This is a Madcatz and Tritton gaming headset, built just for the Xbox 360 via a wireless connection, and is mostly an intense gaming accessory. For $300, it’s a considerable investment for your gaming repertoire, and probably worth it only if you’re serious (and are also willing to dump $300 on a surround sound headset that only works on an Xbox 360). And for just that reason, I’m not very fond of the Warhead 7.1 wireless headset. But that’s no reason to give it a low score. Let’s see just how much of a warhead it’s supposed to be.
It’s at the top. The audio quality is fantastic. It’s comfortable by fitting perfectly, has a rechargeable battery (which lasted us more than half the day), and is actually aware of silent murmurs or active speaking when gaming into the microphone. Basically, if the feature is enabled via a button, the Warhead 7.1 will pick up your voice only when it seems like you’re trying to speak loudly, so that players on the opposing ends won’t mistake you for bringing all the (possible) noises in your environment to the game. Better yet, the Tritton Warhead 7.1 looks awesome due to its orange accents, silver logo, and overall glossy black (fingerprint-prone) finish.
Tritton (MadCatz) Warhead 7.1 Gallery
The wireless receiver that transmits audio from an Xbox 360 to the headset is also build similarly, comes with its own rechargeable battery, and allows you to dock the headset on the receiver itself. It’s a great system. Plus, there’s an accessory box full of cables and attachments to connect the system to just about any Xbox system or even older TVs. And again, the Dolby Surround Sound is full of deep bass, high pitch and overall balance in titles like Skyrim and Battlefield 3. Tritton also made sure to include an equalizer button which customizes different sound level for games, movies, or music. And let’s make it clear: it’s a really useful feature that is probably the Warhead 7.1′s highest achievement, besides how comfortable it is to wear on your head — as a warhead (get it?). No? Okay.
Do you need an awesome headset sound system for your Xbox 360? Then for $300 the Tritton Warhead 7.1, fits the order. The only catch here is that the rival headset in this category — the Astro Gaming A50 — works on PC, Xbox 360, PS3, and mobile devices and also costs $300. It’s your call, but if it were up to the hardcore Xbox 360 gamer, the Warhead 7.1 is the right choice. [Available at Tritton USA]
- Long battery life
- Looks fantastic
- Best-of-class audio quality
- Only works for the Xbox 360 (a big con)