Reviews and Problems with SteelSeries Spectrum 7xb
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Steelseries Spectrum 7XB Wireless Headset Review
3 December 2011
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is How do you review a AED 999 gaming headset that fully and completely works for only one system? Do you rate it higher for it’s stellar performance and innovative technology that only works, and well, on a particular setting? Or cut it down for its incompatibility with other environments for which it was never made for in the first place?
Conclusion: And again, being wire-less, the 7XB uses two AAA batteries for juice. It’s been about 7-8 hours and the headset are still going strong. It probably lasts around the 20 hour mark, which is pretty damn good for a light user like me (not because I use speakers, I just don’t get the time…/rant). For heavy users that game 6 hours a day, yeah you will need to buy a whole month’s stock to get through.
Excerpt: When we saw SteelSeries at this year E3 Expo, they showed us a variety hardware that is coming for the year. We shared most of these new hardware announcements with our readers at the time, but there were some things the SteelSeries held back.
Summary: While on the expensive side and not offering surround sound, the Spectrum 7XB is still a solid performer with a lot of versatility. A future version would be nicer with both ear cups (leather and cloth) packed in, a rechargeable battery and mic capabilities on at least PC/Mac not to mention surround sound, all for the same price.
Conclusion: The headset has a high quality feel to it straight out the box. The finish on the headset is exceptional and each element feels solid. Little elements, like the headset being pre-paired with the wireless transmitter makes setting up the Spectrum 7XB very simple.
With the Spectrum 7XB SteelSeries have delivered on their first wireless headset for the Xbox 360®.
Excerpt: Freedom from wires at last! Headsets. There are lots of them out there. At YARS we have reviewed a few, but have only scratched the surface so far! However, we have never had a wireless headset, until now. When I reviewed the last Xbox headset from Steelseries, the Spectrum 5XB , I commented that whilst I loved the Spectrum mixer, I was a little disappointed that they had chosen to use the 5H headset with it.
Conclusion: Unfortunately this reasonably good pair of headphones is really going to be overshadowed by its out of proportion price tag. You can put some of this cost down to the wireless, but even the relatively average sounding Razer Chimaera is only £80. You might get wireless range, you might get a very comfortable paid of earcups, but none of this makes up for the price tag, the slightly lacklustre EQ and the sound quality which while pretty good, is not worth this price tag.
Pros: Comfortable, Reasonably good sound quality, Very comfortable, Wireless with good range, Great for gaming and movie watching
Cons: Very expensive for what you get, Needs more volume, EQ settings arn’t as utilised as they could be, Very, very annoying fabric cable for VOIP
SteelSeries Spectrum 7XB Wireless Xbox 360 Gaming Headset
21 June 2011
Excerpt: Recently we looked at the Spectrum 5XB , SteelSeries’ first attempt at an Xbox 360 gaming headset …. essentially their 5H headset with a clever adapter which allowed you to plug it into an Xbox controller for Xbox Live chat. Not to rest on their laurels, the SteelSeries’ boffins have been working hard behind the scenes to develop a new Xbox headset with a number of exciting features.