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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.
    $229.99
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    Manufacturer part VR27C | Dell part 520-AANP | Order Code aw988lsap | 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.

    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
    7.1 virtual surround)
    Audio Specifications
    Frequency Response 20 - 20000 Hz
    Impedance
    16 Ohm)
    Microphone
    Boom
    Microphone Operation Mode
    Uni-directional)
    Microphone Active Noise Canceling
    Yes
    Controls
    Volume, power on/off, balance control)
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2-year warranty
    Designed For
    Alienware Aurora R8; G3 15 3590)

    General


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

    Audio Output


    Headphones Form Factor
    Full size
    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
    1.6 in)
    Features
    16.8M RGB LED lighting (2 zones)

    Microphone


    Type
    Boom
    Microphone Operation Mode
    Uni-directional)
    Frequency Response
    150Hz to 6.5kHz
    Active Noise Canceling
    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


    Included Accessories
    USB dongle
    Cable Details
    • Micro-USB to USB cable - detachable
    • Mini-phone 3.5 mm to mini-phone 3.5 mm cable - detachable
    )

    Power


    Battery
    Lithium ion
    Capacity
    1200 mAh)
    Run Time (Up To)
    Up to 15 hours of battery life (AlienFX turned off) and Up to 8.7 hours of battery life (AlienFX turned on)

    Manufacturer Warranty


    Service & Support
    Limited warranty - 2 years

    Compatibility Information


    Designed For
    • Alienware Aurora R8
    • Dell G3 15 3590

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    Computer
    Computer
    Wireless, wired - USB
    Game console, computer
    Wireless, wired
    Wired
    2-year warranty
    Wired
    7.1 virtual surround
    Stereo
    Stereo
    Volume, power on/off, balance control
    Mute, volume
    Volume, microphone on/mute
    2-year warranty
    2-year warranty
    3-year warranty

    This product is compatible with the following systems:

    • XPS 13 (9360)
    • Inspiron 15 5000 (5570)
    • Inspiron 13 7000 (7373) 2-in-1
    • Inspiron 15 7000 (7573) 2-in-1
    • Inspiron 17 5000 (5770)
    • Inspiron 13 7000 (7370)
    • Inspiron 15 7000 (7570)
    • Inspiron 15 5000 (5575)
    • Inspiron 17 5000 (5775)
    • Alienware Area-51 R6
    • Alienware Area-51 R5

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