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Posted on Dec 28, 2011 | 0 comments

SteelSeries Spectrum 7XB

SteelSeries Spectrum 7XB

SteelSeries Spectrum 7XB is a premium wireless headset for use with primarily Xbox360. While it can be used as headphones for PC and Mac, communication is only avaliable on the 360. The headset is made for games and entertainment alike thanks to SteelSeries “Exactsnd”. While playing with friends “Livemix” allows the SteelSeries Spectrum 7XB to lower ingame sound so you will be able to hear your teammates loud and clear.

Steelseries spectrum 7xb

  1. INTERCHANGEABLE EAR-CUSHIONS
  2. PULL-OUT MICROPHONE
  3. OPTIMIZED SOUNDSCAPE
  4. ADDITIONAL EXTENSION CORD
  5. USB SOUNDCARD

Headphones

  • Frequency response: 18 – 28.000 Hz
  • Impedance: 32 Ohm
  • SPL@ 1kHz, 1 Vrms: 112 dB
  • Cable length: 1 m / 3.3 ft. (Detachable from headset to controller with 2.5 mm plug)
  • Jacks: 3,5 mm

Microphone

  • Frequency response: 50 – 16.000 Hz
  • Pick up pattern: Uni-directional
  • Sensitivity: -38 dB

Transmitter box

  • USB Powered (from Xbox 360)
  • 3.5 mm stereo jack input
  • Input level control
  • 2.6 GHz radio interface
  • Range: 9 m (30 ft.)
  • Dimensions: 83 mm x 83 mm x 26 mm

Steelseries spectrum 7xb

The Good

  • Closed Ear design
  • Solid Sound Quality
  • LiveMix Audio is Perfect for Co-Op
  • Build Quality
  • Design
  • Excellent Audio Quality
  • Retractable Unidirectional Microphone
  • ExactSND Feature
  • LiveMix Feature
  • Wireless Range
  • XBOX 360 Compatible
  • 4 Part Disassembly
  • Livemix
  • Flexibla lurar

The Bad

  • Hard to hear yourself talk in some cases
  • Minor static
  • Microphone only usable with XBOX 360
  • Pricy
  • Analog sound

The Bottom Line

The reviewers all think that this headset is geared towards the hardcore enthusiasts thanks to it’s premium price. While it can send out some static sound from now and then, the general consencus is that it’s a headset that get’s the job done and then some. Atleast one of the reviews awknowledge the added value of the headsets transportability, thanks to it’s modular design. It’s great for lans and travel.

 

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Sources

Steelseries | Fragzone (Swedish) | Legit Reviews

Co-Optimus | Gamereactor (Swedish) | RWlabs