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Review: Victrix Gambit Wireless Headset (Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S)

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Review: Victrix Gambit Wireless Headset (Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S)

Victrix, a PDP-owned brand with a home in professional gaming, recently launched a new Gambit line of gaming products. The Victrix Gambit Dual Core Tournament Controller and Victrix Gambit Wireless Gaming Headset each sport compatibility with the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. Offered in both Xbox and PlayStation 4|5 variants, here we are going to focus on the Victrix Gambit Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox. The Xbox version of the headset is powered with Dolby Atmos and comes with a lifetime subscription for the audio service for use on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 PCs.

Let’s dive into the Victrix Gambit Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox, coming in at $129.99.

Victrix Gambit Wireless Headset Specs
Headband MaterialDurable Polypropylene
Ear Cushion MaterialSlow return memory foam with plush vegan leather
Headband Clampforce550+/-50gf
Speaker Size50mm
Speaker Frequency20Hz – 20kHz
Nominal Impedence32 Ω per Speaker
Microphone Type6.0mm Bi-Directional Noise-Cancelling Mic
Microphone Frequency Response100Hz – 10kHz
Microphone Sensitivity-45 ± 3dB
Microphone Signal-to-Noise Ratio≥60dB
Connection TypeUSB Dongle Wireless / 3.5mm In-Line Cable for Wired
Battery Life16+ Hours
Battery TypeRechargeable 900mAh Polymer Li-ion
Cable Length6.5 ft / 2m
Product specs taken from product purchase page here.

A purchase of the Victrix Gambit Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox comes with a wireless dongle, a micro-USB charging cable and a 3.5mm cable with an inline volume and mic muting controller for wired use.

Build, Features, and Comfort

The Gambit Wireless Headset features a black frame with purple highlights, keeping in line with the Victrix brand’s DNA. Many of design and components here were also in their previous headlining headset, the Victrix Pro AF. The headset houses 50mm drivers, featuring Victrix’s Spectral Hearing technology.  For the cushioning, the Gambit Wireless Headset uses slow return memory foam with plush vegan leather. On the right ear cup, you have the headset’s master volume dial. On the left ear cup, you have the master power button, a mode button, a microUSB charging port, a 3.5mm jack for wired use, and a wheel for game and chat volume balancing.

Also on the left ear cup, you have the headset’s bi-directional and noise-canceling microphone, sporting a design that was originally created for use in a Cobra attack helicopter. The mic’s arm can be flipped up to trigger mic muting. The aforementioned Mode button is for toggling between three levels of mic monitoring, allowing you to control how loud your voice plays back to you when you speak.

When you are using the headset in wired mode, using the included 3.5mm cable, many of the headset’s onboard controls are not in play. Instead, you would use the 3.5mm cable’s inline controller to handle master volume and mic muting.

When it comes to comfort, the Victrix Gambit Wireless Headset sports an excellent balance between gentle and secure. This lightweight headset clasps on your head with a very sturdy grip. Yet, that grip still is gentle enough to for you to enjoy gaming for hours on end before feeling the slightest bit of wearing fatigue. The memory foam within the earcups is quite supple, allowing the headset to play nicely with glasses frames. No pinching sensation here. After four to five hours of continuous wear, you may find yourself removing and reapplying the headset as you try to give your ears some air. Even still, I would not knock the overall comfort of this headset. Any fully leatherette closed-back headset is bound to produce the same sensation after long term use time.

However, what leatherette closed-back ear cups also brings to the table comes in the form of solid passive sound isolation. It is no different here with the Gambit Wireless Headset, where the headset allows you to stay immersed in your game, devoid of external distraction.

Diving into handling, there is a significant ease of use with the Gambit Wireless Headset. Gaining muscle memory with the headset’s controls took no time whatsoever. When using the headset in wireless mode with the Xbox, each control is considerably distinct from one another. The master volume dial is easy to reach for and manage, while the chat and game balancer wheel is as practical as it gets. The flip-to-mute feature of the boom mic is a common feature in many headsets today. The Gambit Wireless Headset takes this and adds distinct tones that help indicate when the mic is muted and unmuted.

Using the included 3.5mm cable, the Gambit Wireless Headset is ready for play an any platform that houses a 3.5mm jack. Here, you can either flip the boom to mute the mic or use the switch on the inline controller. Instead of using the onboard master volume dial, you would use the wheel found on that same controller for master volume management.

A far as builds go, the Gambit Wireless Headset delivers on all fronts. You get a comfortable and intuitive wearing experience that keeps you focused on the game and not the headset.

Performance

When it comes to audio performance, Victrix’s Spectral Hearing comes through in a big way and Dolby Atmos only further empowers the experience. Clean and precise highs allow you to pick up footsteps and gunshots from a wide array of distances. Dolby Atmos takes that presentation of the highs and adds in accurate positional sound. The lows are very deep and fulfilling, allowing vehicle sounds and explosions complete an impressive sense of immersion during gameplay. Not to be ignored, the mids are also solid, allowing for clean inbound communication from your teammates.

In Apex Legends, where positional sound plays such a big role, I was able to pick up my enemies accurately in both Battle Royale and Arenas matches. I felt right at home with the Gambit Wireless Headset.

In Halo Infinite, I almost forgot how useless the radar can be in that game.  Even so, the Gambit Wireless Headset and Dolby Atmos helped me stay on guard and put up some decent numbers. 

In Destiny 2, where positional audio is not nearly as crucial as the game’s radar, I was still treated to an enjoyable representation of gunshots, grenade explosions, and supers. In Trials of Osiris, I enjoyed those sounds all the way to the lighthouse.

Lastly, I was sure to make full use of the included free lifetime license of Dolby Atmos. I applied my license to my Windows 10 PC and enjoyed some Battlefield 2042 matches. I connected the Gambit Wireless Headset to using the included 3.5mm cable and toggled on the Windows 10 spatial sound option “Dolby Atmos for Headphones”. Dolby Atmos is best experienced is in games where overhead sounds are present. I experienced the pinnacle of what the Gambit Wireless Headset and Dolby Atmos can deliver when I played Battlefield 2042. Airplanes and helicopters flying over me never sounded so satisfying.

Moving onto the microphone, the mic on the Gambit Wireless Headset is pretty solid. It only projected outbound sound when I spoke. At times, the mic seemed to pick up some background sounds that were only present specifically when I spoke. However, for the most part, if I said nothing, the mic heard nothing. In the end, what teammates on the other side heard was a clean and clear presentation of my voice. So outbound communication was never an issue with the Gambit Wireless Headset.

Mic monitoring was implemented really well in this headset. Being a loud speaker, and even more so when gaming, I really appreciated the adjustable mic monitoring feature. I set mic monitoring to its highest setting, where hearing my own voice did well in curbing my yelling during frantic gameplay. This was much to the delight of my friends on the other end.

Final Thoughts

While the Gambit Wireless Headset stays out of your way, thanks to its comfort and ease of use, it comes strong in the sound presentation department. You have comfortable and effective earcups that form the kind of acoustic seal that you would want in any gaming headset. Controls are laughably easy to pick up and use, and the headset simply sounds awesome, even before Dolby Atmos is in play. However, it is the added lifetime Dolby Atmos license that makes this properly priced headset into a bargain. And if you have Dolby Atmos on your gaming platform, I could not see why you would ever turn it off.

If you are looking for a wireless Xbox headset and you are trying to stay in the $100 range, this is a very solid headset that I would suggest to you. At $129.99, the Victrix Gambit Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox is a purchase that more than validates its cost. You can check out the Victrix Gambit Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox for yourself by clicking here.

† As usual, there are no affiliate links contained within this post. We were provided a Victrix Gambit Wireless Headset for Xbox for review purposes and were not compensated for this review.