Astro recently released a new version of their flagship A50 wireless gaming headset. This model works with both PC and consoles, and even comes with a magnetic charging dock. It’s a solid headset overall, and offers some significant improvements on its already good predecessor. It’s also got a few niggling flaws.
Most gaming headphones are made by companies better known for video game gear than for audio equipment. Enter Sennheiser, recording industry stalwarts trusted by people who actually use headphones to listen to music.
Corsair’s “Void” USB gaming headphones are not actually a black hole of nothingness. They’re just a pair of pretty good headphones; staring into them yields very little.
No, really. I know they're not all black and green, but look at the little snake logos — those are definitely Razer products. Razer Kraken headphones and headsets, now in six vibrant colors. I'm so proud.
The PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset is not actually made of gold, nor does it feature any gold branding or gold paint. There's no gold anywhere, in fact.
Third party headsets are unusable on the Xbox One until Microsoft releases an adapter, which won't be until next year. Your Trittons, your Turtle Beaches, your Astros and Afterglows, forget it. Except one audiophile, a guy with a soldering gun and a purpose, wouldn't let it go.
Xbox One Sprints to a Million: Calling it "The biggest launch in Xbox history," Microsoft informs us that they've sold more than one million Xbox One consoles worldwide in less than 24 hours. They also say that more than 3.6 million Forza miles have been driven and more than 60 million Dead Rising zombies have been…
Tonight in New York, Microsoft is hosting a massive launch party for the Xbox One. In a few short hours, the people in line will have their own new consoles to take home. Ah, but Kotaku already has an Xbox One. Maybe the folks in line would like to check ours out while they wait?
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…
Hugo Dorison knows that big, over-the-ear headphones are where it's at. Not only do over-the-ear headphones look cooler than in-ear headphones*, but you can take up art projects like these video game headphones with them, too. Watch Dorison's video above to see what I mean.
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.
Supergiant Games' award winning action role-playing game Bastion is now available on the iPad, and it's one of the best experiences you can have with the Apple tablet. Just don't ruin it by playing without headphones.
How do you review a product for something that isn't there, and isn't supposed to be there? That's the distinguishing trait of the Turtle Beach X32 headset for the Xbox 360. It's identical in nearly every way to its X31 predecessor, released in 2009, except for one. A big one.
Mad Catz's official Xbox 360 headsets has one thing nobody else has: They're totally wireless. There are three models, but the two you care about are the Warhead and Devastator. The former's Dolby 7.1, the latter's stereo.
Headphones. You've seen one pair you've seen them all. Unless they're Sony's new official wireless PS3 headphones, in which case, they look different, and great as a result.
Like cleavage, the $249.95 price tag is front, center, and something always on your mind even as you list off the other good reasons you want to spend time with Turtle Beach's Ear Force PX5.
If you're going to play like Maxwell, you might as well look like Maxwell, with a pair of attractive plush headphones available to GameStop customers that preorder the adjective-infused Super Scribblenauts.
You can now pre-order those Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset that Creative Labs showed off during last year's BlizzCon.
Over the years sound has increasingly taken the back seat to the other important elements of a PC gaming experience from mouse and keyboard to the graphics and light-kits.