G.SKILL RIPJAWS SV710 Virtual 7.1 Gaming Headset Review

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G.SKILL RIPJAWS SV710 Virtual 7.1 Gaming Headset

G.SKILL SR910 and SV710We’ve mentioned our well met expectations of G.SKILL’s new RIPJAWS gaming peripherals in other reviews so we’re not going to dwell too much on an introduction here. The RIPJAWS SV710 virtual 7.1 headset is the stereo sibling to the real 7.1 surround SR910 which we have also reviewed. With the SV710, we have a more traditional gaming headset and expectedly it’s less expensive than the more novel SR910.G.SKILL SV710 Virtual 7.1 Headset

We had the opportunity of reviewing both of G.SKILL’s new RIPJAWS headsets and they’re different enough that they were split into their own reviews. At a casual glance, they look nearly the same with small differences, but those small differences compound to make for a different user experience. The RIPJAWS SV710 is a stereo headset with integrated virtual surround sound processing capabilities using Dolby and Xear technologies. Other features include a microphone with active environmental noise cancellation, leatherette lined memory foam ear pads, and inline volume controls. The SV710 is backed by a two year warranty and is priced at $59.99 on Amazon.

G.SKILL SV710 Virtual 7.1 Headset

G.SKILL RIPJAWS SV710 Virtual 7.1 Gaming Headset Features:

  • Dolby Pro Logic IIx
  • Dual 50mm drivers
  • Environmental noise cancellation (ENC) mic
  • Breathable leatherette lined ear pads
  • Xear 3D technology
  • In-line desktop remote
  • Full audio control software suite
  • Circumaural earcup design

G.SKILL RIPJAWS SV710 Virtual 7.1 Gaming Headset Specifications:

Headset

  • Driver: Neodymium Magnet
  • Driver Diameter: 50mm
  • Frequenct Response: 30-20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω @ 1kHz
  • SPL @ 1kHz: 111±3 dB
  • Power Consumption: 0.85W

Microphone

  • Type: Unidirectional Noise Cancelling Condenser
  • Impedance: 2.2k Ω
  • Frequency Response: 50-10,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 36±3 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 50 dB

General

  • Weight: 350g (incl. cable remote)
  • Cable Length: 3m
  • Connector: USB 2.0 Type A; Gold plated
  • Warranty: 2 Year Limited Warranty

The RIPJAWS SV710 headset is packed into several plastic casts for protection and positioning against the clear side of the box. It also comes with a user guide and warranty information. That’s pretty standard stuff for gaming headsets these days. Let’s take a closer look at the headset itself.G.SKILL SV710 Virtual 7.1 Headset

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  • YOUDIEMOFO

    I am truly just looking for the typical “gaming” headset as I have had my last straw drawn with my Logitech G930! Took it to the silicon graveyard as I was fed up with the hanging drivers and piss poor support in Windows 10!

    Anyone have anything they could recommend…?

    Something under a hundred dollars would be really preferable.

  • basroil

    i.e. you might as well just get the HD429S… Why do gaming companies insist on making headphones when they are one of the most difficult devices to get right?

    • Sean Kumar Sinha

      I use an HD 558 w/Modmic paired to a Sound Blaster ZXR. I’ve found a couple of gaming headsets to actually be quite decent performers, such as the Kingston Hyper X Cloud and Sennheiser Game series of stuff. It’s very tough to get gaming headsets right, but I have to imagine consumers buy them because of marketing features before realizing they can piece together their own headsets. Gaming headsets are nice for those who just want gaming audio and nothing else, as they are often times tuned for this. If you’re willing to spend time, as you’ve pointed out, there are options out there.