Skullcandy Launches PLYR 1 Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Headset

Here at myGamer we have recently reviewed a few different gaming headsets.  Here are some links:

SkullCandy PLYR 2

SkullCandy SLYR

Astro Gaming A50

Now, Skullcandy is launching their PLYR 1 Wireless Gaming Headset.  Besides being wireless, this unit’s major selling point is the 7.1 surround sound with only a $179.99 price tag.  Official press release below:

Skullcandy announced that the Skullcandy PLYR 1 Wireless Gaming Headset is now available in black exclusively at Best Buy retail stores and Best Buy Online.  The Skullcandy PLYR 1, designed and developed in conjunction with the team at ASTRO Gaming, is the most advanced wireless headset ever developed by Skullcandy featuring: a 2.4GHz wireless experience; Dolby® 7.1 Surround Sound; multi-system compatibility with Xbox 360, PlayStation®3, Mac and PC; precise game-to-voice balancing; custom EQ settings; fully adjustable mic; and, a transmitter with a built-in headset stand.  The Skullcandy PLYR 1 is available now for $179.99.  An exclusive blue version of the popular Skullcandy SLYR wired gaming headset, is also available now at Best Buy for $79.99.

“The Skullcandy PLYR 1’s technological prowess, impressive audio performance and highly appealing design represents our commitment to providing gamers with products that consistently exceed their expectations and look good while doing it,” said Nate Morley, VP Marketing and Creative, Skullcandy.  “The PLYR 1’s combination of cutting-edge wireless performance, cross-platform compatibility and crystal clear audio fidelity all at an affordable price will provide gamers with an incredibly compelling audio option in 2013.”

The third in the company’s new line of gaming headsets designed to deliver a unique combination of high quality audio performance, cutting-edge features and a stylish aesthetic for gamers worldwide, the Skullcandy PLYR 1 Wireless Gaming Headset is compatible with the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Mac and mobile devices and also features 2.4Ghz wireless technology for improved performance and reliability; Skullcandy’s proprietary Supreme Sound™ technology delivering more precise highs and deeper lows; a GMX™ Stereo Transmitter allowing for the custom balancing of Game and Voice sound; three distinct EQ3™ Sound Modes – Bass Mode, Supreme Mode and Precision Mode — designed specifically to enhance many genres of games, movies, and music; and, an adjustable boom mic with an easy-to-use flip-up mute mode.

Additional gaming headsets from Skullcandy includes the studio’s first-ever wireless gaming headset – the Skullcandy PLYR 2, which is available in black/yellow, white and teal/navy for $129.99 and the Skullcandy SLYR wired gaming headset available in black, white and an exclusive blue version from Best Buy for $79.99.

The Skullcandy PLYR 1 wireless gaming headset is now available in black exclusively at Best Buy and will be available in early June in white directly through the company’s website at for $179.99.  For more information about Skullcandy’s gaming headset lineup, please visit


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