During my trip to E3 2012, I was introduced to the latest and greatest in tech and gaming. One thing stood out in my mind was the realization that wireless headsets were finally here. Not saying that they weren’t, it’s just that none have really been in the same ring as their wired counterparts.
So how does the Warhead 7.1 compare? Is it the ultimate in 7.1 Wireless fun?
Having recently reviewed the Tritton AX 720, I was more than intrigued to take out the newest 720+ for a test ride. I always appreciate when a company chooses not to deviate from former technology, but instead revisits and enhances it to near perfection. Gaming headsets like these are a dime a dozen, but not all headsets are created equal in both price and quality.
So how does the 720+ hold up compared to the older generation of headsets?
We met with Able Planet at CES 2012 and got a quick preview of their upcoming BT400 True Fidelity® Bluetooth Sport Headset. Recently, Able Planet sent me a unit to test for myself.
The BT400 is an ultra-light, compact headset using Bluetooth for its audio connection. There are no other inputs aside from the port to charge the device via USB (included) or USB AC adapter (not included). After charging for three hours, the BT400 should last up to eight hours depending on which functions are in use: audio only, microphone, etc. When not in use, the BT400 can be folded up and stored in the included cloth bag.
The BT400 is expected to retail for $125 when released in March.
Seems gaming headsets are becoming a popular item these days. A once-vacant aisle at Best Buy is now filled with a plethora of different types, ranging from casual all the way up to pro, including the Turtle Beach X12.
While my initial impressions of this headset were good at my local Best Buy, I wanted to take it for a full spin, preferably in a real situation: the comfort of my couch.
Thanks to the wonderful people at Maverick Lifestyle, we are giving away two Bluetooth headsets: one on our Facebook page tomorrow and one that is now available on our giveaways page. Bluetooth headsets are an essential gadget for everyone, not just geeks. It’s actually a law now in California that you must have a hands-free accessory while driving and talking on your cell phone.
So, why not stay safe out there while looking cool and having your ears comfortable. For more information on this headset, head over to Maverick Lifestyle’s site.
In the past, we have reviewed some new gaming audio accessory brands headsets. Now a new challenger has entered the ring coming all the way from Denmark. Sharkoon has sent us its Xbox 360/PC gaming headset for review.
Will this new headset from this new brand from Denmark be the right fit for you? Check out the unboxing video, photos and review past the break.
At first glance these Psyko headsets look a bit odd, but upon closer inspection you realize that they are … well, REALLY odd. That is a good thing, and we have been waiting too long for someone to break the mold and innovate damnit! The surround provided by the headset we tested on the show floor was, barring the low volume compared to the ambient hall, really cool. Five speakers mounted in the cross piece of the headset pump the sounds into tubes that carry the sound to the front and back of your ears. This natural flow allows sounds to be correctly processed by your brain and you get really pinpoint directionality. During our demo the sources of the gunfire in the game were relatively easy to locate. Oh, I nearly forgot to mention that the ear covers are vented, so no sweaty-head during those marathon game sessions.
The headset’s inventor, and Psyko’s “Head Psyko”, James Hildebrandt told us that he spent a long time disassembling traditional speakers in an attempt to learn how sound works in our heads. By moving them around and contemplating how the sound reached his ears, he made the breakthroughs present in Psyko’s psychoacoustic masterpiece.
All of this auditory bliss is handled by the headset; your computer will not know the difference between this headset and any other 5.1 surround device. Yes, this is currently only available to the PC market, and demand has been steep. There is a bit of a backlog of orders as peoples’ orders are outpacing Psyko’s manufacturing. XBOX360 models, also with mics, are currently being tested and should be out around midyear. Once the PC ordering blitz calms down I would personally love to pick up a pair.
The headset’s inventor, and Psyko’s “Head Psyko”, James Hildebrandt told us that he spent a long time disassembling traditional speakers in an attempt to learn how sound works in our heads.By moving them around and contemplating how the sound reached his ears, he made the breakthroughs present in Psyko’s psychoacoustic masterpiece.