- Category: Audio
- Published: Tuesday, 19 August 2008 09:28
- Written by garfi3ld
Quality audio, despite the bemoaning of many, has proven time and again to be subjective to the listener. This allows for a wide base for competition within the industry, and serves to cause confusion among the average consumer. For instance, a quality set of 5.1 headphones can come in quite handy when gaming on the PC. You know your enemies' every move, every blade of grass crushed underfoot as they make a desperate attempt to flank you. It is a futile effort, unfortunately for them you can track them with your now acute sense of hearing. Audiophiles cry out, however, "5.1 headphones sound terrible when it comes to music!" So you can see the predicament these companies are in. By catering to one group they are ignored by the other. Tritton Technologies was kind enough to send us a pair of their AX51 5.1 Gaming Headsets in order to determine how they compare when faced with the rigors of gaming audio as well as music.