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Thrustmaster reveal the Y-300CPX headset


Gaming peripheral heavyweights, Thrustmaster have been around for a while. Their last multi-format headset, the Y-280CPX, offered reliability and performance in bags. The time has come for Thrustmaster to replace this hardware now, and they’ve revealed the Y-300CPX headset in order to do that.

The new Y-300CPX incorporates all of the previous headset’s most popular features and improves on those that weren’t quite up to Thrustmaster’s own high standards.

The first improvement announced is extended compatibility with pretty much everything with a 3.5mm stereo jack. This means that both the Xbox One (with adapter if required), and Xbox 360 are catered for in this new hardware.

The headset will also feature 50mm drivers with a stable frequency response curve that is optimized for gaming, ensuring a perfect balance between bass, mids and treble. This, coupled with electro-acoustic bass amplification for a really powerful low-frequency response.

As you can see form the images below, there are deep, large, soft ear pads, for optimum comfort. The headset will feature a unidirectional microphone which is both adjustable and detachable. This has been specifically designed to pick up only the gamer’s voice.

If you want to adjust the headset settings, Thrustmaster have designed and included a multifunctional inline controller which will let you adjust the audio levels of the game and the voices of your buddies.

All of this and it will come with a whopping 13.1 foot (4 metres) of cable to make sure it’s compatible with any gaming set up.

The Y-300CPX gaming headset will be available from mid-February at a suggested retail price of $54.99

Skullcandy SLYR-GMX-1 for Xbox One


Another Xbox One gaming headset is on its way and this time it’s from the lifestyle and performance audio guru’s at Skullcandy Inc. The Skullcandy SLYR for Xbox One has been designed and developed by Skullcandy alongside ASTRO Gaming ensuring it is 100% compatible for Xbox One.

The Skullcandy SLYR features the unique and powerful GMX-1 Controller-Mounted Mixer, which places the controls for game-to-voice balancing, volume, and push-button mute right at your fingertips for quick, on-the-fly adjustments.

The new Skullcandy SLYR is available now from select retailers nationwide or directly at www.skullcandy.com, for $99. A special Skullcandy SLYR Halo Edition is also available and features a custom headset colour and graphical treatment inspired by the Halo franchise.


Skullcandy SLYR and Skullcandy SLYR Halo Edition features include:

  • Designed for Xbox One – Designed specifically for the Xbox One, the Skullcandy SLYR for Xbox One will provide hours of game playing, movie watching and music listening excitement with superior fit and comfort as well as premium audio tuning for gaming.
  • New GMX1 Controller-Mounted Mixer – Newly designed specifically for the Xbox One, the GMX-1 Mixer is a controller-mounted audio device that works with the SLYR Headset to deliver game-to-voice balancing, volume control, and a push-button mute right at your fingertips.
  • Skullcandy Supreme Sound – Engineered for gaming, music, movies and more, Skullcandy’s Supreme Sound provides powerful bass, natural vocals and precise highs with a rich and detailed stereo soundfield tuned specially for gaming.
  • Stashable Mic System – The Skullcandy SLYR for Xbox One features a highly precise, stylishly discreet, stashable boom mic, which can be rotated away when not in use for a more customizable in-game communication experience.
  • New Xbox One Edition SLYR Colour – The Skullcandy SLYR for Xbox One features a new custom colour scheme inspired by the Xbox One itself. A classic Black headset with Xbox Green accents, earcups and boom mic create a stylish statement for any Xbox gamer.
  • New “Halo” Edition SLYR Colour – The Skullcandy SLYR Halo Edition for Xbox One also features a new custom colour scheme inspired by the Halo universe! The new SLYR features a White headset with Grey accents and custom, but subtle Halo design elements throughout.