Polk recently released their Striker ZX Gaming Headset for the Xbox One, and here is our review.
This is how Polk describe the Striker ZX:
“The Polk Striker ZX headset is the Xbox One solution for the way you like to game. Designed for Xbox One, the Striker ZX connects you with a high performance immersive audio experience that will take you deeper into games, music and movies. Moreover, its world-class design combines functional style with featherweight comfort to keep you focused on gaming. Polk has developed its own wireless headset adapter that connects you wirelessly to the Xbox One™ console and gives you complete chat functionality, as well as enables you to control both your game and chat volume mix. With a retractable mic and chat loop feature you will never have to scream to be heard in game. Any way you like to game, there’s only one way to listen. Striker ZX.”
- Powered by 40 years of audio heritage and tuned for heart-pounding sound quality, the Striker ZX’s sound will elevate your gaming experience by hearing all the detail, all the subtleties in the game.
- Stay-focused Comfort, Our ProFit Comfort system creates a lightweight headset that helps your gaming concentration, never hinders it. ProFit Comfort is a combination of a lightweight, moulded headband with a thick cushion and two-way pivoting ear cups with Protein Leather padding, enabling the Striker headset to rest easily as it conforms to your head.
- The 40mm drivers have been created using Polk’s patented Dynamic Balance driver design process. This helps eliminate resonances and creates the Striker’s game changing high-quality sound.
- Wireless Headset Adapter, Polk’s exclusive Xbox One design will have higher output for gaming and chat, helping create a better gaming experience.
- Retractable, Omni-directional boom microphone, with a 7cm extension, is flexible, so it conforms to the way you like to chat and slides neatly into the ear cup when you’re done. You can even take calls with it if you have it connected to your phone.
- Chat loop feature listens into your mic and lets you hear your voice in the headset to avoid shouting.
- Superior Build Quality means the Striker headset is a tool you can depend on to give you a gaming edge for years to come.
- Strain Relief Cable connector at the ear cup ensures the 40-inch cable always keeps you in the game. Two additional split cables enable you to connect to your platform of choice.
- More than a gaming headset; the Striker brings Polk’s legendary sound quality to your favourite movies, music and TV shows.
What’s in the Box?
The box contains the Striker ZX headset, a setup guide, a cable and a Xbox One controller audio adaptor.
A Closer Look
The Striker ZX is available in Black, Blue or Orange, personally I really like the orange, it goes well with my Titanfall controller!
The headset itself is comfortable to wear for extended periods – the ear cups are cushioned as is the headband, and it is very lightweight.
The microphone is built into the headset, you just pull it out and position it however you need, and when you have finished you just push it back into the headset.
The box contains an Xbox One controller audio adaptor, this one manufactured by Polk themselves. Just plug it into your controller and connect the cable into it and away you go.
The sound quality is very good, although if you are looking for a deep bass sound you might be slightly disappointed. Voice chat works well, if that’s your thing!
My only two negative comments are that the cable that connects the headset to the controller doesn’t detach, so if anything happened to it, or it got damaged then it cannot easily be replaced. The other negative comment is that the headset feels a little plastic, however that doesn’t detract from the quality.
The Polk Striker ZX Gaming Headset is available for for under £50, so if you are looking for a good low price Xbox One gaming headset you should definitely take a look at this one.