Tritton Warhead 7.1 Wireless Headset for Xbox 360 Review

While the Xbox 360 may be the #1 gaming console, one area where it has lagged behind the PS3 is in in-game communication. Regardless of how you feel about Microsoft and Sony’s respective systems, the fact remains that the PS3 has always been the easier the system to connect a communication device to.

Enter Mad Catz who hopes to change that with the officially licensed Tritton Warhead 7.1 Wireless Headset for Xbox 360. TechRadar originally saw the Tritton Warhead 7.1 Wireless Headset for Xbox 360 at CES 2012 and while we were impressed by the headset, the sound quality of the gaming experience, and the incredible range, we were left to wonder when gamers would actually be able to experience them.

While Mad Catz was mum about the exact release date of the headset, at E3 2012 we realized that Xbox 360 gamers are ever closer to being able to game as close to wirelessly as the Xbox 360 is capable of.

Shipping with two rechargeable lithium ion batteries (one battery is charging while the other is in the headset itself). While this makes for seemingly uninterrupted gameplay, since the headset ships with a “charging station” we would love to see an inductive charging mechanism a la PowerMat.

Sporting 5.8 GHz wireless technology and 7.1 Dolby surround sound during our demo, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 sounded absolutely incredible. Another absolutely incredible feature is the Warhead’s ability to support wireless voice chat. Long the holy grail of Xbox gaming. Being an officially supported Xbox product the Warhead rocks a security chip that enables this truly wireless functionality.

Expected to ship this summer, expect the Warhead to cost around $299.

Source: Techradar