Swedish audio brand Urbanista has its eyes on gamers on the go with the release of its new Seoul True Wireless Headphones – which were originally announced last year but are now shipping.
The brand’s latest Bluetooth buttons feature a low-latency gaming mode, making them perfect for anyone looking to take advantage of the Nintendo Switch’s recently added support for wireless headphones.
Switching from normal music mode to the headphones game setting via the companion app reduces audio latency to a staggering 70ms, which means sound effects and audio cues won’t feel separated from what’s in time. happening on the screen, which is what can happen with many of the best wireless headphones.
Seoul also has touch controls, IPX4 water resistance, and a noise-canceling microphone for calls.
The battery life gives you a decent eight hours of playback per button charge, while the included wireless charging case provides three additional charges on top of that.
While the launch video (opens in new tab) for the new headphones seems to have at least some inspiration Blade RunnerUrbanist says the design of the new buttons is inspired by the South Korean city where they are named.
The headphones come in four colors that Urbanista says are influenced by Seoul’s high-tech lifestyle – Midnight Black, Electric Blue, Vivid Purple and Pearl White – and are priced at £89.90 / $89.90 (about £89.90). of AU$159).
Analysis: Low latency mode may cause gamers to switch from their old headphones
Dedicated low-latency modes have become an increasingly common feature in true wireless headphones, but not always at the kind of price point that Urbanista Seoul comes at.
In addition to making lip sync issues when watching videos and movies a thing of the past, the lack of lag with sound effects when using headphones with low latency modes can have a big impact on immersion and performance when gaming.
Our main hope is that these new buds sound as good as they look and feature set, a criticism we had of Ubanista’s recent Stockholm headphones.