With our 51st review, we are introducing a new type of review: Short Attention Span Review. The reasoning for it is explained in a separate article
but the main reason is the amount of products for which no objective benchmarking software or methodology exists. Our goal is to test hardware that we all need or purchase at some point in time. The hardware and software reviewed in our SAS review is eligible for our awards.
Short Attention Span Review: Tritton AX 180 Universal Gaming Headset
After recently purchasing an Xbox 360 I was extremely excited to get into the smack talking that is involved in games like Madden 10', Fifa 10' and Halo 3. Unfortunately, i did not realize that utter poor quality of the headset provided with the Xbox 360 - even after being in stores for four years, the headset quality didn't move upward but stayed at mediocre level. Frankly, it's one of the worst headsets known to man. So i wondered if there were any better headsets out there. After a brief research, I came across the Tritton AX180 which is specifically designed for
Xbox Live. We decided to check and see if this headset made Xbox Live and the Xbox 360 overall more enjoyable and usable.
At first glance, the AX180's packaging catches your eye simply because of the bright orange contrasting with the white.Here is the front of the box.Here is the back of the box.
The packaging of the Tritton AX180 was quite informative giving you information on the front and back of the box. This gets you familiar with the supported devices as well as the components included with the headset. Tritton also includes the many features of this headset on the back, and they even had a little typo repeating the same "40mm driver"
feature twice. They used a plastic clamshell to hold the headphones which was then surrounded by a cardboard box to protect it from being broken during shipment. As you can see on the back, this product carries a 1 year warranty through Tritton.
Overall, this packaging held up quite nicely and looked very presentable and carried a good presence as the product is clearly visible before you even open the box. We would say that this packaging isn’t necessarily the greenest, but at the same time it is not necessarily wasteful. In addition to that, the packaging displays logos for all major consoles as well as PC and Mac indicating compatibility across all platforms. Since this is an analog device, that is to be expected since no drivers are needed.
The included accessories include:
- Removable Microphone
- Audio splitter [3.5mm to RCA L&R]
- Xbox Live audio cable [connects Xbox controller to headset]
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