New official 360 headsets announced

Xbox 360 owners will be able to get their hands on higher quality first party headphones later this year.

A new deal between Microsoft and Mad Catz will see a range of officially licensed headsets brought to market in time for Christmas this year. The products will be labelled with Mad Catz’ Tritton brand and the Xbox 360 logo.

There will be wired stereo headphones, wireless products and headsets that feature Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound.

We are pleased to be working in close collaboration with Mad Catz to design and brand products that we believe will deliver a high quality audio experience to Xbox 360 fans,” said Microsoft’s senior director for Xbox 360 accessories Zulfi Alam.

Mad Catz’ president and CEO Darren Richardson added: The headphone category is the fastest growing category in the video game space.

"This agreement assists Mad Catz’s Tritton brand in furthering its leadership to provide high-quality, innovative headphones that allow gamers and audio enthusiasts alike to enjoy a superior gaming and listening experience.”

Last week Mad Catz announced it is also working on a new range of Gears of War 3 branded accessories.

Mad Catz acquired Tritton last year. Centresoft and EntaTech distribute Tritton headsets in the UK.

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