LG launches its first-ever sound solution designed for gamers. The “tactical” matt black LG UltraGear Gaming Speaker (GP9) is the latest addition to the UltraGear ecosystem, to complement LG’s range of premium LG UltraGear gaming monitors.
The speakers boasts LG’s proprietary 3D Gaming Sound technology which incorporates a specially-designed HRTF (head-related transfer function) algorithm to tailor a game’s audio according to genre. This results in users being able to experience stunningly detailed virtual surround sound complete with a realistic sense of space, position and directionality, all without a headset.
The GP9 also features Game Genre Optimizer with two modes that can customize game audio to match what the user is playing. FPS Mode allows FPS gamers to hear the smallest of details, allowing them to react even quicker to enemy stealthily closing in on their position. RTS Mode ramps up the realism with genuine spatial sound that can immerse players in their favorite real-time strategy and racing games. The GP9 also provides convincing 7.1 virtual surround sound when using headsets or earphones thanks to its support for DTS Headphone:X.
Here are some quick specs for the speakers:
- Dimensions: 376mm x 86mm x 108mm
- Weight: 1.5kg
- Battery Life / Charging Time: 5 hours / 3.5 hours
- Channels: 2 Ch
- Output Power: 20W
- Bluetooth connectivity, hi-res audio (wired), built-in mic, 3D gaming sound, voice command (Google/Siri) and analog control interface
The GP9’s top-mounted control buttons make it easy to change microphone, volume and sound modes on the fly. Let’s not forget the customizable RGB lighting that can display 16.8 million different colours and with a variety of connectivity options including optical cable and USB-C. If you prefer to go wireless and connect to a gaming laptop, tablet or smartphone, the speaker also has Bluetooth connectivity.
As mentioned, the speakers would go perfectly (aesthetically) with the LG UltraGear 34GN850 Ultrawide Gaming Monitor. Just check it out below:
Alternatively, Creative has the Katana V2 RGB Gaming Soundbar that delivers the gaming punch you need, and costs less, at S$479. Read/watch our review and decide for yourself which will suit your needs/wants better.