Tritton Warhead 7.1 Dolby Wireless Xbox 360 Headset Review

By - August 2012

Tritton is known for the wide range of headsets for the Xbox 360, from the Tritton AX Pro to the Tritton AX 720, the company has made a name for themselves. The company has had great success with their headset, so I wouldn’t expect anything less from the new edition to the Triiton family, The Warhead 7.1.

Design

Let me just start off by saying, it’s wireless. No need to plug in any wires into the controller or take 5 mins untangling your headset and controller wires. The Warhead 7.1 has a Glossy look, with the Tritton logo written on the top of the Headset. On the left side of the headset you have the port for your mic, voice communication control, Mic Mute button and Input (which lets you switch between Analog and Digital) and connect button which allows the controller to pick up the signal from the headset.

On the right you the power button, along with the game audio volume/mute button, it allows you to adjust the volume of the game. Push in to mute/unmute game audio. Dolby button allows you to select between different Dolby modes. Easily removable magnetic cover that allows you to change the battery pack without any issues.

Hardware

Trittons Warhead is sporting 5.8 GHz wireless technology and 7.1 Dolby surround sound playing Gears of War 3 sounded amazing. Another absolutely incredible feature is the Warhead’s ability to support wireless voice chat. Two rechargeable 3.7V 1,800mAh lithium ion batteries, Friday I played for a total of 4 hours, Saturday a total of 6 hours and on Sunday a total of 6 hours, that’s 16 hours before having to charge the headset.

On the base you will have different indicators such as; Dolby Headphone, Dolby Digital, Power/Sync, battery charging, among others. On the front you have a door which relieves a slot where you can charger one battery, just swipe the lock and the battery pops out. The rear of the base has AC power input, Line In, Digital Optical input and Sync button.

Selective Voice Monitoring, if you don’t want to hear yourself in the headset (I hate the sound of my voice) you don’t have to. The microphone sound great, my teammates said they didn’t hear any static or echoing coming from the headset.

Conclusion

The Tritton Warhead 7.1 is an exclusive for the Xbox 360. Warhead soft padded headband and super soft ear cups provides extreme comfort, the sound coming from the headset is amazing. Setting up the headset to the Xbox 360 is quick and simple. The collaboration between Microsoft and Madcatz has paid off. If you are looking for a wireless headset, with amazing battery life, great sound and comfort, then the Tritton Warhead 7.1 is what you’re looking for.

Price: $299

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Angelina Montanez born and raised in the Bronx, known as the "Electronic Hoarder" when she's not out looking for a new gadget to add to her collection, you can catch her playing with one of her many gaming systems.