Tritton Warhead 7.1 Dolby Wireless Surround Headset




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  1. D-Day1944 says:
    35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    If you only use Xbox 360 and you hate wires, the Warhead will be everything you hoped for since its appearance in 2011, August 20, 2012
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    This review is from: Tritton Warhead 7.1 Dolby Wireless Surround Headset (Accessory)

    Hello, this is D-Day1944, and today I will be reviewing the Tritton Warhead. I know many of you have been waiting for this one, so let us not dwandle and begin the review. 🙂

    For years, the gamers of Xbox have wanted a “Truly Wireless Headset.” Many attempts at this proved to be a failure, and while the Turtle Beach XP500 uses a Wireless Dongle, it still was not “True Wireless” to many. Many thought that “True Wireless” just was not possible and could never be achieved. Last year at E3, everything changed. Tritton announced its newest headset in “the Warhead”, as well as working together with Microsoft to create a “Truly Wireless” solution. It has been a year, and you can now buy the Warhead from the offical store of MadCatz. However, the Warhead now has some competition from ASTRO Gaming (their arch-nemises), and Turtle Beach, the former having released the Astro A50, and the latter having released the XP500. Has Tritton’s year gamble paid off, or was it a year too late? Find out soon! 🙂

    Out of the Box and Appearance:

    From looking at the box itself, I cannot say I was impressed. Yes, the picture logo is good, but is standard fare. This is a bit of a letdown for a $300 Headset, but definitley not a dealbreaker. In the box, there is RCA Cables if you go “Old Skool,” an Audio Adapter if you have an old Xbox, an A/C Wall Adapter for powering the Base Station, the Base Station itself with a rest for the Warhead, an Optical Cable for Surround Sound, two Rechargeable Batteries (One for the Headset and one for the Base Station), the Warhead itself and a Detachable Microphone For how the system overall looks, its appearance is reminisent to that of a Sci-Fi Movie. The Base Station looks like a futuristic Rocket Launcher, and the Warhead itself has a “New Gen” appearance, with curvy lines, embosed “Tritton” Logo, and Glossy finish. There is a magnetic faceplate on both the Base Station and the Warhead for the batteries as well. On the Headset you will various buttons. On the left side, you have a Stereo to Optical button, a Volume Switch for Voice Chat, and your Selectable Voice Monitoring Button. On the right side, you have a EQ Option to four pre-set Options (None, Game, Music, Movies), a Volume Switch for Game Volume, a pairing button on the left side and a power button on the right side.

    All in all, everything worked properly and there were little to no problems. The only complaints I do have is the Optical Cable being a bit flimsy, the Warhead’s finish a fingerprint magnet, and while the button’s are tactile and responsive, they do feel cheap.

    Setup and Layout:

    The Warhead is easily the most simple headset I have ever used. Just simply plug your A/C adapter and Optical Cable (or RCA Cable) in, put in those rechargeable batteries (one in the Warhead, and the other in the Base Station), turn on your Xbox, pair your controller, and you are good to go. This Setup took me about 1 minute, 10 Seconds, and for setup, that’s fast. As stated above, all of your controls are at your fingertips, so changing various settings on the fly is simple. The Base Station also has an indicator telling you how many Warheads are hooked up. If your friends have a Warhead, then it can be paired up with your own Base Station, and up to four are allowed. As for the Layout, it saves space. No Cables running out to me, and no tethered cord, which works very welk with the Warhead. Even better, those two Rechargable Batteries are 3.7V, 1,800 mAh. Let me repeat that, two 3.7V, 1800 mAh batteries. Now the manual says 12 hours, but I got up to 18. This beats both the A50 and XP500 hands down, the former getting 9-10 hours, and the latter getting 9 on the dot.

    Overall, very pleased with the setup. No issues here, pretty much everything worked fine. The battery life, though, is just icing on the cake, and it is something ASTRO Gaming and Turtle Beach should pay close attention to.

    Comfort:

    The Warhead does not feature Memory-Foam Padding, but there is a great amount of plush in the earcup. The Earcups themselves are removable, but no secondary padding was included. The stock faux leather padding was more breatheable than in the older AX Models, and your ears will not get as sweaty, keyword being “as.” I had gotten on average 3-5 hours, which is not bad, but is not great either. To give a comparison, the XP500 and A50 had much better padding materials. Continuing on with the Warhead, the Earcups do swivel for breaks, and the Earcups can contour with larger or smaller heads. The headrail is also adjustable for larger and smaller heads. The Flexibilty of the Warhead is good, but not great. It does feel stiff compared to the Astro A50 or Turtle Beach XP500, but it can get the job done. Inside of the earpads though, is no padding at all, so those of you who have bigger ears, all I can say is “OUCH!”

    In the end though, the Warhead is good to…

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  2. Constitution 101 "The powers delegated by the... says:
    9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Finally no wires!!!, May 22, 2012
    = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Tritton Warhead 7.1 Dolby Wireless Surround Headset (Accessory)

    The clarity of sound effects is far superior to my Turtle Beach X41’s(which were a solid product). Subtle things like footsteps, far off gunfire, distant glass breaking, etc. are far more distinct than b4. They’re a little tight across the top for me, and it’s not like I’m the elephant man. I figure they’ll give a little. The ear cups’ comfort is good(comparable to the X41’s). These things have a lot of cool features/advantages which are too many to list(read the product description on the site), but the bass in 7.1 mode is just too overwhelming. There’s no bass reducer button or anything like that. After playing awhile I had to turn down the game volume or I’d always get a slight headache. I’m not sensitive to those types of things either, and I had the bass boost on my X41’s on the whole time. Don’t get me wrong, I want to reiterate that the surround processing/clarity is much better than were my X41’s(again, a fine product). The way I’m getting around it is to play in 5.1 mode(which I’m loving), but then I’m not getting to use all that I paid $300 for. I still recommend these because some people may prefer the heavy bass, and everything else is PHENOMENAL(2 batteries, no chat cable, long battery life, battery life showing w/ the xbox guide button, 5.8ghz w/ no interference whatsoever, etc.). I may order the Turtle Beach XP400’s just for comparison, and see if they’re a little lighter on the bass. My only concern w/ those is that there’s no extra battery to charge while you’re using the other one(a nice feature the Warhead has). Also, I would appreciate any and all comments from XP400 owners…more to come later…

    UPDATE: I’ve since gotten very used to the bass. I don’t know if it’s my ears adjusting, or the bass in the X41’s was too low. I didn’t bother w/ the XP400’s, screw it. These Warheads are now everything I wanted(the battery life is VERY LONG BTW). Definitely worth the $300 to be TRULY wireless, unlike the imitators.

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