SteelSeries Spectrum 7xb Wireless Gaming Headset Review

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Big Game Sound in a Wireless Package

SteelSeries Spectrum 7xb

When we saw SteelSeries at this year E3 Expo, they showed us a variety hardware that is coming for the year.  We shared most of these new hardware announcements with our readers at the time, but there were some things the SteelSeries held back.

Today we take a look at the SteelSeries’ answer for those gamers looking for a wireless headset.  The Spectrum 7xb is a variant of the stellar SteelSeries 7h gaming headsets that you see so many pro gamers using now.  With that kind of pedigree, the Spectrum 7xb headset is expected to deliver very accurate sound and overall sonic goodness. 

SteelSeries Spectrum 7xb

The Spectrum 7xb is designed to combine audio technology from SteelSeries’ existing headphones with new wireless technology and noise reduction.  Like its wired cousin, the Spectrum 7xb has interchangeable earcups, and a retractable, unidirectional microphone.  SteelSeries implements their own noise reduction system combination – LiveMix and ExactSND which offers pre-set EQ settings for different usage scenarios.  All of this is built around two 50mm drivers that can do serious damage to your eardrums!

SteelSeries Spectrum 7xb Featured Specs:

  • Headphones
  • Frequency response: 18 – 28,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 32 Ohm
  • SPL@ 1kHz, 1 Vrms: 112 dB
  • Cable length: 3.3 ft. (Detachable from headset to controller with 2.5 mm plug)
  • Jacks: 3.5 mm
  • Microphone
    • Frequency response: 50 – 16,000 Hz
    • Pick up pattern: Uni-directional
    • Sensitivity: -38 dB
  • Transmitter box
    • USB Powered (from Xbox 360®)
    • 3.5 mm stereo jack input
    • Input level control
    • 2.6 GHz radio interface
    • Range: 9 m (30 ft.)
    • Dimensions: 83 mm x 83 mm x 26 mm
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