T3 Agenda: Pioneer goes hi-tech with its SE-Monitor 5 headphones, Lenovo's new IdeaPad laptop range and more

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In this special Saturday edition of the T3 Agenda, we pop on the new SE-Monitor 5 over-ear headphones from Pioneer and get our ears blasted off, take a look at Lenovo's six-strong range of IdeaPad laptops and more...

Embrace some hi-tech audio with Pioneer's powerful new SE-Monitor 5 headphones

Taking many a cue from its flagship SE-Master 1 design, audio specialist Pioneer has just added a new headphone to its ever-growing range - the SE-Monitor 5 -
offering hi-tech audio performance as well as support for both balanced and unbalanced audio.

This new set of closed-back, over-ear cups include a fancy new driver profile that  uses a cellulose nano fibre (one taken from wood pulp, to be precise) to that minimises unwanted resonances while keeping that audio signal clean and powerful.

To help maintain that clean signal, Pioneer has also included a patented 'Double Headphone Chamber' arrangement that combines a main chamber augmented with ported sub-chambers (to ensure a tight bass) while a magnesium alloy ‘Full Basket’ is used to fuse it all together.

Its cups even come with a 3D memory foam for extra comfort - just like the one used with the SE-Master 1. So while this set of headphones will set you back a pretty penny, you're still getting a lot of features previously only found in the premium high-end SE-Master 1.

The Pioneer SE-Monitor 5 will come with a price tag of £999.99 (opens in new tab), and will be available in June 2017.

Lenovo just launched not one, not two, but six new laptops in its IdeaPad range

Lenovo has just launched a brand new family of laptops - the IdeaPad range - covering everything from high-end features to affordable models that won't make you cry at the state of your bank balance.

Consisting of the IdeaPad 720, 520, and 320 and IdeaPad 720S, 520S and 320S in S (slim) configurations, Lenovo's new brood of six IdeaPads offer thinner side panels and beveled edges for a slimmer, more stylish way to work both in and away from the office.

If performance and portability are important, you can choose between the three ultra-thin S models. The IdeaPad 720S, for example, has up to the latest 7th Gen Intel Core™ i7 processor, blazing-fast Thunderbolt 3 port and up to 1 TB PCIe SSD – weighing only 1.14 kg (2.5 lbs) and 13.6mm (0.53 in) thin on the 13-inch model that’s ideal for mobile workers and students.

The range will be released in waves from this month through until July 2017, with the 15-inch IdeaPad 320 starting at €299 (opens in new tab) and the 17-inch Lenovo Legion Y920 Laptop starting from €2,599.

Download and play Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for free on Steam all weekend

It may have been the Call of Duty entry to finally show the series is starting to lose its dominance on the shooter world, but that doesn't mean Infinity Ward's sci-fi FPS isn't worth a spin now that it's free to download and play all weekend on Steam (opens in new tab).

That's right - you can play through its surprisingly good single-player campaign (complete with Kit 'THE KING IN THE NORTH!' Harrington hamming it up on bad guy duty) or wall-run your way around its deep and rewarding multiplayer modes. Just make sure you've got plenty of space left on your hard drive.

The free-to-play weekend for Infinite Warfare is also joined by a bucket load of discounts across the whole CoD series (opens in new tab), including Blacks Ops 3, Black Ops 2, Advanced Warfare and more.

Dom Reseigh-Lincoln has been writing for T3 for over half a decade now, covering everything from mobile phones and laptops right through to video games and gaming peripherals. Purveyor of an excellent beard, as well as some perpetually cheeky offspring, Dom likes to wind down in his spare time by listening to heavy metal.