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Bloodborne

Still counting the days, extended Bloodborne TV spot and info released


OK fine, I guess I'll get hyped now
Mar 19
I've been stubbornly attempting to resist the Bloodborne hype train. Getting your hopes up, especially for modern AAA games, usually leads to nothing but pure uncut disappointment. As we near the actual launch of the game, h... read
Xbox One

Buy this camo Xbox One controller and risk never finding it again


Same goes for the headset
Jul 16
As the Xbox One is relatively new in the grand scheme of its estimated lifespan, we haven't gotten a chance to see many special edition controllers come out yet. This Titanfall one was significant as it marked an importa... read
BOOM BOOM BOOM
Many of the very same Klipsch gaming headphones we spotted at CES earlier this year are now here in our office, with the Klipsch KG-200 set being the latest to get our review treatment.  While Klipsch has always been a b... read feature

Aria, a studio-grade gaming headset, costs $349


I've got to try these
Feb 21
If you regularly read this fine website, you'll know that I love anything audio or music related, and I'm especially taken with the area where games and sound collide. So Feenix's new headset definitely caught my eye with its... read
PS4

PS4 firmware 1.60 adds support for Pulse headsets


New Gold Wireless Headset announced
Feb 03
As of a system update going live late tonight, PlayStation 4 owners with an official Pulse or Pulse Elite Edition headset will now be able to use their device with the console. That took a while, didn't it? With that support... read
Gaming headphones

Premium audio brands get into gaming headsets at CES


Several new sets debut at CES
Jan 10
The business of gaming audio is growing so fast that the makers of many premium audio product brands are throwing their hats into the ring. Several new gaming headsets debuted at CES 2014, with entries from top names like Aud... read

Seconded: Another thumbs up for SteelSeries' H Wireless


Loooong-range
Jan 09
I know that we brought you a full review of the SteelSeries H Wireless headset a few days back, but after trying them out at CES today I wanted to say a bit more about them. Chris did a fine job, but I liked these so much tha... read
The best parts are the transmitter and batteries
Wireless headphones can be pretty expensive, but they can also be pretty damn convenient. Sometimes I don't feel like fumbling with wires, as it helps keep my setup clean, and the ability to wander around within a limited dis... read feature

Our favorite headset yet
If you read this site regularly you'll know that I've reviewed a lot of headsets. A lot of gaming headsets, I should say. I'm not out to dump on any of them, but I want to start this review by saying that these Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro headphones sound better than any of the phones I've reviewed for this site. Flat out. No question.  read feature

Fancypants
Niiiiice. That's what you'd expect to say trying out a premium set of audiophile-quality headphones, especially when they're priced at $299.00. Razer's Kraken Forged Edition music and gaming headphones are certainly nice in both form and function.  But are they $299 nice? Do they have a look and sound so good that you'd be okay eating ramen for the next month? read feature

Xbox One optical output only delivers stereo at launch


Software update will add Dolby surround later
Nov 22
This all started with a good find by the folks at Kotaku in their Xbox One review. They found that the optical digital output port of the Xbox One was only passing stereo signals. This led to a  NeoGAF thread, ... read
Sony

Sony filing patents for VR headset technology


PlayStation 4 headset rumor may not be rumor after all
Nov 09
Back in September, we reported on a juicy little rumor that Sony had initial plans to reveal a virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4 at gamescom, but instead was pushing the announcement to the Tokyo Game show. While ... read
Microsoft

Xbox One will not support third-party headsets until 2014


Xbox One Headset Adapter stalls the release of accessories
Oct 20
The Xbox One will not function in tandem with third-party gaming headsets at launch, Turtle Beach has revealed. Contrary to previous reports, the looming $500 console will include a pack-in mono headset. However, those lookin... read
My new go-to headset
Over the past year or so, I've acquired a decent amount of headphones. Some of them have fallen by the wayside, some of them relegated to certain devices, and a few have become decent "catch-alls" for most of my needs. Seeing... read feature

PS4 headset issues

PS4: Your headsets won't work at launch, some not at all


Shaking my headset
Oct 11
This is a PS4 PSA. Like the Xbox One, the PS4's compatibility with existing headsets leaves a lot to be desired. Both consoles come with a fully functional headset, mind, but that's little consolation for those with expensive... read
Headsets

Current headsets will work on Xbox One with an adapter


It will be available as an accessory
Jul 31
When Microsoft revealed that the Xbox One controller would have a new port designed for improved data transfer speed, owners of high-end headsets wondered if their pricey investment would soon be rendered obsolete. It looks l... read
Xbox One

Here's how much Xbox One controllers and headsets cost


Get a second gamepad for the price of a game
Jul 29
The Microsoft Store has priced a few accessories for the Xbox One, including controllers, headsets, and charge kits. The standard wireless controller will be $59.99, or $74.99 with a play-and-charge kit included. The charge k... read
Razer Surround

Razer Surround: Virtual surround to stereo sets, for free


Get the best performance out of your audio equipment and help a good cause
Jun 28
Did you know that Razer has more software engineers than hardware engineers? While the company is known for its high-end (read: pricey) peripherals and daftly sleek gaming laptop, it does equally wild work on the software sid... read
Xbox One headsets

Xbox One requires unique headsets, possible fix coming


Beat by Microsoft
Jun 27
The Xbox One doesn't come packaged with a headset. Nor can you use your existing, likely expensive headset, apparently. At least not until Microsoft comes up with a fix. "The Wireless Controller has been redesigned to allow f... read
Logitech G430

Impressions: Logitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset


Great value for the price
Jun 18
My experiences with sub-$100 headphones haven't been the most positive. I've gone through quite a few pairs from a variety of manufacturers, and have generally had issues with either comfort, durability, and/or sound/micropho... read
Headsets

SteelSeries to expand upon the H series this summer


Pro gamer headsets get upgrades and new model
Jun 13
SteelSeries headsets are mostly known for functionality and durability without all the visual flash. True to that trend, the company is introducing three new headsets into its popular H series this summer, including two upgrades to current models and the new and more-featured 9H.We have details and impressions of the three new headsets straight from E3.  read

Turtle Beach headsets in the works for Xbox One


Full reveal and details at E3
May 23
With this generation's meteoric rise of Call of Duty came a similar interest in gaming headsets. It's not surprising to hear then that Turtle Beach is at work on a line of Xbox One headsets. There's not a whole lot of details... read
The first crowd-sourced headphones
I realize that the percentage of our readers that are legitimately in the market for a $300 set of headphones is fairly small, and honestly if you don’t think dropping that much cheddar is ever worth it, then I probably... read feature

Revengeance

Astro putting out limited edition Revengeance headsets


Pretend you're a cyborg with these headsets
Feb 15
Astro Gaming has teamed up with Konami to put out limited edition Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance themed headsets and speaker tags. The A40 bundle includes your choice of the black or white headset, mixamp, and six total Reve... read

CES: Even better: Afterglow headset sees new improvements


Still has pretty lights
Jan 11
We reviewed and really liked PDP's Afterglow wireless headset last year, mostly for its excellent sound quality and pricing. We liked that it worked with all consoles and mobile devices, too. Really, the only thing we didn't ... read

CES: Ears-on with 3 new Turtle Beach headsets


Multiplatform headsets debuted
Jan 08
I had a chance to listen to a few of the newly announced headsets from Turtle Beach at CES today. Their top option is the new Seven series of headsets, which comes in three configurations: XP Seven for consoles, Z Seven for P... read
Show us your skillz and win this aural delight!
[Update: Contest over! Winners are Porkins, FierstArter, HammerShark, BillyTheK1dd, and Flamoctapus.] Our friends at Razer have kindly bestowed upon us five of their awesome Tiamat 7.1 elite gaming headsets to give away to th... read feature

Customization can only get you so far
It’s not very often that I get a chance to review something bad. It’s even rarer for me to come across headphones that I just hate. Truth is, most things that you spend $50 or more on are pretty good. Mediocrity c... read feature

Decent headset, fair price
The Razer Electra is an oddity. It's billed as a "music and gaming headset," but is primarily designed for use with mobile phones -- the headset is specifically made for iPhones, HTC phones, and Blackberries (and any laptop t... read feature

Release the Kraken!
Choosing a headset can prove to be mighty difficult in today's era. There's a ton of options; whether it's comfort level, sound quality, or functionality. Usually headsets tend to favor one factor over the other, leaving you ... read feature







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