Featuring a familiar design akin to the Mobius headphones, the new Audeze Penrose is equipped with 100mm planar magnetic drivers, a broadcast quality microphone for enhanced chat and streaming, and a Bluetooth 5, 2.4 GHz low-latency lossless wireless connection for the best possible combination of audio quality and wireless functionality.
The Audeze Penrose wireless planar magnetic headset comes in two versions, Penrose (for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles, and Windows and Mac desktops) and Penrose X (for Xbox One and Xbox Series X consoles, and Windows desktops). The new model will retail for $299 US, and the first 1000 pre-orders are available for $249 US at audeze.com/penrose, and through participating international distributors. Shipments are expected in early September 2020.
The Penrose detachable microphone was engineered with a flexible boom construction that makes positional adjustments effortless, and built-in noise filters that reduce up to 20dB of background sound so players can communicate with greater confidence. The Penrose comes with a USB dongle that can be connected to Xbox Series X, launching this fall, or PlayStation 5 gaming consoles, as well as current generation consoles and desktop computer systems. Of course, it can also be connected to mobile devices using Bluetooth 5.0, with support for SBC and AAC codecs. Users will be able to customize the Penrose sound settings in real time with custom EQ and sidetone toggling in real time using the Audeze HQ mobile and desktop app.
"We’re excited to finally offer gamers a true wireless planar headset," says Audeze CEO Sankar Thiagasamudram, adding "Penrose is a huge leap forward for wireless console gaming audio and we can’t wait for people to hear it."