You have details problems wearing headphones? Do not worry, Panasonic comes to your rescue with the SoundSlayer SC-GN01E. What is it about? Of a soundbar fully wearable. A device that allows you to hear 360-degree sound, as if you had headphones with 5.1 audio, without the hassle or clutter of the same. Sure, you could use a well-made surround system, but it's not always possible to have the right space available. Thanks to this product, Panasonic allows you to have the same feeling, but in a smaller format. Is it really worth it? Does the audio feel as it should? Why should you buy it? Let's dig it out a bit in our review.
Let's start our review of Panasonic SoundSlayer SC-GN01And analyzing its appearance. The product is decidedly contained, about pear 244g and has dimensions of 240 x 209 x 46 mm. The design is truly one of a kind, we, personally, had never seen such a device. On an aesthetic level, we do not have a shape that is too foreign to a classic soundbar, except that this is completely wearable.
The product is basically composted from two parts side that contain 2 speakers each, linked together for half of a rubber part. This is positioned at the height of the neck, on the back. The two lateral parts rest on the shoulders, to allow the weight to be discharged correctly. We did not have any particular discomfort in using it and we did not feel the weight even after several hours of use.
Panasonic SoundSlayer SC-GN01E works thanks to a USB cable about 3 meters long. Signal transmission is timely and accurate. Furthermore, the use of a UBS output allows connection to the PC, but also to the consoles, without too many hitches. Other than that, on the side, it is there is an AUX input. Also on the side, we find the button to change the audio, to increase or decrease the volume, to change the type of audio or to change the microphone.
Panasonic SoundSlayer SC-GN01E has thought of everything and we tell you the details in our review. An interesting aspect, in fact, is that the device not only reproduces the sound, but also allows you to talk to friends. On the side, at the bottom, there is a double microphone with which you can interact during the game. This is equipped with echo cancellation and noise reduction, to enable maximum performance. Clear and clean voice, without any interference with his speaker. In short, a truly complete device designed for 360-degree gaming.
The details are not finished; thanks to the four speakers present, in fact, this soundbar is able to give us a clean audio, but above all well calibrated. The experience is more than immersive, since the sound will surround you during playback. In addition to perfect surround simulation, the Panasonic SoundSlayer SC-GN01E features three game modes. The final creation comes from collaborating with the Final Fantasy XIV Online audio team, to offer the most gameplay. The device also features different sound modes. To switch from one mode to another, just use the dedicated button, located near the microphone key.
La first mode of sound is the one dedicated to RPG. In this case the audio has been optimized to be able to create that sense of immersion in a fantasy world. The sensation of a nearby stream, the sound of the wind, the voices. All well balanced in order to give a feeling of unique immersion. The other is the one dedicated to FPS. In this case, more weight has been given to the accuracy of strokes and steps. Hearing the origin of the enemies is really very simple thanks to the 360-degree audio. Finally we have the Voice mode which tries to emphasize the dialogues and is important where the title makes them the focus of the gameplay.
Let's face it, at the end of our review, we can't say that everyone should buy the Panasonic SoundSlayer SC-GN01E. We can't do this because those who already own a surround sound system probably wouldn't use it enough. In addition, even those who have no problems with headphones could do without them. For all those who, on the other hand, do not have too much space or feel discomfort wearing headphones, this could be the real solution. It is a fairly light product, certainly not bulky, easy to transport and use. The resulting sound is excellent and clean. It's perfect for most games and does not require special skills to be used.
On a technical level it is an excellent product, it works perfectly and the feel is great. Playing is a pleasure, especially if you want to feel immersed in the title. If you are looking for a device that allows you to have a miniature surround system, without the hassle of headphones, Panasonic SoundSlayer SC-GN01E is definitely the product for you.