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Gaming
nel system will create a
[more] immersive experience, "
adds Jones.
This is good advice to
keep in mind, and now that
object-based surround
sound is a major draw for
gamers, integrators should
try to offer up options that
make good use of the builtin
Dolby Atmos compatibility
of the Xbox Series X and
PlayStation 5. While gamers
will have to pay a yearly fee
to use Dolby Atmos on these
consoles, tossing in a year of
the service along with the
install will only cost $15 out
of pocket.
With the advent of object-based surround sound for gamers, integrators should look to make
good use of the built-in Dolby Atmos compatibility in the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.
or another competitive
online shooter game knows
that clueing in on footsteps
around you, the creeks
of opening doors, or the
muffled reloading of rifles
is often one of few things
separating top-tier players
from the scrubs. This is
to say that most serious
gamers you're likely to
encounter on a project are
well-aware of the benefits
of higher-end audio, making
this population a little
easier to extol the virtues of
expensive speaker systems
to versus your average
customer.
" For gamers, there is a
difference between playing
the game and truly being
part of the experience.
Immersive audio significantly
improves not only the
overall experience, but it
can improve game play as
well, " says Jones. " With the
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added benefits of accurate
object-based location, the
sound puts gamers right in
the game rather in front of it. "
The easiest and most
cost-effective way to immerse
gamers in a quality
audio experience is to
pitch them a 5.1 or 7.1 home
homeowner not only a great
gaming experience but a
killer film-watching experience
too.
" For most gamers, the
adrenaline rush they get
playing their favorite game is
one of the core reasons they
enjoy the action as much as
" For gamers, there is a difference
between playing the game and truly
being part of the experience. Immersive
audio significantly improves not only
the overall experience, but it can
improve game play as well. "
-Rob Jones, CTO, Enclave Audio
theater system that can also
be used as a gaming room.
Since these speakers can
pull double duty, integrators
can balance the needs of the
customer with the benefits
of the system to give the
they do. Creating the proper
environment for gaming, including
higher-end audio, will
make an impact on gamers
who are playing games where
the environment is critical to
gameplay, and a multi-chanGaming
Audio Is More
Than Just Speakers
While surround-sound
systems and high-performance
speakers are a match
made in heaven for gaming
enthusiasts, the hardcore
audience has always preferred
gaming headsets or a
combination of a dedicated
cardioid microphone and
open- or closed-back pair of
headphones.
The good news for
integrators is that the best
options in this field nearly all
come from brands common
within the residential AV
industry. Brands like Sennheiser,
Beyerdynamic, and
Audeze have been involved
in the high-end gaming
headset market for a while
now, and these products are
often an attractive accessory
to suggest when working
on a gaming room project,
especially if integrators can
explain why these headsets
are a cut above the more
mass-market options.
" [High-end] gaming
headphones and headsets ...
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