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NZXT unveils all-new audio products for gamers

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NZXT—known for their incredible PC cases and PC build services—is officially entering into the gaming audio realm with some gorgeous new products. They’re about to drop two new lightweight gaming headsets available in open and closed backs, an audio control mixer, and a sleek stand to house it all.

NZXT ‘AER’ series headsets

NZXT AER headset specs
The official NZXT AER headset specs sheet

AER is the official moniker of NZXT’s new gaming headsets. Here’s the official spec list from NZXT.

  • At 291 grams, the lightweight design and Hi-Res Audio certified drivers allow users to play as long as they want with zero ear fatigue to maintain in-game spatial awareness
  • Two headset designs available – AER provides enclosed audio and powerful bass, while AER OPEN boosts midrange audio and natural sound for environmental awareness
  • Modular design enables left or right attachment of cable and condenser mic, to suit each user’s unique hardware set-up
  • 1.8-meter cable may be plugged and unplugged easily for a seamless transition from PC to console play, and from gaming to on-the-go listening
  • Nahimic 7.1 Surround – With USB connection, integrated software delivers an immersive, ultrawide soundstage through NZXT CAM

In my opinion, the coolest part of these headsets is the ability to swap mics on either the left or right side. If you’re looking for more sound isolation, go with the closed-back design. Prefer your sound more airy and wide, choose the open-back design. If you get the closed-back design, you can also snatch up the super sweet purple colorway.

NZXT ‘MXER’ – audio control station

The ability to control the mix of game audio and your voice into your headsets has always been a huge advantage for Astro A40 and A50. Taking a page out of their playbook, NZXT is dropping the MXER, which contains:

  • Precision voice/game mixing with smooth, studio-grade fader
  • Nahimic 7.1 Surround – With USB connection, integrated software delivers an immersive, ultrawide soundstage through NZXT CAM
  • Wolfson DAC – high-quality 24bit / 96kHz digital-to-analog conversion ensures sonic accuracy
  • Automatic switching – Setting headset on the STND while MXER is connected automatically switches audio to your speakers. Removing it from the STND returns audio to the headset

Did you catch that? Placing your headset on the STND will automatically route the sound through your speakers. Removing the headset transfers it right back into your headset. I’m not sure if they’re doing this with magnets or NFC, but it’s an incredibly intelligent design feature.

STND – headset platform

So we already know what the STND can do, but what is it exactly? Well, quite simply, it’s a stand for your AERs and MXER.

  • High-quality, powder-coated all-steel frame
  • Automatic switching – Setting headset on the STND while MXER is connected automatically switches audio to your speakers. Removing it from the STND returns audio to the headset 

This isn’t just a stand, though, as it’s actually a part of the entire audio ecosystem NZXT is delivering. I currently hang my headset on my mic stand and have to manually transfer my PC’s audio back to my speakers if I want to hear things in the open. This is a game-changing feature that takes what could be just another simple headset stand and turns it into something truly remarkable.

The AER headsets will retail for $129.99, the MXER for $99.99, and the STND for $49.99.

Estevan Zamora
An entrepreneur, photographer, and writer. He likes capturing beautiful images, scrubbing it up in various competitive FPS games, and browsing reddit like it's about to shut down.

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