Since acquiring Astro Gaming over a year ago, gamers wonder where Skullcandy is headed with its future line of audio products. We did see its subsidiary recently launch the A50 headset, which was met with critical acclaim and stands as the best gaming headset on the market. But the lifestyle headphone brand caught consumers off guard after announcing its latest SLYR and PLYR gaming headsets. Stylish, comfortable, and delivering impressive audio quality—we’re all questioning the brand’s brash move into the competitive gaming market.
Why jump into the gaming headset market? Should we expect a different (or similar) product than Astro’s latest offering? And will we see Skullcandy present at any future gaming tournaments? Inquiring answers, we sat with Skullcandy’s Global Category Manager, Gernard Feril, to get some answers.