Panasonic introduces neckband speakers in collaboration with Square Enix / Play Experience
With the SC-GN01, Panasonic introduces a new gaming speaker that expands the gaming experience in a unique way. The GN01 allows gamers to enjoy immersive gaming without feeling the discomfort of wearing the headset for long periods of time. Thanks to the ergonomic design, the player can comfortably enjoy realistic surround sound from the four speakers arranged in all directions during the game. GN01 has been developed specifically for gamers in collaboration with SQUARE ENIX and provides a field Massive sound with three different game sound modes, so the perfect sound for every game.
Ergonomic design for maximum comfort
The GN01 was developed to be worn on the shoulders with an ideal location for headphones and cutting-edge audio technologies contribute to a rich and powerful audio experience. The shoulder-mounted design allows you to enjoy the game even for long sessions without straining your ears with headphones. The neck speaker has a specially developed housing structure based on the analysis of human motion data and is designed to provide maximum comfort even when playing for long periods of time.
Sound quality specially developed for gamers
The GN01 combines the original MAGESS (Majestic Enhanced Gameplay Sound System) audio technology with 4-channel full-range speakers:
- True MAGESS (Majestic Enhanced Gaming Environment Sound System) – With 4 full range speakers that create high level surround sound around the neck. Neodymium magnets are integrated into the speakers, which are particularly accentuated by the bright tones.
- HIGH PERFORMANCE SIGNAL PROCESSOR – Mix of two to four channels with original signal processing technology for realistic surround sound around the ears. Multichannel content like 5.1. Produced as natural surround sound.
The gaming speaker and unique sound technology create a realistic sound field that gives the player the feeling of being enveloped in all directions. The stages, shots and other effects are precisely placed in this soundscape. Low latency or reaction time is also important in games, so the connection is wired to eliminate annoying delays, such as those that can occur with a Bluetooth connection. The GN01 is connected to a computer or console via a 3 meter USB cable.
Cooperation with SQUARE ENIX
The high-resolution sound field of the SC-GN01 has been optimized for use with “FINAL FANTASY XIV Online”, the critically acclaimed MMORPG from SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd. and offers a unique audio experience in the world of Hydaelyn.
Three sound modes – the perfect sound for every game
The GN01 is equipped with three sound modes developed with the audio experts of “FINAL FANTASY XIV Online”:
- Role-playing mode – Perfect for role-playing and optimized for “FINAL FANTASY XIV Online”. This mode creates a sense of reality and intensity – for complete immersion in the virtual world of the game.
- First Person Shooter Mode – Provides precise audio localization for better localization of precise sounds, such as footsteps. This gives advantages to players in first person shooters and third person shooters.
- Voice Mode – Improves human voices and, through better intelligibility, can give actors the crucial clue to complete tasks and reach the next level. Recommended for adventure games.
Switching between the three modes depending on the game creates an experience full of intensity, tension and a high degree of reality. Thanks to the powerful dual microphone with noise and echo cancellation, you can also chat with other players without being disturbed by powerful surround sound. Off-game entertainment also available: GN01 has music mode and cinema mode for a relaxing concert or movie night
Commitment to players
The GN01 reflects Panasonic’s commitment to enthusiastic gamers and complements the innovative HTB01 gaming amplifier, introduced last year and also developed in collaboration with SQUARE ENIX. In addition, current Panasonic TV models are distinguished by the new Game Mode Extreme, which impresses with its low latency and supports HDMI 2.1 HFR, VRR and AMD FreeSync Premium.
Pricing and availability
The SC-GN01 gaming headset will be available on Amazon from the end of September 2021 for € 179 (RRP).