Mad Catz unveil new Xbox 360 gaming headsets

By Posted 5 Jun 2011, 11:38

Are you thinking about buying a new wireless Xbox 360 gaming headset? If you are, you might be pleased to know that peripheral manufacturer Mad Catz has just unveiled three new Tritton Xbox 360 gaming headsets: the Devastator, the Warhead 7.1 and the Detonator.

As Scott Lowe at IGN reports, both the Devastator and the Warhead 7.1 headsets come with a specialized wireless base station, which only uses 2 cables to connect it to the Xbox 360 console. They also utilize 5.8 GHz wireless technology, to provide users with clearer and stronger connectivity.

The Warhead 7.1 and Devastator’s base station also accepts auxiliary input from smartphones or iPods, and can feed audio to 4 headsets simultaneously. Both these headsets also support three different listening modes including music, movies and gaming.

Although all three of the headsets utilize stereo 50mm drivers, it’s only the Warhead 7.1 that supports Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Digital and Dolby Headphone decoding for simulated surround sound. The Devastator and the Detonator headsets only produce stereo audio.

All three headsets come with active voice monitoring, removable boom microphones with easy-to-reach mute buttons and an LED light at the end, to indicate when the microphone is active. They also come with streamlined headband padding and ear cups that turn inwards.

You can read more about the three new headsets via the IGN website. Would you buy the Warhead 7.1, Devastator or Detonator headsets?