Swedish audio brand Urbanista has its eyes on gamers on the go with the launch of its new true wireless earphones from Seoul, which were originally announced last year but are now available.

The brand's latest budget Bluetooth headset features a low-latency gaming mode, making it perfect for anyone looking to take advantage of Nintendo Switch's recent support for wireless headsets.

Switching from normal music mode to headphone gaming settings via the companion app reduces audio latency to an impressive 70ms, meaning sound effects and audio cues won't feel out of sync with what happens on the screen, what can happen with many of the best wireless devices. headphones.

The Seoul also has touch controls, IPX4 water resistance, and a noise-canceling microphone for calls.

Battery life offers a decent eight hours of playback per button charge, while the included wireless charging case provides an additional three charges beyond that.

While the launch video (opens in a new tab) for the new headset appears to be inspired by at least Blade Runner, Urbanista says the design of the new buttons is inspired by the South Korean city they take their name from. Name.

The headphones come in a choice of four colors that Urbanista says are influenced by Seoul's high-tech lifestyle: Midnight Black, Electric Blue, Vivid Purple and Pearl White, and will be priced at €89.90 / €89.90 ( around AU$159).

Urbanista Seoul headphones in case

Urbanista Seoul's electric blue finish is stunning. (Image credit: Urbanista)

Analysis: Low Latency Mode May Make Gamers Ditch Their Old Headphones

Dedicated low-latency modes have become an increasingly common feature in true wireless earphones, though not always at the Urbanista Seoul price point.

In addition to making lip sync issues when watching videos and movies a thing of the past, the lack of lag with sound effects when using headphones with low latency modes can have a huge impact on immersion and performance when watching. play.

Our main hope is that these new buttons sound as good as they look and work, a review we received from recent headphones from Ubanista in Stockholm.

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