Mad Catz Ships TRITTON Kunai Gaming Headset

If you're looking for a new set of gaming headphones for your PC, Mac or mobile device, Mad Catz has launched the TRITTON Kunai which was originally introduced back at E3 2013 in June. It sports 40 mm Neodymium speakers and an in-line remote for easy access to volume and chat controls. It's available now in gloss black, gloss white and gloss red for $59.99 USD.

"Our TRITTON Kunai range proved popular at E3 thanks to its clean aesthetics and impressive audio," said Darren Richardson, president and CEO of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. "We are confident that passionate PC and Mac gamers will appreciate the performance and value synonymous with the brand."

The company says it's built for multiplayer online environments and simplifies online chat. The headset's inline controller provides a dialer for adjusting the volume and a switch for muting the microphone when you want to talk trash about an online opponent with someone else in the room. Unlike other solutions on the market, the microphone itself is detachable, allowing users to listen to music and movies without the mic hovering in front of their face like a snake.

"The Kunai 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," the company said. "When it's time for a break from the action, the soft earcups swivel to provide a comfortable around-the-neck resting position."

The tech specs show that the TRITTON Kumai has a cable length of 9.8 feet, a frequency response of 20 Hz – 20 kHz, a total harmonic distortion of <1 percent, and a resistance of 16 ohms. The speaker diameter is 40 mm as previously stated, powering a supra-aural (on-ear) audio experience. Both the microphone and audio connectors are 3.5 mm, which should make the headset compatible with many smartphones and tablets.

For more information about the new Mad Catz headset, head here. The product page still reads as pre-order as of this article, but provides purchasing options for customers worldwide.

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  • cscott_it
    Off topic, I'm needing to change out my headset. Any recommendations on a good 5.1 headset?
  • Yuka
    Anonymous said:
    Off topic, I'm needing to change out my headset. Any recommendations on a good 5.1 headset?

    I got the CM Storm 5.1 headset, it's good enough in my book. Corsair's 5.1 headset is also good in my book. And if you want the very best, the ROG headset from Asus would be my (expensive) pick.

  • Shankovich

    I got the Corsair Vengeance 1500's, they're awesome. Virtual 7.1 sounds great. I just wish I could take advantage of my on board audio chip (Gigabyte Sniper m3), but analogue surround sound headsets are rare/expensive. I got them on sale for $65 at Canada Computers, so keep your eyes peeled. Even at their regular price I'd say they're worth it :)