By Ian Chiu
You want to enjoy the fullest of your DVDs’ 5.1 surround sound, to give orders to your comrades in Call of Duty and to chat with your mum in Skype. Other than adding a bulky 5.1 set and grabbing a $10 commodity headset, the Tritton AXPC 5.1 USB headset may do all these just fine without adding more cable clutter. The Tritton retails for $55 and as a USB audio device, it bypasses onboard audio that often produces an annoying hiss. The circumaural cans can effectively filter out almost all ambient noises and provide a sealed sound chamber. The mic has a +20dB mic boost feature that is proven to be extremely useful in VoIP. In movies, the 5.1 performance actually puts “…ordinary headphones to shame.” However, a significant problem lies within OpenAL, one that affects a lot of the latest game titles. For full details, follow the link love at the bottom.
Surround sound is like dual monitors and satellite radio. Once you have it, it’s hard to go back. So when your new neighbor calls the cops on you for having the volume too loud, or you’re attending a LAN party with no speakers permitted, it’s imperative to have a backup plan. Enter the Tritton AXPC gaming USB headset, offering true 5.1 surround thanks to 4 individual drivers in each cup, rumble feedback, and a detachable boom mic to keep those late night gaming sessions rocking. Did we mention it’s USB? Full review ahead.
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