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Sharkoon X-Tatic Pro Real 5.1 Gaming Headset for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC

  • 5.1 channel headset + Dolby, Digital Sound Control Unit (SCU)
  • 8 speakers (4 in each earpiece)
  • Detachable microphone with QuickOn connection
  • Voice Monitoring
  • In-line volume control

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The X-Tatic Pro Gaming Headset from Sharkoon is a native 5.1 headset with four speakers per ear piece, which can be adjusted separately through the cable-integrated volume control. The heart of the X-Tatic Pro is the Sound Control Unit (SCU), a decoder box that supports the sound formats Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0, and Dolby Pro Logic II.
Find Your Enemies
The Dolby headphone functionality of the X-Tatic Pro creates a completely new sound dimension, which provides you with a pivotal combat advantage for multidimensional detection.
Works with Everything
The Sharkoon X-Tatic Pro doesn't just work with all your game consoles such as the Xbox, Xbox 360 and PS3, but also with PCs and laptops, tablets, and DVD players.
Comfortable
The comfortably padded headband and the soft ear pads provide a pleasant wearing experience even in prolonged use. They have an ear encircling design, thereby absorbing external noise, and adjust horizontally and vertically to the head shape. The flexible microphone can be bent into the ideal speaking position, or completely removed. The cable integrated volume control can be easily accessible with its clip by attaching it to a shirt.
Gaming Acclaim
Specially designed to meet the needs of gamers, the X-Tatic Pro deploys its fully functional range on current consoles like the PS3 and Xbox 360. Thanks to its Dolby Digital decoder it provides optimal gaming sound for both platforms. The distinctive 5.1-channel virtual surround sound unfolds with a high degree of realism and the spatial location of sound brings a decisive advantage through the course of the game.
In addition, the X-Tatic Pro supports the chat function of both the PS3 and the Xbox 360 and, thanks to the integrated microphone voice monitoring function, you can always get direct feedback about your own voice level and adjust accordingly without having to yell at your chat partner. Game sound and chat volume can be set separately and individually adjusted, so gaming partners will be able to hear you clearly and precisely at all times, then with the voice volume control you can determine how loud you want to hear your chat partner.
What's in the Box
Sharkoon X-Tatic Pro 5.1 Gaming Headset; breakaway cable with in-line controller; detachable microphone with QuickOn connection; X-Tatic SCU with Dolby Digital decoder; power supply with travel adapters for UK, US, and EU; USB microphone cable for PS3 and PC; chat cable for Xbox 360 (3.5mm jack to 2.5mm jack); optical connection cable (S/PDIF); coaxial connection cable; 3.5mm analog connection cable; manual.

 


Learn more about the SHARKOON Technologies 000SKXTP

Model

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Brand
Sharkoon
Model
000SKXTP
Type
Headset

Features

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Color
Black
Features
5.1 channel headset + Dolby Digital Sound Control Unit (SCU)
8 speakers (4 in each earpiece)
Detachable microphone with QuickOn connection and Microphone Voice Monitoring (MVM) function*
Digital, in-line volume control for all channels and chat
Decoder supports Dolby Digital 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Pro Logic II
Supports the chat function of PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360 (Xbox LIVE)
With the enclosed chat cable the X-Tatic S7 Pro is now compatible with the PS4.

SCU:
Dolby Digital 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Pro Logic II
Supports the chat function of PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360 (Xbox LIVE)

Compatibility:
Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, PC, Tablet PC, DVD player et al.

Spec

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Specifications
Headset:
Center speaker: 2 x 27 mm
Front speaker: 2 x 30 mm
Rear speaker: 2 x 30 mm
Subwoofer: 2 x 40 mm
Impedance: 32 Ohm
Microphone: 6 x 5 mm (L x W) / unidirectional
Connection: 1 x 9-pin analogue plug
Cable Length: ~410 cm
Weight: ~350 g

SCU:
1 Optical audio output (S/PDIF) with pass through function
1 Optical audio input (S/PDIF)
1 Coaxial audio input
1 3.5 mm analog audio input
2 analogue audio outputs for the X-Tatic headset (G9 connectors)
3 analogue 3.5 mm audio outputs (front, surround, center / subwoofer)
1 USB connector for PS3 and PC microphone (USB B)
1 ISO power connector (DC In)
Dimensions: 24 x 130 x 65 mm (H x L x W)
Weight: ~125 g
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Ryan M.
  • 11/13/2015 2:08:04 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsQuality Headset

Pros: Great sound quality, the main reason I like this headset is the dual channel option. You can have your game sound going through the optical input and also have a VIOP such and TeamSpeak going through the USB audio input. Having the ability to change either volume at your fingertips.

The 5.1 surround is true and crisp, making it very good for games where sound and distance come into play.

You can also adjust each pair of the 8 speakers individually, although I've never really found a reason to do it.

Cons: The headset it self is a little stiff. If you wear glasses with a think frame it can cause annoyance after long term usage. If you have thin frames or don't wear glasses you should be fine.

Other Thoughts: This is the second set of Sharkoons I've owned. I accidentally broke my first set. I then decided I decided to branch out and bought a pair of Sennheiser 323D's. Although they were more comfortable the sound quality was no where near as good as the X-tatics, so I went back to Sharkoon. (The Senns did use a 3.5mm into a mixer then to USB, so optical wasn't an option) Basically, this headset rivals any 5.1/7.1 surround sound (optical) name brand headset for a lot less cost.

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  • Robert B.
  • 9/2/2014 12:05:35 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks with the PS4

Pros: I will not talk a lot about all of its features just read some of the other reviews. I mainly wanted everyone to know that due to a firmware update for the PS4 this headset now works great with it. Everything now works just like it does on the PC and the PS3, just plug in the optical cable into the PS4 and then plug in the supplied USB cable and now the PS4 recognizes and uses the mic via the USB interface. There are a couple of settings that need to be made on your PS4.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I also find them to be very comfortable for long term use.

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  • Joshua Y.
  • 4/17/2013 11:50:43 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBad Experience

Pros: Nice fit and comfortable to wear. Surround sound seemed nice for the couple hours I had them on.

Cons: Shipped with bad talkback cable. Can't use them to chat with friends.

Other Thoughts: Hopefully RMA will get me a set that works.

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  • Bryan U.
  • 3/23/2013 5:25:03 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot bad... Read other thoughts before you buy though.

Pros: Newegg had the best price.
They are comfortable and feel light on the head.
Look cool.

Cons: Not wireless but that would be hard to do and keep light with a battery and 8 speakers needing power lol.

No analog input surround options :( see "Other thoughts" for why this is a con...

I only play BF3 and the sound is great except for it seems like sometimes the sound (mainly the explosions) is almost like a hall/echo type unless I just am noticing the Dolby Digital compression. I set the enhanced stereo off as you should for surround and set to headphones and also tried home cinema but same. No idea if is sound card or headphones or the game or if I am just more picky vs. others. Don't do anything else with SS to care and only got these for the game. Guess will found out with BF4 comes out lol

I wish these offered DTS which supports higher quality due to increase bit rate over optical.

Wish the side green logo lights could be turned off. The cable has a power LED don't need more lights lol but not really a con, just don't care for them, maybe just make them glow in dark or leave them bright green with no light..

Non-refundable with Newegg so couldn't return (see other thoughts for why I would have returned, optical issue and no analog)

Other Thoughts: So got these for my computer and learned the hard way that 90% of the computers that come with optical out don't support 5.1 through them. To use Optical out with 5.1 on games you must have Dolby Digital Live. This is only supported on sound cards that have the proper hardware and licensing. I had to buy an USB sound card (this is a laptop) to get working which was another 50 bucks and also waste my last USB port and now have a no gadget on my desk :(

Movies that are Dolby Digital will be fine as they are already encoded so it's passive and will work but everything else needs something to encode it as games don't use Dolby Digital but use a raw format, thus needing an card that can encode :(

I would have returned and got a set that did USB or analog but I had an optical out and figured this was better but turns out not to really be the case. Analog surround sound outputs on a computer will offer highest quality as Dolby Digital uses audio compression which will reduce quality a little. If these offered both optical and analog SS input would have been perfect, could just plug in the few extra cables.

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  • Daniel R.
  • 3/11/2013 10:12:05 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMy new favorite headset

Pros: Sound quality is amazing along with the fact that it looks very sturdy and the included mixer is classy. I enjoy how comfortable the ear pads are and how I do not even notice them on my head after a while.

Cons: had to think of something; can't change the color of the lit up "pro" log on the sides of each ear, I like the neon green but my rig is all blue, and I just like blue.

Other Thoughts: best 5.1 headset I have ever bought.

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  • salvatore v.
  • 2/7/2013 11:34:40 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Comfortable for the size. The SCU is nice, it converts stereo signal to Pro Logic 2 and will also automatically switch to true Dolby 5.1 if available. 4 drivers per ear is awesome, clear highs, nice bass and surround sound is definitely noticeable.

Cons: Noise leak, people can hear me in the other room. Not really a con since these are meant for home use and not travel.

No option to turn off the bright green LED on the headphones.

Other Thoughts: I had to RMA the first pair because the right earpiece rattled with a little bass. Not sure if the driver was blown or something was loose in the earpiece itself. The next pair was perfect. Still worth 5 stars for the sound quality vs price, IMHO.

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