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Xbox 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?