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NZXT Announces New Audio Ecosystem

Christopher Coke Updated: Nov 11, 2019 11:33 AM Posted: Nov 11, 2019 11:24 AM
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Story written by Damien Gula.

NZXT is back with a new entry into their catalogue of PC components and accessories, but this time, NZXT wants to be both seen and heard with their new line-up of audio gear. While there are four products in the line-up, they are designed to create a symbiotic ecosystem that works together as one. 

Within this line up of products (seemingly missing some vowels) are the AER Wired Stereo Headset, AER OPEN Wired Head, the MXER Audio Control Station, and the STND - a stand for mounting the MXER upon.

“At NZXT, our product development always starts by identifying a hassle gamers face that takes time away from gaming, and we saw an opportunity to bring powerful, elegant solutions to common audio issues,” said Patrick Butler, Product Manager at NZXT. “No one wants to have to follow tedious steps to switch their audio from headsets to their speakers - they want it to happen instantaneously, and our MXER and STND achieve this. Our AER headset in particular is like a Swiss Army knife — users can easily transition from gaming to listening to music in public, swap their mic and cable to be on the left or right side, and choose from open or closed-back designs.”

Here are the details that we know about the pricing and product specifications.

AER SERIES - lightweight wired headsets 

MSRP: $129.99 USD

Weight: 291 grams

Available designs: 

  • AER - enclosed audio with powerful bass

  • AER OPEN - boosted mids and natural sound for environmental awareness

Cable Length: 1.8 meter cable

Special Features: 

  • Modular design with interchangeable left or right attachment of cable and condenser mic

  • Nahimic 7.1 Surround - Uses NZXT CAM via USB connection to create an immersive soundstage

STND - headset platform 

MSRP: $49.99 USD

  • Powder-coated, all-steel frame

  • Automatic switching: Mounting AER headset to the STND while MXER is connected automatically switches PC audio speakers. Removing a headset from the STND returns audio to the headset

MXER - audio control station 

MSRP: $99.99 USB

DAC: Wolfson DAC with 24bit / 96kHz digital-to-analog conversion

Special Features: 

  • Precision voice/game mixing via studio-grade fader

  • Nahimic 7.1 Surround - Uses NZXT CAM via USB connection to create an immersive soundstage

  • Automatic switching: Mounting AER headset to the STND while MXER is connected automatically switches PC audio speakers. Removing a headset from the STND returns audio to the headset


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Christopher Coke

Chris cut his teeth on MMOs in the late 90s with text-based MUDs. He’s written about video games for many different sites but has made MMORPG his home since 2013. Today, he acts as Hardware and Technology Editor, lead tech reviewer, and continues to love and write about games every chance he gets. Follow him on Twitter: @GameByNight