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8:30 AM on 02.21.2014

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

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...

Dale North


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3:00 PM on 02.03.2014

PS4 firmware 1.60 adds support for Pulse headsets

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...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 01.10.2014

Premium audio brands get into gaming headsets at CES

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...

Dale North

2:00 AM on 01.09.2014

Seconded: Another thumbs up for SteelSeries' H Wireless

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...

Dale North



Review: SteelSeries H Wireless Headset photo
Review: SteelSeries H Wireless Headset
by Chris Carter

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 distance helps keep me in the action -- say, while I'm respawning in an FPS and grabbing a quick drink.

Every once in a while you do need to plug them back into something though, especially after some lengthy gaming sessions. The SteelSeries Wireless H does a great job of handling the power issue with two swappable battery packs -- so you're always charging a backup. I wish every wireless headset was this simple to use -- but expect to pay for the convenience.

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Review: Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro headphones photo
Review: Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro headphones
by Dale North

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. 

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Review: Razer Kraken Forged Edition headphones photo
Review: Razer Kraken Forged Edition headphones
by Dale North

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?

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9:30 AM on 11.22.2013

Xbox One optical output only delivers stereo at launch

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, ...

Dale North

3:00 PM on 11.09.2013

Sony filing patents for VR headset technology

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 ...

Wesley Ruscher

9:00 PM on 10.20.2013

Xbox One will not support third-party headsets until 2014

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...

Kyle MacGregor



Review: SteelSeries Siberia Elite Gaming Headset photo
Review: SteelSeries Siberia Elite Gaming Headset
by Chris Carter

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 as the Siberia Elite was my first introduction to SteelSeries, I had high hopes. Thankfully, it didn't disappoint, and I now have a new catch-all solution for my headphone needs.

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7:00 AM on 10.11.2013

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

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...

Steven Hansen

2:30 PM on 07.31.2013

Current headsets will work on Xbox One with an adapter

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...

Brett Makedonski

2:00 PM on 07.29.2013

Here's how much Xbox One controllers and headsets cost

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...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 06.28.2013

Razer Surround: Virtual surround to stereo sets, for free

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...

Steven Hansen

8:30 PM on 06.27.2013

Xbox One requires unique headsets, possible fix coming

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...

Steven Hansen