PS3 owners have been sportin' their own official gaming headset for a few weeks, and now -- after months of teasing -- Mad Catz is finally granting Xbox 360 owners a similar privilege. The company's announced that its Tritton / Microsoft co-branded Detonator Stereo USB gaming headset is available and shipping, priced at $80. Positioned as the first of a trio of its upcoming headsets -- including its wireless brethren, the stereo Devastator and Dolby 7.1 Warhead -- the Detonator keeps it to the FPS-pwning essentials. The cans are loaded with massive 50mm drivers and along its cord you'll find an inline remote for adjusting game / chat volume, voice monitoring and mic muting. Impressively, aside from its detachable boom mic, the inline controller is also removeable, allowing you plug straight into your PMP when you're done trash talkin' on Xbox Live. We're still anxiously waiting for the Warhead (scheduled to ship this holiday season), but if wired stereo is your thing, hit the PR past the break for more info.
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Mad Catz® Announces Shipping of the Detonator™ Xbox 360® Headset

New Stereo Headset Xbox 360 and TRITTON™ Co-Branded

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) announced today the shipping of the Detonator Stereo Headset, the world's first official co-branded gaming headset designed for use with the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. In addition, the Detonator is compatible with a wide range of MP3 players, cell phones and audio devices.

"Releasing a co-branded range of headsets has enabled us to offer an enticing feature set and quality audio which we are certain will appeal to the passionate gamer this holiday season."

"We are excited to be shipping the first product in our highly anticipated co-branded headset range." said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. "Releasing a co-branded range of headsets has enabled us to offer an enticing feature set and quality audio which we are certain will appeal to the passionate gamer this holiday season."

The Detonator Stereo Headset includes 50mm Neodymium Drivers, Detachable Boom Mic and Selectable Voice Monitoring and is expected to be joined by additional products in the range in time for the 2011 holiday season.

Additional information is available at: http://www.trittonusa.com/detonator

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MadCatz now shipping Tritton Detonator headset, official Xbox 360 stereo sound for $80