Date: September 9th, 2004
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was provided by: Altec Lansing
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ALTEC LANSING AHS602 INTRODUCTION
Now everyone knows that Altec Lansing makes some very affordable and powerful speakers for everyday computer user and gamer, but what is less known in the market is they also make excellent headphones and personal audio equipment. I myself didn't even know they sold headsets until they approached me to review their new AHS602 gaming headset pictured above.
If you are a serious gamer, you ALWAYS have to have a high quality set of gaming headphones to compliment your computer speaker system in times where silence is golden. These are usually when you are sneaking a late night round of Doom 3 without the parents permission, attending a Lanparty or just want to be completely immersed into the gaming experience without being interrupted by outside noises and distractions.
The headset being reviewed today brings other features to the gaming environment like a high quality microphone, a remote volume and mute capabilities along with simulated 3D audio Passive Noise reduction and surround sound.
Let's see how I enjoyed them.
ALTEC LANSING CORPORATE PROFILE
Altec Lansing's early technological developments in acoustical and electronic components have earned a place of prominence in sound reproduction few companies can match. The predominance of Altec's name over the years in sports stadiums, arenas, theaters, airports, auditoriums, churches, amusement parks and more recently on desktops within homes and at the workplace attest to this fact.
Altec Lansing speaker systems have formed the backbone of the sound systems in such world renowned places as The United Nations Building, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Disneyland and Disneyworld, New York's Lincoln Philharmonic Center and the Schubert Theatre, MGM's Grand Hotel, The Singapore National Stadium, and The Sydney Opera House, to name a few. Today Altec Lansing speakers appear in myriad environments, addressing the wide array of needs for quality audio among diverse professional business people, musicians, families, students, music connoisseurs and gaming aficionados within their respective milieus.