Universal Tritton AX180 Headset
good headset overall for xbox
I just bought this today. The overall performance is great and has its own little surround sound. looks durable, however it does make a high pitch hz sound that some people dont like when the mic is on and youre not gaming.
I was getting ready to buy a pair of the Turtle Beach X11's when another gamer came up to me and told me it was a bad move. He said if I was looking for a quality headset for this price point, then go with the Triton's. He told me the X11's have a nasty buzz sound.
He was spot on! I picked these up and absolutely love them. I doubled my kills on COD: Black Ops with these! You can actually tell exactly where other players are. For example I can always tell when someone is running to my left and can make adjustments and make the kill! These babies are comfortable on my ears and I can play for hours without even noticing the time. In fact you can make these so loud that when other people are in the room, you won't even hear them talking to you.
The only dislike is that the mic is detachable and you have to make sure you have it in correctly or no one can hear you. Not a big deal as long as you are aware of this. I've heard others complain about them breaking easy, but they are backed by a 1 year warranty by the manufacturer. So I wouldn't even sweat it.
Tritton AX 180
I've had this headset for about 4 months now and have not had a problem with it beside during long gaming nights when i'm wearing the headset for a long period of time it can start get get a little uncomfortable. But I've even stepped on the wires while trying to stand up and have not broken anything. The headset sound awesome during action packed games. The bass in the speakers is awesome and you can hear every little thing that is going on in the game loud and clear. I live in an apartment and can't have the TV up to loud so this headset is perfect for me. I even wear it when i'm up late at night watching movies and don't want to wake anyone. I highly recommend this headset to anyone looking for something like this. Its a great headset.
Great for the Price Range
Are there better headphones on the market? Absolutely. But, you will pay for them. For this price range, there is nothing better, particularly for someone like me. Let me explain- I have an xBox 360 and a Playstation 3. So I don't have to get up when switching consoles, I plug my USB connection in to my Playstation, and keep both unit on. I plug the RCAs to the TV instead of to a particular unit. I keep my xBox controller plugged in. That way the only thing I have to do to switch is switch inputs on the TV, and the button on the in line controller. Of course this set up also allows me to use these headphones for TV also. I haven't been exactly kind to them, and I have never had any problems with shorts in the wires or any other problems my gamer friends with much more expensive headphones have had (knock on wood). The only downside is that these are not surround sound, but I think your crazy if you expect surround sound at this price range.
Great budget headset
Was getting annoyed not being able to hear my audio due to trying to avoid waking up my wife and son. Did some shopping around and these just happend to fall into my price range. Wasn't expecting much with what I have read with the reviews, but was extremely impressed. Im not sure how others snapped, cracked, or physically damaged thier's by just putting them on and taking them off, I've had them for about 4 months now and they continue to work just fine. The sound quality is amazing for the price, they are very comfortable but just like most other headsets after a prolonged use the area around the ears gets a little sore. The mic works just fine, friends say they can hear me crystal clear, additionally no feedback as well. Overall these have been a great purchase and are perfect for a budget gamer.
get a warranty for this 1, you will need it
ok, so i bought this headset thinking it was my best option, this headset is not bad at all, if you're buying this, is probably because you play mw2 or some other call of duty, and with this headset you can hear footsteps n gunshots very good, but my problem with this headset is its durability, i mean, it broke within 1 1/2 month, luckily i bought a wanrraty n i got a new one, but that one broke within two months (i put tape in the area where the 1st one had broken from), and i had to go to exchange it again, so yea, so far i've had 3 of these n the third one has not broken at the time of this review, and dont get me wrong it might be that i have a big head (i cant find another answer), cuz i take good care of it, and overall is a good headset but it is not the right one for me, so if you decide to buy this one, (make sure you get some kind of insurance/warranty, w.e u wanna call it) because you will need it
Was hoping for better quality for the $70
Well I wish I would have read a lot of the reviews on here before buying this but I didn't, and now like many of the people on here have posted, my mic has stopped working. I haven't had this a year, so it would be covered by warranty, but the fact it quit is not good. I used it to play Black Ops and then stopped in the spring and put the headset up. Got it back out to play MW3 and it doesn't work. It quit while sitting on a shelf? I thought maybe I didn't hook it up right or there was a bad connection, but I checked and re-checked it all, and it's broke (mic not muted either). And I'm an adult and take care of my stuff. MadCatz really needs to address QC on their products based on the number of complaints I see on here.
Initially wanting a pair of Turtle Beaches, I went to my local Gamestop, and to my dismay, they did not have them. They did have these. Now I was reluctant at first thinking they were only being recommended to me by the employees in the store because they wanted to get rid of them. However after getting them hooked up at home (a quick and easy hook up I might add) I realized they were telling the truth. The ear pieces are extremely comfortable, everything being adjustable. The quality of sound is exceptional, I compare them to having a movie theater on your head. Along with the fact that I am one of the only understandable people in game lobbies due to the mic quality as well. As far as the "quality" I don't see how this headset can "break" unless the user treats it poorly. Treat it normally, and you will probably keep it for a while. Awesome headset, one of my best purchases to date.
This headset is great good sound quality, very durable, it is also comfortable and doesnt hurt your head in long perdios of play. The detachable mic feature is good so you dont always have to have a mic in your way like other branded headsets. All around the best 50 to 80 dollar headset i have used, like px21 or p11. Tritton ax180 will suprise you trust me.
Decent...as long as you don't use it for PS3
Whenever I use this headset online for PS3, there is a terrible buzzing sound. I contacted Mad Catz about this and they told me "It is a problem with the USB cable, and we are aware of the issue, but there is nothing we can do about it", meaning they have no intention of fixing it.
Even on 360, there is constant interference and crackling sounds.
These "universal" headphones are completely useless for online gaming on PS3, making there a terrible purchase for anyone hoping to use them for both systems.