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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 claims of bein...   read

 
 
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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 out of the way...   read

 
 
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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 Audio Technica, Se...   read

 
 
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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 that I wanted to h...   read

 
 
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Review: SteelSeries H Wireless Headset

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 kee...   read

 
 
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Custom One Pro

Review: Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro headphones

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 h...   read

 
 
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Review: Razer Kraken Forged Edition headphones

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 fu...   read

 
 
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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, and then a resp...   read

 
 
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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 neither show pr...   read

 
 
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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 looking to upgrade wi...   read

 
 
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Review: SteelSeries Siberia Elite Gaming 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 as the Siberia...   read

 
 
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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 gaming headset...   read

 
 
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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 like that won't ...   read

 
 
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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 kits are availab...   read

 
 
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Razer Surround

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 side. Case in poin...   read

 
 
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Xbox One headsets

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 for higher data ...   read

 
 
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Logitech G430

Impressions: Logitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

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/microphone quality. I w...   read

 
 
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SteelSeries to expand upon the H series this summer

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 ...   read

 
 
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Turtle Beach headsets in the works for Xbox One

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 out at this ti...   read

 
 
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Crossfade M-100 review

Review: V-Moda Crossfade M-100

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 can’t co...   read

 
 
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Astro putting out limited edition Revengeance headsets

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 Revengeance speaker...   read

 
 
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CES: Even better: Afterglow headset sees new improvements

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 like was the he...   read

 
 
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CES: Ears-on with 3 new Turtle Beach headsets

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 PC, and M Seven ...   read

 
 
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Contest: Win a Razer Tiamat 7.1 gaming headset!

[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 the Destructoid c...   read

 
 
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Review: Designears

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 can often cost a...   read

 
 
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