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Top Features To Look For In Gaming Headsets

Gaming Headsets

Don’t be this guy

So, there you are trying to snipe some 10 year old noob in Black ops 2 who told you that he invited your mother to play with his legos (language toned down, of course).  Little do you that he’s sneaking up behind you and knifing you in the back.  Now, this could have been a completely avoidable situation if you had a good pair of gaming headsets that could pick up on the sounds of the footsteps coming up on you. Gamers can sometimes forget that without detailed sound, even the most captivating visuals can seem anemic. If you want to take your gaming to the next level, then you’re going to need headphones that have certain qualifications.


G4me Zero Gaming HeadsetThere are several important features to consider before you jump the gun on buying a gaming headset. The first thing that should be a major concern is surround sound capabilities. Lots of gaming headphones like the Sennheiser G4ME ZERO that have multiple drivers that produce sound equivalent to that of high end home stereo surround sound system. This is also extremely helpful in first person shooter games when someone is trying to sneak up behind you.  The surround sound capabilities will be able to pick up on the footstep audio that would otherwise go unheard by your conventional gaming headset.

Having wireless capabilities is another feature many might consider important.  If you like to move around a lot while you slay your adversaries, then it’s good to have no wires in the way that might cause your precious ear-hugging beauties to be thrown from your head. The microphone should be detachable and have an in-line controller to maintain chat and volume controls depending on your gaming situation.  Also, you should make sure they are equipped with comfortable earpads so that you can game through a long night.

Remember that if you don’t have good gaming headphones you could be missing out on a fully satisfying gaming experience!

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Turtle Beach Ear Force XP500

Turtle Power! Well not exactly a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles product, but these Turtle Beach headphones could be defined in one word that the Ninja Turtles may agree on…COWABUNGA! For all the gamers out there, these programmable wireless surround sound headphones are what may be some of the best one’s out there. The Ear Force XP500 is a special version of the PX5 that’s designed specifically for the XBOX 360 and includes an XBA Bluetooth adapter for wireless XBOX Live chat.

Turtle Beach Ear Force XP500

Turtle Beach Ear Force XP500

Just like the PX5, the XP500 distributes the vital gaming audio capability with a programmable digital signal processor, Dolby Surround Sound, Bluetooth technology, and XBOX LIVE wireless chat, making it the most technologically innovative headset designed for the XBOX 360. Bluetooth technology allows users to chat wirelessly on XBOX LIVE and PSN, answer phone calls and stream music, while gaming in immersive 360 degree surround sound. The DSP allows gamers to boost and personalize the complete gaming audio experience with entirely customizable game, chat and mic signals. Custom presets stored in the Turtle Beach XP500 headset can be designated during particular parts of the game to highlight sounds like footsteps or reloads that may otherwise be tough to hear. It can even be programmed to mask your voice or to enrich the voices of online players, so you can hear them more clearly throughout extreme parts of the game.

Although augmented for Xbox 360 gaming, the Turtle Beach XP500 is also great for watching movies and listening to music, with its immaculate audio performance, large, deep, fabric cushions, soft headband, and twist cup designed for resting the headset on your shoulders. The Turtle Beach XP500 carry on the development of a new class of wireless gaming headset that assists as the critical “secret weapon” in the arsenal of serious gamers looking for supreme audio quality, sonic control and a competitive lead.

Make sure to check out this headset and all the other awesome gaming headsets and accessories we have available here at Sonic Electronix.