Creative Sound BlasterX H7 Headset Review
Peter Donnell / 3 years ago
A Closer Look
The headset comes hard-wired with a short cable, attached to the built-in USB powered DAC to ensure you get the best possible audio performance from the headset.
The DAC can be connected to your PC via USB for the best performance, but is also USB powered for use on devices such as consoles, where your audio is connected via the 3.5mm jack cable; this ensures you’re always getting the best performance, as well as access to the advanced sound processing features of the H7, on any device.
The headset looks gorgeous, with reinforced steel making out the main construction of the headband, as well as the mounts for the ear cups. It’s quite lightweight but incredibly durable at the same time.
The driver housing is quite deep, but thanks to an ergonomic shape, they don’t look too large, and still have a nice sleek look to them. We especially love the backplate on the ear cups, which features a subtle textured BlasterX logo on a metal backplate that matches up with the other metal components of the headset, which the X features some red LED backlighting that powers up when the USB cable is connected.
On the base of the ear cup, you’ll find the hard-wired cable hands from near the back, ensuring it doesn’t trail too close to your face or neck. Next to that, a deep recess for the microphone connector, ensuring it
Each driver is wired in with a short braided cable that passes through to the headband. The exposed design has a little slack to it, so that when you increase the length of the headband, it doesn’t get damaged.
From minimum to maximum, the headset has enough adjustment to suit younger games, as well as those of us with quite large heads, such as myself.
Each driver is mounted on a small pivot, which allows a good degree of adjustment. This will help ensure the ear cups and their padding get a close and comfortable fit around your ears, helping keep the sound of the headset in, and any other sounds out; a big advantage if you’re gaming in a noisy environment such as a LAN gaming event.
Comfort certainly isn’t an issue here, with some of the thickest, softest and most luxurious padding you’ll find on any headset on the headband, helping to evenly distribute the weight of an already surprisingly light headset.
A good thick memory foam padding on the ear cups too, with soft and high-quality leather padding that does a great job of providing a close and sound proof fit.
The face of the drivers has been treated with a soft cloth covering too, which is comfortable on the ear and allows for a close fit. Oh, and the headband is crazy flexible, despite the fact that it feels incredibly strong; whoever designed the headband deserves a pat on the back.
Finally, the microphone clipped into place, sitting nice and study into the housing of the driver, and with enough range on the boom to find that optimal speaking position.