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Mad Catz Xbox 360 AX Pro Dolby Digital Precision Version 1.0 Gaming Headset

by Madcatz
Platform : Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
269 customer reviews

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  • Surround Sound Headset With Microphone
  • Dolby Digital Decoding
  • 8 Independent Speakers Deliver True 5.1 Surround Sound Audio
  • Provides Crisper Sound & More Accurate 3D Positioning
  • Subwoofer Delivers Low End Punch & Bass
  • True 5.1 Digital Audio Headset
  • Dolby Digital and Dolby Prologic Certified
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Product Description

Introducing the AX Pro - the most versatile gaming headset in the world. Finally, a true Surround Sound headset with a microphone that will work with your PS3, Xbox 360, and PC/Mac. For the audio or movie enthusiast, the AX Pro is also compatible with any device that features a digital optical or 3.5mm analog 5.1 outputs. Built on the successful AX360 Platform, the AX Pro features hardware Dolby Digital decoding and eight independent speakers to deliver true 5.1 surround sound audio. Upgraded speakers have been repositioned to provide crisper sound and more accurate 3D positioning. The vibration feature of the AX360 has been replaced by a new subwoofer that delivers improved low end punch and skull rattling bass. Other advancements include an easy to use illuminated inline controller with a microphone mute switch, independent volume control for game chat, and the ability to custom tailor volume levels. With the ability to connect the microphone via the Xbox 360 controller port, USB, and analog 3.5mm inputs, the AX Pro is the most versatile headset on the market and the only headset you'll ever need. The contents of the box are - Headset, Inline cable, Dolby Digital Decoder, AC adapter, Xbox Live cable, Optical Cable, USB Cable, Microphone, Extra Earpads/headrail, Earcup removal tool, User Guid eand a Quick Start Guide.

From the Manufacturer

Introducing the AX Pro - the most versatile gaming headset in the world. The AX Pro features hardware-based Dolby Digital decoding and eight independent speakers to deliver true 5.1 surround sound. Communicate over Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network with seamless integration. Adjust game volume independently of chat volume, and adjust independent sound fields through the backlit in-line controller. For the audio or movie enthusiast, the AX Pro is also compatible with any device that features a digital optical out port. Whether a casual or hardcore gamer, or just watching a movie, the AX Pro provides the ultimate personal audio experience.

AX Pro True Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

3D Directional Precision Gaming Headset
Optimized Two Way Communication For Xbox LIVE®, PlayStation® Network and PC/Mac

Detachable microphone
compatible with Xbox LIVE,
PlayStation Network, and PC/Mac

8 Precision Speakers
With Individual Sound Field Controls

Eight (8) precision speakers have been strategically placed to provide maximum accuracy, clarity and heart thumping bass.

Digital Audio Control Box

  • Dolby Digital / Prologic II Decoder
  • Dynamic Range Control
  • Adjustable time delay for center and rear speakers
  • Dual headset jacks
  • USB port for 2 way communication

Inline Audio Controller

Optimized for two way communication for Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network and PC/Mac, the AX Pro allows the user to adjust communication volume separately from game volume. The backlit digital inline audio controller can be seen in any lighting condition and allows the user to adjust the individual sound fields independently.

  • Master Volume Control & Mute
  • Microphone Mute
  • Individual Sound Field Control
  • Independent chat volume control
  • Backlit Inline Audio Controller

Product Details

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  • ASIN: B0017IUFAE
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 9.8 x 4.4 inches ; 3.4 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: August 13, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (269 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,417 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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286 of 308 people found the following review helpful By B. Cooper on April 24, 2010
After finding a disheartening lack of comparative reviews online I decided that I would write about my own experiences with the above headphones. This review is targeted only at headphones for gaming based on sound from a PS3 slim connected via Monster Ultra Fiber Optic and set to Dolby Digital. I understand there are significantly more options than those I have tested. However, my wish is to give a first-person detailed and reliable account regarding the phones I currently or have previously owned. For a summary of what I found just scroll to the bottom of the review.

As a sidenote I have watched just about every youtube video, read every gaming website review, and scanned through every forum in my search for audio bliss. This is the cumulation of my knowledge and experiences.

Originally I had wanted an all in one processor for DTS and Dolby Digital with a simulated surround sound. I watch most movies and play most games at night, and was trying to "kill a few birds with one stone" on this one. After round 1 of extensive research I settled on the Sennheiser RS130s. I bought two sets. The sound was pretty good. I could not detect ANY simulated surround, but for watching movies the dialogue was VERY bright and enjoyable. In addition there was no interference with my Wii or PS3 due to the RF and the charging system was a good setup. Unfortunately, the wireless was also the problem. I tried switching through every single channel and resetting the base unit. I consistently got a weird "modem" buzzing and clicking sound in the background. Some people might be able to overlook it, but I definitely could not. Back they went and back I went to burning my eyes reading everything online.
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123 of 132 people found the following review helpful By Brendan Foy on December 12, 2008
There were two main reasons why I wanted to pick up this headset: The first was so I would not disturb others in my household who are not gaming insomniacs like myself and the other was to get an advantage over friends and foes so I can hear where they are coming from and where they are going. The Tritton AxPro satisfies both needs perfectly.

I am currently using the headset to play the game Left 4 Dead on my Xbox 360. The difference in sound quality from my TV speakers (nothing shabby mind you) and this headset is astounding. I can hear the little audio details I otherwise would have missed and the louder effects such as a shot gun firing booms into my ears and rattles down my spine. Most importantly I can hear where someone, or some thing, is. I can hear that hunter zombie growling and scratching off to the left or right in some unseen location just waiting to pounce. When he does pounce his wailing screech makes me want to do one of my own, it freaks me out. I can hear the obese Boomer zombie up ahead belching and waddling getting ready to spew his bile all over me, bile which serves as nectar for the lesser zombies who will feed on me if I am covered in it. I can hear the Smoker zombie shuffling along somewhere behind me, coughing and hacking, just waiting to snag a straggler and drag him off to do bad things to him. This head set has intensified my gaming experience tremendously. My only complaint with the audio, which shouldn't come as a surprise, is that I can't hear if someone is directly behind me. This would be hard for a head set to do and it does do a good job at least of suggesting that a creature might be behind me.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Paul A. Freeston on September 2, 2010
I got these a little more than a month ago, and have been lovin' them since. I was a bit hesitant on getting these as I've read mixed reviews, but I feel that the bad reviews were either a bad set or they just didn't set them up correctly. I wanted true 5.1 instead of simulated surround, and I just couldn't afford a full HT, plus I can turn up the volume up at night without bothering anyone.

To explain some of the "issues", I have read that they sound "Tinny", well right out of the box, I would agree. At first impression I thought "please don't let this be how they sound, or they are going back", BUT I have found, and read, that you have to set them up right. I completely agree. I spent around an hour trying out different volume amounts for the different speakers with the amount of delay as well. Now they sound fantastic. Not "Tinny" at all. Very natural sound with excellent bass.

Also read that they hiss a lot. Sorta True. Again you have to set them up right. Turn down the volume on the ACU, and use the in-line control for higher volumes with NO hiss. Mine are perfectly quiet, er no distortion. :)

Also read people having problem with the mic. Not really their fault, the included documentation is outdated and not very helpful. The first time I plugged them in, the mic didn't work, or so I thought. What the doc didn't show was that the mic should face straight out, with the notch lining up, and push all the way in an turn to lock in place. The boom will bend toward your mouth. After that, presto the mic works perfectly.

Also read that you can not power off the headset. Not True. Press and hold mute (side button) and press/hold Front button. The ACU has its own power button.
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