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Steel Series Spectrum 7XB

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Steel Series Spectrum 7XB. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Headsets for all reviews. Reviewers really like the bass quality and durability. The design and microphone also get good feedback. There are mixed reviews on the comfort and portability. Some have doubts about the size and price.

sound, microphone, design, durability, bass quality

price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Steel Series Spectrum 7XB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 14 reviews)

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Expert review by: Mufaddal Fakhruddin (

Steelseries Spectrum 7XB Wireless Headset Review


The Xbox 360-exclusive.

Good wireless range; superb sound for all sorts of content; LiveMix works quite well; ExactSND pre-sets are nice

The mic only works for the Xbox 360; does not recharge batteries; sound positioning is average; not really comfortable; insanely expensive

And again, being wire-less, the 7XB uses two AAA batteries for juice. It’s been about 7-8 hours and the headset are still going strong. It probably lasts around the 20 hour mark, which is pretty damn good for a light user like me (not because I use...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Jeremy Duff (

SteelSeries Steelseries Spectrum 7XB Gaming Headset


SteelSeries has really made a name for itself in the past couple of years with a stellar line of peripherals PC and console markets. That push has continued this year with numerous products across all platforms. Recently I had the pleasure of spending...

Stellar performance, great physical design, useful pre-made settings, and the most comfortable earcups I have ever used combine to provide an absolute great audio device for dedicated Xbox 360 gamers. If you are looking for a gaming headset to help...

Sep, 2011


Expert review by: Nik Kastrantas (

SteelSeries Spectrum 7XB Wireless Headset


Although for the past 6 years i must have used and reviewed more than 50 professional and gaming headphones/headsets only just a handful were wireless mainly because many manufacturers claim that wireless connectivity does not offer the best possible...

Build Quality ; Design ; Excellent Audio Quality ; Retractable Unidirectional Microphone ; ExactSND Feature ; LiveMix Feature ; Wireless Range ; XBOX 360 Compatible ; 4 Part Disassembly

Microphone Only Usable With XBOX 360 ; Price (For Some)

Since i don't actually own an XBOX 360 (nor any console to be honest) i used the Spectrum 7XB for 5 days with my PC and then i had to borrow an XBOX 360 from a friend of mine which i held on for 2 days and was used both by me and the same friend since...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Legit Reviews (

SteelSeries Spectrum 7xb Wireless Gaming Headset Review


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.

Aug, 2011


Expert review by: Stuart Kerley (

SteelSeries Spectrum 7XB Gaming Headset Review


SteelSeries have a long track record of delivering quality products so we were very much looking forward to reviewing the new 7XB. Now almost seven months later and we finally have our hands on it.

With the Spectrum 7XB SteelSeries have delivered on their first wireless headset for the Xbox 360®. Simple to use, providing excellent sound quality with a number of unique features the Spectrum 7XB offers an attractive package.

Jun, 2011


Expert review by: Henry Butt (

SteelSeries Spectrum 7XB Wireless Xbox 360 Gaming Headset


Recently we looked at the Spectrum 5XB, SteelSeries' first attempt at an Xbox 360 gaming headset …. essentially their 5H headset with a clever adapter which allowed you to plug it into an Xbox controller for Xbox Live chat.  Not to rest on their...

Lightweight design ; Quality materials ; Sound profiles ; LiveMix for Chat

No rechargeable battery ; Lack of carrying case ; Price

KitGuru says: An impressive headset, but no rechargeable battery and its expensive.

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: SGT_Saunders (



Here is the problem. I looked this item up as a PC headset that was compatible with Xbox360. After doing further research I started getting scared and found out this device for sound works great but the Microphone is programmed to only function on the...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Sad-Man : ( (



The LiveMix and the Exact SND features are nice but are honestly useless unless you are one of those AudioPhiles.. Plastic is hard but not really durable in my opinion. I wouldn't throw these around like you would other headsets. Especially for this...

Outstanding sound from these set of cans; the noise isolation is great ; Battery level doesn't affect the quality until the batteries completely die. The wireless functionality is amazingly far, I am able to go to another room with them on and still...

EATS BATTERIES LIKE CRAZY ; While yes it does have the same quality of sound even at low battery levels, I find myself changing into new batteries every 1.5 days! These are not able to be powered by USB, therefore only way to use them is to have 2AAA...

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications


Display: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
LCD Display: No
Mute Control: No
Noise Cancellation: No
Sound System:STEREO
Switchbox from Telephone to Headset: No
Volume Control: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Connection:3.5 mm Plug / ONE 3.5 mm Plug

General Features

Compatibility:Not Applicable
Form factor:Headband Headset
Product Type:Headband Headset