Tritton Warhead wireless surround sound headset for the Xbox 360 game console
$299.99 at store.gameshark.com
Three hundred dollars is a mighty fat price for a set of headphones. But this is a mighty set of phones--a wireless rig that delivers the full-blast glory of videogame sound without waking the neighbors.
The Warhead comes with its own pyramid-shaped control console which plugs into the Xbox’s digital audio port. The phones themselves are powered by rechargeable batteries, but you never plug them into an electrical outlet. Instead, slide the battery into the console’s recharging port. The Warhead even includes two batteries, so you can use one while recharging the other.
The phones hook up to the Xbox at the press of a button; a spinning light on the control console tells you you’re locked in. Now just fire up the game and start playing. As I blasted my way through Modern Warfare 3, the Warhead delivered every nuance of the game’s immersive, concussive sound. Meanwhile, my wife snoozed on the sofa undisturbed.
I’m not enough of a hardcore gamer to lay out this much money for headphones. But the Warhead is a superb accessory for the Xbox killer elite.
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