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AFTERGLOW® AX.4 Wired Communicator - Review

So.. Your Xbox 360 headset died but you don't want to invest in a new one for a slowly fading system (at least this is my sentiments). What do you do? You buy a cheap replacement of course... 

AFTERGLOW® Wired Communicator – AX.4
Manufacturer: PDP (Performance designed Products)
Platform: Microsoft Xbox 360
Price: $15.99 – $19.99
Where to buy: Wal-Mart, Amazon (note: that the one I have appears to be slightly different than the ones advertised on both amazon and Walmart) 

Box Description:
-        Crystal clear communications for online gaming.
-        Flexible noise canceling microphone.
-        Mic rotate to allow left of right ear placement
-        Large mute button and dial volume control.

What is it?
The AX.4 is an inexpensive wired headset replacement for the Xbox 360 that glows which ever color you have purchased.

-        Inexpensive
-        Decent build quality (a lot better than the original Xbox 360 wired head set
-        Decent audio quality
-        Easy to tell when your mic is muted or not
-        Not a battery glutton

-        This glow is pretty dim
-        Experienced instances when I could communicate over the mic (not completely sure it this was due to the mic or the Xbox…)

My Thoughts:
Overall you get what you paid for, and that it’s a pretty good deal. You won’t get turtle beach quality but honestly who really needs that when the main purpose of headsets on Xbox live is to be cursed out by a 12 year old kid while you are playing GTA or Call of Duty…

If you have an Xbox 360 and you are looking for a cheap headset, pass over the OEM one and pick this one up.

Build Quality | Design: 3.5
Audio quality: 3.5
Features: 3.5
Price: 4
Average (Amazon): 2.6

17.1 / 25