"The wireless performance of the Spectrum 7xb is exceptional. Although the transmitter is operating on 2.6GHz the Spectrum 7xb offers flawless audio by utilizing intelligent frequency hopping to avoid interference from other devices."
"With the Spectrum 7XB SteelSeries have delivered on their first wireless headset for the Xbox 360®. Simple to use, providing excellent sound quality with a number of unique features the Spectrum 7XB offers an attractive package."
"The SteelSeries Spectrum 7XB wireless Xbox 360 headset has taught me that a quality pair of headphones can deliver a much richer and more personal gaming experience than mere television speakers or ear buds, crafting an auditory illusion that merges with a game's visuals to create a more immersive whole."
"I can't recommend the SteelSeries Spectrum 7XB enough."
"The SteelSeries Spectrum 7xb wireless headset is an amazing piece of hardware. The wireless transmitter hooks up to the television stereo outputs (with pass-thru) and plugs into the Xbox 360’s USB port. This allows not only for great gaming, but it can also be used for great television watching! "
"It offers the features that are going to take the wearer to another level where sound can be appreciated."
"SteelSeries impressed me quite a bit with the Spectrum 7Xb headset. From it’s really comfortable design to the solid sound the headset produces. This headset is packed with some decent features but not overlay complicated to use, which is a major plus."
"There are many reasons why you should shortlist the SteelSeries Spectrum 7xb. It combines impressive gaming performance with attractive aesthetics and good build quality. We think that the new ExactSND feature really enhances this headset as it lets the user adjust the sound balance to different styles of game, at the touch of a button."
"The Spectrum 7xb is ideal for those who frequent LAN events as it is easily portable thanks to the ‘break apart’ design."
"If you want a headset for your 360 that can replace your TV speakers, that is leaps and bounds better than the default 360 headset and the price isn't too much, this is a really great headset that you should get."
"Ultimately, though, the 7xb does what every great accessory should do: it makes itself invaluable. When I’m using anything different I’m acutely aware that it isn’t the 7xb. When I am using the Spectrum 7xb, however, any issues seem to disappear. It effortlessly becomes part of the experience and just lets me focus on playing with my teammates or immersing myself in the game."
"Overall one the best headsets out in the market. I would recommend this to anyone that plays video games or uses PC for music or movies. From the casual gamer to the professional this headset is built to please anyone that will purchase it. A must buy for anyone wanting the best in the wireless audio or in audio in general."
"Performance is amazing, with all the features, it is the best wireless headset out and one of the best overall."
"We have to begin this hands-on by saying that the SteelSeries Spectrum 7XB is a set of headphones for bona fide hardcore gamers, those that are willing to pay that bit extra to lend their Call of Duty, Gears of War, or Halo sessions a professional edge."
"If you want to play in the big leagues, these are the headphones for you. But, what makes them special? The answer: Everything."
"You’ll be getting a brilliant headset that will change your opinion of all other sources of sound, from the second you hear one explosion or simply the background music in the menu of your favourite game. "
"SteelSeries have created a wonderful headset."
The SteelSeries Spectrum 7xb combines advanced wireless technology with some of SteelSeries’ signature features like interchangeable earcups, a retractable mic system and even 4 piece travel-friendly breakdown. We sprinkled in a few new special features that will take your Xbox 360 gameplay to an entirely new audio level. Wireless never looked (and sounded) so good.
The rich and detailed sound that the Spectrum 7xb delivers is powered by 50mm drivers for a superior reproduced soundscape that delivers clear sounds from footsteps and grenade drops to team communication and a games soundtrack. Perfected for both Xbox 360 and PC gaming, the Spectrum 7xb was tested by professional gaming teams to achieve great sound for all ears.
It’s important to have options. The Spectrum 7xb is equipped with leather ear cushions that are interchangeable with cloth earcups that can easily be swapped out for a completely different audio experience. Regardless of what type of sound you prefer, both ear options surround the outside of the ear, making them comfortable to use. The cloth ear cushions are sold separately.
The Spectrum 7xb operates with wireless 4Mbit/s bandwidth for true “lossless” digital audio. It was designed to avoid interference from other devices, using intelligent frequency hopping up to 344 times/second to offer crystal clear audio.
The feature to disassemble the SteelSeries Spectrum 7xb into 4 pieces including at each earcup, headband, and the cord, makes it ideal to travel with.
All found on the left earcup, 7xb wearers can access 5 important buttons that will ultimately improve the way they control their audio and hear their game:
The Spectrum 7xb is specifically designed for Xbox 360 game play. Its full roster of communication features including the unidirectional microphone, independent volume controls and LiveMix™ are fully supported when using your Xbox 360. Though it’s designed as a Xbox-specific headset, the 7xb can also operate as a headphone (meaning audio in only) with your PC, Mac®, and any system that can connect through the RCA /USB cables on the wireless transmitter.
The uni-directional microphone is only compatible with Xbox 360® and can be retracted and hidden in the left ear cup. This signature and durable SteelSeries headset feature allows users to operate the headset in any type of environment, whether in your own home or out in public. The easy and safe mic storage makes travel to tournaments or to a friend’s house worry-free.
Operating up to 9 meters (32 ft.) away, the Spectrum Xbox 360 transmitter connects the headset to your Xbox. The headset features a smart LED to notify when the headset is connected.
After prolonged inactivity (approx. 5 minutes) the SteelSeries 7xb will automatically shut down ensuring that you get the most out of your 20+ hours of battery juice from the two AAA batteries powering the headset.
Now, because gaming is usually more fun when you play with others, you can connect up to 4 SteelSeries Spectrum headsets to your TV/Xbox 360 at a time.
SteelSeries LiveMix allows you to hear everything that matters in team-based games; you simply click one button to activate this feature. We will balance the levels between Xbox LIVE® chat and in-game audio on-the-fly, as the game develops around you, making it easier than ever before for you to hear your teammates.
We like giving people options. The ExactSND button allows you to switch between 3 settings that have been preconfigured for three very different uses. Choose your own adventure.
SK Gaming’s QuakeLive legend, Shane “Rapha” Hendrixson, made use of an initial 7H prototype sample to grab $10,000 and 1st place at the IEM 4 World Championship Finals.
Not really a successor, however rather a revolutionary peripheral, the 7H is still natural step up the ladder from our previous H-line of headsets.
The worlds’ first give-away of SteelSeries 7H was initiated by HLTV and saw an whooping 1000+ entries to win the headset.