Mad Catz has announced the shipping of the F.R.E.Q. 9 Wireless Surround Headset, a gaming headset compatible with practically any audio source including PC and MAC, game consoles, mobile and smart devices.

Winner of a CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honoree award, the F.R.E.Q. 9 represents the flagship in the Company’s F.R.E.Q. headset range and showcases a host of advanced technologies.

In an industry first, F.R.E.Q. 9 allows gamers to enjoy expansive wireless surround sound via AM3D® Audio technology.  AM3D transforms wireless audio, allowing gamers to pinpoint enemy movements and team mate positions with unrivalled accuracy.  Based upon the same virtual surround technology used in mission critical missile warning systems by an F-16 Falcon jet fighter, AM3D Audio can convert any standard stereo audio signal into highly realistic military-grade 3D sound.

Continuing a tradition long established in the Company’s F.R.E.Q. line of gaming headsets, the F.R.E.Q. 9 features a discrete integrated mic which allows gamers to communicate online as well as use the headset with smart phones, tablets and more, all without the need of a boom mic obstructing their movement.  With no need for a boom mic to be attached, gamers can stay connected with multiple devices and enjoy the headset in a variety of situations.

The F.R.E.Q. 9 features premium Bluetooth® technology and can connect to practically any audio source thanks to the adapter box which connects to a standard digital optical or analogue source, transmitting wireless audio directly to the headset.

The F.R.E.Q. 9 features state-of-the-art, digitally controlled Active Noise Cancellation (D-ANC) technology which reduces unwanted background noise.  With noise cancellation active, gamers can hear the quietest of audio cues, crucial for providing the winning edge during play.  The noise cancellation works in harmony with Binaural Monitoring, a further technology which constantly monitors ambient noise around the headset and allows users to activate a listen-through capability should, for example, they wish to engage in a conversation without needing to remove the headset.

Support for the F.R.E.Q.9 is included in the Mad Catz app for Android or iOS, allowing gamers to check battery level and activate the various features of the headset.

For additional information or to order your own F.R.E.Q. 9 please visit: http://store.madcatz.com/categories/headset-audio-category/Mad-Catz-F-R-E-Q-9-Wireless-Surround-Headset-for-PC.html