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Microsoft to launch Tritton-branded Xbox 360 headsets

Monday, 6th June 2011 06:30 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Microsoft has partnered with Tritton to produce a new range of official Xbox 360 headsets, sans wires, plus serious business.

IGN reports the three new headsets will support on-screen battery status display.

Two of the headsets are completely wire free – the Warhead 7.1 and Devastator – with another, cheaper wired version – the Detonator.

As you might have guessed, the Warhead supports 7.1 surround sound, while the other two are purely stereo.

The Detonator uses a single USB cable, but both the wireless models have a base charging station which connects to the console via USB and audio cable. Only the Warhead uses rechargeable batteries, though, with the Devastator relying an AAs.

The base stations are capable of powering four headsets simultaneously, so if you have spectators or are just kicking back with a movie – and for some reason need to do it in silence – well, uh, there you go. Solution. You can also plug your phone in and stream your own tunes directly.

Precise dates and prices are still to be confirmed, but Tritton told IGN to expect the new range before the end of the year, at under $300.

Tritton is a subsidiary of Mad Catz. See more images and information through the link above.

Sony also recently announced a new official wireless headset.

Thanks, Joystiq.

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4 Comments

  1. alterecho

    Think about playing Battlefield 3 with Warhead 7.1 and hearing all those awesome effects in 7.1 :).
    Bad Company 2 also has some real awesome effects.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. polygem

    it´s interesting but a bit late. i´ll wait for price and info if compatible with next gen xbox…but i believe it will be? there´s xbox 360 written on top of it so maybe not? tell us ms.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. M. K.

    I have the Xbox Razer Headset and it’s awesome, tritton can keep this :P

    #3 4 years ago
  4. freedoms_stain

    “The Detonator uses a single USB cable”

    So The 360 has been capable of USB audio all this time and MS has simply withheld the implementation until they could find a premium partner?

    This is Microsoft right down to the ground though isn’t it? Shaft 3rd parties and the consumer at the same time. Hard drives, memory units, wireless controllers, even USB audio. Fuck off Microsoft. With each passing “development” you turn me off your brand more and more.

    #4 4 years ago

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