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

Design - Dobly Digital Decoding and Processing Box


Tritton by MadCatz Pro+ 5.1 Surround Gaming Headset Review - Dolby Digital Decoder BoxTritton by MadCatz Pro+ 5.1 Surround Gaming Headset Review - Bottom

The decoder box matches the headset brilliantly; it has a clean gloss white top and bottom contrasted by a black band around the sides and the orange Tritton logo laid front and center on the top.  The bottom is just as clean, broken only by the typical product sticker and four anti-slip pads which hold pretty well given their small size.

 

Tritton by MadCatz Pro+ 5.1 Surround Gaming Headset Review - DD Decober Box Front PanelTritton by MadCatz Pro+ 5.1 Surround Gaming Headset Review - DD Decoder Box Rear Connections

The front of the decoder houses all of the control functions.  The left has a similar volume rocker as the in-line control and the large center button is your master power button.  One thing I'd like to see, since the headset can be up to 12 feet away from the control box, is a master power button on the in-line control for those who like to game in bed.  The lights are all illuminated when the power is on, so if you game in bed you'll have to wiggle out of your comfy spot to turn it off using the decoder box.  The other buttons provide audio processing functions like Dobly Digital  PLIIx processing from a stereo input, a Time Delay (TD) button to fine-tune the delivery differential between the front and rear channels using the "REAR / CTR" buttons, the Dynamic Range Control (DRC) button which toggles automatic range processing, and a light which illuminates green to show whether you have a Dolby Digital source input or not.  The rightmost two ports are where you can connect your Pro+ (or two Pro Plusses if with a buddy).

 

The back side of the box has the audio inputs.  The primary optical input is seen on the right side along with the USB input for the microphone on a Playstation 3, and on the far left is the 9V power input.  The middle 3.5mm jacks are for passthrough of your sound to your receiver if you wish to have that available as well when you're not using your headset to hear from your console.  These cables were not included in our box, so you'll need to get those if you plan to use them.

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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