Astro A40 HeadsetAstro A30 HeadsetAstro Wired MixampAstro Wireless Mixamp 5.8Astro A50 HeadsetGioteck EX-05Plantronics GameCom CommanderPlantronics GameCom 780Razer Tiamat 2.2Razer ElectraRazer Chimaera 5.1 (ME3)Roccat Kave 5.1SteelSeries Siberia V2 (3.5mm)SteelSeries Siberia V2 (USB)Tritton Primer (X360)Tritton 720+Tritton Ghost Recon 7.1Tritton Warhead 7.1Tritton AX Pro True 5.1Tritton AX Pro+Tritton Kunai Wii UTurtle Beach P11Turtle Beach PX21Turtle Beach XP300Turtle Beach XP400Turtle Beach XP500Turtle Beach DXL1Turtle Beach Z11
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ManufacturerAstro GamingAstro GamingAstro GamingAstro GamingAstro GamingGioteckPlantronicsPlantronicsRazerRazerRazerRoccatSteelSeriesSteelSeriesTrittonTrittonTrittonTrittonTrittonTrittonTrittonTurtle BeachTurtle BeachTurtle BeachTurtle BeachTurtle BeachTurtle BeachTurtle Beach
Connection Method3.5mm (to PC or Astro Mixamp)3.5mm (to PC or Astro Mixamp)TOSLINK, Coaxial, Stereo RCA, USBTOSLINK, USBTOSLINK, USBUSB, Stereo RCAUSBUSB3.5mm x23.5mm to 3.5 mm3.5mm to RCA and 3.5mm to 3.5mmUSB, 3.5mm (4)3.5mm x2USBStereo RCA, USBTOSLINK, USBTOSLINK, USBTOSLINKTOSLINK, USBToslink, USB3.5mmUSB, Stereo RCA3.5mm, USBUSB, RCAToslink, USBTOSLINK, USBTOSLINK, USB, 3.5mm3.5mm
Sound ProducedUp to 7.1 Dolby Surround (Virtual)Up to 7.1 Dolby Surround (Virtual)7.1 Dolby Surround (Virtual)7.1 Dolby Surround (Virtual)7.1 Dolby Surround (Virtual)Stereo7.1 Dolby Surround (Virtual)7.1 Dolby Surround (Virtual)Stereo with separate bass channelStereo5.1 Dolby Surround (Virtual)5.1 Real SurroundStereoStereoStereo7.1 Dolby Surround (Virtual)7.1 Dolby Surround (Virtual)7.1 Dolby Surround (Virtual)5.1 Dolby Surround5.1 Dolby SurroundStereoStereoStereoStereo5.1 Dolby Surround (Virtual)7.1 Dolby Surround (Virtual)5.1 Dolby Surround (with included DSS2 Processor)Stereo
PCYes (Astro Mixamp Recommended)Yes (Astro Mixamp Recommended)YesYesYesYesYesYesYes Add-on cable req for PCs/Macs with combination portsYes (Splitter cable may be required)Yes (requires additional 3.5mm to RCA cable)YesYes Add-on cable req for PCs/Macs with combination portsYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoYes
Xbox 360Yes (with Astro Mixamp)Yes (with Astro Mixamp)YesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNo
PS3Yes (with Astro Mixamp)Yes (with Astro Mixamp)YesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNo
Wii UNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
MobileYesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYes Add-on cable required for full functionalityYesNoNoYes Add-on cable required for full functionalityNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Independent Chat/Game Volume--YesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
Extended Wear ComfortExcellentGreat--ExcellentGoodGreatGreatExcellentGreatGreatExcellentGreatGreatGoodExcellentExcellent with velour, Great with pleatherGoodExcellentExcellentFairFairGreatGreatGreatGreatFairFair
Recording QualityWith Wired Mixamp: Excellent. With Wireless Mixamp: Great.With Wired Mixamp: Great, With Wireless Mixamp: Good.ExcellentGoodGreatFairExcellentGoodGoodGreat, except for ambient noise pickupFairGoodFairGoodNot PC CompatibleNot PC CompatibleNot PC CompatibleNot PC CompatibleNot PC CompatibleNot PC CompatibleNot PC CompatibleFairExcellentNot PC CompatibleNot PC ComptaibleNot PC CompatibleNot PC CompatibleFair
MSRP199 USD (standalone)129 USD (standalone)129 USD199 USD299.99 USD49.99 USD299.99 USD79.99 USD99.99 USD59.99 USD209.99 USD109.99 USD89.99 USD119.99 USD99.99 USD149.99 USD179.99 USD299.99 USD169.99 USD199.99 USD49.99 USD59.99 USD79.95 USD169.95 USD219.95 USD269.95 USD99.95 USD39.95 USD
MSRP Notes$129 (Standalone), $199 (with A30 Headset), $249 - $259 (with A40 Headset)199 USD (with A30 Headset), $279 - $289 (with A40 Headset)