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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The Warhead's battery life and easy charging system make it so you'll never need to worry about having enough juice to game with. The unit comes with two batteries, so you can always have one charging while the other powers your headset. Since the battery life is rated by Tritton for a minimum of 12 hours, a drained battery will always have ample time to charge back up while its partner takes over.

Tritton's 12 hour battery life claim is well-founded; it's even a tad modest. We enjoyed about 15 hours of gaming and movie watching before running out of power. Recharging a battery takes quite a while, but it's a non-issue since the system comes with a spare to swap in. They're even two different colors so you can remember which is ready and which needs to be charged.

Tritton Warhead 7.1 Wireless Surround Headset for Xbox 360

Wireless range and signal quality

Broadcasting at 5.8GHz, well above the frequency of your average router or Xbox 360 controller, the Warhead is free from the interference and hiccups that mar lesser wireless headsets. Best of all, it does it with no mic cable or dongle sticking out of your controller.

Tritton Warhead 7.1 Wireless Surround Headset for Xbox 360

Tritton rates the Warhead for 33ft/10m of radio frequency operating range, and once again the manufacturer's estimate holds true. Only a mansion fit for Bruce Wayne would have a living room big enough to flout the Warhead's wireless range.

We never suffered any interference from other devices, either. Standard household electronics, cell phones and other wireless gaming peripherals did not produce any noticeable issues. Nothing gave the signal any trouble, short of putting a wall between the headset and the base station.