband and plush, pivoting ear cups, called the ProFit Comfort system, to ensure a more enjoyable fit. For gameplay on the Xbox One, Striker will be packaged with a wireless adapter developed exclusively by Polk that boasts improved sound and chat performance. The wireless adapter plugs directly into the Xbox One controller and connects wirelessly to the Xbox One console, giving users complete control of chat and volume at their fingertips.

Retailing for $89, the Striker will be available starting early this October, in three fashionable styles: black, grey/blue and white/orange in early October. Additional features and capabilities include:

  • Polk's Dynamic Balance® driver technology for a wider and more impressive frequency range with sharp details without any hints of strain or resonances
  • A built-in boom mic designed to optimize crisp, clear chat
  • 7-cm. flexible extension to put the mic where you want it -when you want it - and retracts into the ear cup when you don't
  • 46-in. cable with strain-relief connector

For more information about the Polk brand and its other sound solutions, please visit the Official Polk Audio website.