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Tried and tested the XP400,XP500, A50 and Tritton Warhead over the last week..... Warhead wins i think
on 2 October 2012
I've based this review on my personal experiences of headsets at the high end over the last week of using them all.. These are just my views on how I feel and what I like/dislike.
I've currently got the Turtlebeach XP400, Turtlebeach XP500, Astro A50 and now the Tritton Warhead so my review is based on using all these top end headsets.
Extremely simple to use, purchased rights with Microsoft so the tower unit connects directly to the Xbox. Took about 3 mins to set up from opening box.
Completely wireless, no puck, or cables running to controller.
2 x rechargeable batteries, one is charged in the base unit, other stays in headset until change needed then you swap them around. Because they partnered/have rights with Microsoft you can press the middle button on controller and it gives you 2 battery status one for controller other for headset so you always know where you're at with it. I've not tested the battery performance against the others cause it's not an issue given you get 2 batteries.
Perfect sound quality, extremely crisp and clean at all times handling everything in all the games I play (FPS and racing games mostly).
Easy to use controls on the headset much more simple than the others listed above.
I've read in the manual you can connect up to 4 headsets to one tower am not sure what use this is cause I can't find any were to buy just headsets but none the less still pretty cool I think.
If you watch a lot of movies or listen to music via your Xbox this headset will be amazing but I don't make the most of that part.
These headsets use a high frequency to transmit wirelessly think it's around 5.8ghz I've found with the TB xp400, xp500 they get a lot of interference and cut in and out a lot. The warheads have never disconnected or had any interference at all.
Mic sound quality is fantastic (theirs a small con below though) I've noticed when playing with friends on MW3 for instance that they sound so much clearer in chat than any other headset I've tried.
No turning the tower off and on the headset controls it all.
Trittons website list all the spare parts for their headsets and seem to be priced very well. i.e. $10 for a mic, $1.99 for ear pads etc (please note the warhead parts are not on there yet because it's only been out a few months so all parts are under warranty I guess) Probs in a year or 2 I would imagine the batteries or mic boom mic start to flake as all headsets so I expect these to be available at a low cost.
Extremely sexy headset, I mean seriously sexy.
Mic gets very distorted if you shout or speak to loudly, just takes a bit of getting used to and make sure you have the SVM feature turned on to reduce this.
Presets are very limited with only 3 available; music, Gaming and Movie. I have actually found that the Movie setting is best for FPS games and gaming preset for racing.
temporary problem was that the headset was very tight, seems to put too much pressure on the temples but this seems to have gone now, perhaps they just needed wearing in a little.
The Tritton Warheads are the best wireless headsets that I have used so far to date. I really wanted to hate them because I've been a diehard turtle beach fan for a number of years but the recent wireless set they have done have been very poor compared to the Astro A50 and the Warhead. The Warhead beats astro A50 for 2 simple reasons its actuially properly wireless and they are £50 cheaper (Astro charge UK customers more than 30% more what they charge ppl in the USA).
I'm happy to answer any questions ppl might have on these or any of the other headsets I own to give you a comparable these are Astro A50, XP500, XP400, PX5, DX11's and of course the Warheads