Asus exhibits Xonar Xense headset

At the CeBIT tradeshow in Hannover, Germany, Asus has announced a range of gaming products. Of particular note is the mildly-unpronounceable Xonar Xense headset - which is a combo soundcard and pair of gaming headphones.

It's able to push out a startling 7Vrms of power, thanks to an inbuilt headphone amplifier that'll no doubt do some serious damage to your ears. Of course, an explosion in real life might do the same thing, so you could argue that this just provides greater realism.

There's 118dB sound clarity, and a number of standards are supported - EAX, DirectSound, Dolby and several others. Asus is also talking up its GX 2.5 audio engine, which allows users to customise the sound profile of their cans to a particular game genre - emphasising different frequencies.

It's not clear when it'll be available in Britain, or how much it'll cost, but when we hear back from the company we'll let you know.