Tritton 720+ Review
Since Saturday I have been testing out the Tritton 720+ 7.1 surround headset from Tritton, a multi-platform gaming headset with support for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 which is aimed at an enthusiastic gaming market. There is some very stiff competition out there today in the category of gaming headsets, but Tritton have gone all out on the feature list with this one.
Let’s start with the basics of this headset:
For about £130 (or thereabouts, depending on how you shop) you will get a chunky white headset that’s able to cater to a variety of human cranium sizes. It plugs into the PS3 and Xbox 360 as well as PCs. The exterior is shiny, clean plastic, laden with a soft black foamy interior that sits atop your head with minimal discomfort. The ear cups are more generous than those of Tritton’s previous headset, the Detonator; they won’t squeeze the audio into your ears so much as fit your ears into the audio landscape, giving you a clearer sense of what’s going on and where.
Thus the comfort factor of the 720+ is far superior to that of the Detonators. You won’t feel like your ear cartilage needs a good massage after a gaming session lasting more than an hour or three. The headset is entirely adjustable while it’s loose, meaning you have to take it off your head to elongate or retract its length, but once you put it on the position locks so there’s no awkward fiddling or unintentional slips.
It comes with an audio adapter, which all in all might seem a little daunting to first time buyers who like their console setups plain and simple, but once everything is plugged in it’s much easier to tuck wires out of sight. The mini wired controls for the headset are adjustable in height, making accessibility all the more functional, and speaking of functions the 720+ has everything we’ve come to expect from Tritton gaming headsets including Select-able Voice Monitoring, along with chat and game audio mute buttons.
The SVM is definitely far more important with the 720+ headset than it was with the Detonator, as you’ll have difficulty hearing much outside of your gaming environment once you put the 720+ on, including your own voice. If nothing else, this is a clear indication that MadCatz know how to build a good headset
For one thing, it’s imbued with the 50mm Neodymium sound systems – 10mm bigger than the standard size, meaning you get a broader level of bass and clearly accented audio. The headset also operates at 7.1 gigahertz, putting it close to the superior Tritton Warhead 7.1 Headset, but unlike the Warhead this is a headset intended for use with consoles and PCs. Because the 720+ is still wired, it does have a small bit of static hovering in the background, but any and all concerns will be scrubbed away once you get into a game or film and start enjoying the sweet sounds only a higher quality headset can provide.
The Tritton 720+ Headset is a professional gamer’s headset, built from the ground up to accommodate your needs and be as flexible as possible. A solid investment you won’t regret.
Comfortableness – 8/10
Value – 9.5/10
Sound Quality – 10/10
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