One of the most annoying is the products with glossy surfaces, such as in this case Warhead. Immediately after layer of cellophane is removed, the surface of the dock and headphone control dust and fingerprints. Worse, when trying to clean surfaces with a microfiber cloth, you absolutely can leave scratches. So, if keeping the ball colorful designs, perhaps the company should add surface layer glued to this product line.
Overall, the design of the Tritton always gives little direction from the science fiction film, and Warhead is no exception. On the outside of the headset with the angular recalled several sports cars, while the control dock looks like a miniature model rocket launchers. Common orange on its products only filter driver to appear on the inside earcup. Instead, the more impressive silver on black mainstream of the entire headset. However, part of the headband and the alchemy button to bring inexpensive little sense unnecessary.
Unlike the first prototype was introduced, the Tritton logo embossed on the top of the headband instead of the logo Xbox 360. Quite unexpectedly the product is considered to be double the official Xbox 360, however, according to Tritton, this is only a small change in design has been agreed by the company and Microsoft.
Setup and layout
Warhead similar Carrying boxes of the Xbox 360. The kit includes instruction manual, earphones, dock control, battery charger and headset holder. In addition, there are other cables attached: Toslink optical cable, Toslink adapter for the Xbox generation ago, RCA cable for older TVs, and AC charger with 3 connectors. Set up Xbox 360 Slim Warhead quite simple. Power adapter, fiber optic connectors, and almost everything was ready.
First let’s talk about the control dock, the back of the device including the DC port, port to 3.5mm (rather unfortunately can not connect to the PMP via Toslink), and an optical port to sync button. Stand for the headset is attached to the dock, making it more like two wings on the side. This design is not bad, but sometimes also cause trouble when the headset to 2 audio tuck this support. Perhaps such racks of products will be more attractive A50.
The front dock had several lights display. Above is shown the lamp mode emulates surround sound is applied to headphones, including Dolby, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx and Digital. Just below that is the 3 lights EQ settings, corresponding to symbols Music, Games and Movies, without any bright lights, apparently you’re not using EQ.
Next is a circular design, quite similar to the power button of the Xbox 360 Slim. On this design has 4 lights with symbols number, corresponding to the amount of the headset is connected to the dock (maximum 4 devices). Part of this light also functions as low battery notification or the dock are looking to connect headphones.
What is unique in the dock is that it doubles the charger function of Warhead for 2 batteries, 1 tablet per charge. With these specifications 3.7 V and 1800mAh, Tritton said each member battery usage time up to 12 hours. However, when the actual trial, after 17 hours of music (which activate voice control function), headphones need batteries to 2nd gaming headset This is where the best battery been evaluated, and the competitors should pay attention to this point. Better yet, because Warhead is the official headset for Xbox 360, the parameters of the battery is also displayed on the LIVE panel, similar to its Bluetooth headset.
Even under the lights is a magnetic lid with textured plastic 2 T-stylized. Open the plastic lid, you will see the charging compartment. Slide the batteries in and a lock mechanism to hold it again. Click on batteries, this key mechanism will push it out just enough for you to be able to draw by hand. Pretty simple, but sometimes it does not slide out battery enough for you to embrace it. Owning two high-capacity batteries, the charging compartment side and ability to change the batteries quickly is very convenient for users, while minimizing disruption during games because the headset runs out of battery. However, charging the battery compartment cover is removable dock, was fairly small, and easily lost.
Finally, below the charging compartment, right signals displayed when the battery is being charged, and the left is a wireless connection indicator lights.
All information is provided on dock controls are very useful, and very commendable similarities in the design of the lights is with the display on the Xbox 360.
As for the design of the headphones, on the outside of the left earcup includes a microphone input port for removable, equipped with a hand in sync button Xbox. On the right earcup is the battery compartment, with the cover can be removed easily using magnetic, making the process faster battery replacement. Similarly the left earcup, the inside of it also includes the power button. The buttons are designed quite small.
Warhead microphone is similar on the lines AX headset, but more flexible. On the need to mic, plug are close to a button “dumb” very convenient to use, as well as a red warning light lights up when you use this button.
The use of controls or is placed in a convenient position on the earcup. More specifically, the volume controls for voice chat (also used to enable / disable SVM) and switch between optical input / stereo dock is designed along two edges to the left earcup. Similarly, on the right earcup is a volume control button on / off sound in the game as well as the EQ button, allowing you to select the EQ settings are preset. Overall, the buttons are pretty good sense when manipulating them. The only minus point is probably the volume control keys main design revolves recalled only in the low-end pair of headphones.
Feel when using
Not only attractive, flexible design of the Warhead also brings pleasant feeling much higher when using the headset-style format cap as previous products Tritton, such as AX720. Sometimes this headset is equipped with all the features that users expect. Adjustable headband wide / narrow easy, suitable for all head sizes, or a pair of earcup with flexible coupling. Astro Gaming A50 Similarly, swivel earcup to earpad part facing down.
Earcup pair of sufficient size so that the user does not feel heavy on the ears, as the product of Turtle Beach, but not floating like feeling that the bigger earcup bring, as designed on the Astro A50 or Sennheiser PC360’s. However, the players have big ears need attention, forward earcup without the cushion, so that can cause ear pain when using long time. The flexibility of the Warhead can be considered as the worst in the group, possibly due to the material used. Sometimes problems also clamping force, though usually headset feels tight, not too tight hug as PC360.
Earpad of detachable headphones, but if you like velvet, it is unfortunate, because it is made of fake leather and is not equipped with velvet earpad to choose as the previous product. However, through actual use, the pads for good ventilation capabilities, while bringing elegance to the design. Only thing, padding on the headband section is not synchronized with the earpad, when the wrap is made from rubber, although the material is fixed on the head better headphones.
In short, is to feel comfortable when using long game Warhead for the game, although not keep up with competitors. Comfortable enough to not cause any skin irritation, but light weight is not as expected. We can say, Warhead has not really meet the expectations of users.
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The sound quality and wireless connectivity
The most important feature of Warhead is the 5,8GHz wireless technology – similar to the A50. As you know, the Xbox 360 uses more common 2.4GHz frequency for wireless connection and handles its control. So, not too surprisingly, much of the wireless headset using this technology have a problem when placed close to the Xbox 360. For some reason, when using the Xbox 360 Warhead nearby, you’re not suffering from any issues of connectivity. Naturally, in a distant dock controls, some audio signals start to be dropped, as most wireless headsets another test. To maintain a good connection, at least you need to use headphones in the same room with the dock.
Besides, it should be stressed that, Warhead is the only headset that uses TRITTON line size 50mm neodymium drivers. Tritton very proud of this detail, though not always large numbers also means great sound quality. But Warhead sound very good, but still there is a difference compared to direct competitors such as Turtle Beach products or Astro Gaming. For example, compared to the A50 has been evaluated, the dynamic and fidelity of Warhead is not commensurate with its prices, especially evident when experimenting with music. In addition there is also a bit of noise, though mostly drowned out by the sound of the game. But the difference is not too significant, but also the feel inferior in use, the sound quality of Warhead obviously not keep up with its rivals.
When not using EQ, sound is polished, not tight and not smooth. Fortunately, these shortcomings are overcome with 3 EQ settings available. Music made while establishing deeper bass, then choose Game again reduce the bass, mid and high tones help more visible, and it looks more compressed signal to increase the sound smoother. Finally, the Movie, some midrange seems to be ignored, that sounds more high-floating, as well as wider sound field. Overall, the feeling Warhead was not obvious to the highs, and seems Tritton make adjustments with the purpose of strong feeling for the sound effects like gunshots.
Setup Game without too many notable as the remaining 2 mode. Perhaps most striking is this regime bring considerable sound sequences, similar to AX720 headset. Thus, when using the Dolby Headphone, the orientation of the titles like Modern Warfare 3 on Warhead deserves to be ranked first.
Also need to mention the microphone of the headset. The reason helps Warhead can help users wireless voice chat with the Xbox 360 is really using a special security chip only Microsoft can deliver. This also means that you will not be able to use the microphone with other devices in addition to the Xbox 360. Tritton also stressed that, for this reason, the sound quality will be better Warhead chat with any empty other. In addition, this microphone sounds very good also when tested in the game. It can be said, though the use or quality of headphones not really good compared to some other products, at least their microphone is also the best.
The end point of the microphone is mentioned features Tritton Selective named Voice Monitoring (SVM), and currently only offer this feature Tritton. Basically, you can remove his voice from the headphones if you want. In fact, this feature works very well, even slightly more sensitive than expected.
Warhead is a pretty good achievement by Tritton, shows the company finally caught up generation newest gaming headset. Sounds pretty good, feeling comfortable to use with many attractive features and useful. In addition, the cooperation with Microsoft also offers much better efficiency: very welcome feature displays on the panel batteries LIVE and chat functions exclusive wireless headset makes Warhead become the most convenient for Xbox 360 at the moment.
So, after all the detailed assessment, if you still find the sound quality, the ability to personalize and compatibility is more important, you should probably choose the headset as the Astro A50 or Turtle Beach XP500. Conversely, if not too strict about the fidelity of sound, or not too need the ability to customize EQ, select Tritton Warhead 7.1 that will give you the best experience with an Xbox 360 headset.
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