Panasonic is launching the SoundSlayer Speaker (SC-GN01), an industry-first wearable gaming surround sound device designed for gamers of all levels.

The SoundSlayer is ergonomically positioned around the neck and shoulders to alleviate pressure on the ears and maximise comfort for longer hours of play.

Delivering four-channel sound that comes from all directions, it creates an immersive sound zone while leaving the user fully aware of their surroundings. The speaker replicates the natural and realistic sound quality of a speaker system.

“We know more Australian gamers are searching for ways to immerse themselves in the fast-growing video gaming community which has never been more accessible, due to the rise of online gaming and vlogging on streaming platforms such as YouTube and Twitch,” Panasonic Australia product marketing manager for imaging and Technics, Aaron Waters said.

“At the heart of every enjoyable video game experience is powerful and authentic sound and Panasonic is proud to support gamers with a rich audio experience and ultimate comfort via the SoundSlayer Speaker.”

Panasonic has equipped the GN01 with a high-performance noise and echo cancelling dual microphone, to enhance multi-player compatibility. This allows users to chat with other players without interference from the sound of the speakers, while also helping parents monitor their child’s safety.

A wired connection is offered with USB and AUX options, with a three-metre-long USB cable transmitting sound signals with low latency, which enables sound signals to be transmitted without delay.

The GN01 speaker also offers three gaming modes, expertly created in partnership with the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online sound team, allowing users to fully enjoy any style of gameplay. Switching between ‘role-playing’, ‘first person shooter’ and ‘voice’ modes, the three options create an experience of intensity, tension and reality.

The SoundSlayer Speaker is available in now via Amazon from RRP $329.