HP Omen Blast and Omen Frequency Wireless gaming headsets promise immersive 7.1-channel audio and long hours of comfort listening
HP has announced two new headsets to its gaming accessory portfolio — the Omen Blast and Omen Frequency Wireless. Both headsets aim to offer an immersive 7.1-channel surround audio and compatibility with PC and consoles.
HP Omen Blast
The Omen Blast is a wired gaming headset that comes with its own 24-bit USB DAC that is compatible with Windows and macOS. It features 53 mm drivers and offers 360-degree 7.1-channel spatial awareness. Users can customize the sound profile in the Omen Command Center. The Omen Blast is compatible with PC, PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and can even be used with smartphones with 3.5 mm headphone jacks.
The Omen Blast features a retractable passive noise-cancelling microphone and volume controls directly on the 1.2 m-long cable. HP says that the Omen Blast uses "super-duper-soft" padding and a suspension headband that should allow for comfortable wear during extended gaming sessions.
HP Omen Frequency Wireless
The Omen Frequency Wireless is HP's 7.1-channel headset offering low-latency audio with a long battery life and is powered by the C-Media Xear chip. The Omen Frequency Wireless uses Warp Wireless Technology to minimize lag while ensuring high fidelity. HP says that the headset can offer up to 30 hours of battery life on a single charge via USB-C. The Omen Frequency offers touch controls for volume, lights, and power.
Like the Omen Blast, the Omen Frequency also features the ability to set custom audio profiles via the Omen Command Center along with an environment noise-cancelling microphone that can be easily tucked away when not in use.
HP notes that full wireless functionality is made possible via the Omen Command Center and thus works with Windows 10 and higher. Some wireless features are limited on the PS4, macOS, iOS, and Chrome OS. Those with a Nintendo Switch or Xbox One will have to make do via the 3.5 mm jack.
The HP Omen Blast gaming headset is now available via HP.com for US$79.99 while the Omen Frequency Wireless is expected to be available from December for a starting price of US$169.99.
HP Press Release