Xbox 360 Wireless Headset Review

Many of you are probably in the same boat as me when it comes to the current 360 headset, by that I mean the wire has curled up so much I could use it as a slinky, the headset itself has broken in half and held together by a few bits of tape and to add to all that the mini console has lost its grip on the controller and now comes out so easily you have to be careful when you sneeze for fear of losing communications with your team mates.

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shikwan6346d ago

The complaints of buzzing is due to the sound volume and as he stated CAN simply be fixed by turning the headset off/on.

The charge doesn't last too long as well, unlike the wireless controller. Maybe about 8 hours. But then the battery on the headset is FAR from the thickness of the wireless controller. I extend the use of the headset by turning it off when I'm not in a room, or when I step away from my 360, etc.

People also complain (as do I) about the range. It will drop connection (MOST times but not always), once you move out of sight of your 360. Although the main FEATURE of this headset is the freedom to move around, this boils down to a simple annoyance that's tolerable. Again to counter this problem, simply turn the headset off/on.

Also, I noticed that on occassion, when your in a room and check your voice mail, the mic sometimes keeps you 'disconnected' from the room. You'll be able to hear people but they won't be able to hear you. But yet again, you can resolve this by turning the headset off/on.

Lastly, because the mic is so sensitive, I can't listen to my gaming music as loud cause the mic will surely pick it up and it WILL annoy other XBL players. I will adjust by going back to the wired headset or turning my volume down. Simple.

DeathNote16346d ago (Edited 6346d ago )

good review despite its few random problems. it was nice that we got a free headset at launch. even tho i wasn't wireless it plugged into the controller, so no biggy right? soon mine broke, so i have to pick up a new one. too bad it doesn't support bluetooth headsets like the ps3. then i wouldn't have to buy a new headset for the ps3 or 360! the headset would probably soon feel like a whore used so many different ways.

shikwan6346d ago

So I hear the problem with bluetooth headsets and PS3 controllers is that once the battery goes then what? You can't buy a replacement battery for (especially) your controller as there aren't any for sale.

FadeToBlack6346d ago

has worked fairly flawless since i have had it. Alos its so confortable i forget its there fater a few minutes of gaming. I really dont understand how there can be so many isolated complaints when i havent experianced any of them with my set.


It's A Crime That There's No Sleeping Dogs 2 Yet

Huzaifah from eXputer: "Sleeping Dogs from the early 2010s is one of the best open-world games out there but in dire need of a resurgence."

LG_Fox_Brazil22h ago

I agree, I consider the first one a cult classic already

isarai16h ago

You say "yet" as if it's even possible anymore. United Front Games is gone, along with anyone that made this game what it is

CrimsonWing693h ago

That’s what happens when games sell poorly. And I’ve seen people wonder why people cry when a game sells badly… this is your answer.

solideagle2h ago

Majority of the time it's true but if a company/publisher is big (in terms of money), they can take a hit or 2. e.g. I am not worried about Rebirth sales as Square will make Remake 3 anyway but if FF 17 doesn't sell then Square might need to look for alternative. <-- my humble opinion

Abnor_Mal1h ago

Doesn’t Microsoft own the IP now since they acquired Activision?

DaReapa14m ago

No. Square Enix owns the IP.

boing149m ago(Edited 49m ago)

Sleeping Dogs was a sleeper hit back then. It was fantastic. It actually still is. Would love a sequel to this, or at least a revive of True Crime series.


Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-earth II - PC Wore it Better

Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-earth II was an intriguing and unique RTS title, that sadly suffered in its console port.

dadavis199213h ago

Was just thinking about this game and wishing I had a way to revisit it. The way EA scrubs these titles from existence once their licensing runs out is horrid.

Michiel19892h ago

there is a client made by modders and it also works online.

kevco332h ago

Indeed. The game can still be played online on PC.

Xbox 360 players, though? Bang outta luck.


Final Fantasy 12 Has The Worst Cid, Says Ben Starr

Clive actor Ben Starr plays kiss, marry, kill with Final Fantasy characters, and decides to off Cid from Final Fantasy 12.

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CrimsonWing691d 3h ago

I’d give it to 8, but whatevs.

mastershredder17h ago(Edited 17h ago)

Ew VO actors and their cringe core. Fiverr voice actors could out perform this chump.