Tritton Warhead 7.1 Wireless Surround Headset for Xbox 360 review

Does Tritton's Warhead pack enough punch to be the definitive high-end Xbox 360 headset?

Tritton Warhead 7.1 Wireless Headset for Xbox 360
Wireless communication for the Xbox 360 makes a huge step in the right direction

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While mic quality over Xbox Live is generally dependent on your internet connection, the Warhead provides excellent pick up and voice fidelity. It also did a good job of keeping out background noise, such as breathing.

Best of all, the Warhead separates game audio and your teammates' transmissions into two different audio channels, allowing you to tweak their respective volumes with two different toggles. This way you can still keep explosions nice and loud without having other gamers yelling in your ears.

Docking station

The Warhead's base station does triple duty as wireless receiver, dock and battery charger. It really ties the whole package together, giving you somewhere safe to keep your pricey headset when it's not in use. It takes a little manipulating to get the Warhead to rest in the stand properly, but it's an otherwise convenient, cool looking way to display your headset.

Tritton Warhead 7.1 Wireless Surround Headset for Xbox 360

The base station features indicator lights for different types of sound: Dolby Headhphone, Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic IIx and standard Digital. This way you can tell exactly what type of stereo sound is being transmitted to your ears. There's also an Equalizer Mode Indicator, which tells you if you're on Music, Movie or Game mode.

Finally, there's a Ring of Light indicator, which uses a four quadrant read-out just like an Xbox controller, telling you which player the headset is paired with. This will come in handy if you ever sync more than one headset to the base station, which the Warhead system supports.

Charging a battery with the base station is very easy, just remove the magnetic face plate and pop the battery in. An indicator light will tell you the status of the battery's charge; red means it still needs time, greens tells you it's done.