This generation of gaming consoles has put new emphasis on online content and play. With that comes the ability to communicate with those that you play with and against online. Contrary to the Super NES days when friends sat next to you playing Super Mario Brothers till 2 AM, today’s multiplayer online games require some kind of communicator.
There are many options for headsets of varying quality, cost, and style. The cheapest Xbox headset can get the job done, but the performance is more than disappointing. Conversely the most expensive Turtle Beach headset is the Cadillac of headsets and costs 200 times more than the Xbox headset.
Then there is the decision to go “wired” or “wireless”. The two can mean a big difference in terms of choices and price. If you are in a situation where you are close to a monitor or TV you can easily go wired. It’s a great option since most headsets use the wire for power and the connectivity is 100% all the time (unless your dog chews through the cable). Wireless headsets are a must if you are far from the TV or monitor. The wires on most headsets are usually only 15′ max. They also can be cumbersome and get in the way of the screen. Wireless also tends to make the headset a little more useful. Most headsets can be used for more than just gaming such as listening to music, TV, or even some phones! Having all these extra abilities comes at a cost. The difference between a decent wired headset and a decent wireless headset can be $80 or more.
A company called PDP offers an excellent middle ground option. They sell wireless headsets for around $90. The Afterglow Universal Wireless Headset offers all the convenience of wireless without a huge cost. The headset is over ear featuring 50mm Neodymium speakers. They are designed for excellent sound quality. There are even different options for sound quality including a surround sound, all can be changed with a button on the headset. The sounds in Black Ops II really make the game come to life. You can hear the grenade explode behind you. The headset also features a retractable microphone. This feature allows for better protection and storage as well as positioning. One of the most unique features is the specialty of Afterglow products. The headset is equipped with LED and fiber optic lighting. The head band and ear cups light up and glue when the headset is on. It looks amazing and is a great way to show off to your friends for those late night gaming marathons.
At $90 this headset offers so many amazing features, great quality, performance, and value. No other headset on the market comes close. It’s a must have for any online gamer.