In the last 12 months we’ve had the pleasure of reviewing a wide range of products from Mad Catz and their related brands, Tritton, Saitek and Cyborg. In that same time we’ve had the further pleasure to review not one, but two Kunai headsets, the first for the PS3 / PS Vita and we followed that with a review of the Wii U / 3DS edition. Today we complete the set and bring you the third in the Kunai series with an in-depth look at their new mobile edition aimed at users of Apple devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod.
Mad Catz already have one of the hottest ranges of peripherals on the market that spans PC gaming, consoles and mobile and the Kunai Mobile is just the latest addition to their already very successful range. Priced at around £43 here in the UK it is also competitively priced against brands such as Rapoo and Genuine, as there are very few, if any popular gaming brands making headsets anywhere near this price range. However, Mad Catz have long been known for their excellent value and if the Kunai Mobile prove worth just as headphones, then the extra mobile features could be a huge win for the Kunai.
As you can see from the specifications below, the headset features a good cable length, powerful 40mm drivers, in-line controller, built-in microphone and interchangeable covers. However, what we really want to do is see how the headset looks and the of course, put it to the test, so let’s get right to it and see if the Kunai have the looks and performance required to survive in the mobile arena.
- Cable Length: 3.9ft/1.2m
- Speaker Diameter: 40mm
- Magnet Type: Neodymium
- Frequency Response: 20Hz–20kHz
- Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): <1%
- Resistance: 16 ohms
- Audio Input Types: 3.5mm
- Kunai Stereo Headset with In-line Audio Controller Featuring Integrated Microphone
- 2 Additional Sets of Interchangeable Speaker Tags
The packaging is nicely styled, matching the rest of the Tritton range with a great image of the product on the front as well as a few details about the headsets features. Also detailed at the bottom is the compatibility, which is listed as iPod, iPad and iPhone. It is worth pointing out that this really applies to the in-line controller, other wise the headset and microphone will work with any standard 3 or 4 pole 3.5mm audio output.
Around the back we have a more detailed run down of the features, as well as a simple user guide to the main functions of the in-line controller. This includes details on answering calls, the location of the microphone and adjusting music volume.
Removing the slip cover and opening the box we find that the headset is very well packaged, with just one side exposed to be visible from a window panel on the side of the retail packaging.
In the box we found a few extras, these include a simple upset setup guide, warranty information, a few Tritton stickers and two sets of clip on covers.