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Sharkoon X-Tatic Digital 5.1 Headphones

By: James Vozar | Headsets in Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Apr 17, 2009 1:45 pm
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Sharkoon

Setup and Installation

 

Sharkoon X-Tatic Digital 5.1 Headphones

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Once everything is unpacked and ready to go, the user must first decide what these headphones are going to be connected to and then whether or not it is a digital or analog connection that is going to be made.

 

Sharkoon X-Tatic Digital 5.1 Headphones

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For arguments sake I have chosen to set these up with my ASUS Xonar sound card via the optical cable that is supplied. However, had I chosen to do it via analog I would have connected the supplied 5.1 stereo mini-jack cable to the analog outs of my sound card and then paired the headphones to the adapter rather than the digital decoder box.

 

Sharkoon X-Tatic Digital 5.1 Headphones

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The talk-back system is handled via a USB microphone that plugs into the headphones, with a USB cable then being run from the digital control unit to the PC. The small black decoder also features a delay control for the rear speakers.

 

With regards to software installation, there is none what so ever which makes things easy here and also for the person setting these headphones up. Really, they should be viewed in the same fashion as setting up any 5.1 channel speaker system.

 

Installing these headphones is quite a simple task. Once a choice has been made between analog and digital and the device you're connecting to is operating in the correct mode, you're ready to 'rock and roll' or 'frag and stroll', depending on your application.

 

Sharkoon X-Tatic Digital 5.1 Headphones

(Click the above image for the large version)

 

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