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Sharkoon X-Tatic SX and SP Xbox 360 and PS3 Headsets Review

Rating: 8.0.

Sharkoon may not be a brand that you immediately associate with gaming headsets; they are better known for their golf ball style fans.  But they have been producing headsets for a while now and currently have nine different models in their lineup.  These range from budget-friendly stereo headsets to full-fat 5.1 digital surround sound ones.

Today we are going to look at two of Sharkoon’s console gaming headsets, the X-Tatic SX and X-Tatic SP. As their names suggest, the SX model is designed for Xbox 360 and the SP for Playstation 3.  But the SP can also be used with an Xbox 360 so should be favored by those who own both consoles.

The headsets themselves are almost identical apart from the connections and colour schemes so we will be evaluating them together in this review.

X-Tatic SX Features

  • Gaming stereo headset for Xbox® 360
  • Two high quality 40 mm speakers
  • Simple connection through analog interface (RCA)
  • Flexible, detachable microphone
  • Microphone connected to Xbox® 360 controller (2.5 mm plug)
  • In-line amplifier for powerful games sound output
  • Master volume control and microphone mute
  • Supports Xbox® Live
  • Separate volume control for voice communication (Xbox® Live)
  • USB-powered, no additional power adaptor needed
  • Built-in amplifier for optimal sound
  • Also suitable as PC headset via 3.5 mm stereo plug

X-Tatic SP Features

  • Gaming stereo headset for PlayStation® 3 and Xbox® 360
  • Cable length: 370 cm +/-10 cm
  • Two high quality 40 mm speakers
  • Simple connection via analog interface (RCA)
  • Flexible, detachable microphone
  • Microphone connected via USB (USB to PS3™)
  • Microphone connected to Xbox® 360 controller (2.5 mm plug)
  • In-line amplifier for powerful games sound output
  • Master volume control and microphone mute
  • Supports Xbox® Live
  • Separate volume control for voice communication
  • USB-powered, no additional power adaptor needed
  • Supports the PlayStation® 3 chat function (via USB)
  • Also suitable as PC headset

Specifications (headphones)

  • Diameter: 40 mm
  • Impedance: 40 Ω
  • Sensitivity: 118 dB +/- 3 dB bei 1 KHz
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Power output: 40 mW
  • Cable length: 370 cm +/-10 cm
  • Connectors: 3 x 3.5 mm connectors (white/at volume controller: microphone for Xbox® 360, green: stereo playback, pink: microphone for PC only), 1x USB (power/microphone w/ PS3)

Specifications (microphone)

  • Diameter: 6 x 5 mm (L x B)
  • Directivity: omni-directional
  • Sensitivity: -58 dB +/- 3 dB
  • Impedance: 2.2 kΩ
  • Frequency response: 100 Hz – 2 kHz
  • Operating voltage: 4.5 V

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