For gamers who want to listen to the gaming situation and maintain a gaming chat without headphones on their heads, LG has offered the UltraGear GP9 speaker. This is the first such device in the brand’s portfolio.
For gaming conversations, the novelty is equipped with a built-in microphone with proprietary echo cancellation, able to distinguish the user’s voice from gaming sounds and background noise. The system also works as a discrete sound card. RGB backlighting allows you to create the right visual atmosphere.
Allegedly, the GP9’s shape with a beveled back panel will allow the speaker to be conveniently positioned at the base of the monitor. At the same time, the system supports the patented 3D Gaming Sound technology, creating a virtual 7.1 surround sound configuration. Combined with LG UltraGear GP9 headphones, DTS Headphone:X technology delivers the same 7.1 sound.
The HRTF (Hearing Anatomy Transfer Function) algorithm adapts gaming audio to suit the genre. In addition, the GP9 is certified Hi-Res Audio. This is helped by the quality of digital signal processing – it is provided by the ES9038PRO quad DAC. According to the manufacturer’s expectations, players will appreciate the first-person shooter or strategy modes.
At the same time, the LG UltraGear GP9 model is quite autonomous – the built-in battery will provide about five hours of unplugged operation, which corresponds to the capabilities of gaming laptops. Several options are available for connectivity, including USB-C, AUX, Bluetooth and an optical port.
The LG UltraGear GP9 gamer speaker will be available in September — it will cost about $470 in the U.S.