About the Audeze Penrose X
Next-level sound for games, movies, and more
The Audeze Penrose X wireless headset delivers spacious, detailed sound worthy of today's blockbuster game titles.
Next-level sound for games, movies, and more
Today's next-gen video game systems deserve a substantial gaming headset with serious audio chops. The well-built Audeze Penrose X wireless headphones offer several ways to connect to the Xbox Series X. And their sophisticated planar-magnetic drivers deliver spacious, lifelike sound with depth and texture.
Connecting to a PlayStation or Apple® computer? The Audeze Penrose headset is designed for PS5, PS4, and Mac®.
Wireless or wired connection to your Xbox or PC
The Penrose X includes a wireless transmitter that connects that to a USB port on your Xbox or PC.It sends low-latency audio signals to the headset to keep your picture and sound well-synced. Bluetooth 5.0 is also on board for playing audio wirelessly from your computer or phone. You can connect to both the wireless transmitter and another device via Bluetooth simulataneously — more on that when I explain the Audeze HQ app later.
You can also make a wired connection with the included 3.5mm stereo mini cable. So it will connect to the old-fashioned headphone jack at the bottom of your Xbox controller (and some third-party Nintendo Switch controllers).
The wireless USB-A transmitter connects to your Xbox or computer and sends audio wirelessly to the headset.
The planar-magnetic difference
The Penrose X features the same planar-magnetic drivers found inside Audeze's game-changing Mobius headset. Those headphones were packed with cutting-edge technology, but I always considered the planar drivers their "killer feature." They use a super-strong magnet and large, yet thin diaphram to deliver clear, powerful sound with a real sense of space.
So you can expect thumping bass and hard-hitting special effectseffects from the Penrose X. But they also help you better pick up on directional cues and location-based sounds that help with competitive gaming. The planar-magnetic drivers give you even, controlled sound that never gets too grating or fatiguing when you play or listen for long periods of time. And the design is lightweight by Audeze's standards, too — also helpful for those marathon sessions.
Audeze HQ app offers extra control
Download the Audeze HQ app to unlock some personalized sound features. It's available now for Windows PC, and Audeze says a mobile version is on the way for Apple® and Android™. It allows you to personalize the sound to your liking using a 10-band EQ. You can create and store two presets using the app, which saves them to the chip inside the headset.
That means even if you're playing on the Xbox — or another device that doesn't have the app — you can still quickly choose a sound preset by tapping a button on the earcup. You can also still use the app to adjust the sound from your Xbox, including dialing in the right game/chat audio mix.
- over-ear, closed-back design provides noise isolation
- planar-magnetic drivers offer detailed sound and enhanced dynamics for video games, movies, and music
- detachable broadcast-quality boom microphone
- built-in filter for noise reduction of 20 dB
Connections and cables:
- USB-A transmitter sends audio wirelessly to headset
- uses 2.4 GHz wireless signal for low-latency sync between audio and video
- transmitter connects to Xbox One or Xbox Series X console, or Windows PC
- Audeze Penrose headset also available for Sony PlayStation or Mac
- Bluetooth 5.0 for wireless video game, movie, and music listening
- can be used simultaneously with wireless transmitter with same or separate device
- detachable 3.5mm cable
- can connect to Xbox controller
- driver size: 100mm
- Fazor™ driver technology offers improved phase response, three-dimensional imaging, and extended frequency response
- ultra-thin Uniforce™ diaphragm starts, moves, and stops swiftly within a powerful magnetic field
- powerful Fluxor™ magnet array increases efficiency
- keeps headphones smaller and lighter than typical planar magnetic over-ears
Build and controls:
- durable rubberized earcups and strong, flexible headband
- earpads sculpted for ergonomic fit and long-lasting comfort
- on-ear controls for music, calls, and sound presets
- overall volume control and mic volume control
Audeze HQ app:
- available for Windows PC, mobile app coming soon for Apple® and Android™
- headset must be connected to device via Bluetooth or charging USB-C cable (included)
- manually dial in audio profile with 10-band EQ
- create and save up to two audio presets
- presets can be accessed directly from headset during console play
- fine-tune microphone settings
- control game/chat audio mix
General info and specs:
- built-in rechargeable battery offers up to 15 hours of wireless listening
- USB-C to USB-A cable included for charging headset
- frequency response: 10-50,000 Hz
- weight: 11.3 ounces
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 205-XB-1122-01
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