Creative, one of the top leaders in sound has presented us with the Creative Sound BlasterX Pro-Gaming H7 Tournament Edition Gaming Headset for your listening pleasure! Whether you’re listening to your favorite music, enjoying that hilarious YouTube video, or trying to sneak up on that pesky terrorist to up your knife skills, it is important to be able to hear all the nuances around you. The H7 Tournament Edition from Creative is their top-of-the-line Gaming Headset. With the Creative BlasterX Acoustic Engine Pro software, this could be the best Gaming Headset in its price bracket. Let’s see if it stands up to the hype!
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Product Name/Link to Website: Sound BlasterX H7 Tournament Edition
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The H7 Tournament Edition Gaming Headset comes in the same style Red and Black box that is distinctive of the Creative line. The large red X and H7 Tournament Edition take center stage. A quick glance at the front of the box lets you know some of the new features for the H7. Along with the upgrades to the H7 Tournament Edition, we can see this headset has “Virtual 7.1 Surround”. They are compatible with both PC and MAC, and the XBOX 360, XBOX ONE, and the PS4 game consoles.
The back of the box shows us everything else we need to know about the Creative Sound BlasterX Pro-Gaming H7 Tournament Edition Gaming Headset. Specification and features area are all laid out here. From the flexible steal headband to the inline remote control. Images of the package contents and the specifications are present as well. Of note is the inline remote. A common feature on all of Creative’s headsets, this one has an extra feature not seen on Creative’s lower priced units. You have your standard volume control and mute switch. There is also a switch for play/pause and to answer your phone! If you’re playing one of the great gaming apps on your phone or just listening to your soundtracks, you can always pause and answer that call from the boss!
Both end caps on the box have additional goodies about the H7 Tournament Edition. Right side gives us plenty to think about for software upgrades. The XPlus Configurator lets you download custom presets right to the headphones without the need for software installation on-site. The BlasterX Acoustic Engine lets you fully customize the Creative Sound BlasterX Pro-Gaming H7 Tournament Edition Gaming Headset your way! As an eyeglass wearer, I appreciate that Creative is working hard to develop headsets that are comfortable to wear. Lightweight steel headband and memory foam cushions help create a comfortable fit that doesn’t leave me with indentations from my eyeglass arms.
The left panel expands upon the H7’s many upgraded components. New sound drivers, upgraded and removable mic, a sleek new look and programmable sound signatures are all expressed in more detail here.
The Creative Sound BlasterX Pro-Gaming H7 Tournament Edition Gaming Headset is nestled in a plastic form that cradles the H7 from all abuse.
Inside the box is the treasure. The Creative Sound BlasterX Pro-Gaming H7 Tournament Edition Gaming Headset looks just like you would expect from Creative. We have the H7 itself with the in-line remote. The USB cord and the mini-stereo plug cable for your phone, game platform, or tablet. For those of you who just don’t like using USB for your headset, Creative also has an optional Audio/Mic splitter.
|DRIVER UNIT (MM)||50MM NEODYMIUM MAGNET|
|CHANNEL||VIRTUAL 7.1 SURROUND|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||20 HZ ~ 20 kHz|
|SENSITIVITY||118 dB @ 1kHz|
|MIC NOISE CANCELLING||YES|
|MIC FREQUENCY||100HZ ~ 15 kHz|
|MIC IMPEDANCE||< 2.2K OHM|
|MIC SENSITIVITY||-40dB @ 1kHz|