Far superior to other headsets of similar genre, the Tritton AX 180 takes gaming to a whole new level. With enhanced sound quality, comfortable earpieces that cushion your ears, gaming becomes a relaxing and enjoyable experience.
Superb sound quality; very easy to increase or decrease volume simply by adjusting the angle of the earpieces.
Decent sound for the casual gamer
Let me start by saying i've owned a few Tritton products ranging from cheap to expensive. The Ax 180's are at a good budget price range, but you get what you pay for. The stereo sound on these headphones are decent enough but I found the bass lacking. I use them on my xbox and they're good for late night gaming.
Tritton AX180 headset
The Tritton AX 180 headset is a universal headset in that it is designed to work with the Xbox 360 console, Playstation 3 console, or any device that utilizes a 3.5mm analog input or output. The USB connection powers the headset, regardless of device you are using it with.
The Xbox 360 voice chat input is through a 3.5mm/2.5mm cable the connects the volume control box (inline on the headset) and your controller. Playstation 3 voice chat input is through the USB connection. PC voice chat can be through either the USB connection or the analog connection.
Game audio when connecting to an Xbox 360 is through a cable that bridges stereo, male, analog, component audio with 3.5mm female. You can place this bridge cable between your standard audio/video cable and your television, or between the analog audio dongle and your television provided that you have a double-sided, male, stereo, analog audio cable.
The Playstation 3 appears to work the same, though it may be able to transmit game audio through USB. PC audio uses the 3.5mm analog connection, and may work through USB as well.
The volume control device has controls for both chat audio and game audio. The headset seems to leak a good deal of sound, but that's other people's problem and not yours, right? The headset has a good deal of bass.
People typically complain about a hissing sound from the headset. If you are using a wireless controller (Xbox 360), then the hissing sound is near impossible to hear unless you are sitting in a quiet room with nothing happening. The hissing seems to be a lot louder when you are using a wired controller or a charge cable with a wireless controller. Regardless, you don't notice the hissing sound when there is game audio, so it's not really a problem.
I have not had anyone complain about my voice when using this headset, so I'm guessing the quality is fine. The microphone is a tad sensitive, so it may pick up game audio if you don't have your television muted. The microphone is detachable as well.
I have read reviews where people complain about the durability of the headset, though I have not had any problems so far with mine. I have a narrow head, so I don't stretch the top part too much. I will warn though that this headset might feel tight depending on the size of your head. I know that was one of the things I complained about when I used my friend's TurtleBeach X11 headset. I would look down and it would fall off of my head.
All in all, I am satisfied with this headset, considering the price. I personally think that this headset has better quality audio than the X11s. The price is near the same.