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Our new favorite Xbox 360 headset

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Since we were never without battery power while using the Warhead, we basically had to force ourselves to stop playing MW3 long enough to write this review. The Warhead is a solid offering from Tritton, proving the company has finally caught up to the latest generation of gaming headsets. The sound it produces is respectable; the fit is fairly comfortable; and all of its features prove to be extremely useful and enjoyable. What's more, the Microsoft collaboration has paid off handsomely: The on-dashboard battery readout is a welcome addition, and the exclusive integrated wireless-chat functionality makes the Warhead the most convenient headset available for the Xbox 360. So here's where that leaves us. If audio quality, personalization and cross compatibility are your foremost considerations, we'd still recommend headsets like Astro's A50 or Turtle Beach's XP500. But if you're willing to let go of a little fidelity and EQ customizability, the Warhead 7.1 offers the best overall user experience we've seen in an Xbox 360 headset.

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Critic reviews

8.3
5 reviews
  • Voice / mic quality
    8.1
  • Sound quality
    8.5
  • Comfort
    8.0
  • Durability
    7.6
  • Design and form factor
    8.5

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User reviews

9.3
3 reviews
  • Voice / mic quality
    9.3
  • Sound quality
    10
  • Comfort
    8.7
  • Durability
    9.3
  • Design and form factor
    9.3
8.0
Engadget Aug 3, 2012

If you're willing to let go of a little fidelity and EQ customizability, the Warhead 7.1 offers the best overall user experience we've seen in an Xbox 360 headset.

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8.0
Kotaku Aug 21, 2012

It delivers premium quality 7.1 surround sound, something not even Microsoft's first-party hardware does. That makes it a product without peer, mainly by merit of not being tethered to your controller or having to spend a half-hour behind your television rerouting audio signals.

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9.0
TechRadar Aug 14, 2012

The Tritton Warhead is for gamers who will pay for wireless reliability at the cost of versatility and true audio fidelity. It's a great way to experience Gears of War 3 with friends online, just don't expect it to be the centerpiece of your home theatre setup.

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8.0
T3 Nov 28, 2012

The Tritton Warhead 7.1 most assuredly achieves its goal of being one of the best Xbox 360 gaming headsets that money can buy.

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9.0
Digital Trends Aug 10, 2012

You might find that competing offerings from Turtle Beach and Astro come out stronger in one category or another, but the Warhead is a brilliant piece of Xbox 360-exclusive gear that offers much to justify its $300 price.

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10
qyiet qyiet

This is a really good gaming headset for an xbox. That is the trick though, for xbox. If you were intending to hook this up to several devices and switch back and forth it would be a pain and the mic wouldn't go. The fact it comes with dual batteries so you charge one while using the other is...

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Keith04 Keith04

The sound quality and sound stage wre both excellent . The orange tritton logo of yesteryear gone and I think this new silver acscent look looks phenomenal and as with all trittons it's looks like it just came out of a science fiction movie and the base stand could pass as a futuristic missile...

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