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Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 5 - Matte Black

5 Stereo Gaming Headset for PC and Mac (Freq5)

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Freq5

Get Your F.R.E.Q. On

Put the game on your ears with Mad Catz' F.R.E.Q. 5 Stereo Gaming Headset for PC and Mac. With premium-quality 50mm drivers, intuitively placed on-ear controls, and a detachable noise-canceling microphone, the F.R.E.Q. 5 keeps your gaming sessions well-equipped for extended listening comfort.

Powerful Stereo Sound

Housing oversize speakers which pump out robust stereo sound with a wide dynamic range, the comfortable, spacious earcups provide clean and clear audio reproduction. Previously hidden details in your game's audio soundscape will enrich your immersion and enhance your gameplay like never before. The skillfully engineered earcup design also helps block out distractions like excessive teammate chatter so you can focus on playing at your best.


 
 
 

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Tough Yet Lightweight Metal Components

Built to the same exacting standards as the award-winning Mad Catz R.A.T. and constructed to survive the stress of LAN tournaments, the F.R.E.Q. 5 couples comfort with sturdiness to accommodate extended gaming sessions.

Lightweight metal components provide ample adjustability to give you a customized fit - - and the cans even fold flat to support an around-the-neck resting position - - all while bringing a level of durability previously unheard of in PC gaming headsets.

Precision-Balanced, Extra Large 50mm Drivers with Neodymium Magnets

Utilizing the highest quality drivers available for use in commercial headsets - - Neodymium - - the F.R.E.Q. 5 Stereo Gaming Headset feeds high-fidelity audio through a pair of amplified 50mm speakers for deep bass and crisp undistorted highs.


 

 

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Detachable Noise-Canceling Microphone with Illuminated Mute Notification

When not using to the mic to communicate with your online teammates, a headset's microphone only gets in the way. Problem solved with the Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 5's removable solution - - it provides the freedom to use the mic only when necessary. And when gaming in loud environments, advanced noise cancelation stifles ambient sounds to ensure your conversations are crystal-clear.

Toggling the microphone mute button prevents your teammates from hearing anything you don't want them to, and red LED illumination in the tip of the detachable mic will never make you wonder whether or not they can hear you.



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Easy to Locate On-Ear Controls

Intuitive placement of all controls provides simple adjustability without the need to remove the headset. Mute the mic, tweak the volume, and toggle equalizer settings all while keeping your eyes on your monitor.

Compatible with MP3 Players and Smartphones

Use the headset's handy quick-release connector to instantly gain MP3 player compatibility and convert the Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 5 into portable headphones. Just swap out its USB cord for the included 3.5mm audio cable and then plug directly into your device. And if you have a smartphone*, you can even take voice calls using the microphone.

* Supports Apple iPhone, BlackBerry, and HTC handsets.


 
 

General Features:

  • Mad Catz Cyborg’s F.R.E.Q. 5 Stereo Gaming Headset
  • Precision-Balanced, Extra Large 50mm Drivers with Neodymium Magnets
  • Detachable noise-canceling microphone stifles ambient sounds
  • Red LED illuminated mute notification the tip of the mic
  • Cans fold flat to support around-the-neck resting position
  • Tough, yet lightweight metal components
  • Intuitively placed on-ear controls
  • Easy to locate on-ear controls provide simple adjustments without removing the headset
  • Toggle equalizer settings (Gaming, Music & Chat) while keeping your eyes on the screen
  • Compatible with MP3 players and smartphones
  • Swap out USB cord for the included 3.5mm audio cable for use as headphones
  • Take voice calls with your smartphone using the microphone
  • Main Color: Matte Black
  • Also found as: Mad Catz MCB434030002/02/1, MadCatz FREQ 5, Mad Catz FREQ5, Frequency Five, Frequency 4, FREQ 5
  • Also Available in: Glossy Black , White , and Red
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Headset Specifications:

  • Driver Size: 50mm
  • Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • Cable Length: 6.6ft USB / 3.3 ft 3.5mm
  • Cable Type: Braided
  • Magnet Type: Neodymium
  • USB Powered: Yes
  • Microphone: Detachable
  • Headset Type: Wired

Headphone Design

Headphone Type

Headphone type refers to the construction of the headphones.

Around the Ear means that the headphones wrap around the ear to provide a secure fit. This is most often seen in active and sports headphones.

Around the Neck means that the headphones wrap around the neck. This is also seen in active and sports headphones.

Earbuds means that the right and left sides of the headphones are separated and will fit securely into the ear. These are small, compact, and user friendly.

Over the Head headphones mean that the right and left speakers are connected with a support that goes over the head and rests on top. This is the typical headphone type.

Over the Head
Earpiece Design

This is the design of the earpieces on the headphones. Some headphones go inside the ear, while others rest on the outside of the ear. This helps you know exactly what type of headphones you will be receiving.

In-Ear: The ear buds go into the ear. Most often, the right and left ear buds are two separate pieces.

Enclosed-Ear: Usually are found on the larger headphones. They rest on top of the ear and have padding for comfort, as well as enclosing the ear to the speaker. This type of headphone helps to filter out surrounding noise.

On-Ear: This type of headphone involves the speaker sitting gently on the ear without going in the ear or sealing it off.

Enclosed-Ear
Specifically For
Some headphones can use an IR Transmitter in your vehicle, while some can be plugged into your media device and be used on the go or at home.
Gaming
Lifestyle

This is the lifestyle that the headphones are designed for. Each style has unique features that make it perfect for particular people.

Athlete:
Designed for those that are active. These headphones are made to stay in the ear during workouts. Whether you frequent the gym a lot or go running outside in the fresh air, these active style headphones will be your best friend.

Audiophile:
For those that need the best in music quality. These audiophile headphones are engineered to produce high fidelity and accurate audio replication.

DJ:
Disc Jockeys (DJs) require a special type of headphone that can meet their professional needs. These headphones are durable, loud, and will often allow for one ear listening.

Fashion Enthusiast:
For those that want to make a fashion statement with their headphones. Not only are these headphones designed with great sound quality in mind, but also great looks!

Gamer
This lifestyle speaks for itself! If you love video games and want a pair of headphones that will deliver explosive sound and allow you to communicate with others, this is where you need to shop!

Music Lover:
These headphones are made to sound great. They are designed to produce rich, brilliant sounds that will play your music in a manner that the artists would appreciate. These headphones are for those that love music.

Musical Production / Recording Artists:
You're a music creator. Whether you're producing and mixing it down or in the studio recording yourself, you need a pair of headphones that will reproduce the music perfectly without any coloration. Look here for reference quality studio monitoring headphones.

Student:
Headphones need to be affordable and durable to keep up with the student lifestyle. A variety of styles can be considered a pair of student headphones.

Traveler:
Those that often find themselves on planes or on the road a lot. These headphones are compact, lightweight, and have a portable design. Some of the headphones in this lifestyle will feature noise cancellation technology that will help shut out outside noise.

Gamer
Music Lover
Acoustic Principle
The basic design of the headphones. There are 3 different types: Open: Have ports that allow air through the back of the diaphragms, enabling the headphones to sound like the music is coming from an outside source. Closed: Completely sealed and have no air passing through the diaphragms. Sounds like you are in a closed off room. Semi-open: Have slots or ports in the back of the cup and are partially open. This allows for a mixed sound between an open and closed headphone.

General Features

Noise-Canceling
Noise Reduction technology removes unwanted noise from a signal. Background or ambient noise can be removed to produce clearer speech and enhanced hearing. Typically these Active Noise Canceling (ANC) headphones are powered and use batteries to activate the noise canceling technology. Also referred to as Noise Reduction or Noise Cancellation.
Yes
Headphone Connection
This is how the headphones connect to the audio source.

Corded means that the headphones use a cord to transfer the audio signal.

Wireless means that the audio signal is transmitted wirelessly to the headphones.

Corded
Volume Adjustment
Volume Adjustment means that the headphone (independent of the source) can adjust the playback volume. Many headphones and ear buds have in-line volume control, which allows adjusting the audible volume from a switch on the headphones cord. Other headphones have a volume knob on the headphone can.
Yes
Built-In Microphone
This means that the headphones or earbuds have a built-in microphone. This can be a microphone on the cord, built into the headphone, or even a boom microphone. These mics can be used for music devices like iPods, for Smartphones to make and receive calls, or for gaming purposes.
Yes
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
20 - 20000 Hz
Driver Size
This refers to the diameter of the driver (speaker) on each side of the headphone.
50 mm
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
Black
Secondary Color
A color that compliments the main color of the product.
Gray

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

F.R.E.Q.5 Black

UPC

0728658031169

Weight

2.20lbs

Internal SKU

mcb434030002-02-1

Internal Product ID

66535

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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