Mad Catz Reveals Co-Branded Xbox 360 Headsets At E3

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E3 means new games, but it also means new game consoles, and new peripherals. The accessory makers are certainly out in full force, with Mad Catz using the show to launch a new series of Xbox 360 co-branded, co-licensed headsets. They're some of the most wildly designed headsets that we've seen to date, bringing both aural and microphone abilities to Xbox 360 gamers. They're co-branded under the Tritton and Xbox 360 brands, and will include two wireless headsets and a wired headset.

A total of three new ones are being launched. The Tritton Warhead is a 7.1 Dolby Wireless Surround Headset for the Xbox 360, which is expected to be the world's first truly wireless Dolby 7.1 surround sound headset for Xbox 360, with no wire from the headset to the Xbox 360 controller. The Devastator is also wireless, and also touts '7.1' surround sound. The Devastator specific features include: clear, balanced stereo sound, analog input, and powered by two included AA alkaline batteries. Lastly, there's the Detonator, a stereo headset with 50mm drivers, a 3.5mm jack and selective voice monitoring.

Pricing isn't available just yet, but the whole group should be on sale by the holiday season.


Mad Catz(R) Announces New Range of Xbox 360(R) Co-Branded, Licensed Headsets
First Stereo and Dolby(R) Surround Headsets to Support Wireless Chat and Audio for the Xbox 360

SAN DIEGO & LOS ANGELES, Jun 06, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), announced today a new exclusive range of co-branded, licensed audio headsets for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system. The headsets will be co-branded under the TRITTON(R) and Xbox 360 brands and will include two wireless headsets and a wired headset.

Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz commented, "Gaming audio is an important part of our business and will be a key growth driver for our fiscal 2012. Furthermore, we believe that our audio products could account for 40-50% of our sales in the next 12-18 months."

Expected to begin shipping world-wide in time for the holiday 2011 season, the headset lineup includes:

TRITTON Warhead(TM) 7.1 Dolby Wireless Surround Headset for Xbox 360

The TRITTON Warhead 7.1 Dolby Wireless Surround Headset is expected to be the world's first truly wireless Dolby 7.1 surround sound headset for Xbox 360, with no wire from the headset to the Xbox 360 controller.

    * Truly Wireless - Utilizes Xbox 360's secure Wireless Xbox Live voice communications (no cable to the controller)
    * 5.8Ghz Wireless Technology - Clear surround sound without interference from
      wireless devices (range 33ft/10m)
    * Dolby Headphone 7.1 Surround Sound - Expands native stereo and 5.1 game and movie audio to immersive 7.1 surround sound
    * 50mm Neodymium Drivers - Precision tuned and balanced speakers
    * Two Hot-Swappable Rechargeable Battery Packs - Change batteries on the fly for endless gaming
    * Selective Voice Monitoring (SVM) - Allows the gamer to enable or disable the ability to hear their own voice
    * Audio Control - Independent voice and game volume controls with mic and game mute
    * Built-in EQ - Gamer can choose from pre-defined equalizer settings for movies and games
    * Designed for Extended Play - Padded adjustable headband and plush around-the-ear earcups
    * Everything Needed to Connect to Any Xbox 360 - Supports both analog and digital audio connections and includes Digital Audio Adapter (for use with HDMI installations)

TRITTON Devastator(TM) Wireless Stereo Headset for Xbox 360

Similar to the Warhead 7.1, the TRITTON Devastator Wireless Stereo Headsetdelivers a truly wireless audio gaming experience and Selective Voice Monitoring (SVM). The Devastator specific features include: clear, balanced stereo sound, analog input, and powered by two included AA alkaline batteries.

TRITTON Detonator(TM) Stereo Headset for Xbox 360

The TRITTON Detonator Stereo Headset's unique wired design supports both gaming on the Xbox 360 and can be used with MP3 players and phones.

    * Wired Stereo Headset provides clear, stereo sound
    * Selective Voice Monitoring (SVM) - Allows the gamer to enable or disable the ability to hear their own voice
    * 50mm Neodymium Drivers - Precision tuned and balanced speakers
    * Audio Control - Independent voice and game mute and volume through wired in-line remote
    * MP3 Player and Phones Support - 3.5mm jack supports both media playback and voice communications
    * Designed for Extended Play - Padded adjustable headband and plush around-the-ear earcups

Everything Needed to Connect to Any Xbox 360 - Supports analog audio connections and includes Analog Audio Adapter (for use with HDMI installations)

Additional information is available at www.madcatz.com
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Full headsets seem to be the current trend. I always preferred the headsets that only covered 1 ear so that I could hear my wife yelling for me if necessary lol.

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AKwyn replied on Wed, Jun 8 2011 1:00 PM

So did I. But I don't know if anybody were to hear me over the blaring sounds of my surround sound system.

 

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