Creative's Fatal1ty-Branded MKII Headset Won't Make You a Better Gamer, but It Probably Sounds NiceS

Creative says their Fatal1ty Gaming Headset is professional grade gaming equipment, with 40mm neodymium drivers and 20-20,000 Hz range. Respectable specs, sure, but I'm not sure it will transform you into a headshot god.

In any case, the Fatal1ty Headset has gold plated plugs, oxygen-free copper wire, sound isolating cups and a boom microphone that detatches. And when you use the headset with a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium sound card, you get active noise cancellation and voice morphing capabilities. The Fatil1ty Gaming Headset MKII will retail later this month for $100, and will be available for pre-order starting today on Amazon, Newegg and direct from Creative.

Creative Unleashes Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset Mk II at E3

Ups the Game with Silencer Technology for Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Sound Cards

Los Angeles, CA June 2, 2009 – Creative today unleashed its new Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset Mk II at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). World champion gamer Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel will compete with and demo his new Creative headset in the Fatal1ty booth #2922 in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 2-4.

The Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset Mk II looks tough and sounds sweet. Jet black ear cups with mesh grill accents framed in red and the adjustable flexible boom microphone set it apart as pro-style gaming gear. Because it's backed by Creative audio technology, the Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset Mk II sounds as killer as it looks. Full spectrum (20Hz ~ 20 kHz) 40mm neodymium drivers along with Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) cable and gold-plated stereo mini plugs deliver crystal-clear sound in any game, from MMO to FPS.

The Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset Mk II is designed for comfort as much as performance. Plush ear cups are shaped for sound isolation so you can keep your head in the game, and the headband is lightweight, padded and adjustable for a custom, precise fit. The headset also makes a great set of headphones when you simply detach the boom microphone.

When paired with a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium sound card, the Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset Mk II unlocks Creative's exclusive Silencer™ technology. Silencer blocks out the background noise around you, whether it's blaring music or a barking dog, so the people you're gaming with online can hear you clearly without annoying distractions.

"We're excited to return to E3 with Fatal1ty to break out the best gaming headset we've ever designed. The audio quality is awesome, and the Fatal1ty Professional Series MkII is amazingly comfortable and lightweight," said Steve Erickson, VP and GM of audio and video at Creative. "With this headset we're giving Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium users the first shot at Silencer, and we're confident that it will become an essential part of their audio arsenal."

Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium users can also transform into their game character by disguising their voices with VoiceFX™, which offers 18 selectable voice-morph personas that range from Aliens to Orc.

Pricing and Availability

Priced at US$99.99, the Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset Mk II is slated for availability this month and is available now for pre-order at It will also be available at www.newegg.com and www.creative.com. For more information visit www.creative.com.