Mad Catz has previously mentioned that they were the official wireless headset manufacturers for the Microsoft Xbox 360, but no details about the headsets were revealed. Well now they have unveiled to the world what those exclusive headsets will be. Mad Catz has officially announced the new TRITTON Warhead, TRITTON Devastator and TRITTON Detonator that will all ship out in time for the holiday 2011 season.
The TRITTON Warhead is expected to be the world’s first 7.1 Dolby Wireless surround sound headset for the Xbox 360. Making use of 5.8GHz Wireless Technology to receive sound directly from the Xbox 360 console, it doesn’t even have a cable to the controller. It features 7.1 sound for the ultimate immersive audio experience, 50mm Neodymium Drivers for precision tuned and balanced speakers, two hot-swappable battery packs that can be changed on the fly to bring minimal interruption to your gaming, Selective Voice Monitoring (so gamers can choose whether they want to hear their own voice), Audio Control – independent voice and game volume controls with mic and game mute, built in EQ, padded adjustable headband and plush around-the-ear earcups that provide a comfortable gaming experience for those long gaming sessions, and support for both analog and digital audio connections as well as a digital audio adapter for use with HDMI installations.
The TRITTON Devastator will be similar to the Warhead, except that it is powered by two AA alkaline batteries instead of hot-swappable battery packs.
The TRITTON Detonator is a wired headset with all the features of the Warhead minus the 7.1 surround, and built-in EQ. But where it lacks in those departments, the headset does make up for it in versatility – when not in use with the Xbox 360, it can function as a regular headset for your MP3 player or even as a regular headset/microphone on your computer for your VOIP chats and video calls.
No prices have been announced, but you can find out more about the new Mad Catz TRITTON headsets at Mad Catz’s official website.