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Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 7 - White

7.1 Dolby Pro Logic Surround Sound Gaming Headset for PC and Smartphones with Noise-Cancelling Mic

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Mad Catz Cyborg’s F.R.E.Q. 7 Highly Detailed 3D Audio

Get fully immersed in the game with the Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 7 Surround Sound Gaming Headset featuring Dolby Digital converted into Premium Headphone technology. Compatible with PC, Apple iPhone, MP3 Players, Smartphones, and many more! Boasting Audiophile Grade 50mm speakers, intuitively placed on-ear controls for Simple adjustments under pressure, and a detachable noise-canceling microphone, the F.R.E.Q. 7 transports you into the worlds of your favorite videogames. Providing balanced, directional audio and built from sturdy materials, the highly durable and extremely comfortable F.R.E.Q. 7 is the ultimate 7.1 surround sound gaming headset. Available now in a variety of colors, the Mad Catz F.R.E.Q.7 is the Ultimate Headset in Gaming. Change your Gaming Experience Today!

What's In The Box?
  1. Cyborg’s F.R.E.Q. 7 Gaming Headset (Matte Black)
  2. USB Audio Connector Cable (6.6ft/2m)
  3. 3.5mm Audio Connector Cable (3.3ft/1m)
  4. Headset Stand
  5. Owners Manual & Users Guide
  6. Warranty Information

General Features:

  • Mad Catz Cyborg’s F.R.E.Q. 7 Multi-Application Gaming Headset
    • Compatible with PC, Apple iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 8, Nokia, HTC Handsets MP3 Players, Smartphones, and many more
  • Precision-Balanced 50mm Drivers
    • Extra Large Speakers Powered by Neodymium Magnets
  • Immersive 7.1 Surround Sound
    • Powered by Dolby Headphone Technology
    • Dolby Pro Logic IIx
  • Detachable Noise-Cancelling Microphone
    • Stifles Ambient Sounds and Eliminated All unwanted Distortions for Crystal Clear Chat Communication
  • Intuitively Placed Quick Access On-Ear Controls
    • When the Heat is Boiling, and the Pressure Is On, You don't Have Time To Pause and Fiddle Around with Settings
  • Red LED Illuminated Mute notification the tip of the mic
  • Fold Flat Design to support around-the-neck resting position
  • Tough, yet Lightweight Aluminum Metal components
  • Toggle Equalizer Settings (Gaming, Music & Voice) while keeping your eyes on the screen
  • Swap out USB cord for the included 3.5mm audio cable for Use as Headphones
  • Take Voice Calls with your Smartphone using the microphone
  • Manufacturer Part Number: MCB434020001/02/1 (MCB434020001)
  • Mad Catz Product Series: F.R.E.Q. 7 (Cyborgs FREQ 7)
  • Main Color: White
  • Also Found As: MadCatz Cyborgs F.R.E.Q.7 Matte Black Headset
  • Mad Catz Cyborg's F.R.E.Q. 7 Surround Sound Gaming Headset is Also Available In:
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Headset Specifications:

  • Driver Size: 50mm
  • Magnet Type: Neodymium
  • Speaker Type: Dynamic Driver
  • Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • Sound More: Surround Sound
    • Dolby Pro Logic IIx
  • Microphone
    • Design: Boom
    • Technology: Noise Cancelling
    • Detachable: Yes
  • Headset Type: Wired
  • USB Powered: Yes
  • Cable Length: 6.6ft USB / 3.3 ft 3.5mm
  • Cable Type: Braided

Headphone Design

Headphone Type

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
Headband 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
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
Headphone Application

This is the application that the headphones are designed for. Each application has unique features that make it perfect for particular uses.

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.

Gaming 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!

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

Home/Office: 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.

Sports: Designed for active use. These headphones are made to stay in (or on) the ear during workouts. Whether you frequent the gym or go running outside in the fresh air, these active style headphones will be your best friend.

Kids: Kids headphones feature noise limiting technology so that your little ones don't damage their ears listening to music too loud.

On-the-Go: Anyone who is always on the go wants a pair of headphones that can keep up with them. On-the-go headphones are lightweight and often fold up for easy storage and portability so that you can take them with you anywhere.

Student: Student headphones are quality, durable and compact headphones on a budget. They're compact and rugged enough to survive life in a backpack and inexpensive enough to not hurt the wallet of a student.

Studio: 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.

Traveler/Airplane: 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.

Gaming
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.

Closed

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
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
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.

Bluetooth means that the audio signal is transmitted from your device to the headphones via a Bluetooth connection.

Corded or Bluetooth means that the headphones can be used as corded headphones or as Bluetooth headphones. They have an input in one or both earcups for use as a corded headphone while they also have a built-in battery for use as Bluetooth wireless headphones.

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

Audio Features

Driver Type

The physical design of the driver in the headphones.

Balanced Armature:
A balanced armature driver uses a coil wrapped around an armature which is held in between two magnets until it is stimulated by an electrical current. When stimulated, this armature is magnetized which causes it to rotate one way or the other around a pivot point which moves the diaphragm to create sound. Balanced armature driver headphones are generally earbuds and can have multiple drivers in each earbud.

Dynamic:
Dynamic drivers are the most common driver type. They feature a permanent magnet, usually neodymium, a voice coil and a conical diaphragm to drive your music. A dynamic headphone driver looks pretty much identical to any typical home theater speaker.

Electrostatic:
Electrostatic drivers are made up of an extremely thin membrane, usually a coated PET film, stretched between two metal plates. An electrical signal is applied to the metal plates to create an electrical field which, depending on its polarity, draws the speaker diaphragm toward one of the plates which forces air through the perforations in the diaphragm which generates the sound wave.

Planar Magnetic:
A planar magnetic driver is made up of a large membrane suspended between two sets of oppositely aligned magnets. An electric charge is applied to the membrane to induce movement and produce sound waves.

Dynamic
Driver Size
This refers to the diameter of the driver (speaker) on each side of the headphone.
50 mm
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

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

F.R.E.Q. 7 White

UPC

728658033781

Weight

1.65lbs

Internal SKU

mcb434020001-02-1

Internal Product ID

73722

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Wiring Diagram Legend

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