Earbuds are all the rage now. Remember when having a good set of ear cans were the cool thing? Now it's tiny earbuds.
Gaming is also a big thing, during lockdown there isn't a whole heck of a lot to do and I'd prefer it that my son is wearing something so I don't have to hear him in the tournaments.
EPOS, a company that was once connected with Sennheiser has just launched their own set of earbuds, specifically designed to work for gamers - the GTW 270 has a low latency, 5 hours of use (and a case that can give 20 more hours)... and what was neat for me to notice was that it works for the Switch. That's what my kid uses and dang... that's gonna be awesome.
Check out their press release below:
EPOS Delivers Latency-Free Gaming on the Go with New GTW 270 Hybrid Wireless Earbuds
The premium audio brand for gaming and enterprise, EPOS, has set the new standard for wireless audio for mobile and console gaming all in one product, with the launch of GTW 270 Hybrid.
Copenhagen, Denmark – January 21, 2021 – EPOS reveals the premium audio company’s first solely EPOS branded mobile gaming peripheral. The GTW 270 Hybrid wireless earbuds set a new standard with low-latency audio. This is achieved through the accompanying USB-C dongle, which makes the earbuds perfect for use when it’s time for zero-latency gaming. Alongside, Bluetooth® connectivity ensures compatibility with a wide range of mobile devices. The EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid are available now on the official EPOS website and from select retailers.
GTW 270 Hybrid is designed for the mobile gamer and compatible with Nintendo SwitchTM, AndroidTM phone, PC and Sony PlayStation® devices. In addition to the GTW 270 Hybrid, pre-orders are now open for the dongle-free Bluetooth® compatible version, the GTW 270.
Quality audio, anywhere
With up to five hours of uninterrupted battery life from just a 90-minute charge, the GTW 270 Hybrid wireless earbuds are ready to follow casual and hardcore gamers taking on any portable gaming sessions. The included carrying case, in a sleek gunmetal silver, provides an additional 20 hours of charge for extended gaming sessions.
With interchangeable rubberized ear tip sizes and a unique ergonomic shape, each noise-isolating earbud fits to the natural shape of ears for a comfortable fit. Thanks to a database of 800,000 ear scans provided by EPOS parent company Demant, EPOS engineers were able to test numerous designs against the statistical data using AI technologies, developing earbud shells specifically to reduce the pressure on non-flexible parts of the ear to negligible levels while maintaining an excellent acoustic seal and delivering state of the art in-ear acoustics. The GTW 270 Hybrid also boasts IPX 5 water resistance, protecting them from sweat and light rain.
“The discreet, yet iconic design makes the GTW 270 Hybrid an excellent product for those who are looking for amazing wireless earbuds for mobile gaming with the best audio quality and no latency. Whether immersed in a gaming session at break time or catching a few rounds of their favourite game on their Switch or phone on a daily commute, the GTW 270 Hybrid delivers no-compromise sound excellence for the gamer on the go.” says Maja Sand-Grimnitz, Head of Global Marketing at EPOS.
The Power of Audio
Unlike other wireless earbuds, the GTW 270 Hybrid’s AptXTM low latency codec offers closed acoustic audio clarity for fully immersive in-game playback. Each earbud’s unique ergonomic shape paired with EPOS’s proprietary miniaturized audio drivers deliver deep powerful bass, natural mids and crisp highs for unrivalled sound quality engineered specifically for gaming. Similarly, the GTW 270 Hybrid provides dual-channel standard Bluetooth® 5.1 for speaker and microphone transmission. The earbuds’ dual microphones deliver clear communications, reducing background noises for a rich multiplayer gaming experience.
The GTW 270 Hybrid’s USB-C wireless dongle is compatible with Nintendo SwitchTM and AndroidTM phones, in addition to standard Bluetooth® 5.1 connectivity to any Bluetooth® compatible device. A 1.5-meter USB-C to USB-A converter cable for PC and Sony PlayStation® consoles is also included.
Price and availability
The EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid comes included with a portable charging case, USB-C dongle, different-sized eartips and USB-C to USB-A converter cable, and a suggested retail price of $199 USD/C$249 CAD. The dongle-free GTW 270 version is available now for pre-order with a suggested retail of $169 USD/C$199 CAD. Both wireless earbuds can be found at eposaudio.com/gaming.