Tritton are back with a brand new series of headsets. Currently there are two to choose from – the ARK 100, a wired stereo headset that comes in Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or PC flavours, and the ARK 300, a wireless 7.1 surround sound headset available for Xbox One or PlayStation 4.
At the centre of each headset is a 60mm driver responsible for delivering smooth bass and mid-range sounds. Meanwhile, a 10mm driver delivers the higher frequencies – with two 10mm drivers taking control in the ARK 300 model.
The ARK 100 has three EQ modes to choose from, while the ARK 300 boasts a DTS Headphone:X “4K-compatible HDMI pass-through interface”. Now looks aren’t everything, but I can’t help but fall for the ARK – especially for its motion driven lighting on the ear cups. Call me vain, but it sounds pretty damn cool to me, with an accelerometer taking control of the colour and brightness of the headset, so all you need do is tilt you head.
The headsets have been completely redesigned to offer a new level of comfort in Tritton headsets, with memory foam included in the head band and ear cups. Check out what Rob Hall has to say about the ARK series in Tritton’s behind the scenes video below.
Mad Catz have been showing off their new Tritton Katana 7.1 HD headset at CES this week—and has picked up a CES 2016 Innovations Award for the product’s unique approach to game audio.
Nearly all gaming headsets today utilise digital optical audio to carry their surround sound streams. These have always been limited to six channels of compressed audio, however, and only replicate a “simulated” 7.1 experience. Getting true, uncompressed audio often requires some pretty high-end equipment in your console gaming setup.
Tritton’s new Katana HD 7.1 appears to solve this problem entirely, taking an uncompressed 7.1 audio stream straight from the console’s HDMI port, right into your ears, through a smart little codec from DTS that encodes audio into a spatial binaural stereo stream, giving you that familiar sense of surround sound. It’s compatible with HDMI-ARC too, so you only need one transmitter for all your audio sources. No more cable switching!
Unfortunately for Xbox One users, however, it’s not completely wireless. You’ll still need a chat cable heading to your controller, unlike the Astro MixAmp Pro TR’s integrated USB solution. Still, lossless HDMI audio is something of a first for standalone gaming headsets and is definitely a welcome step forward.
The Tritton Katana 7.1 HD is priced at £179.99 and ships in March.
Check out the latest edition to the MadCatz Tritton Gaming Headset range – the Tritton Primer. The Primer delivers with a padded, adjustable headrail which extends an extra 1.25 inches on either side to accommodate a wide range of head sizes and soft, pliable earcups which keep ambient sounds at bay. Check out the trailer below. Continue reading Tritton Primer Wireless Stereo Headset from MadCatz Out Now→