Five Best Headphones

After a huge number of nominations, we have your five choices for Best Headphones. Even more compelling is that three of your five picks are the same as the contenders from Lifehacker's 2012 Hive Five, which really speaks to the quality of these cans. Head for the comments and vote by starring your favorite. » 8/07/14 4:15pm 8/07/14 4:15pm

​Xbox One's Missing Audio Options Are Coming, Microsoft Says

In my review of the Xbox One, I noted that the console came with a curious audio omission. The optical audio output jack was unable to output Dolby 5.1 or 7.1 digital audio. That's a substantial bummer for anyone who uses a Dolby-only gaming headset. Today, Microsoft's Albert Penello addressed the missing feature and… » 11/21/13 2:00pm 11/21/13 2:00pm

The Great Kotaku Gaming Headset Roundup

Forget graphics—for my money, audio is the most vital aspect of a video game. It's the thing that makes me get lost in a game's world, that makes my pulse pound and sucks me in. But in order for a game to sound good, you've got to have the right equipment.


So much video game playing takes place late at night, or… » 10/11/12 9:00pm 10/11/12 9:00pm