Conclusion: Final ThoughtsI’m going to try and wrap this up without repeating what was said about the SX headset that we reviewed, and deep down they are very similar headsets with one giving extra connectivity and that is certainly the unique selling point of this headset. It has a multitude of connectors allowing for usage on the PC, Xbox or PlayStation 3 and with a stylish design and gloss black looks it seems to tick all of the right boxes.
Pros: Stylish, Comfortable, Long cables, In-line volume control, Xbox connectivity, PlayStation 3 connectivity, Great sound output, Microphone is extreme receptive, Affordable
Excerpt: Sharkoon are a German company founded in 2002 that specialise in PC component parts and peripherals. Today we’ll be taking a look at one of their newer products, the X-Tatic SP, a stereo headset designed for gaming across multiple platforms, XBOX, PS3 or PC.
Conclusion: Overall, the Sharkoon X-tatic SP is a respectable contender in the gaming headset arena. The multi-platform approach is slightly convoluted, given the differences in compatible systems, but it is a definite advantage, especially for gamers who own multiple consoles and/or PC gaming. The wiring is a little complicated for non-technical users, though it could be argued that they are not the intended audience.
Pros: Sounds good in most environment, though gaming is main focus, Look great, Very comfortable, Work on three different systems
Cons: Bass overpowers higher frequencies a little, Require USB power and slightly convoluted wiring, Noticeable hiss at times
Excerpt: The Sharkoon headquarters is located in Germany, and in order to cultivate close contacts with suppliers in Asia, they also have a foreign office in Taiwan. From a worldwide distribution network spanning more than 30 countries, we offer customers a portfolio of unrivalled products for all areas of the PC. Moreover, there selection of products is constantly developing and reaches the broadest possible group of customers.
Pros: Great stereo surround reproduction, Ease of setup, Ingenious design, In-line volume control, Detachable microphone, Supports PC , Playstation and Xbox consoles
Cons: Lacking in bass, Not great for music playback
Sharkoon X-Tatic SX and SP Xbox 360 and PS3 Headsets Review
5 May 2011
Excerpt: 5 Flares 5 Flares × 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.