MSI Unveils DS502 7.1 Gaming Headset

MSI has announced the DS502 7.1 Surround Sound gaming headset which features dual 40mm premium-grade audio drivers and a noise-cancelling omnidirectional microphone. This allows for a warm, crisp soundstage with a frequency response of 20Hz-20KHz. Additionally, the headset utilizes a 2m durable braided cable, and opts for a self-adjusting headband for maximum comfort.

On another note, the headset includes an LED illuminated MSI Gaming dragon to some visual flair. There is also an in-line remote to toggle the microphone and vibration or on off. In theory, the integrated vibration creates a more immersive gameplay experience as you feel the impact of gunshots and explosions. Although, I’m not sure how well this will work across a wide array of major titles. Another neat feature is the textured volume control wheel which allows you to alter the audio levels without looking in a seamless manner.

The product contains a wide array of software features through MSI’s Cmedia Xear package. Here, you can adjust the environmental effects, room size and enable a 7.1 virtual speaker shifter. There isn’t anything mind-blowing here, but it’s great to have a polished package included by default.

Sadly, we haven’t received any information regarding a launch date or price but the article will be amended once this becomes public knowledge.

What do you think of the DS502 headset?

LUXA2 Groovy Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review


LUXA2 is a name that not many have been introduced to. The current market for mobile accessories has been flooded with brands that are trying to make a name for themselves, but for the last several years LUXA2 has been in a constant pursuit of feature-rich products with modern aesthetic appeal at affordable prices for everyone to set themselves apart. Apple centric accessories has been the company’s forte, but at CES this past month LUXA2 has shown that they have narrowed down their wide array of products that had included iPhone/iPad cases and misc device accessories to a more focused product stack that is nothing short of impressive.

LUXA2 has split their products into three categories: Portable Battery Packs, Audio Solutions, and Mobile Device Holders. Today we are going to look at the first of their entries into the audio solutions market; the Groovy Wireless Bluetooth Speaker.

Out of the box you are provided with a very easy to read user guide, 3.5mm analog cable, micro USB charge cable, two interchangeable leather straps (in both black and tan), and an attractive black leather carrying pouch.