Posted on October 12, 2012 AT 09:30am
Audio has long been a part of gaming essential to the overall enjoyment of a true gaming experience. Delving into the full experience without a headset limits what users can hear. Unfortunately so many companies litter the market with headsets users are faced with a tough decision. Truly finding a headset that sets its self apart has become a task all its own. Wading through review after review will often times leave you more confused then when you first started. How does one go about weeding out the good from the bad? Lucky for you we have the answer for you with this review of the Tritton 720+ 7.1 headset.
Tritton held nothing back when it came to cabling including almost everything but the kitchen sink. Taking into account digital lifestyles now include multiple ways of entertainment Tritton stocked you with every cable you could need. Whether you choose PS3/Xbox/PC or Mac your cables will come included in the box. Better yet is the decoder box that comes included has an optical port giving listeners audio glory in 7.1 dolby. Also allowing users to adjust volume and know what setting the headset is on. Features also abound on the headset giving users complete control over how they want to tweak their sound. Inline controls allow you to independently control game or voice volume. Tired of talking? Maybe you are a bit clumsy, no worries in the design process someone took a step in the right direction with a removable microphone. Adding in a removable microphone gives users who just want sound quality and a great headset that option.
Included in the box:
- 7.1 Surround Sound Headset
- Decoder Box with Dolby Digital Technology
- In-line Audio Controller with Breakaway Connector
- Removable, Flexible Microphone
- 2x Xbox LIVE Connector Cables
- USB Cable
- Optical Cable
- Digital Audio Adapter
When it came to comfort the headset sorely lacked that factor for me. Weight and design were cumbersome wearing the headset for any amount of time became uncomfortable. Though the ear cups were designed with a nice padding I felt they sat weird on the ears. Durability of the headset felt solid as Tritton went with a hard plastic design. One shining thing was the flexibility they were not rigid for the most part. Each ear cup swiveled and you could extend the headset up and down for comfort. If wearing the headset for any amount of time the weight alone would not let you forget this headset is on. Inclusion of the decoder box was a welcome one but I felt the size was a bit overwhelming. One other nice feature Tritton included a 12 foot cable offering you a bit of free roam. You don’t feel as tied down as some headsets tend to make you feel.
Sound quality was phenomenal jumping into a game quickly immersed you into the action. Music also sounded crisp and clear giving you great highs and lows. 7.1 surely carried this headset into a new realm for listeners. Sound came through crisp and clear. Playing a game like Call of Duty you could hear gunfire clear. When wearing the headset you could also hear which way the footsteps direction from. During gameplay the Tritton’s will give you an advantage over your opponents. Testing a Blu Ray I was also thrilled to hear every detail it made the action sound close. It was a nice change from listening to it through just the speakers on my television.
Summary: Overall the Tritton 720+ is a steal for the money it would be a good buy if you are in the market for a new headset. Users may find that the headset is uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time. I only used it for a day or two so it might just need some breaking in. Overall the 7.1 sound quality pushed the headset over into the purchase column for me. You won’t find yourself disappointed with your purchase if you do take the plunge into the audio market with this headset.
The Good: Sound quality, Optical Audio
The Bad: Feel When On Head, Weight
The Ugly: Cords (Ungodly amount), Plastic Feel
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