When I first learned about the opportunity to review the Tritton Ax720+ Headset, I jumped on it. The last Tritton Headsets I owned were the 720 Pro’s. This was several years ago and I was itching to see how far Tritton had come in the headset category, especially with all of the advances in technology that have emerged in recent years. Let me just say this now. With the advent of the Ax720+ headset, Tritton has emerged as one of the top choices in the gaming headset market. The 720+ Headset is designed for both Xbox360 and PS3 use. The entire setup process for both systems is relatively easy and within a couple of minutes I was slugging away in Borderlands with 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound. I also got the headset to work for my PC (take that nay-sayers!). However, since the product is not technically designed for PC use it did take a second to configure. Overall the process is easy, and if you’re looking for a new vocal medium to express your outrage during a League of Legends match, this is an amazing choice!
The box advertises the technology of Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound, and that is what these headsets deliver. Whether you’re on a PS3, 360 or a PC the sound comes through crystal clear. Also, the new design on the volume control makes it harder for you to accidently raise the volume too high or low. When using the headset on a PC you will be able to lower the volume of a YouTube video while still getting perfect sound on any games running in the background. The score from Resident Evil 6 comes across in all its glory. The base comes across nicely and those little groans and creaks are amplified, turning up the scare level a hundred times. The 720 Pros help complete any experience. One key factor in all this is the increase from 40mm to 50mm of the Neodymium drivers. This means an improved bass response and audio clarity. Top this off with a Music and Movie mode, both of which are optimized to heighten certain sounds while enjoying the different mediums. Simply put in terms of sound, this is one of the best headsets that money can buy.
The microphone category is where the Ax 720 Pro shines. One of my biggest pet peeves with noise cancelling headsets is the feeling you get of almost being underwater when you talk. The720 Pros provide SVM or Selectable Voice Monitoring. This technology allows you to hear your own mic feedback from the speakers. Basically this allows you to better adjust how loud you’re speaking. Everyone has the one friend who talks like his mic is halfway down his throat. This headset is for him or her. It is important to note that SVM is completely adjustable and can be toggled on or off depending on your personal preference.
I have to be honest when it comes to this category. I was not always a fan of Tritton headsets. When I owned the 720′s one of my biggest complaints was that they felt bulky and cheap. All my worries and preconceived notions were thrown out of the window as soon as I opened the box. The 720 Pro’s are lightweight, sleek, and most importantly, durable. These are headsets I could definitely see myself taking on the plane or to an MLG event. The over the ear design is amazing and they feel comfortable on even me and my dumbo sized ears. Setting up the headset takes a couple of minutes and every single feature is explained and easy to use.
Over the last couple of years the competitive headset market has become much more crowded with choices. With brands like Razor, Astro, and now even Skull Candy, the competition has increased and brands are always pushing the envelope. All of this means a win in my book as a consumer. The AX 720 Pro’s are proof of this. Hands down, these are some of the best headsets that I have ever come across. The design is slick and the sound quality is amazing, but it’s the little features like SVM capabilities, different sound modes , a flexible mic, and high durability that really push this headset to the top of my list. I recommend these headsets to anyone looking to upgrade their sound and gaming experience.