Review: Mad Catz Tritton Kunai Stereo Gaming Headset for Wii U & 3DS

Although many game accessory companies focus on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 platforms for most of their products, Mad Catz is looking to throw a bit of support to Nintendo. With the Kunai Stereo Gaming Headset for Wii U and 3DS, Mad Catz looks to be testing the waters in the headset department. While not as fancy as other offerings such as the Warhead, the Kunai is quite capable. Check out my video review for a few more thoughts.

Pros:

– Comfortable (surprisingly for on-ear), good padding all around, light
– Decent sound (bass is pretty good and punchy)
– Microphone quality good on other devices such as a phone
– Microphone performs well with 3DS, sounds better than built-in microphone
– Cord is just the right length for Wii U/3DS
– Looks stylish
– Removable ear pads
– Folds so you can wear it while not in use
– Removable microphone, easy to put in (plug and twist)

Cons:

– Mids and highs sometimes get overpowered by the bass/lows
– Sound leakage due to on-ear design
– Can’t adjust microphone levels
– Volume doesn’t go super loud (may be a Nintendo hardware limitation)
– Plastic middle top may snap with too much use (true you can twist it, but pulling it apart, not so good)
– No one will know how much better your equipment is due to audio codecs used in Nintendo systems (heavily compressed, but not confirmed)
– Not all audio goes through the Wii U GamePad for all games

Mad Catz kindly supplied the headset for this review.

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