Psyko 5.1 headset puts speakers where they've never been before

The Psyko 5.1 gaming headset's unconventional speaker positioning deliver surround audio in a brand new way.

We've seen our fair share of surround-sound headphones, but the Psyko 5.1 PC gaming headset goes about it in a unique way. Instead of loading separate audio channels in each ear cup, the Psyko 5.1 places them on the unit's headband and it's the ear cups that house the actual subwoofers.

With the speakers located on the top of your head, the Psyko 5.1 relies on the strategic positioning of the channels in the headband to create the surround sound effect. Currently the Psyko 5.1 is only available for PC, but the company assures us that video game console versions will be coming soon.

For more on how the Psyko 5.1 works, check out Tom Merritt's first look from the CNET stage.

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