GamingTritton Pro+ Review Part II

Tritton Pro+ Review Part II

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To me film and games without a decent sound system are pointless. That little double D symbol makes all the difference and Tritton know this. The Tritton Pro+’s (and their predecessors the Tritton AX PRO’s) are one of very few headsets that can boast a true 5.1 surround sound system. Other headsets do a great job mimicking the surround experience, and for gaming it is even seen as an advantage, giving you access to digital balancing methods beyond that of a conventional 5.1 system. But seen as we have a true 5.1 headset what’s the point in limiting the Pro+’s only to games?

Even as I write this any potentially irritated neighbours are undisturbed by the enormous bass pounding my ears. In fact, the potential of the bass created by the Pro+’s is enough that you can even feel the air move like a proper sub. If the Pro+’s had a week point, it would definitely be music; but they still perform very, very well. Bass is defined but fat, adding adequate punch wherever it may be needed. High frequencies still don’t get muddled though and no noticeable clarity is lost during pacier moments. So, the Pro+’s can handle a stereo or Pro Logic feed very well. From my previous experience with Trittons I was ready to be impressed, but was still surprised at how well they handled something they weren’t particularly designed for. Lets get some proper Dolby 5.1 on the go!

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Turning to a film; explosions, gunshots and punches are full and rounded but never lose focus. Voices and shattered glass stay clear and manage to create space during busy action. It’s amazing how soundtrack, dialogue and sound effects all fit into such a small physical space and simultaneously avoid tripping over each other. One of the best things is the relief of not worrying about sound pollution. Admittedly this won’t effect everyone but I know I find it frustrating constantly turning volume up during dialogue and then having an explosion irritate everyone in my house. The Pro+’s are certainly a better solution than using dynamic range compression and potentially spoiling those nice, loud action sequences. Having the power and finesse of a proper 5.1 sound system in a headset is truly liberating.

Although the Pro+’s where designed for gaming, the necessity of comfort over long periods of time was clearly integral to their design. The new rotating cups and a shaped corner allow them to snugly and securely fit over your ears. Even after 2 hours I had no discomfort at all. I genuinely forgot I even had them on at certain points. Despite this comfort being predominantly designed for gaming sessions it’s nice for watching films too.

The Tritton Pro+’s are great for video games but they can be so much more. What you have is a portable 5.1 sound system that’s more than capable of high quality sound output with just about anything you feed them. To get anywhere near this quality of sound in a home cinema system you’re budget would need to be much more than £150. I have a decent mid-range system, nothing to boast about, but decent. Anyone else with a surround system will know, I’ve probably spent at least as much as a pair of Trittons on wiring alone over the years.

I also happen to have a pair of the old Tritton AX Pro’s and the Pro+’s are a noticeable improvement, especially where build quality, ease of use and comfort are concerned. Whether you are looking to upgrade your headset or complement your home cinema system the Tritton Pro+’s have to be tempting choice. For gamers and film buffs alike the Pro+’s offer great audio quality, especially at this price bracket. If your serious about games and have the money, buy these. You won’t be disappointed.

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phillvine
Phill has been the director of a small IT repair business since 2011 which he runs alongside studying for his degree in Information and Communication Technologies at the Open University. Video games are his real passion and they take up more of his time than he'd like to admit.

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