Premier Audio Brand EPOS Relaunches Wireless Gaming Earbuds with Highly Requested Mic Feature
The GTW 270 Hybrid low-latency wireless gaming earbuds now allows mic connectivity via USB-C dongle, providing both on-the-go, console and PC gamers more communication freedom when gaming
Copenhagen, Denmark – The GTW 270 Hybrid wireless earbuds from premium audio company EPOS is stacked with key features sought out by gamers: low-latency wireless technology, closed acoustic sound, multifunctionality between devices and ergonomic shape for comfort. Now including the highly requested feature of mic connectivity from the USB-C dongle, in addition to the original Bluetooth® mic function, the GTW 270 Hybrid is an even more versatile product for true audio freedom.
"At EPOS, we strive for audio hardware and software perfection to provide users the best gaming experience,” said Maja Sand-Grimnitz, Director, Brand Management & Global Gaming Marketing at EPOS. “That’s why we incorporated the GTW 270 Hybrid, an already astounding piece of hardware, with additional mic functionality through the USB-C dongle. This highly desired feature now allows gamers to utilize the mic through the dongle which wasn’t possible prior, making the earbuds the ultimate tool for both PC, couch and on-the-go gaming.”
Compact Design With Unique Ergonomic Shape
With interchangeable rubberized ear tip sizes and a unique ergonomic shape, each noise-isolating earbud fits the ear’s natural shape for a comfortable fit. Thanks to a database of over 100,000 ear scans provided by EPOS parent company Demant, EPOS engineers were able to test numerous designs against the statistical data using AI technologies. This was used to develop earbud shells specifically to reduce pressure on non-flexible parts of the ear to negligible levels while maintaining an excellent acoustic seal and delivering state of the art in-ear acoustics.
The Power of Audio
Unlike other wireless earbuds, the GTW 270 Hybrid’s low latency solution offers closed acoustic audio clarity for fully immersive in-game playback. Each earbud’s unique ergonomic shape paired with EPOS’ proprietary miniaturized audio drivers deliver deep powerful bass, natural mids and crisp highs for unrivalled sound quality engineered specifically for gaming. The multi-function single command button on the left earbud provides tactile and intuitive control, allowing the user to move seamlessly between gaming and calls, thanks to multi-point technology, as well as control play, pause, next track and phone controls.
The GTW 270 Hybrid also utilizes dual-channel standard Bluetooth® 5.1 and USB-C dongle connectivity for speaker and microphone transmission. The earbuds’ dual microphones deliver clear communications, reducing background noises for a rich multiplayer gaming experience.
To get the absolute most out of the GTW 270 Hybrid wireless in-ears as possible, downloading the free EPOS Gaming Suite software enables users to customize audio settings to fit their desired needs and find latest firmware and software updates for the product.
Price and compatibility
Designed for mobile and console gaming, the earbuds’ USB-C wireless dongle is compatible with PC, PS5™ and PS4™ in addition to standard Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity to any Bluetooth compatible device including Nintendo Switch™. In addition to the USB-C wireless dongle, the GTW 270 Hybrid also comes with a charge case, interchangeable silicone ear tips, dongle carrying case, 1.5-meter USB-C to USB-A extension cable for PC and Sony PlayStation® consoles. The GTW 270 Hybrid also boasts IPX 5 water resistance to protect them from sweat and light rain.
The newly updated GTW 270 Hybrid earbuds are available now on the official EPOS website and from select retailers at a retail price of $149 USD/C$189 CAD.
How to update the software for GTW 270 Hybrid (Version 9.2.4)
OBS. If you have already installed the EPOS Gaming Suite move to Step 3
Install the EPOS Gaming Suite Software and restart your computer.
Start by updating the EPOS Gaming Suite to newest version 1.10.1 before updating the firmware on your GTW 270.
- Note: If the GTW 270 firmware update doesn't show up in the EPOS Gaming Suite after updating to the latest version, please make sure to restart your computer and try again a couple of hours later where the firmware update now should appear.
- If you have the GTW 270 Hybrid version, please insert the low latency dongle into your PC with the extension cable and then follow Step 5.
- If you do not have a low latency dongle, please place the earbuds in the charge case and connect the charge case to PC via the USB-A to USB-C charching cable and jump to Step 7.
Open the lid of the charge case and wait for both earbuds to show a green light. Take the earbuds out of the charge case and let the earbuds connect to the low latency dongle. A purple light in the dongle will confirm successful connection.
The EPOS Gaming Suite will recognize the dongle and earbuds and suggest “Update available”.
Activate the firmware update by pressing “Update available” and follow the instructions provided by the EPOS Gaming Suite.
Pairing of the earbuds and dongle is needed at the end of the update and you will be guided to do so by the EPOS Gaming Suite. After successful pairing dongle and earbuds will connect automatically and will show in the EPOS Gaming Suite again.
In case the connection fails, please try again using the ‘CONNECT’ button.
Established upon the former successful joint venture between audio specialist Sennheiser and the world-leading hearing technology group Demant, EPOS designs, manufactures and sells pioneering high-end audio and video solutions for business professionals and serious gamers.
EPOS audio is engineered to bring forward every important sound cue to provide that ultimate gaming experience. Immersive sound that cuts out the rest of the world and transports you into a different reality.
Owned by the Demant Group and with headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, EPOS builds on more than 115 years’ audio expertise and operates in a global market with offices and partners in more than 60 countries.
Alongside own-branded premium audio and video solutions, EPOS sells co-branded EPOS I SENNHEISER products under a trade license agreement with Sennheiser.
Find more information at www.eposaudio.com
Immersive audio, anywhere, anytime
Leave the world behind with no compromise audio delivered by the GTW 270 Hybrid wireless earbuds. Its unique shape ensures a secure and comfortable fit for hours of high-end audio playback through Bluetooth® wireless or aptX™ low latency connection with the USB-C dongle. Escape to new worlds while on the go.