For those who want to take their gaming on the go, EPOS has released the new GTW 270 Hybrid wireless earbuds to give the competition a 'run' for its money.

09:45, 21 Jan 2021

If you're listening carefully, audio and hearing giants EPOS are delivering their latest earbuds that "sound" like they'll give even a certain company named after a fruit a run for its money. In today's society of flashy games and graphics improving quicker than players can keep up, it's easy for the latest next-gen title to look like a blocky version of Super Mario 64 within a couple of years. As we head into a new era of consoles, it's important to remember sound is just as important as sight when it comes to everything from the biggest AAA title to the smallest indie outing. 

Hoping to bring sound to the forefront of modern gaming, EPOS has just launched the GTW 270 Hybrid wireless earbuds. Promising to "set a new standard with low-latency audio", the GTW 270 earbuds appeal to both the casual and hardcore gaming community. Prepare for your old earbuds to start gathering dust in the drawer because EPOS is here to shout above the competition. 


What sets the GTW 270 Hybrid wireless earbuds apart from the rest is their perfect timing for use with zero-lag gaming, meaning you'll feel more immersed in the action than ever before thanks to no delay between action and sound. The GTW 270 achieves this though the accompanying USB-C dongle and Bluetooth connectivity that's compatible with a variety of mobile devices.

Designed as your new go-to for wireless gaming, the GTW 270 Hybrid can be used with Nintendo Switch, Sony PlayStation, Android, and PC. Added to this, EPOS also has pre-orders for the dongle-free version that is totally Bluetooth compatible. Impressively, the GTW 270 Hybrid's fit was created from over 800,000 ear scans from EPOS parent company Demant.

Engineers tweaked the perfect design against statistical data using AI technologies and crafted earbud shells that are designed to reduce pressure on non-flexible parts of the ear while keeping an "excellent acoustic seal" and "delivering state of the art in-ear acoustics". The interchangeable and rubberised ear tips mean there's a size for everyone, alongside the GTW 270 Hybrid boasting IPX 5 water resistance from sweat and light rain.  

Rivalling even the best wireless earbuds out there right now, the GTW 270 Hybrid gives plenty of bang for its buck. Offering up to five hours of uninterrupted battery life with a 90-minute charge, there's more than enough here to get you through an extended slog through Call of Duty: Warzone's Rebirth Island and plenty of goes trying to unlock the Predator skin in Fortnite. Added to this, there's a sleek gunmetal silver carrying case that can boost your gaming session with an added 20 hours of charge for when you just can't pull yourself away from the game.


Unlike some wireless airbuds, the GTW 270 Hybrid has the added bonus of the AptX™ low latency codec, giving "closed acoustic audio clarity for fully immersive in-game playback". The ergonomic shape of each bud is paired with EPOS' miniaturised audo drivers to deliver "deep powerful bass, natural mids and crisp highs for unrivalled sound quality engineered specifically for gaming". The GTW 270 Hybrid also has the dual-channel standard Bluetooth 5.1 for speaker and microphone. There'll be no more garbled messages, just stirring speeches to spur your squad into action. 


Discussing the all-star talents of the GTW 270 Hybrid, Maja Sand-Grimnitz, Head of Global Marketing at EPOS, said, "The discreet, yet iconic design makes the GTW 270 Hybrid an excellent product for those who are looking for amazing wireless earbuds for mobile gaming with the best audio quality and no latency. 


"Whether immersed in a gaming session at break time or catching a few rounds of their favourite game on their Switch or phone on a daily commute, the GTW 270 Hybrid delivers no-compromise sound excellence for the gamer on the go".

The GTW 270 Hybrid’s USB-C wireless dongle is compatible with Switch and Android, while a 1.5-metre USB-C to USB-A converter cable is provided for PC and PlayStation. Here's the important part, how much? The EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid comes complete with portable charging case, USB-C dongle, various eartips, and USB-C to USB-A converter cable for a RRP of £179. There's also the dongle-free version, available for pre-order at £149 GBP. Both GTW 270 hybrid can be bought from  


There's a clear emphasis on taking us out of the living room and on the move with your games, which fits with today's fast-paced lifestyle where it's easier than ever to jump back into your latest title on your morning commute, in the gym, or even a stroll through the countryside - just watch where you're going. Either way, consider the EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid to be music to our ears. 


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