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    Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset: AW988

    Gaming headset designed for the most dedicated audiophile. Lightweight design with crystal-clear communication and iconic Alienware style.
    CAD $299.99
    Ships 10-26-2020
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    Manufacturer part VR27C | Dell part 520-AANP | Order Code 520-aanp | Dell
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    Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset: AW988

     

    Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 - Iconic by design

    Iconic by design

    Customize your lighting: 16.8M RGB lighting with two zones and AlienFX allow personalized in-game lighting and looks, so your games and accessories reflect your style. Program effects, colors, brightness, tempo and custom animations on over 150 supported games. You also have the ability to create and download unique themes.

    Unlock the full features of your headset, download the Alienware Command Center. Compatible with Windows 10 R3 or later.

    Mindfully made: We designed our gaming headset both strong and lightweight with ultra-premium materials for maximum comfort and stylish wearability. With a well-made headband, comfortable ear cushions with moisture-wicking fabric and easy-access controls, you can game for hours and look good doing it.

    Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 - Take sound seriously

    Take sound seriously

    Don’t miss a beat: Your headphones take you deep into the game with sophisticated sound technology. Expect polished, professional in-game sounds with Alienware 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound and a clear, broad acoustic signature. Hi-fidelity 40mm neodymium drivers round out the deep, rich bass and expansive soundscape for an unparalleled gaming experience.

    Amplify the action: Multiplayer games demand crystal-clear communication. Make sure your entire team hears every directive and every battle cry with the enhanced, uni-directional, noise-canceling mic with natural voice communication.

    Audio customized to fit your frequency

    Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 - Add nuance to every note.
    Add nuance to every note.

    You can program your audio to optimize the headset’s ideal sound settings to fit any activity. Tailor your headphones to expertly enhance audio for gaming, music and movies easily with a click of your audio preset button. The volume mixer lets you direct your focus to either gaming or team chat, while the audio prompts deliver voice notifications that keep you up to speed on your connections, mic status and battery levels. All of your controls are available in one, easy-to-reach location on your left ear cup.


    Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 - Master your controls.
    Master your controls.

    Alienware Command Center Software allows you to create profiles and game settings so your equalizer is ready to adapt to whatever you throw at it. Love first-person shooters? Our FPS setting raises the highest frequencies to highlight all the important, tiny details. Hear footsteps clearly, catch every gun cock and give yourself a competitive edge. In racing games, we’ve enhanced the thrum of the engines and the sub-frequencies. Plus, you can easily program and control lighting effects and Audio Recon from one spot, making your FPS games even more dynamic with visual sound cues. For any game genre you love, we’ve crafted a rounded profile that will take you to the heart of the action.


    Made for your marathon sessions

    Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 - Game all day (or night)
    Game all day (or night)

    Built with a lightweight, comfortable design, the Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset is specifically crafted to let you game for hours with ease. Your breathable ear cushions rotate to fit just how you want them and the microphone has an extendable boom mic that lets you tuck it up and out of the way when you’re gaming solo.


    Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 - Ditch the cables. Get into the game.
    Ditch the cables. Get into the game.

    High-performance wireless means you clear your game space of cables. Equipped with lag-free 2.4Gz wireless and a 40-foot range, your headset lets you stay connected, even during snack breaks.


    Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 - Long Live your battery
    Long live your battery

    Your headset has up to 15 hours of wireless gameplay per charge. And when there’s no need for wireless, just plug into the 3.5mm audio port—or pair with your mobile phone or gaming console—until your next marathon session.


    Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 - Ports & Slots

    Ports & Slots

    1. Power on/off | 2. Game/chat volume mixer | 3. Mic mute | 4. Volume | 5. Audio preset | 6. Charging port (for USB Type-A to Micro USB) | 7. Aux-in port | 8. Battery light indicator | 9. USB wireless dongle

    Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 - Dimensions & weight

    Dimensions & Weight

    Height: 7.59" (192.76mm)| Width: 7.47" (189.83mm)| Length: 3.67" (93.12mm) | Starting weight (without dongle): 0.84lb (0.38kg)

    Essential accessories for your Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset

    Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 - Alienware 34 Curved Gaming Monitor | AW3418DW
    Alienware 34 Curved Gaming Monitor | AW3418DW

    Enhance all the action on this 34-inch curved monitor with WQHD resolution, customizable AlienFX lighting and NVIDIA® G-Sync™ technology.


    Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 - Alienware Pro Gaming Keyboard | AW768
    Alienware Pro Gaming Keyboard | AW768

    Bring competitive edge to every game with this mechanical keyboard featuring brown switches, 15 programmable macro key functions, onboard memory and 13 RGB lighting zones.


    Alienware AW988 Wireless Gaming Headset - Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse | AW958
    Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse | AW958

    Count on incredible speed and sensitivity control with a 12,000 DPI optical sensor, up to 13 programmable buttons and AlienFX RBG lighting.


    Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 - Alienware Advanced Gaming Keyboard | AW568
    Alienware Advanced Gaming Keyboard | AW568

    Improve your gaming ability with a mechanical gaming keyboard with AlienFX™ lighting, five programmable macro keys and iconic Alienware design.

     

     


    Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 - Alienware Advanced Gaming Mouse | AW558
    Alienware Advanced Gaming Mouse | AW558

    Experience great gaming with an all-purpose Gaming Mouse with AlienFX lighting (RGB) featuring 5000 DPI, 9 programmable buttons and iconic Alienware design


    Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 - Alienware Vindicator Backpack 17.3
    Alienware Vindicator Backpack 17.3

    Designed to impress, the Alienware Vindicator Backpack boasts an extremely durable exterior with room in its 3 main compartments to protect your goods.


    Awards & Reviews

    Dell AW988: "One of the best performing and most comfortable gaming audio solutions I've ever experienced." — Slickdeals

    Alienware AW988: 5/5 rating

    "Designed with actual PC enthusiasts in mind, the Alienware Wireless Headset is one of the best performing and most comfortable gaming audio solutions I've ever experienced." — Slickdeals

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    Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988: "Overall, this is a good headset for gaming." — HotHardware.com

    Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988: Recommended Product

    "The AW988 is supremely comfortable thanks to its lightweight design, thick and breathable padded earcups, and wireless design." — HotHardware.com

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    "The Alienware AW988 is a well-built headset with incredible sound when used with its software suite of audio enhancements." — PowerUp! Gaming

    Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988: 4/5 rating

    "The Alienware AW988 is unabashedly a gaming headset and comes complete with AlienFX RGB lighting which, to be fair, is more elegant than most." — PowerUp! Gaming

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    Quick Specs


    Product Type
    Headset - 2.4 GHz - wireless, wired - 3.5 mm jack
    Recommended Use
    Computer
    Additional Functions
    LED lights
    Headphones Form Factor
    Full size
    Connectivity Technology
    Wireless, wired
    Wireless Technology
    2.4 GHz radio frequency
    Radio Frequency Range
    2.4GHz
    Sound Output Mode
    Stereo
    Audio Specifications
    Frequency Response 20 - 20000 Hz
    Impedance
    16 Ohm
    Microphone
    Boom
    Microphone Operation Mode
    Uni-directional
    Microphone Active Noise Cancelling
    Yes
    Controls
    Volume, power on/off, balance control
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years warranty
    Designed For
    Alienware Area-51 R5, Area-51 R6; Inspiron 5570, 5575, 5770, 5775, 7370, 7373 2-in-1, 7570; XPS 13 9370

    General


    Product Type
    Headset - 2.4 GHz - 3.5 mm jack
    Additional Functions
    LED lights
    Recommended Use
    Computer

    Headphones


    Headphones Form Factor
    Circumaural
    Connectivity Technology
    Wireless, wired
    Wireless Technology
    2.4 GHz radio frequency
    Sound Output Mode
    Stereo
    Frequency Response
    20 - 20000 Hz
    Impedance
    16 Ohm
    Max Sound Pressure
    107 dB
    Diaphragm
    40 mm
    Features
    16.8M RGB LED lighting (2 zones)

    Microphone


    Type
    Boom
    Form Factor
    Headset microphone
    Microphone Operation Mode
    Uni-directional
    Frequency Response
    50 - 20000 Hz
    Active Noise Cancelling
    Yes

    Remote Control


    Controls
    Volume, power on/off, balance control

    Wireless Link


    Radio Frequency Range
    2.4GHz

    Connections


    Connector Type
    • USB (5 pin Micro-USB Type B (power only))
    • AUX input (mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm)

    Miscellaneous


    Cables Included
    • Micro-USB to USB cable - detachable
    • Mini-phone 3.5 mm to mini-phone 3.5 mm cable - detachable
    Included Accessories
    USB dongle

    Power


    Battery
    Lithium Ion
    Capacity
    1200 mAh
    Run Time (Up To)
    14 hour(s)

    Manufacturer Warranty


    Service & Support
    Limited warranty - 2 years

    Compatibility Information


    Designed For
    • Alienware Area-51 R5, Area-51 R6
    • Dell Inspiron 5570, 5575, 5770, 5775, 7370, 7373 2-in-1, 7570
    • Dell XPS 13 9370

    This product is compatible with the following systems:

    • XPS 13 (9360)

    Ratings & Reviews


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