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AKG GHS 1 Headset Offers Sound for the Ultimate Gaming Experience

Pressmeddelande   •   Sep 02, 2010 18:08 CEST

AKG® GHS 1 Headset Offers Realistic, Dynamic Sound for Ultimate Gaming Experience

HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), today announced the launch of the new AKG® GHS 1 portable gaming headset. Grenade explosions and rumbling jet engines will seem as if they are in your very own room when you have this brand-new, portable gaming headset on your ears. Winner of the coveted Red Dot award for outstanding product design, the new GHS 1 headset brings gaming to a whole new level of realism, excitement, portability and comfort.

‘When you’re in an all-immersive entertainment experience such as gaming, we understand how important high-quality, realistic sound plays in the overall experience’, said Thijs Linthorst, general manager, HARMAN International EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Asia), Russia and India. ‘The new GHS 1 headset is designed specifically for the gamer and features our world-class audio engineering built into a distinctive, long-lasting and intuitive design for the ideal gaming experience.’

Lightweight and designed for long-wearing comfort, the headset features a boom microphone that filters out most background noise. Passive noise reduction effectively seals out most ambient sounds, providing for an undisturbed overall listening and gaming experience. The headset can also be used with applications such as Skype to make great high-quality Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls.

The GHS 1’s in-line microphone is intelligently designed so that the volume can be conveniently adjusted right on the cable, which reduces the need for players to interact with the game console or any other source throughout the game.

The AKG GHS 1 portable headset will be available in autumn 2010 for €99 and will come in three colour combinations: black, white and fancy camouflage. For more information, please visit

Product Features 

  • Lightweight, comfortable materials allow for hours of continuous use and reduce ear fatigue.
  • Cardioid (directional) boom microphone brings in clear voice signals and filters out most background noises.
  • In-line volume control and microphone on/off switch bring convenience by reducing the need to interact with the game console or other source.
  • 3D-Axis2 folding headband features easy portability by folding to compact size.
  • Passive noise reduction offers undistracted listening by effectively sealing out most ambient sounds.

For specifications and pictures please see attached documents.

For more information contact:

Susanne Willerup
+45 26 40 26 41 

For product information contact:

Søren Majlund
+45 40 63 24 34

Joakim Malm
+46 (0)70 430 49 44

Frank Bruun
+ 47 90 05 12 26

Peter Winqvist
+358 405 371 072

HARMAN ( designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, harman kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010. The company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.

© 2010 HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated. All rights reserved. Becker, BSS, Crown, dbx, DigiTech, harman kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon, Mark Levinson, Revel and Soundcraft are trademarks of HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, registered in the United States and/or other countries. AKG is a trademark of AKG Acoustics GmbH, registered in the United States and/or other countries. Studer is a trademark of Studer Professional Audio GmbH, registered in the United States and/or other countries. Features, specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.

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