TRITTON (by MadCatz) Pro+ 5.1 Surround Gaming Headset for Xbox 360 and PS3 Review

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We were thrilled with Tritton's Kunai, which bears a similar appearance to Tritton's new Pro+ 5.1 surround gaming headset.  While the Kunai was meant maximize value for the common gamer looking for a high-quality headset, the Pro+ is an update to their popular pro-grade AX Pro headset.  The Pro+ is an evolved and refined product with a familiar Tritton aesthetic aimed to capture the hearts of hardcore gamers everywhere who know Tritton as high-end headset manufacturer, and we expect serious gamers to like the end result.




TRITTON Pro+ True 5.1 Surround Gaming Headset

TRITTON's Kunai Stereo Headset delivers a comfortable, high-quality full 5.1 experience for both the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Neodymium magnets power the four drivers found in each earcup to delivery crisp and precise directional awareness. In-line controls allow you to quickly adjust the volumes of each channel and also how your microphone will operate, making sure you can hear, and be heard, just how you want.

  • True 5.1 Gaming Headset
  • Immersive 3D Directional Audio Powered by Dolby Digital Technology
  • Improved Independent Game and Voice Volume Control
  • Newly Designed for Extreme Comfort


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Immersion. Isolation. Control.

Dominate the leaderboards with the TRITTON Pro+ 5.1 True Surround Headset. Featuring eight precision-balanced speakers that accurately reproduce a 3D sound field, you gain the competitive edge by hearing each and every disturbance within a game's atmosphere.

Individual backlit volume controls allow you to fine-tune each channel - - front, rear, center, and subwoofer - - while premium-quality ear pads deliver hours of gaming comfort. Avoid a late-night shouting match with Selectable Voice Monitoring, next-gen technology that allows you to hear your own voice through the headset.

Immersive 3D Directional Audio Powered by Dolby Digital Technology

Utilizing proprietary Dolby Digital technology, the Pro+ replicates the immersive feeling of high-end home theater setups. Envelop yourself in a richly detailed, 3D environment as 5.1 channels of sound collaborate to reveal previously hidden details within the backdrops of your favorite games.

The Only True 5.1 Headset for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3

Rather than rely on stereo drivers and emulated surround sound, the Pro+ houses four speakers in each earcup (Front, Center, Surround, Subwoofer), creating an adjustable, three-dimensional, true 5.1 audio experience with highly detailed channel separation. Just like 5.1-channel home theater setups, true discreet audio feeds each speaker individually. Frequency response is always optimal - - the subwoofer only has to produce lower frequencies, while the front, center, and surround speakers output mid to high frequencies.

Improved Independent Game and Voice Volume Control

If the chatter from your online rivals gets distracting and starts to hinder your gameplay experience, just turn a dial on the headset's in-line audio controller to quickly tune them out. Game volume can also be adjusted on-the-fly so you can drown out your foe's voice but still hear stealthy in-game footsteps creeping up behind you.

Flexible Performance Mic can be Removed when not in use

When not communicating over Xbox LIVE or the PlayStation Network and just listening to music or watching a film, a headset's microphone only gets in the way. Problem solved with the Pro+ 5.1 Surround Headset's removable solution - - it provides the freedom to use the mic only when necessary.

Newly Designed for Extreme Comfort

Headset comfort is of utmost importance during extended gaming sessions. The Pro+ keeps your ears comfy with its padded, adjustable headrail - - which extends an extra 1.25 inches on either side to accommodate a wide range of head sizes - - and soft, pliable earcups which encapsulate your ears in an immersive sound field while keeping ambient sounds at bay. A new, more flexible headrail improves both comfort and durability, and the earcups now swivel to provide a comfortable around-the-neck resting position.

New Easier Setup

An improved, easy-to-follow quick-start guide makes setup a snap. No matter which console or controller you have or how the console connects to the TV, the Pro+ is ready to go right out of the box. All required cables and adapters are included to help ensure you can be setup and playing within minutes.




Frequency Response 25-22,000 Hz
Xbox Live Port?
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
Cable Length 12 feet
Magnet Type
Driver Size
30mm front and rear, 23mm center, 40mm subwoofer
AC Powered?
Ear Coupling Circumaural (over-the-ear)
Input Type Optical
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Packaging and Included Accessories

Tritton by MadCatz Pro+ 5.1 Surround Gaming Headset Review - PackagingTritton by MadCatz Pro+ 5.1 Surround Gaming Headset Review - Packaging Box Back

Tritton by MadCatz Pro+ 5.1 Surround Gaming Headset Review - Included Accessories

I still maintain that Tritton understands the unboxing experience.  The Pro+ is a premium product, and the package gives off the impression that the packaging deserves enough attention to properly match its contents.  When the plastic insert which neatly holds the headset is lifted, we find the Dolby Digital surround sound decoder box (and primary control unit), the AC power adapter, an Xbox Live connector, the boom microphone, an optical cable, a USB cable, and an optical audio output converter for the Xbox 360.

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# Steve 2013-05-03 20:30
i have the previous version of these, the AX pro, and i only have 2 complaints that i WISH were addressed in this ( new ) version... 1) bass and treble controls and 2 ) DTS encoding support.. IF this version came with those 2 things.. i would of rushed out and bought these.. passed that... awesome set of headphones .....
# Gav 2014-01-17 08:44
can someone that has these please explain time delay adjustments do I need the centre and rear button light on all the time or off and do I adjust the time delay with centre and rear light on and you say for gaming have the drc on everywhere else i've looked says make sure this is off thanks gavin