I got the full run down from Mad Catz at E3 on an upcoming X360 headset that looks simply fantastic. I literally have more notes on this feature-packed piece of hardware than I do most games. I won’t run through the whole feature list here, but I do think X360 gamers should at least be aware of the upcoming Tritton Warhead 7.1 headset.
The first thing that should be mentioned is that this headset is completely wireless. Other wireless headsets have some sort of dongle or other way to assist the device to connect to the controller. The Warhead actually connects (wirelessly, mind you) to the X360 console itself, so it bypasses the controller all together.
A feature that I personally love about my official Sony Bluetooth earpiece is that I can hit the Home button and see how much power the earpiece still has left. Going to the menu while using the Warhead, you get the same information.
While that feature is nifty, the Warhead ships with two batteries and the EQ station acts as a charger. Not only do you always have a battery charging, but the station will continue charging while the system is turned off. So you should never have to actually need to see how much life the Warhead has left, but it’s a nice feature regardless.
This surround sound headset has many, many more features, but the last one I wanted to mention was that you can sync more than one up to a console and use them at the same time. The actual voice functionality does not work, but multiple people can hear at the same time.
August is a big month for Mad Catz (and Tritton), so if you are in need of some new hardware you may wait a month or two and see if these upcoming options are anything you may be interested in. Along with the Warhead, the Kunai brand of headsets is also launching in August.