Sharkoon is a well known PC components and peripherals manufacturer in Europe. The company was established back in 2002 in Germany and today they also have an office in Taiwan. Today we bring you the first review of a Sharkoon product in VR-Zone; or of two products to be precise, the X-Tatic SP and the X-Tatic SX headsets.

Sharkoon is a well known PC components and peripherals manufacturer in Europe. The company was established back in 2002 in Germany and today they also have an office in Taiwan. Today we bring you the first review of a Sharkoon product in VR-Zone; or of two products to be precise, the X-Tatic SP and the X-Tatic SX headsets.

The X-Tatic stereo headsets are high technology, powerful headsets which are designed with gaming in mind; at least that is what Sharkoon claims. We will be putting both headsets through their paces and see how high their quality and performance really is. 

 

 

Manufacturer’s features and specifications

 

X-Tatic SX

Features:

  • Gaming stereo headset for Xbox® 360
  • Two high quality 40 mm speakers
  • Simple connection through analog interface (RCA)
  • Flexible, detachable microphone
  • Microphone connected to Xbox® 360 controller (2.5 mm plug)
  • In-line amplifier for powerful games sound output
  • Master volume control and microphone mute
  • Supports Xbox® Live
  • Separate volume control for voice communication (Xbox® Live)
  • USB-powered, no additional power adaptor needed
  • Built-in amplifier for optimal sound
  • Also suitable as PC headset via 3.5 mm stereo plug

Specifications (headphones):

  • Diameter: 40 mm
  • Impedance: 40 ?
  • Sensitivity: 118 dB +/- 3 dB bei 1 KHz
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Power output: 40 mW
  • Cable length: 370 cm +/-10 cm
  • Connectors: 3 x 3.5 mm connectors (white/at volume controller: microphone for Xbox® 360, green: stereo playback, pink: microphone for PC only), 1x USB (power)

Specifications (microphone):

  • Diameter: 6 x 5 mm (L x B)
  • Directivity: omni-directional
  • Sensitivity: -58 dB +/- 3 dB
  • Impedance: 2.2 k?
  • Frequency response: 100 Hz – 2 kHz
  •  Operating voltage: 4.5 V

 

X-Tatic SP

Features:

  • Gaming stereo headset for PlayStation® 3 and Xbox® 360
  • Cable length: 370 cm +/-10 cm
  • Two high quality 40 mm speakers
  • Simple connection via analog interface (RCA)
  • Flexible, detachable microphone
  • Microphone connected via USB (USB to PS3™)
  • Microphone connected to Xbox® 360 controller (2.5 mm plug)
  • In-line amplifier for powerful games sound output
  • Master volume control and microphone mute
  • Supports Xbox® Live
  • Separate volume control for voice communication
  • USB-powered, no additional power adaptor needed
  • Supports the PlayStation® 3 chat function (via USB)
  • Also suitable as PC headset

 

Specifications (headphones):

  • Diameter: 40 mm
  • Impedance: 40 ?
  • Sensitivity: 118 dB +/- 3 dB bei 1 KHz
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Power output: 40 mW
  • Cable length: 370 cm +/-10 cm
  • Connectors: 1x 3.5 mm stereo plug (green: stereo playback), 1x USB (microphone connection + power)

 

Specifications (microphone):

  • Diameter: 6 x 5 mm (L x B)
  • Directivity: omni-directional
  • Sensitivity: -58 dB +/- 3 dB
  • Impedance: 2.2 k?
  • Frequency response: 100 Hz – 2 kHz
  • Operating voltage: 4.5 V