Mad Catz Shipping The Detonator Xbox 360 Headset

Mad Catz Shipping The Detonator Xbox 360 Headset

  • By: Geofry S. Glenn
  • Posted 30th Sep 2011

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New Co-Branded Stereo Headset for Xbox 360

Lately there has been an increased focus for providing the sort of peripherals and functionality for game consoles that PC gamers have long enjoyed -- a trend that here at Gaming Update we consider to be a good thing.

Noted game peripheral -- and now developer/publisher -- Mad Catz Interactive announced today that they are shipping the Detonator Stereo Headset, which they are positioning as the world's first official co-branded gaming headset designed for use with Microsoft's Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, though the device is also compatible with a wide range of other entertainment hardware, including MP3 players, cell phones, and audio devices.

"We are excited to be shipping the first product in our highly anticipated co-branded headset range." says Darren Richardson, President and CEO at Mad Catz. "Releasing a co-branded range of headsets has enabled us to offer an enticing feature set and quality audio which we are certain will appeal to the passionate gamer this holiday season," he adds.

The Detonator Stereo Headset -- manufactured by Tritton Technologies -- is a wired stereo headset that is engineered to provide crisp and clean personal stereo sound for the Xbox 360 console, and its built-in features include:

-- Selective Voice Monitoring (SVM): Allows the gamer to enable or disable the ability to hear their own voice;
-- Detachable Boom Mic: Offering clear communication over LIVE, the Detonator's mic is fully detachable;
-- 50mm Neodymium Drivers: Precision tuned and balanced speakers;
-- Audio Control: Independent voice and game mute and volume through wired in-line remote;
-- MP3 Player and Phones Support: 3.5mm jack supports both media playback and voice communications;
-- Designed for Extended Play: Padded adjustable headband and plush around-the-ear earcups.

The Detonator is expected to be joined by additional products in the range in time for the 2011 holiday shopping season, and gamers will find additional information available at

The Detonator's RRP is set at $79.99 in the USA, $84.99 in Canada, £59.99 in the United Kingdom, and E69.99 in Europe, with comparable pricing elsewhere in the world. It's technical spec's include:

-- Featured Port: Xbox LIVE communications port
-- Speaker Diameter: 50mm
-- Magnet Type: Neodymium
-- Ear Coupling: Circumaural
-- Xbox 360 Audio Input Type: RCA

What headset do you currently use for your personal audio needs in console play? Is a wired headset preferable over a wireless headset? Please share your opinions by commenting below!