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by Nick Puleo 0
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  • pc
Beta Test My Beats

Astro A38 Beta Headphones Are a New Approach to a Crowded Market

Let's face it, if you're in the market for a gaming headset there are literally hundreds of choices. And in my personal opinion, there are very few "wrong" choices to make if you are willing to invest in a pair. Some folks will balk at $100 or $200 pair of headsets, but if you use them daily they are well worth the price you pay. We've been a longtime fan of Astro's headsets on this site, reviewing numerous pairs over the years. But their latest endeavor is a bit different than their last, and it might be an industry first.

by Justin Reynolds 0
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  • pc
One headset to rule them all

SteelSeries H Wireless Impressions

Welcome to one of the best damn headsets money can buy. When it comes time to purchase a headset, I usually look exclusively at wired ones. In the past many wireless headset presented problems for me; be it battery issues or latency issues, there was always a drawback that was not worth the convenience. Today I am happy to report that SteelSeries has shown me the light, and it’s time to unplug and move on from the restricted life of the cord.

by Christopher Metz 5
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  • playstation 4
  • xbox one
New Turtle Beach headsets are also to release alongside it.

Xbox One Headset Adapter Delayed Until 2014

Last week, we learned that the PlayStation 4’s audio options would be a tiny bit limited at launch. Mainly due to Bluetooth and USB based headphone chat being non-applicable, a post release patch will be issued in 2014. Similarly, Microsoft’s top, 3rd party headsets will be pushed into 2014 also,  due to a delay on the promised headset adapter.

by Nick Puleo 0
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  • pc
7.1 Premium Headsets Coming Soon

SteelSeries Siberia Elite Available for Pre-Order

The SteelSeries Siberia V2 are my go to headsets on PC. The solid build and sound quality combined with the integrated USB soundcard make it a great pair of cans to use just about anywhere. Perhaps one of the underrated features of the Siberia headsets is just how comfortable they are. Today SteelSeries have announced a brand new version called the SteelSeries SIberia Elite and it raises the bar in just about every feature while retaining a lot of the same design features.

by Nick Puleo 10
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  • xbox one
It's so shiny.

And on the 8th Day, Major Nelson Said Let there Be A Headset

Remember all the hub-bub about the Xbox One not coming with a headset? Remember how they also said it wouldn't work with current headsets? Just like Microsoft reversed its decision to support older headsets with an adapter, it appears it has reversed its decision on including a headset. Today Xbox Live's Major Nelson has unboxed the Xbox One console revealing several goodies inside, including a headset.

by Christopher Metz 2
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  • xbox 360
  • xbox one
Bring your third-party headsets over to Xbox One via an adapter.

Microsoft Confirms Xbox One Compatibility With Current-Gen Headsets

We were once worried that our expensive third-party headsets would be thrown to the wayside when Xbox One was released. Gaming headsets heavily boost the experience quite a bit for most people, so gamers had a reason to be slightly concerned over this. Luckily, Microsoft has officially confirmed their plans to offer an adapter to accommodate those gamers’ needs.

by Nick Puleo 10
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  • xbox one
3rd party headsets popular, adapter incoming

Xbox One Headset Revelations

It was just last week we learned that the Xbox One would forgo including a headset in the box for online chat. Instead the system would rely on its Kinect peripheral for your voice chatting needs. For a myriad of reasons this isn't ideal, but perhaps more eye opening is the fact that existing 3rd party headsets would not work with the Xbox One. So we did what any good site would do, we hit up our community.

by D.J. Waaland 22
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  • xbox 360
  • xbox live
  • xbox one
No headset for you!

Microsoft Will Not Offer Free Headset with Xbox One

In yet another marketing blunder by Microsoft, they have revealed that they will not be packaging a headset with their next gen Xbox One system. While it seems like a poor decision, Microsoft has publicly stated that they hope that players will turn to the Kinect for their voice chat needs. The mandatory Kinect, while capable of serving as a means of communicating with others over Xbox Live, has obvious negative implications involved with its use. The most egregious offense is that when we go online, we will not only hear people's voices, but we will also hear all of the background noise that goes along with it. The Kinect is also not ideal for gamers who are hearing impaired, or those that have children with sensitive ears. A simple and cheap headset would alleviate the issue, but it seems Microsoft's plans are much more exacting than that.

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