The premium ultra-high-performance high definition 7.1 Surround USB Gaming Headset is made for the "discerning gamer" which normally means those with bottomless pockets. Without testing the beasts we can't say if the price tag is worth it, but they do not strike us as particularly pricey.
According to Creative the Sound BlasterX H7, combines comfort and durability with the best audio performance available.
The headset supports USB connectivity for high definition lossless digital audio which includes 7.1 surround sound for immersive gaming.
The Sound BlasterX H7 features a simplified design: less parts means less weight, and the highly flexible, single-piece reinforced steel band bends all the way around the head for a precise, comfortable fit.
The earcups are lined with replaceable protein leather/memory foam cushions to seal against unwanted ambient noise, and are connected to the headband with lightweight flexible aluminium brackets.
The large 50mm FullSpectrum drivers in the earcups are at an angle to create a mini-acoustic chamber over the ear, delivering high definition 24-bit/96kHz digital audio and best-in-class 7.1 surround sound.
The Sound BlasterX H7 comes with a high-quality, detachable, noise cancelling microphone for crystal clear in-game communication. The headset also features a replaceable tangle-free nylon braided USB/analog OFC (oxygen-free copper) cable, offering dual connectivity options. This means you can connect across platforms, such as to PC/Mac via USB cable or to mobile devices or consoles via analogue cable.
The Sound BlasterX H7 features USB connectivity for 7.1 surrround sound and high definition lossless digital audio, alternate analogue connectivity, Flexible reinforced steel headband, durable aluminium earcup bracket, 50mm FullSpectrum driver, detachable noise cancelling microphone and replaceable tangle-free nylon braided USB/analogue OFC (oxygen-free copper) cable.
Also available is the Sound BlasterX H5, the professional analogue headset variant of the Sound BlasterX H7. The headset retains the DNA of the flagship Sound BlasterX H7, but without USB connectivity and backlit earcups.
The Sound BlasterX Gaming Series comes with the BlasterX Acoustic Engine software for PC. It is designed to intelligently decrease distractions and enhance essential audio details in games, giving gamers an added advantage. The full, customizable version of the BlasterX Acoustic Engine is available for the Sound BlasterX H7.
The Sound BlasterX H7 will cost US$159.99 and the Sound BlasterX H5 US$129.99.
Sound BlasterX H5 will be available at the online store at creative.com at the End-September 2015, while Sound BlasterX H7 will be available November 2015.