now this is based on my own experience, not that i have many of them but i am just starting out. so this means my comments are purely truthful and unbiased.
love these friggin' headphones
not much of a surprise because its probably the first gaming headphones i have. my main usage has always been in-earphones or normal earphones on the market today. although i must stress out that however expensive and how much promotion they have set out in the public, some highly branded earphones/headphones just can't simply live up to their names (i will do a post on this another time). this goes out to food as well (also in another separate coming-soon post).
as expected from 7.1 surround sound, i find myself really diving into the game. at times finding myself half pissing to surprising sounds in the background. i wouldnt recommend pushing the volume up high if you're playing a horror games or games that involves suspense, unless you live off to that shit. i like smooth and relaxing sounds, sounds that i expect to hear. which also, these headphones deliver in quality and crisp(?) form. the long wires are welcomed as i connect it to my gaming consoles (which is also kind of a problem, i'll mention later on) which are connected to my tv that is around 5 metres away from my couch. surprisingly, it also doesn't bother me that its wired (others might prefer wireless headphones as its easy for them to move around).
but come on, seriously? why would you want to walk around with headphones when you're playing games. when you're listening to music, yeah thats acceptable. which leads me to its easy to disconnect volume controller. if you wanna take a piss or get a pack of cheese crisps in the kitchen, simply pull it off n leave the headset resting on your shoulders.
the issues that i've seen and heard from others have not influenced me to hate or even look for a better headphone(s). such as slight hissing sounds... headset can become heavy on long periods of gaming (you don't say?)... kind of tight fit (thats expected when you want to really hear what you listening to without outside noise disturbances)... ear itches (so scratch em! pause the game, take the Trittons off for a bit then put em back on!)... jeez common sense, people! use it!
i have yet to test out the mic but i dont really need it that much. though the idea of it of being able to attach and to pull it off the headset is a sweet idea. no complaints on that.
my main concern is actually connecting it to the consoles. bear in mind these Trittons needs to have a digital optical sound input for it to transmit sounds. and a USB connection to lead it to your gaming consoles. this is where my problem began. i didn't expect that it would be a chore but thanks to my absurd brain (which comes in handy sometimes) i managed to link the Tritton receiver box to both my PS3 and Xbox 360.
in short, you need a Y-USB cable and a TV that has an optical digital sound output. the Trittons are powered by the USB cable that will be connected to your console. i just realised that i can't turn on the receiver if my console is turned off. however, connecting it to two consoles seem to give it a boost of power that enables it to be turned on even when the consoles are turned off! sweet! the USB cable is also responsible in actions that your console(s) can make when connected to it such as configuring the settings etc.
the receiver is also indirectly directly connected to my tv box through the tv. hence, having it enough powered by two consoles, i dont have to turn on one console (and theres a higher chance that the audio input will be screwed up).
the picture below says it all.
the y-usb cable surely comes handy in this setting!
in short, i am well off with it!
BUT! i was damned to know that they came in black too... shit. i bought these white ones on impulse because i was sick of the noise that the neighbor upstairs emits every once in a while. its just an annoying coincidence that they always pump euro trash dance music every time i'm playing a game. i was so fed up with it. even increasing my game volume was not enough.
although... i am building a gaming rig in the near future... maybe i'll moved these there and buy another one which is black for my consoles... *evil laugh*