SteelSeries 7XB 360 Headset Review
Published: 29th June 2011 | Source: SteelSeries | Price: |
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The right earpiece has all the important buttons. We have a + and -, which control the volume. The power switch does exactly what you'd expect. Next to that is the ExactSND button which switches between three pre-programmed equaliser settings. One is for the best directional audio clues, the next is a balanced setting and then finally one with enhanced bass for movies and music. Finally there is the LiveMix button which adjusts the sound balance so that the voices of your team-mates/enemies are placed higher in the mix for easier listening.
Whilst the 7XB only comes with one set of ear cushions, they are removable for easy cleaning and a set of cloth ones are available from SteelSeries for a small outlay.
The Microphone is a typical SteelSeries design, being retractable, flexible and yet always remaining where you've put it.
The Wireless connection is phenomenally easy to set up and the box draws its power from the USB port on the XBOX 360 itself. To connect the headset to the pad we have a high-quality braided cable with the standard mute toggle.
Normally a wireless headset has some extremely fiddly method to install the necessary batteries. The 7XB however has a touch of design genius by placing the battery compartment below the main frame of the headset. A simple flap enables battery installation and once they're on your head nobody would be any the wiser.