The headset for a Xbox 360, what you need to know?

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headphonesXbox has been something of a revelation since its initial release back in 2001. At the time, many of us (including this writer) had our doubts about the viability of a Microsoft gaming console. But Xbox got off to a cracking start and has since showed no signs of slowing down.

A case in point; the founders of this site had a friend who had asked his parents for a PS2 for Christmas and was incredibly disappointed on Christmas Day when he learned that they had mistakenly bought him an Xbox. Now however, some 12 years later, he is still an Xbox gamer and shows little, if any, interest in getting a PS3.

Why’s that then? Xbox is great for playing online, alone, or with a few friends and has successfully married the best of PC gaming with the best of console gaming. The games are enthralling, immersive multiplayer adventures that keep you entertained for hours…And therein lays the problem.

Y’see, although the online functions are absolutely incredible, you still need a headset in order to liaise with other players verbally. In addition, if you want to stay up past your partner’s bed time because you’ve ‘just gotten to the good bit’ (we’ve all been there), then you’ll also need a headset. Likewise, if your housemate or significant other is watching the TV and doesn’t want the atmospheric music and chilling sound effects of the latest Xbox release (for whatever reason), you’ll need a headset.

I suppose you can see the point that we’re (rather forcefully) trying to make here.

A headset really does open up a whole new dimension of the Xbox, or, at least, a good one does. A bad headset just sounds, well…Sketchy. How can you have fun listening to your enemies beg you not to grind them into the dust (as you grind them into the dust) when their desperate pleas are all crackly and static-y? Or, failing that, you might, mishear your squadron commander as you open fire on your own team and blow the mission straight to hell. Worse still, you’ll have absolutely no excuse when called away to take out the recycling in the middle of a high-pitched space battle. Yeah, you heard it (dammit).

You don’t just need a headset. You need a good headset.

That’s where we come in.

Our site gives you up to date news, reviews and features on all things Xbox-headset related. We offer the best selections, the best prices and the best advice that money can buy…Actually, that last part isn’t true. In actuality, its three geeks huddled round a laptop, but you get the idea.

Did we mention that you should get a headset?

The newest technological advance to hit the wireless Bluetooth headset market

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headset. earphonesWireless Bluetooth headsets aren’t just the latest popular accessory for your cell phone, hands-free use of a cell phone is becoming the law in many states. The good news is that thanks to these new regulations, most cell phones are now being manufactured with Bluetooth technology built in.

Bluetooth may seem like futuristic technology but it is actually the transmission of radio waves between devices. This means that a Bluetooth-enabled phone can work with a wireless Bluetooth-enabled headset. Wireless Bluetooth headsets come in a wide variety of styles, features and performance options and all headsets are not the same.

All wireless Bluetooth headsets have the same base features like volume control, redial and so forth. Beyond that are features that determine the cost of a headset including sound quality, noise cancellation and voice control. Newer versions of Bluetooth technology also offer better security when using wireless technology, to protect your privacy. Keep in mind that there are several versions of Bluetooth technology and in order for a Bluetooth enabled headset to work with a specific cell phone, they must both be using the same version.

Beyond the technological aspect of Bluetooth headsets is the design. Wireless Bluetooth headsets come in two main varieties: with a boom microphone and without. The boom is the extension from the headset that brings the microphone closer to your ear. Headsets with boom mikes are naturally a bit larger than those that sit closer to the ear but there’s little difference in quality and it’s more a matter of preference. Ear microphones and booms are where the style goes wild and you can choose from hundreds of different colors, shapes and sizes to fit your personal taste.

The newest technological advance to hit the wireless Bluetooth headset market is the addition of digital readouts built into the earpiece. This is an extension of the information you’d have to pull your phone out for and includes caller ID and voicemail notification. In addition, some headsets now offer neck pieces that are also Bluetooth enabled and provide vibration notification of incoming calls.

Wireless Bluetooth headsets are just a sample of the kinds of uses for this amazing wireless technology. You can link up to seven Bluetooth devices to each other at a time, making it easy for you to synchronize your digital life. Many automobiles are now being manufactured with built-in Bluetooth technology, so you can take to the road and stay connected.