Sony enters the PC hardware market with INZONE monitors and Headsets that feature PlayStation 5 perks
PC hardware with PlayStation perks
Published: 29th June 2022 | Source: Sony |
Sony pushes PlayStation/PC synergy with their new INZONE gaming brand
Sony's entering the PC hardware market, offering gamers new products under their INZONE brand to cater to both PC gamers and PlayStation 5 enthusiasts alike.
With INZONE, Sony's pushing two product categories, gaming monitors and audio headsets. Son knows that games are at their best with high quality displays and high quality audio, with both being key to immersion. INZONE's monitors are designed to deliver high-resolution and high-dynamic range gaming, while INZONE headsets are designed to deliver immersive sound and 360 Spatial Sound.
Sony's INZONE monitors and headsets are designed for both gaming PCs and PlayStation 5, with INZONE's monitors offering users optimised HDR settings for PlayStation 5 and automatic switching between game mode and cinema mode when users are playing games or watching movies on their PlayStation 5 systems. In effect, INZONE headsets and monitors are official PlayStation monitors with INZONE branding.
Below is Sony's Press Release for their INZONE headsets and monitors.
PR - Sony Electronics Unveils New Gaming Gear Brand "INZONE," to Maximize Performance and Ability with Upgraded Gaming Monitors and Headsets
Sony Electronics Inc. today announced INZONE a new gaming gear brand for PC gamers that sharpens the senses and enhances gaming ability. INZONE monitors feature incredible, high-resolution and high-dynamic range picture, while INZONE headsets include superior sound and 360 Spatial Sound for gaming. This new brand embraces Sony's expertise as a pioneer in audio-visual technology, delivering features that will immerse gamers into the action with total focus. Designed for extraordinary experiences, INZONE offers a path to dive into an immersive zone, leading to a victorious ending.
"The market has been expanding with a higher interest in gaming with the spread of esports tournaments and the advancement of gaming entertainment. With Sony's strong history of high-end audio and visual technology products, we believe this new line will offer even more options for those looking to upgrade their current gaming systems. We are committed to contributing to the growth of gaming culture by providing PC and PlayStation gamers with a wider range of options to enrich lives through gaming. Also, Sony is proud to have a sponsorship with leading global esports leagues, Evolution Championship Series (Evo) 2022 and 2023, PGL DOTA2 Arlington Major 2022 and the VALORANT Champions Tour with our wish for further advancement of gaming culture." said Yukihiro Kitajima, Head of Game Business and Marketing Office, Sony Corporation.
Gaming Monitors Overview
The all new INZONE M9 gaming monitor with HDR offers 4K resolution and high-contrast with Full Array Local Dimming for gamers looking for a high-contrast experience when playing games with deep blacks and brightness. Gamers can also look forward to a 144 Hz refresh rate, IPS and 1 ms GtG (Gray to Gray) response time for quick reactions. Additionally, the INZONE M3 gaming monitor provides a high refresh rate of 240 Hz with 1 ms GtG (Gray to Gray) and variable refresh rate technologies, allowing gamers to accurately capture movements of rivals in shooter games.
Designed to Fit for Unique Playing Styles
The unique, low depth tripod on both the INZONE M9 and INZONE M3 monitor stands provide total gaming comfort while optimizing desk space for peripherals. With a small monitor footprint, players can easily position an angled keyboard and large gaming mouse pad around or under the display. Additionally, INZONE M9 and INZONE M3 offer adjustable height and tilt, a selection of rear lighting colors and cable management for a clean desktop.
Utilities for Gameplay
Featuring Auto KVM Switch (Auto USB Hub Switch), users can control up to two PCs from a single keyboard, mouse and headset connected to the monitor. With FPS Game Picture Mode, brightness and contrast are optimized to view opponents clearly. Additionally, the Black Equalizer feature allows for uncovering details even in shadows.
Gaming Headsets Overview
The new line will feature two new wireless headsets, the INZONE H9 with up to 32 hours of battery life and INZONE H7 with up to 40 hours of battery life, along with a wired headset, the INZONE H3. All three models are equipped with a flexible flip-up boom microphone with mute function, allowing users to communicate effortlessly in-game with squad members.
Take Action First with Precise Target Detection
Sony's 360 Spatial Sound for Gaming activated by the INZONE Hub PC software reproduces spatial sound out of multi-channel audio signals as the game creators intended. This accurate sound reproduction boosts spatial awareness, enabling the player to precisely hear footsteps and movements. Additionally, with the smartphone app "360 Spatial Sound Personalizer," headset users can get the spatial sound optimized to their ear shape for truly personalized gameplay.
Advanced Technology Optimizes Acoustics
Developed from Sony's expertise in headphone technology, the diaphragms of the INZONE H9 and INZONE H7 both have a unique shape that allow the headphones to reproduce extremely high frequency sounds with high compliance, as well as authentic low frequencies for an immersive gaming experience.
Ducts on the housing of the INZONE H9, INZONE H7 and INZONE H3 control and optimize low-frequency sound reproduction for powerful bass that makes deep sounds seem incredibly real.
Game for Hours in Comfort
The wide, soft headband cushion spreads the weight evenly across the player's head for long-term wearing comfort. The earpads are shaped to minimize pressure on the player's ears by optimizing contact with the side of their head.
Noise Cancelling and Ambient Sound Mode
From noisy heaters and PC fans, to loud construction work outside, INZONE H9 has multiple noise-canceling microphones that keep out any performance disturbing noise. To further the gaming experience, Sony has incorporated the same Dual Noise Sensor Technology used in the Industry-Leading 1000X series headphones for invincible gaming. Users will never miss important ambient sounds such as a phone call, the doorbell ringing or a partner speaking while playing games with Ambient Sound Mode.
Interoperability for Better Gameplay - Perfect for PlayStation 5
The INZONE M9 monitor provides Auto HDR Tone Mapping, which works with PlayStation 5 consoles to automatically recognize the monitor during initial setup and optimizes HDR settings. Additionally, the monitor will automatically switch to Cinema Mode when watching movies on PlayStation 5 and Game Mode when playing games. INZONE H9 and INZONE H7 include on-screen indication, so players can easily adjust settings on their headset and see the settings reflected on the screen in the PlayStation 5 Control Center, along with gaming and chat balance, allowing players to change the volume balance between game audio and voice chat from the headset. It also comes packed with features including the ability to work with Tempest 3D Audio Tech, which allows players to enjoy the immersive sounds when gaming with greater spatial expression.
INZONE Hub PC Software: Personalize Your Gameplay
Sony's INZONE Hub PC software was created to control INZONE monitors and headsets, allowing users to personalize experiences by customizing a wide range of operations, including a variety of sound and picture settings.
Sustainability in Mind
The headset's packaging material of Sony's products is plastic-free (excluding coating and adhesive materials) and uses only recycled materials and non-woven cellulose, reflecting Sony's commitment to keeping the environmental in mind with its products.
INZONE Gaming Monitor Specifications:
INZONE M9: 27-inch 4K/144 Hz Gaming Monitor
INZONE M9 boasts 4K resolution and high contrast by Full Array Local Dimming with DisplayHDR 600 certification and more than 95% coverage of DCI-P3 color space, providing great highlights and deep blacks as well as accurate color reproduction.
Up to a 144 Hz refresh rate, IPS, 1 ms GtG (Gray to Gray) response time with variable refresh rate technology such as NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible and VRR in HDMI 2.1 standard.
INZONE M3: 27-inch Full HD/240 Hz Gaming Monitor
Up to 240 Hz refresh rate, IPS, 1 ms GtG (Gray to Gray) response time with variable refresh rate technology such as NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible, and VRR in HDMI 2.1 standard.
Featuring DisplayHDR 400 certification RGB 99% coverage color space and 1.07 billion color support, providing a vibrant gaming experience with rich colors.
INZONE Wireless Gaming Headsets Specifications:
INZONE H9: Wireless Noise-Canceling Gaming Headset: Precise target detection with 360 Spatial Sound for Gaming and advanced technology optimizes acoustics, Game for hours with comfortable headband and earpads, Noise Cancelling and Ambient Sound Mode and up to 32 hours of battery life and a 10-minute quick charge offers up to an hour game time.
INZONE H7: Wireless Gaming Headset: Precise target detection with 360 Spatial Sound for Gaming and advanced technology optimizes acoustics, Game for hours with comfortable headband and earpads, and up to 40 hours of battery life and a 10-minute quick charge offers up to an hour game time.
INZONE H3: Wired Gaming Headset: Precise target detection with 360 Spatial Sound for Gaming and advanced technology optimizes acoustics, game for hours with comfortable headband and earpads.
US Pricing and Availability:
INZONE Gaming Monitors
INZONE M9: Suggested MSRP $899.99 (Available Summer 2022 at Sony.com and other authorized retailers)
INZONE M3: Suggested MSRP $529.99 (Available within 2022 at Sony.com and other authorized retailers)
INZONE Gaming Headsets
INZONE H9: Suggested MSRP $299.99 (Available for pre-order at Amazon, Best Buy, and Sony.com)
INZONE H7: Suggested MSRP $229.99 (Available for pre-order at Amazon, Best Buy, and Sony.com)
INZONE H3: Suggested MSRP $99.99 (Available for pre-order at Amazon, Best Buy, and Sony.com)
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