Review: Tritton AX 720 Headset
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
The Tritton 720 Headset is a wired headset made for the Xbox 360, PS3, and the PC. It gives you 5.1 Digital Surround Sound and lets you talk to others gamers while playing online. Its big brother, the Tritton 900, simply has more inputs so that the headset can be used with the Wii and other systems.
The Tritton 720 headset comes with a lot of stuff. In the box you get the headset, the mic attachment, the source control box, the headset cord, the 360 adapter cord, the PS3 mic adapter, the optical cord, the AC adapter, the instructions, and a little booklet of advertisements of other Tritton products, each probably filled with stuff too.
Even with all of that stuff packed into the box, the Trittons aren’t very hard to set up. If you read the instructions it shouldn’t take very long. The instructions show you how to hook up each individual console; 360, PS3, PC, and even DVD players. It took me about fifteen minutes to have the headset hooked up to my system.
The headset feels comfortable on your head. Not too heavy, but you still know that they are on there. The headset covers your entire ear instead of resting on them. This helps both the comfort of the headset as well as the sound of the games.
Ok, enough of the other stuff. How do they sound, you ask. They sound great! They really enhanced all of the games that I tried it with (Gears 2, Resistance, GTA4, and some others). The headset surrounds your ears and engrosses you in the game. Being especially interested in the surround sound, I tried MGS4. Not only was the overall sound great, from gun fire to music, I could tell where guards were looking for me with the help of the surround sound.
Most of the other headsets I have owned had great sound or a great mic. The Tritton 720 has both. Playing Gears online, I could hear my teammates clearly and they could hear me. It picked up my voice but not the other noise going on around me. There are separate controls for voice and the game, which really lets you decide what is perfect for you.
One downside of the headset is for people who have a setup where it is hard to get to the back of your systems. If you have only a PS3 or 360 then you will be fine. Set it up once and you are done. But if you have both systems then it could be hard to get to the back of your consoles to switch the optical cord back and forth. Also, if you do not like cords then this might not be for you. It has a long cord from the control box to the headset, and will have cords going from the box to the wall and to your consoles. If you have a shortage of outlets near your entertainment area then you will have to make room for the Tritton 720.
Bobby’s Final Say: The Tritton 720 headset is great. The price is steep, but not when compared to other surround sound headphones. If you want a headset for just the PS3 or 360 then I would go with these over the Tritton 900. Perhaps the most telling thing I can say about this headset is, there won’t be a game in the future I won’t play with these bad boys on my head.