As far as gaming headsets go, this one kicks some serious ass.  The Ear Force X41 ($199.95) is a wireless, 7.1 surround sound gaming headset that plugs into your Xbox or Playstation 3.  Not cheap by any means.  But if you are serious about gaming, or have a situation where you can’t crank your surround sound system to play.  This is going to be your saving grace.

The Ear Force® X41 is our top-of-the-line XBOX 360® headset featuring 7.1 channel Dolby® surround sound, XBOX LIVE® chat and a digital RF wireless connection for crystal-clear game audio. Combining outstanding comfort with a stunning 360 degree sound field and enhanced online communication, the X41 puts you in the middle of the action so you’ll enjoy a gaming experience that’s second to none.
Playing your favorite XBOX® game with the Ear Force X41 is like having a “secret weapon” in your arsenal. You’ll get a competitive advantage by hearing sound cues that you can’t hear with speakers, such as the soft footsteps of an enemy sneaking up behind you, or the click of a loading weapon far in front of you. By hearing sounds others can’t—and by knowing where they’re coming from—you’ll react faster and take them out before they take you out.

If you’re serious about XBOX 360 gaming, get serious about the sound. Invest in an Ear Force X41 and experience the game the way it was meant to be heard. It will help you to become a better player and you’ll have a lot more fun enjoying your XBOX 360.
    • 50mm diameter speakers with neodymium magnets
    • Digital Wireless RF carrier reception (2.404-2.476GHz)
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz, >120dB SPL @ 1kHz
    • Condenser Microphone Frequency Response: 50Hz – 15kHz
    • Headphone Amplifier: Stereo 35mW/ch, THD <1%
    • Bass Boost: +9dB @20Hz – 150Hz
    • Chat Boost™ Talkback Expander: +10dB gain boost at maximum game volume
    • Digital RF provides wide 360-degree reception range
    • Audio mutes automatically when carrier signal is lost
    • Operates on dual AAA batteries
    • Automatic shut down after approx 5 minutes of carrier loss or silence to conserve battery power
    • Battery booster circuit extends battery life for up to 25 hours and assures that sound quality will be unaffected until the batteries are completely drained
    • Weight: 9.5 Oz (270g)

Digital RF Wireless Transmitter

    • Digital Wireless RF wireless carrier reception (2.404-2.476GHz)
    • Digital RF wireless transmission range up to 30 feet
    • Stereo headphone output with volume control for external wired headphones
    • Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz
    • Optical TOSLINK digital audio input compatible with 48kHz digital audio stream
    • Optical TOSLINK digital audio output pass-through of digital input stream.
    • 150MIPS Digital Signal Processor for Dolby processing
    • Maximum analog input level with volume control on maximum setting:  2Vpp (700mV rms). Input sensitivity may be adjusted to accept higher level signals by lowering the volume control.
    • Dimensions: Height 8.875 in (22.5 cm), width 4.375 in (11.1 cm), depth 4.375 in (11.1cm)
      Weight: 8.4 Oz (240g)
    • Power requirements: 5VDC @180mA max