"2010 Tritton AX Pro Gaming Headset"5.0 starson by Elusiv3Sloth
Pros: The sound is amazing compared to the cheaper ax 720. They are extremely comfortable and light in my opinion.
Cons: The only downside to this product is that it is not wireless. Even though wireless headsets have lesser sound quality and more interference they are more convenient.
Summary: I went to Best Buy in search of a surround sound gaming headset for ps3 and xbox 360. My first purchase were the ax 720s which were decent, but one of the headphones didn't work and you couldn't customize your sound. I returned those and I was debating on buying the turtle beach x41s or the tritton ax pros. I went onto best buy's in store computer, and looked at the reviews for both of them. The reviews were 3.9 and 3.8 respectively. People said that the turtle beach x41s were either really good or they were terrible. Every review said that they had minor hissing and communication problems and they are also $30 more than the pros. I then read some of the ax pro reviews. People were just nagging about shotty build quality, non-flexible mic, and the fact that it used two different ac adapters. The 2010 version now comes bundled with a flexible mic and only one ac adapter, and they seem pretty sturdy. The other difference between the x41 and the ax pros was that tritton has true surround sound vs simulated sound. The x41 also talked up the fact that it was 7.1 dolby digital, but I don't know any games that support it. You also have to replace the batteries every 10 hours which was another minus and since they are wireless, the sound quality cannot be up to par with the ax pros. The x41s are also not compatible with ps3 chat out of the box, they make you buy a separate cable on turtle beach's website. To get the turtle beaches fully compatible with your ps3 your looking at $230 compared to $170 with the tritton's. There were just way too many complaints and issues with the x41s that I decided to not buy them. I chose to get the ax pros with 4 speakers in each ear instead of just one with the x41. When I got home I ripped them out of the box and it took me 30 minutes to get them up and running. I decided to test them out in uncharted 2 first. All I can say is god damn they have good sound. The gunfire and sound of grenades exploding in your face is something that everyone has to experience. I used to play the game audio through my video game chair which had 2 small speakers and a subwoofer, and these things truly trump my chair. This headset truly changes your gaming experience, and it left me wanting to try all of my old games out to see what cool background sounds and what not they would pick up. Another game I popped in was Dead Space, and that headset scared me to death whenever an enemy would pop out in front of me. I have not yet tried out modern warfare 2 yet, but I am excited to see the sound change. All in all, if you want to improve your overall gaming experience look no further than the Tritton AX Pros.
P.S. I recommend purchasing these headphones at Best Buy with the 2 year warranty in case they break.