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Wireless Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 Gaming Headset Headphones

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Skullcandy PLYR 1 White Wireless Gaming Headset

With the PLYR 1 7.1 Surround Sound Wireless Headset, Skullcandy brings their expertise and passion for audio to gaming. The PLYR 1 is uniquely designed to combine the immersive accuracy of Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound with the best in gaming functionality. Wireless freedom allows you full motion without the worry of wires. The Flip–Up Mic Mute system, onboard Voice Balancing and Xbox 360, Playstation3 and PC compatibility are just a few of the features Skullcandy brings to the PLYR 1.

2.4 GHZ Wireless Headset

The PLYR 1's fully wireless headset operates on the 2.4 GHZ spectrum for interference–free, cordless freedom. Fully embedded controls onboard the headset allow for full control of your settings without stopping play or getting up to fiddle with the transmitter stand.

Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound

Experience your games and movies in their highest form with the best in Surround Sound. The PLYR 1 will decode a Dolby Digital 7.1 input from both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 as well as Blu–Ray/DVD players while also supporting Dolby PLIIx for non–digital inputs.

Over Ear Design

No need to cut your campaign short. With plush ear cushions that adapt to individual ear shapes and resist heat build up, the PLYR 1's over–ear design provides the perfect seal and eliminates ear fatigue during epically long play sessions.

3 Position EQ Switch

Get the most out of all your games and media with the PLYR 1's 3 Position EQ. Quickly switch between Bass Mode for beat heavy music and explosive action movies, Supreme Mode for custom tuned full frequency response across any type of media or Precision Mode to highlight the experiential mids and highs of footsteps and weapon reloads in FPS games.

High Sensitivity Mic

Designed for gaming communication, the PLYR 1's High Sensitivity Flip–Up Mic picks up your voice clearly without broadcasting background noise. When you're done talking, simply flip up the mic to end transmission and go mute.

Voice Balancing

Cranking the soundtrack or talking trash with your teammates couldn't be easier with the PLYR 1's onboard Voice Balancing. Quickly dial in the balance between game sounds and voice chat, and adjust the onboard volume, with one intuitive control.

Transmitter Stand

Homebase for the best in gaming, movies, music and more. The PLYR 1 Transmitter Stand features USB ports to charge up your headset in style, plus the option to hook up other audio devices with Toslink Optical Digital inputs for the highest–quality connection and pass through.

MP3 Input

Plug in and play with the additional 3.5mm stereo input for running any MP3 player, music player or audio device into the PLYR 1 Transmitter Stand.

What's In The Box?
  1. Skullcandy PLYR 1 Wireless 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset (White)
  2. Antenna Station/Transmitter Stand
  3. Standard 3.5mm Mini Jack Cable
  4. RCA Adapter Cables
  5. USB Cable
  6. Optical Cable
  7. User Guide
  8. Warranty Information

General Features:

  • Wireless Over-Ear Headphones
  • Designed with Your Gamer Centered Lifestyle in Mind
    • Adjustable headband for comfortable listening sessions
  • Integrated Microphone
    • Adjustable volume controls for use with iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows Smartphones
  • Dual Function Stand
    • Casual, and stylish as the stand is, it actually doubles as the wireless transmitter for the headphones, and offers multiple audio inputs
  • Built-In Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
    • Test the very limits and boundaries of your newly found wireless freedom, for hours on end
  • Primary Color: White
  • Manufacturer Part Number: SMPYFY-072 (SMPYFY072)
  • Brand Series: Skullcandy PLYR 1 (PLYR1)
  • The Skullcandy PLYR1 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset is Also Available in Black
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Product Specifications:

  • Speaker Type: Dynamic
  • Driver Size: 40mm
  • Magnet Type: Neodymium Magnet
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 104 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): Less Than 0.1%
  • Nominal Impedance: 29 ohms
  • Decoding/Playback: 7.1 Dolby Digital AC-3 and Digital Surround Sound
  • Power Supply: Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion
  • Compatibility:
    • PC
    • MAC
    • Microsoft Xbox 360
    • PlayStation 3 (PS3)

Also found as: Skull Candy SMPYFY-072, Skullcandy SMPLFY072, Skullcandy PLYR1 Gaming Headphones Headset, Skull Candy Player 1 WHITE PLAYR 1

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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 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.
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.

1/4" Stereo Jack Adapter
Some headphones will come with a 1/4" stereo jack adapter to connect the usual 3.5mm jack to a 1/4" stereo plug.

1/4" Stereo jack is a larger audio jack that select electronics have.

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.
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.
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 - 20,000 Hz
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
104 dB
Driver Size
This refers to the diameter of the driver (speaker) on each side of the headphone.
40 mm
Driver Type
The physical design of the driver in the headphones.
The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
26 ohms
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
Secondary Color
A color that compliments the main color of the product.

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Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Las Cruces , NM


October 6, 2014

The product was in good condition and I was very happy

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A. Tan

Houston, TX

Solid performer, but could improve on the controls

May 17, 2014

This is a good looking headset. I bought it for PS4, and I was considering an upgrade from the cheap plastic felt in more Turtle Beaches headsets at this price point(I have own 3 TB headsets and the last one was the Bravo headset Call of Duty edition).
It still has a lot of plastics on this one, but they are quality plastics and feel sturdier. All 3 of my TB headsets have damages on them because the plastics are so brittle, and if you drop them, parts of them will chip off. Since Skullcandy bought Astros Gaming, I am sure they took some of the good points from their $300 A50 while making this one, so the value is great.
I was somewhat disappointed that the headset still doesn't work completely wireless for PS4. The PlayStation will detect the headset and mic, but it won't allow for wireless chat. You still need that $10 2.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable from TB(which I also think Skullcandy should have included with the headset).
Another thing about the functionality, I am not too big of a fan with the limited EQ presets for this(and to be honest, it's hard to hear the differences), plus it's hard to tell where your volume is going using the game/chat volume joystick, and I think I much prefer to have a separate control for chat and game volume. The headset is also not as loud as I would prefer. The mic boom mutes automatically when it is rotated upwards, which is a very cool and convenient feature.
Other than that, the headset looks good, and feels good. The memory foam around the ear is a bit small, and I'm 6'2 so my ears are on the large side. Eventually you will feel like it's pinching your ears after 3-4 hours of gaming with it.
The base works as the stand for the headset as well, which I think is a neat feature.

Look/Design, Style
Light weight
Sound quality
Memory foam ear cups
Value(it's hard to find so much quality for this price really)

Not 100% wireless with PS4(Still need a chat cable connected to controller)
Chat cable not supplied
Game/chat volume joystick control is not as definitive
No separate chat and chat volume control
Only 3 EQ presets
Volume not loud enough
Ear cup size is a little on the small side.

I would recommend it to a friend, but due to the fact that it is not 100% wireless with PS4, my TB Bravo actually has similar functions and works as well as this headset. TB Bravo has bigger ear cups (but no memory foam). But until Sony fixes the PS4 issues with its wireless chat compatibility issues, I would stick to Sony's own $99 headset which seem to work very well despite the bad mic and sound quality.

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Great Value, still nos PS4 full support :(

May 6, 2014

Actually I'm really satisfied with this product as the quality is just great, what made me a bit sad is that it is not fully supported by the ps4 system makin it hard to custom configure the sound output.

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April 5, 2014

My son loves these headsets. The sound is so awesome it's like u are in a theatre.

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Arnold L

Slidell, LA

Equal to My Klipsch Surround Sound

March 23, 2014

I have a $3500 Klipsch Surround Setup in my Media room with a 60-Inch Samsung 3-D TV, but I prefer the headset when playing BF4 because the Clarity & 7.1 Surround sound is on another level. I've owned Turtle Beach, & currently on a pair of Tritton 720's, but I must say that these are hands down my favorite in sound quality. The 3 different sound settings are perfect for 1st Person Shooters, I use them differently depending on the Game Mode I'm playing, I use Precision Mode on team Death Match to hear footsteps & reloads & high base in Conquest & Rush ect. U won't be Dissapointed with these puppies. The only slight downside is, if you have a larger head or huge ears could be a problem kinda on the smallish side. For measuring purposes I wear a 7 1/4 baseball cap & it fits me perfectly, & I have average size ears. A PS4 Owners Dream Headset at a great price the best bang for your buck on the Market. I've spent $250+ on headsets but nothing compares to these. I'm somewhat of a sound fanatic. Salute to SkullCandy!!!

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Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

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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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