- Platform: Windows Vista / XP / XP Tablet PC Edition, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Macintosh
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Sharkoon 000SKSTSR X-Tatic SR Gaming Headset with Dolby Headphone Technology for XBOX 360/PS3/PC (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Sound Control Unit with NEW 3D Sound Expander feature, and in-line amplifier master volume controller with microphone mute function
- Supports a second headset via 3.5mm jack so that 2 can enjoy excellent surround sound
- Flexible, detachable, microphone connects to PS3 via USB (USB to PS3), and to Xbox 360 controller (2.5 mm plug)
- Easily configure your personal sound using the in-line volume controller while chatting with your friends via "USB to PS3" or "Xbox Live"
- Regardless of whether it's a PS3, Xbox 360, PC, or tablet PCs the X-Tatic SR allows you to connect to all major platforms with its extensive accessories collection
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Amazon.ca Product Description
Sharkoon headsets are sophisticated in design and technology with the X-Tatic SR you gain a state-of-the-art stereo headset with Dolby Headphone Technology giving you the crucial sound advantage for epic gaming sessions on your PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, Mac, and tablet PCs. The X-Tatic SR includes a flexible, detachable microphone so you can conveniently disconnect the microphone when the chat function is not in use. X-Tatic SR microphone supports chat applications for PS3 and Xbox 360 so that you can smoothly chat and triumph with your team.
From the Manufacturer
Introducing the Xtatic SR Stereo Headset with Dolby Headphone Technology
Sharkoon headsets are sophisticated in design and technology – with the X-Tatic SR you gain a state-of-the-art stereo headset with Dolby Headphone Technology giving you the crucial sound advantage for epic gaming sessions on your PlayStation® 3, Xbox® 360, PC, & tablet PCs. Experience a whole new world of crushing explosions, screaming commands, and powerful game sound output with the in-line amplifier master volume control and microphone mute function.
- Dolby® Headphone for multi-platform gaming Xbox® 360, PS3™, PC, Tablet PCs
- Supports Dolby® Digital 5.1, Dolby® Pro Logic® II and Dolby® Headphone
- USB-powered, no additional power adaptor needed
- Supports Xbox® Live & PlayStation® 3 chat function
- Flexible, detachable microphone
- In-line amplifier with volume controller and microphone mute
- Separate volume adjustment for voice communication
- Supports a second headset via 3.5 mm jack for excellent sound
Enjoy Xtatic Quality
The X-Tatic SR offers all amenities you may expect from a modern headset with its cushioned headband, its individually adjustable, rotating earcups, padded headphones and the flexible microphone.
Stay in Contact
The X-Tatic SR includes a flexible, detachable microphone so you can conveniently disconnect the microphone when the chat function is not in use. X-Tatic SR microphone supports chat applications for PS3 and Xbox 360, so that you can smoothly chat and triumph with your team. Microphone connects to PS3 via USB (USB to PS3™), and to Xbox® 360 controller (2.5 mm plug).
Sound Control Unit with 3D Sound Expander
The Sound Control Unit (SCU) allows users to connect their headset to any device featuring an optical output, such as an Xbox®, Xbox® 360, PS2®, PS3® or other digital device, and decodes Dolby®Digital and Dolby®ProLogic® signals. The SCU also includes a new feature called 3D Sound Expander which expands the sound field in Dolby headphone mode to enhance the 3D effect. In addition, the SCU offers one additional connection for a second headset with a 3.5 mm jack, so that two can enjoy excellent surround-sound.
Find Your Enemies
The Dolby® headphone functionality of the X-Tatic SR creates a completely new sound dimension, which provides you with a pivotal combat advantage for multi- dimensional detection.
Inline Amplifier and Volume Control
Easily configure your personal sound using the in-line volume controller while chatting with your friends via USB to PS3® or Xbox® Live”. Volume controller includes a separate volume control for voice communication and microphone mute function.
Supports PS3®, Xbox® 360, PC
Regardless of whether it's a PS3®, Xbox® 360, PC, or tablet PC, the X-Tatic SR allows you to connect to all major platforms with its extensive accessories collection.
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For me, this seems like an excellent mid-range option for a gaming headset on any console. I have only used mine for xbox360 thus far. It comes with all the cables you would need to set it up with any console which is nice. I've been using it for about a month.
I'll just bullet the features I like:
-Long cable with inline volume, mic mute and voice volume, and a clip on the cord below where it runs into the headphone so that you can clip the cord to your shirt and the inline controls don't pull on the connection.
-Detachable mic for offline gaming/ movie watching.
-Sound quality and surround is good. It's not going to compete with high end speakers but they seem balanced with good bass and more detail in direction than in stereo.
-Build also seems good. I big problem I read a lot about with other headsets (esp. turtle beaches) is they would break. Time will tell but the earpieces are connected solidly to the headband and rotate in multiple directions.
-Comfort is reasonable. I have a pretty small head so I don't notice many problems... it may be a bit tight for people with larger heads in long gaming sessions.
-Price. One of the best things about this headset. I think it is the best balance between quality, versatility, and affordability and is ultimately how I decided to buy this product.
Product arrived quickly and in good condition as always has been my experience purchasing with amazon.
Overall I recommend this product as an excellent mid-range, versatile option. Moving it around between systems will be slightly inconvenient with the cables but it will save you having to buy a set of headphones for every system you own.
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The box comes with a lot of wires but you probably wont use all of them as they are specific to each system. This is daunting only if you ignore the instruction booklets, which are excellent, and the labels on each cable, also excellent. There are seperate instruction pamphlets for each system and for the Xbox 360, even show you the difference between the standard and slim consoles (and even go so far as to show you the menu options within your xbox). What a great touch with the user considered 100%. It took me no longer than 5 minutes to be up and running.
I was particularly interested in being able to use these for more than just gaming and the initial experience was positive. These functioned well for movies and music in addition to games. It's a little annoying that you have to walk to the television (where the main Dolby module will sit) to change the mode, but how often are you going directly from game to music to movie without moving? If you are, you could probably use the walk to the tv. There is also inline volume controls to turn the amp on and off, to adjust the volume for game and chat seperately, and to mute the microphone. These seem like no brainers but it seemed like other headsets were missing one or more of those volume controls.
The simulated 3D was only ok but on par with other dolby stereo headphones I've heard. In gaming mode you can tell direction best if you are moving around. Standing still it was hard to tell front sounds from rear sounds. The clarity and crispness was fantastic and with the ability to turn the amp on and off you can essentially determine how much bass you want. The mild hiss from the USB power is evident only when the amp is on and no other sound is coming through the speakers... I hardly notice at all. I was drawn into the game immediately and hearing sound effects I didn't realize were there before. A short trial on a movie, nature show, and streaming pandora were all very satisfying as well.
Summary: I'm completely satisfied provided they don't explode any time soon. You can probably get similar performing headphones for a bit less but the appeal here is that you are sure to have the right set-up and instructions for your system, the performance is great, and the features are what you would ask for given the chance.
90 DAY UPDATE:
I want to follow up from time to time for those who want to know how things hold up. After 3 months of regular use I am still enjoying these headphones and have no new complaints. Totally satisfying purchase.
In my research I narrowed it down to either the Sharkoon X-Tatic SR's or the Turtle Beach x41's. I was leaning toward the Turtle Beach set because I really wanted a wireless set and there were a ton of good reviews for the x41's, not to mention they were 10 dollars cheaper. In the end I chose the X-Taic SR's because I was worried about the wireless interference people were complaining about with the x41's. I live in an apartment building with what seems like a million different wireless networks plus my wireless router sits right near my XBOX. So I plunked down my 139.00 and ordered the S-Tatic SR's.
When I first opened the box I could see why people were commenting on the amount of wires. There were bags full of them. Do not let this worry you. I repeat, do not let this worry you. Each bag is separated into what system you will use this headphones with and each and every cable is clearly marked with a tag on the wire itself that tells you exactly what it is. Now that is a really nice touch! Each system also has its own instruction manual. I am using the headphones with my XBOX 360 and the wires are completely manageable and have never got in the way even once.
The sound control unit (SCU) sits by my XBOX powered by USB so there is no additional power adapter needed. The included optical cable runs from the XBOX to the SCU. From there the headphones are connected to the SCU. The inline amplifier and volume controller is part of the main wire to the headphone and is situated perfectly so when you are sitting down you have the controls right near your hand. This is also where your mic adapter plus in. There are separate controls for the volume of the game and the volume of your chat which is fantastic.
The headset is very light weight without feeling cheap. It is very comfortable to wear for long periods of time which is perfect for my late night gaming sessions. My ears did sweat a bit that is completely understandable and expected seeing that they are covered up. The mic is detachable so if you are watching a movie or listening to music you don't have to have it attached. The mic is flexible and stays put when you find a good location for it.
The first game I played was Call Of Duty Black Ops. My first impression was WOW! I couldn't believe how great and powerful the guns sounded. Every bullet casing ejected from your weapon can be heard dropping to the ground all around you. Your AI teammates screams and orders can be heard in crisp detail. Everything just sounded awesome. It actually makes the feeling of the game much more frantic because you really feel like you are the middle of a crazy battle. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time! Simply freaking awesome!!
Next I tested multiplayer because I wanted to see how good the surround effect really was as the single player game has so much going on plus all the music. The surround effect was pretty good. I could make out footsteps coming up from behind me and tell from which side they were coming from. I could also hear bullets whipping past my head on near misses. I honestly don't think that the effect is as pronounced or detailed as on a regular 5.1 surround speaker system is but I never expected that it would be. There is an enhanced 3D sound expander but I don't think I like it that much as it seems to add too much echo and doesn't really add to the surround feel in my opinion. It may just be that I am not using it correctly. Currently I play with the 3D expander off and the in-line amplifier on and things sound outstanding. What settings are you guys using?
Overall I highly recommend these headphones. I rate them 4.5 out 5 stars. You will not be disappointed if you purchase these. As I play more I will update this review if anything changes.
Great sounding bass, solid mids and clean crisp highs
Nice surround effect
Can be used with XBOX, PS3 and PC (all connections included)
The price is a little high I think
I would recommend these to any gamer out there looking for a well versed pair of surround sound headphones. I haven't had the change to compare other headphone brands yet but I will update this once I do in terms of quality and sound to other products.