Sony Europe B.V. today announced INZONE™ – a new gaming gear brand for PC gamers that sharpens the senses and maximises gaming ability. INZONE monitors feature incredible, high-resolution, and high-dynamic range picture, while the headsets include superior audio and 360 Spatial Sound for Gaming. This new brand embraces Sony’s expertise as a pioneer of audio-visual technology, delivering features that will immerse gamers into the action with total focus. Designed for extraordinary performance, INZONE allows you to dive into an immersive zone, leading to a victorious ending.
“The market has been expanding with a higher interest in gaming with the spread of e-sports tournaments and the advancement of gaming entertainment. With Sony’s strong history of high-end audio and visual technology products, we believe this new line will offer even more options for those looking to upgrade their current gaming systems. We are committed to contributing to the growth of gaming culture by providing PC and PlayStation® gamers with a wider range of options to enrich lives through gaming. Also, Sony is proud to have a sponsorship with leading global e-sports leagues, Evolution Championship Series (Evo) 2022 and 2023, PGL DOTA2 Arlington Major 2022 and the VALORANT Champions Tour with our wish for further advancement of gaming culture.” said Yukihiro Kitajima, Head of Game Business and Marketing Office, Sony Corporation.
Gaming monitors overview
The all new INZONE M9 gaming monitor with HDR offers 4K resolution and high contrast with Full Array Local Dimming, for gamers seeking a better experience when playing games with details in deep blacks and brightness. Gamers can also look forward to a 144Hz refresh rate, IPS and 1ms GtG (Gray to Gray) response time for quicker reactions. Additionally, the INZONE M3 gaming monitor provides a high refresh rate of Full HD 240Hz with 1ms GtG (Gray to Gray) and variable refresh rate technologies, allowing gamers to accurately capture movements of rivals in shooter games.
Designed to fit for unique playing styles
The unique, low depth tripod stand provides total gaming comfort while optimising desk space for peripherals. With a small monitor footprint, players can easily position an angled keyboard and large gaming mouse pad around or under the display. Other features include adjustable height and tilt, a selection of rear lighting colours and cable management for a clean desktop.
Utilities for gameplay
Featuring Auto KVM Switch (Auto USB Hub Switch), users can control up to two PCs from a single keyboard, mouse and headset connected to the monitor. With FPS Game Picture Mode, brightness and contrast are optimised to view opponents clearly. Additionally, the Black Equalizer feature allows for uncovering details even in shadows.
Gaming headsets overview
The new line will feature two new wireless headsets, the INZONE H9 with 32 hours of battery life and INZONE H7 with 40 hours of battery life, along with a wired headset, the INZONE H3. All three models are equipped with a flexible flip-up boom microphone with mute function, allowing users to communicate effortlessly in-game with squad members.
Take action first with Precise Target Detection
Sony’s 360 Spatial Sound for Gaming, activated by the INZONE Hub PC software, reproduces spatial sound out of multi-channel audio signals as the game creators intended. This accurate sound reproduction boosts spatial awareness, enabling the player to precisely hear footsteps and movements. With the smartphone app “360 Spatial Sound Personalizer,” users also get the spatial sound optimised to their ear shape for truly personalised gameplay.
Advanced technology optimises acoustics
Developed from Sony’s expertise in headphone technology, the diaphragms of the INZONE H9 and INZONE H7 both have a unique shape that allow the headphones to reproduce extremely high frequency sounds with high compliance, as well as authentic low frequencies for an immersive gaming experience.
Ducts on the housing of the INZONE H9, INZONE H7 and INZONE H3 control and optimise low-frequency sound reproduction for powerful bass that makes deep sounds seem incredibly real.
Game for hours in comfort
The wide, soft headband cushion spreads the weight evenly across the player’s head for long-term wearing comfort. The earpads are shaped to minimise pressure on the player’s ears by optimising contact with the side of their head.
Noise cancelling and Ambient Sound Mode
From noisy heaters and PC fans, to loud construction work outside, INZONE H9 has multiple noise cancelling microphones that keep out any performance disturbing noise. To further the gaming experience, Sony has incorporated the same Dual Noise Sensor Technology used in the industry-leading 1000X series headphones for invincible gaming. Never miss important ambient sounds such as a phone call, the doorbell ringing, or a partner speaking while playing games with Ambient Sound Mode.
Interoperability for better gameplay
Perfect for PlayStation®5
The INZONE M9 monitor provides Auto HDR Tone Mapping, which works with PlayStation®5 consoles to automatically recognise the monitor during initial setup and optimise HDR settings. Additionally, the monitor will automatically switch to Cinema Mode when watching movies on PlayStation®5 and Game Mode when playing games.
INZONE H9 and INZONE H7 include on-screen indication, so players can easily adjust settings on their headset and see the settings reflected on the screen in the PlayStation®5 Control Center. Both headphones also come with gaming and chat balance, allowing players to change the volume balance between game audio and voice chat from the headset. They also come packed with features including the ability to work with Tempest 3D AudioTech, which allows players to enjoy the immersive sounds when gaming with greater spatial expression.
INZONE Hub PC software: personalise your gameplay
Sony’s INZONE Hub PC software was created to control INZONE monitors and headsets, allowing users to personalise experiences by customising a wide range of operations, including a variety of sound and picture settings.
Sustainability in mind
The packaging material of Sony’s products is plastic-free and uses only recycled materials and non-woven cellulose, reflecting Sony’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of products and practices.
INZONE gaming monitor specifications:
INZONE M9: 27-inch 4K/144Hz Gaming Monitor
- INZONE M9 boasts 4K resolution and high contrast by Full Array Local Dimming with DisplayHDR™ 600 certification and more than 95% coverage of DCI-P3 colour space, providing great highlights and deep blacks as well as accurate colour reproduction.
- Up to a 144Hz refresh rate, IPS, 1ms GtG (Gray to Gray) response time with variable refresh rate technology such as NVIDIA® G-SYNC® Compatible and VRR in HDMI 2.1 standard.
INZONE M3: 27-inch Full HD/240Hz Gaming Monitor
- Up to 240Hz refresh rate, IPS, 1ms GtG (Gray to Gray) response time with variable refresh rate technology such as NVIDIA® G-SYNC® Compatible, and VRR in HDMI 2.1 standard.
- Featuring DisplayHDR™ 400 certificationsRGB99% coverage colour space and 1.07 billion colour support, providing a vibrant gaming experience with rich colours.
INZONE wireless gaming headsets specifications:
- INZONE H9: Wireless Noise Canceling Gaming Headset: Precise target detection with 360 Spatial Sound for Gaming and advanced technology that optimises acoustics, Game for hours with a comfortable headband and earpads, Noise Cancelling and Ambient Sound Mode. 32 hours of battery life and a 10-minute quick charge offers up to an hour game time.
- INZONE H7: Wireless Gaming Headset: Precise target detection with 360 Spatial Sound for Gaming and advanced technology that optimises acoustics, Game for hours with a comfortable headband and earpads. 40 hours of battery life and a 10-minute quick charge offers up to an hour game time.
- INZONE H3: Wired Gaming Headset: Precise target detection with 360 Spatial Sound for Gaming and advanced technology that optimises acoustics, Game for hours with a comfortable headband and earpads.
Pricing and availability:
INZONE gaming monitors
- INZONE M9: £999 (Available in Summer 2022)
- INZONE M3: Price to be confirmed (Available in Winter 2022)
INZONE gaming headsets
- INZONE H9: £269
- INZONE H7: £199
- INZONE H3: £89
The new INZONE gaming headsets will be available in July at a variety of Sony’s authorised dealers.